lördag 31 oktober 2015

Buried Alive part 5 - repost

Buried Alive part 5

Last part, the one with all the stinkers. And strangely one of the most downloaded comps I've made.

"Look out - this one is vile. It is terrible. I gathered all the worst stinker flips on one comp and phiuuu does it ever suck.
But this concludes the collection of flips from the eminent Back From The Grave-series, save for two songs whose 45s are yet to be found.
Have a nice saturday."

fredag 30 oktober 2015

Buried Alive part 4 - repost

Buried Alive part 4

This is what I wrote about this part on the G45 board:

"The working title for this was simply 'Straight-Up Garage' which it for the most part is. Most of these are well known in this community and there's not that many surprises.
I had not heard Me And Them Guys' killer instrumental - awesome stomp.
Same goes for 'One Pine Box' that I've been longing to hear since I bought my first Grave some 20 years ago.
The third (of the comps four) instro 'Rick O'Shay' was also new to my ears. Nice mover."

This part definitely has some classic garage on it. All is great to genius garage.

torsdag 29 oktober 2015

Buried Alive part 3 - repost

Buried Alive part 3

This is what I wrote about it at the G45 forum: 
"The working name for this was "Half Drunk At 4 AM With Friends And Neighbours" and is for the most part a rather drowsy affair - but no clunkers here, just lazy-ass (or half-assed) garage. It sure demands an attentive ear."
So it is not full crazy-ass killers. More like ballads and downers and some poppier stuff. It is a real mixed bag. But it should make a good listen and hey - who don't want to hear what's hiding behind those raunchy garage 45s on the legendary Back From The Grave-volumes?

tisdag 27 oktober 2015

Buried Alive part 2 - repost

Buried Alive part 2

High time to repost these puppies. This is what I wrote about them in 2013:

"More flipsides from the Back From The Grave-series.
This part is focused on frat-rock, covers and good ol' rock'n'roll. There's 3 - 4 punkers in here, but mostly it is just party rock."

måndag 26 oktober 2015

Buried Alive part 1 - repost

Buried Alive part 1

High time to repost these puppies. This is what I wrote about them in 2013:

"You might get a kick out of this. I compiled (with a lot of help from my friends) a 5-part disc-set of flips from the tracks featured on the notorious Back From The Grave series. 
Some flips are storming punkers, some is just pedestrian teen beat, some is frat-rock and some is absolute stinkers. I tried to keep some kind of theme on each part. Why? Because I can!
The theme on this is loser garage, moody punkers and doomy ballads. It is my favorite.
Anyway, they are all here except for two tracks that are simply not available even for the most hardcore collectors .

Hope you like."

torsdag 22 oktober 2015

Real Junk

Real Junk

I made this some time ago but wasn't at all satisfied. A month ago I gave it another try  and was surprised at how good it was. Not the strongest set in this series, but totally worth it.

The first track is worth the (free) admission alone, so is the last. And the third. So is the undercomped fourteenth.

Hope ya'll like.

lördag 18 juli 2015

Bands From Nowhere

Bands From Nowhere

I will come back later and finish this rant later. 

Noblemen - I'm Gone

This swinger is so gaddam awesome and is all I love with this kind of music.
It is stripped down, one hook, one crystal clear message (he's fukkin GONE!) and that is IT!
No fancy trickeries, no excessive screams (save for a little shriek in the background - for good measure), no hysteric fuzz - just a beat and a melody.
Try to replicate this shit and make it ring true - impossible.
Pure, unperverted primitive rock'n'roll.

(Detroit, MI) no date
United Sounds

Rod & the Satellites - She Cares

To fully appreciate this track, you need to wear your headphones. 
Go get 'em. No that's cool - I can wait. It is so worth it. 
Got them? Ok, cool. Now sit down in the couch.
Here's a beer for you, sir.
You ready? 
Here we go!
..2 minutes and 36 seconds later..
Did you HEAR that!! Did you soak up that glorious ATMOSPHERE?
Did you catch that snare? The heavy strums on that guitar?
Did you hear the singer sneer right into you ear like he was sitting here by your SIDE?
Is it possible not to love that solo on the guitar!?!?!
And did you catch that last chord?

(Hannibal, MO) Apr '65
Irish 4336

Symbols - What You've Shown

This track is so damn wicked, maaaaAAAAAANNNNNN!!!!
"Isn't there something missing?" you might foolishly ask.
You got a fierce little single-string fuzzy melody.
You got the bass, the second guitar, the drums. There's even an organ in there, somewhere.
And - above all - we have The Guy Who Goes "Huh!"
Yeah, The Guy Who Goes "Huh!" must not be underestimated. At any time.
Still not convinced? Well wait till you get 45 second into the song and you will hear a wicked wicked solo on that fuzzy guitar I mentioned in the beginning of this rant.
And then we get treated to a bonafide subdued rave-up!
And then one more, less subdued - and then atomic reverb-bomb blows up and the song is gone.

(Principa College-Elsah, IL) Jul '67
Anaconda 9750

Cobras - If I Can't Believe Her

Stone cold classic primitive swinger. Not much to say - c'mon, you must've heard it before?
One of my faves from the Boulder series.

(Santa Cruz, CA) '66
Scoop 103

Mach V - If I Could

Ahhhh, acid punk! Sweet..
To me, it's really the drummer who makes this track. But it is littered with cool stuff, like the hooky lyrics, the tight organ and the wigged out fuzz guitar.
Very classy, very classic.

(Savannah, GA) Dec '67
Associated Artists 102

4th Amendment - Whisky Man

Those who know me, knows how much I love the 4th Amendment. They are gods at what they do.
The flip to this - Always Blue - is on my top 100 garage faves. Find it HERE.
This ode to bums and winos is perfection.
Just try that little solo on the acoustic guitar. Always brings a tear to my eye.

Sittin on the side of the tracks, waiting for the train to come my way
Leaving another town, to me they all seem the same
Never had a steady job, a drifter I'll always be
No one ever wants a whiskey man like me

I'm movin' on - I'm a whiskey man..

(???) Apr '68
Constitution 5108

Arthur's Thumb - Love Makes The World Go Round