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
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.
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
Symbols - What You've Shown
This track is so damn wicked, maaaaAAAAAANNNNNN!!!!
"Isn't there something missing?" you might foolishly ask.
NO you PRICK! EVERYTHING you NEED is RIGHT THERE!
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
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
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
Arthur's Thumb - Love Makes The World Go Round