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.
Black Moon Evil Wolf -Good Day Feelin’/ Searching For
Nothing –Rains VPI-7301S (1973 US)
Black Moon Evil Wolf…God, you’ve got to love that name and
the record itself nearly lives up to it. This track nails it, the drumming is
stellar full on pounding throughout, the tune and the monotone riffing is also
up there while the vocals resonate disinterested Punk attitude. It is just a
shame that the lead break is organ-based and a bit pointless… now if only we
had a blistering screeching Guitar lead instead. Out of Knoxville Tennessee; Black
Moon Evil Wolf seems to have only presented this entry to the near Bonehead
Bran Vattën – I Just Want To Rock and Roll You/ From Now On – Segué SG-113 (1972 US)
Released in 1972, here is a slab of high energy rock n roll by an obscure Pittsburgh area band. It reminds me a bit of a budding early Kiss but without the histrionics. I Just Want To Rock and Roll You is a short, cutting and succinct Proto Punk Rock n Roller of the highest calibre. Produced by local DJ/Producer/Manager Terry Lee who was also behind The Swamp Rats and The Fantastic Dee-Jays, but I am not sure there is any lineage there. Bran Vattën had another single out in 1972, and that seems to be it. I look forward of hopefully hearing more about this band soon
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