Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dyaks –Gutter Kids/Blow My Dreams Away (Unreleased Punk Acetate 1977)

Dyaks –Gutter Kids/Blow My Dreams Away (Unreleased Punk Acetate 1977)

It was a mystery unnamed acetate, but no longer. This is the Dyaks AKA Chris Reeves who was also behind Jabberwock who produced the majestic Proggy Glamster Sneakin’ Snaky around the same time

The earlier version of Gutter Kids presented here (probably recorded at Pathway Studios in July 77) is so much better than the released version. Here the guitar slash and crash in an updated 66 Who windmill fashion, while the song structure wins out by debuting the rousing chorus earlier than in the released version with the harmonies bringing a nice Powerpop sprinkling to proceedings
The B side, (totally unreleased) starts off in Clash mode before going nice and melodic, with an end betraying their pre-punk musicianship
The Dyaks/Jabberwock were really stuck in the middle of Year 0, unsure which bus to take, but as exemplified here;  the superior chops and melodic core they possessed were in stark contrast to other more “credible” and run-of-the mill bandwagon jumpers

Here a Full version of Gutter Kids

Hear a full version of Blow My Dreams Away

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Purepop Set Sale 1 week only

              SALE NOW CLOSED

First come first served! This set sale will be live for 1 week only (from the 12th of June 2017)

I am updating as soon as I can, you will notice the ones in red have already sold as I have sent the list to previous buyers

You can either email me (email on profile page), leave a comment or message on Facebook if you want the full list with prices


Part 1: Heavy Psych, Garage, Hard Rock and Bonehead

ArtistTitle Label Country Condition Notes Clip* Price
*Clips not from the records for sale
1. 3's (Threez) -Do You See -Tranceporter US -EX From Bonehead Crunchers Vol 1 -Classic murky deep psych  
2. AppleTree -You're Not The Only Girl /(The ballad of Pencil) -Wacks Records US EX Although the A side is not much cop, the B side is a fine gritty Hard Rock belter driven by a gleaming cowbell 
3. Benedict -Gonna Have a Good Time (Vanda & Young)Earth –US EX Rousing Hard Rock version of the Easybeats classic SOLD
4. Big Brother –ESP All American US EX Different and heavy version of the Pretty Things £sd 
5. Brethren - New Day/Heather Ruda Bega US EX Basic US Psych double sider  
6. Clockwork-Cybernaut/Mean Lady test pressing Canada EX Top growling Hard Rock  
7. Columbus - Standing on The CornerMill Records US VG+ (plays EX, pen mark on label) Great but inept Hard rock as comped on Ultimate Bonehead Vol 2  
8. Darkseid - Ground Zero/ Land of The Darker Sun Brooks US EX Cracking Heavy Psych double-sider.  Land of The Darker Sun was comped on Ultimate Bonehead Volume 4   SOLD
9. Diehard Heartbreak Posae US EX As comped on Brown Acid vol 3, a fine specimen of cowbell led Heaviness  
10. Dynamite Butch Hung Over You/ Freedom Song Dynamite Butch US EX Great Heavy Hard Rock on one side, with a greased Buckskin belter on the other  SOLD
11. Finch - Nothing in The Sun Montage US EX (minimal label damage on edge of label)Top shelf late 60s Heavy Psych. Totally wild fuzz guitar 
12. Flight -Space Creators Cavern Custom US Top Hard Rock recorded at "The Cavern", the B side is a weird Startrek tribute…stoners
13. Forum Who Needs You Solar US EX Top Texan Heavy Psych SOLD
14. Foxfire Hard Luck Mary Polaris US VG+ (slow warp not affecting play) X on labelGreat unkwnown Psych as comped on Voyages Into... Psychedelia (Vol. 2)  
15. Grump Heartbreak Hotel Magic Carpet US VG+ (plays EX) Bonehead cover The Elvis hit 
16. Hog -Cop Killer You US EX As comped on Ultimate Bonehead Vol 2, what more can be said about this shambolic piece of Biker Proto Punk…
17. Hot Lucy Kid Stuff Whale Records US EX Prime Proto Punk winner  
18. Hustutler You'll Feel Better When You Know/Complications Kendall/Lee Records US EX Screeching US Hard Rock   
19. Image -Witchcraft 71 ( Hot Blood -same label both sides) Chaparral US EX Doom Heavy Pysch instrumental madness as comped on Ultimate Bonehead Volume 4 SOLD
20. Inside Experience -Be on My Way/Tales of Brave Ulysses CEI US VG+ (plays EX) The B Side is a prime example of late Garage meets Bonehead. As comped on Ultimate Bonehead volume 5 and Brown Acid vol 3. The A side is an OK cover of the Cream tune    SOLD 
21. Jumbo- Classified Love  Swingin US EX Raucous  riffarama as comped on Ultimate Bonehead volume 5 SOLD
22. Koke Gunfighter/Popeye Markus US EX Lo-fi Psych on the A side ,whereas the B side is basically the Popeye tune which in turn goes heavy then fast and wild…bizarre    
23. Luke and The Apostles - Not Far Off/ You Make Me High True North Canada EX Not Far Off is an abosulte monster on the B side of a good, but more commercial slab of Psych 

24. New Wing -  I need Love  Pentacle Canada VG+ (plays EX) Late Garage screamer -a monster   SOLD
25. Pendulum - Bring it On Home Pendulum  US EX Heavy shambolic Hard Rock as comped on Ultimate Bonehead Volume 3  SOLD
26. Raving Maniac Driving Me Crazy Cricket US EX Great NW Hard Rock -reminds me on Kiss sans make up SOLD
27. River Styx Bike Writer Joey –Lu US EX Terrific Heavy Psych with top Sky Saxon-like vocals and continuous fuzz guitar 
28. Salem Witchcraft Witchcraft/ Mr Money Private Label US VG+ (plays EX) Overall the best 2 sider this band released  SOLD
29. Serpent- Midnight Shakedown H.B.L US EX Kick ass Hard Rock as comped on Bonehead Freaks SOLD
30. Sir Lord Baltimore –I Got A Woman/Master Heartache –Mercury US Promo EX. Classic two-sider and the pnly 45 release from their killer first LP 
31. Stone Axe - Slave of Fear/Snakebite Rampart Street Records US  EX Ex Josefus, the killer B side is comped on Bonehead Crunchers volume 1. In perfect condition  SOLD
32. Stone Men-The Superdude Party Flatbush US EX Very strange weirdo Hard Rock/Heavy Psych
33. Sweet Cherry - Eight Day Blues Stop US VG+ (plays EX) Cavernous and heavy Garage gems comped on Michigan Mixture 
34. T.M.L - Should Have Done Better Mare US VG (scratch but only light  interference)Comped on "Some songs stuck in my mind", heavy Psych with great guitar
35. The Devil Himself -The Devil Himself North American Industries US EX Strange Heavy Psych screamer from 1974, Hard rock with clavinet? Yep…
36. The What The Devil's Game Mite US EX Top shelf Heavy Satanic Rock as comped on Ultimate Bonehead vol 4 

37. Truth - Being Bad Honest US VG+ (Label signed by the whole band!) Totally Heavy Freak monster as comped on Michigan Meltdown Volume 2 
38. Truth & Janey -Under My Thumb/Midnight Horseman Sound Communications US VG+ (minor click on first few revolutions of B side) The B side is a great heavy thumper from this famed power trio released in 1972. Nice cover of Under My Thumb similar to Pentagram 
39. Truth (Truth and Janey) Around and Around/Straight eight Pontiac Driving Wheel US Confusingly this is the 2nd Truth and Janey single covering the Chuck Berry nugget  
40. Twitch- Messin' With The Bull/Mr. Spunk Astro Records Canada EX Original copy of the 1975 single re-released recently by Supreme Echo. So rare…
41. Wizard Kozmick Dream Stardust US EX Kozmick Dream is a driving mix of late Psych and Hard Rock. Heavy Freak basically  SOLD 

Part 2: Sixties Freakbeat, Beat and Psych

1. Alexander Bell - Alexander Bell Believes CBS UK EX From 1967. Totally underated but brilliant piece of UK popsike

2. Easybeats- Good Times UA Demo UK VG+ The Classic Vanda & Young penned floor filler. Nice in its UK demo format  £
3. Four Fuller Brothers - Groupie MCA UK EX Great lewd Bubblegum Groover "to others you are nothing but a groupie, but to me you will always be groovy…" in rare pristine UK edition

4. My Dear Watson- Have You Seen Your Saviour  DJM UK EX Close to my heart for their cover of The Shame Just Drained, this single is way more collectable as it features a certain Reginald Dwight 

5. Rupert's People - Prologue to a Magic World/Dream on My Mind Columbia Demo UK VG 
(hear full sound clips taken from the record) Featuring the Freakbeat Killer Dream On My Mind   SOLD

Part 3: Junkshop Glam, Bubblegum,  Proto Punk, Powerpop and oddities

1. Andy Bown – Supersonic GM UK EX (small sticker on label) Glam TV masterpiece…  SOLD
2. Arrows- I Love Rock 'N' Roll/Broken Down Heart RAK UK EX (sample sticker on A side) Something no one should do without….   SOLD
3. Equals - Diversion President NL EX/EX Lovely Dutch  pic sleeve on this rampant and raUcous cruncher  SOLD
4. Buster Superstar Bradleys UK EX Top UK Crunching Glam    SOLD
5. Johnny Palermo Silly Old Songs Hans Belgium EX/EX Infectious second Proto Punk single from Johnny. Melodic and powerful SOLD
6. Kindness - Light of Love RCA UK EX A pre Smokie affair featuring Chris Norman and pals  
7. Listen- Astral Boogie Parlophone Demo UK EX Interesting  female fronted near Glam tune featuring some weird brass honking…
8. Smoke - My Lullaby/Looking High Decca   UK EX  This is very similar to Sugar Man and none the worst for that   
9. Sylvester’s Jukebox -Juke Box/ Guess It's Because CBS UK EX Kim Larsen's Gasolin offshoot. Very rare especially in its UK issue. The A side is a cool instrumental while Guess It's Because is a wonderful Kinks impersonation  
10. Tales- Rockin' Suzanna MAM UK EX Great Rolling Stones cop!  SOLD
11. Tracey Dean  -Moonshiner/Boy On The Ball Decca Demo UK EX (Number on Label) Top Glam double-sider stompers by Giorgio Moroder and Peter Bellotte. UK issues are harder to locate than ther European counterparts SOLD

Monday, June 05, 2017

Heavy Gun –High Class Woman

Heavy Gun –High Class Woman/You’re on My Mind –Golden Voice 834G 12715 (US 1970)

 Heavy by name, Heavy by nature, Heavy Gun’s sole single is a real sludge-fest of a dirge further emphasised by its murky mix. However it is rather splendid in its lo-fi obscurity with all the ingredients of a Heavy Bonehead classic including cowbell, fuzzed-downer guitar and dumbed down vocals. Out of Illinois, this is one of the hardest singles to find on the Golden Voice label, and may be a duff pressing as there is quite a lot of surface noise when the copy of the record itself is pretty much unmarked. Anyone else got a copy? 

 Hear a full version of High Class Woman