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.
Kanaan –Leave It/Something Inside –Kana RFM 408 (1969 US) Texas 1969, and Kanaan deliver a short but not so sweet heavy gem. The track starts very promisingly with great throaty vocals and killer guitar over a tight earthy backing…however any semblance of a song structure is lost within the first minute as the song disintegrates into a Frank Marino-like plaything where the guitarist’s pedals and a misplaced belief of his virtuosity are given full reign. The song does re-assemble itself for the end, but it is a shame that the tight gritty thudding didn’t extent to a second verse earlier on. The B side is an atrocious piano-led pro AOR dirge Hear a full version of Leave It
Today, after 3 days of visiting rooms, corridor deals and a visit to Double –Decker records, was the first day of the fair proper. The doors opened at 7:30am, and an intake of new dealers and records provided a breath of fresh air I picked up some cool Garage/Psych singles today and over the last couple of days including Crystal Chandlier’s Suicidal Flowers , Pembrook Ltd, Johnny Thompson Quintet, Loyal Opposition, Twentieth Century Zoo (Didn’t know there was another single on Caz) and the demented fury of Electric Company single, which I only discovered last night.
Double –Decker Records had The Wowii and Larry Lazar single, which were nice surprises. Double-Decker is a great shop, full of good stuff very competitively priced. Other stuff included some cheap Paul Revere and The Raiders US pic sleeves, so I will now attempt to get the full run.
Perhaps the most interesting discovery was The Dizzy Farm single –Vodka Collins/Chattanooga Blues on HMR. A perfect 1969 -1971 greased buckskin belter of the highest order. More soon on that one
Now, the piece de resistance and a single I thought I had lost out on, as my roommate snatched it before me, however as all good things come to he who waits, so I am now the happiest of campers. The Astaroth single is simply immense.Thanks Erik…
Tomorrow (Sunday), is the second day of the fair, where LPs are allowed to make an appearance.