Reviews of tasty and obscure hook-filled rock'n' roll releases (Glam, Heavy Bonehead Crunchers, Powerpop, Pop/psych,Garage, Surf, 60s Girl Group Rock)...Plus any quirky musings that tickle my fancy... I created this blog in order to stimulate interest, share discoveries and encourage people to go out and search for the original vinyl. Hopefully this blog might also encourage labels to actually compile some of this stuff officialy.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Spirit of St. Louis –See Me Go
Spirit of St. Louis-Something Lazy/See Me Go –Hansa 14829 AT (1970 German issue)
This is the first single from this Leiden (NL) band who released at least 4 more singles. The band in this earlier incarnation was comprised of brothers Roland (guitar) and Arthur De Leeuw (drums) with Martin Kramer (bass). See Me Go is a Top Neder-Cruncher which makes me think of The Pretty Things gone Hard Rock filtered through S.F Sorrow but keeping their 60s R&B rawness. It features some cutting lead guitar at the cusp of Freakbeat and Heavier fare. The A side is a good mid tempo number, although less wild in its approach while their next single Down by The Radio (1974) was more commercial a bit like CCR covering Yellow River (Christie). So a one B side wonder?
Hear a full version of See Me Go
Saturday, March 21, 2015
The Jax -The Jax are Back (Live)
The Jax -The Jax are Back/The Jax are Back (Live) -Baddog -FKU 69 (1973 US)
Talk about primitive. Recorded "live" at The Trashy Trailer, I would be surprised if more than 2 mics were used to capture the pure wild Proto Punk abandonment just about contained here. Pressed in miniscule quantities, their only single featured two versions of the same song, but this is the “Live” side and the wildest of the two. The other side can be found on Youtube. From Clinton, Iowa, who were these guys?
Hear a full version of The Jax are Back (Live)
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Seompi - Almost in The Whole
Seompi - Almost in The Whole/Slide Slide -Black Star S-102 (1971 US)
(Just a quick post using a different sound file storage /player until normal service is hopefully resumed)
Seompi were a legendary Texan congregation part Hippie, part Agit pop, but full FREAK. The performance is wonderfully heavy although they do go a bit dear I say it...Jazz at the end. The band, based in Austin released 3 singles at the time and played on until 1974
Hear a full version of Almost in The Whole
Monday, March 16, 2015
Divshare Sound file FAILURE
Their customer service is non -existent (well one note on their Facebook page on the 11th of March, since then...ZILCH!) . I am not the only who pays an annual fee for their service, but this is pretty bad.
About 5 years ago they lost half my files and there was another long outage back in February. This explains the lack of posts for the time being until things get resolved. In Feb I tried another service, but it is not as user-friendly as Divshare.
Divshare has a great product, but I suppose weak infrastructure that they can't afford to replace and crap customer service. Oh dear...
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Maxx -200 Years
200 Years is a Heavy Michigan fuzz fest in its original incarnation on Signal prior to being licensed to Mainstream albeit only in promo form. This trio comprised of Dennis Pinkston on guitar, Hank Markeson (bass) and Joey Pannesidi on drums didn’t manage to release anything else at the time. The thick layer of fuzz guitar, reminding me of Golden Sun, is exemplary while the performance itself could have gone on for longer than it’s short playing time. The B side is more like a Love Da Capo outtake, extended soft psych with jazzy beats and intricate changes.
Hear a full version of 200 Years
Hear a full version of Castles
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