Mittwoch, 22. April 2009

SHOREMEN - I Expect Too Much (Wynwood)

Baltimore Teenbeat Gold
Baltimore, Maryland combo that waxed two ACE 45s in 1965/'66. "She's Bad" will be well-known to you, but you gotta take a look at the rest of the batch as well: "Look Into Her Eyes", the flip of "Bad" will be comped on STRANGE WORLDS#5 later this year. This tune, from their 2nd disc, is a fabulous uptempo beat raver that sticks in your ear. Was even issued with a PS. The flip is a good hotrod beat thang that's the weakest of the SHOREMEN'S output.

PIED PIPERS - Hold On I'm Comin' (WAM)

Quite Elusive WAM-BamThis will grow on you. The flip to the beefy "Hey Joe" may seem a bit lighthearted at first, but is a classy garage tune. Youngstown, OH band that issued a second 45 on Hamlin Town in '66.

EXCHEQUERS - Greensleeves (Boom)

Cool Raw Instro
A very fine instro we got here. Nasty guitars, tight playing, a real garage vibe. The flip "Is There Some Girl" you will know. La Crosse, WI band with their sole release. From 1965, issued on green vinyl, yummy!

Dienstag, 14. April 2009

BAD OMENS - He Was A Friend Of Mine (Twin Town)

Byrds-y To The Max Jangler
Minnessota 1966 jangler that emulates the BYRDS so much it's frightening. What a cool band monicker, by the way. They chose to put even TWO Dylan standards on their sole 45. This one (recorded by Zimmy) and the flip, a cool take on Bob's "Chimes of Freedom". Good record! McGuinn would have been proud.

TORONADOS - Let Me Be Your Man (Phalanx)

Michigan Teen Beat Winner
On the profilic PHALANX label, here comes a tuff 1966 release. Both sides still uncomped, this is a worthy addition to your collection. No crude snot here, but a rocking band nevertheless. Watch out for the moody flip on STRANGE WORLDS#5.

ROCKIN' REBELLIONS - Run For Your Life (Vaughn-LTD)

Alabama Garage Beat GoldCool fast 1966 Teen Rocker that well deserves to be heard.

Donnerstag, 2. April 2009