Friday, January 30, 2009

Ilmo Smokehouse - Devil Take My Grandma

Short-lived outfit from 1971 but innovative prog band from Illinois with ex-Gonn members Gerry Gabel and Craig Moore. "We were heavy as hell, anti-war, pro-drug hippie all the way", remembers Moore. Without Gabel the group turned into Smokehouse, now presenting their progressive styles with glitter and make-up.

Formed in 1969 by the Tieken brothers from Quincy, Illinois. They'd previously been in the long-lived Freddy Tieken and The Rockers who'd been going at it since the late fifties. As The Gonn disintegrated in 1968, first Slink Rand and then Craig Moore joined 'The Rockers. Craig:- "Fred changed the name to The American Music Band, stealing it sort of from The Electric Flag. We played EVERYWHERE... Then when the horn guys all quit, we became Ilmo Smokehouse, heavy as hell, anti-war, pro-drug hippie all the way. When that eventually ended Slink, Dennis and I became 'Smokehouse' as a really heavy progressive trio. Later on we had Micki Free on guitar (later with L.A. soul group Shalamar). We wore glitter and make-up before Kiss, but they made it we didn't. It's all nuts, convoluted, insane, I can't believe I did all of this crap!"

Their album was recorded in Memphis at 'Beautiful Sound' Studio, owned by Dan Penn of Box Tops fame (as a songwriter producer). He engineered part of the session, with his partner Jim Johnson.

Extra nugget of useless info: Steve Gaines breifly played with the group before joining and then dying with Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Ilmo Smokehouse - Devil Take My Grandma

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Fifth Order- A Thousand Devils Are Chasing Me

Some mid week light psych garage pop music for you with the fifth order from Columbus Ohio via 1967.

Their 1966 garage classic Goin' Too Far b/w Walkin' Away was a tremendous regional success, at the time becoming the biggest selling seven-incher from Columbus, Ohio. Their second local hit, A Thousand Devils (Are Chasing Me) b/w Today I Got A Letter, was picked up by Laurie for national release. These two records have long been recognized as sterling examples of Ohio's vibrant mid-60s garage rock scene. But the story of the Fifth Order has remained untold, until now...

If you dig the scene check the full story here:

The Fifth Order- A Thousand Devils Are Chasing Me

Monday, January 26, 2009

Lotti Golden - A Lot Like Lucifer (Celia Said Long Time Loser)

From the Lotti Golden Motor-Cycle album released on Atlantic Records in 1969 and produced by Bob Crewe, which is a weird soulish psych album that i find intriguing.

Starts off mellow and kinda goes big band girl group with some psych moves and fuzz guitar.... strange little record and a strange little song.

There is not a lot of info out there at least that i could find so if you know this chicks deal drop the knowledge...

Lotti Golden - A Lot Like Lucifer (Celia Said Long Time Loser)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Dick Kent - Backin' Up The Devil

i got a few more devil posts if ya'll can handle it?

Gonna stick with the "country" vibe here by way of Hollywood? California and the M.S.R. label.

M.S.R. was one of those record labels where folks would send them their words or "songs",(along with about a few hundred bucks) these records are often called poem songs, and M.S.R. would then turn it into a song using their studio musicians and then send a box of this crap to the "writer" so he/she could bore his friends with it. Not unlike most bands do today...

Read more about the Song Poem Here:

So good old Dickie here or was it Perry H. Hopkins? paid good hard scratch to have his "poem" turned into this little dittie for your listening pleasure now!

Dick Kent - Backin' Up The Devil

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Forward to the Caves 1/22/09 Play List:

witch mountain - come to the mountain
blood farmers - bullet in my head
circus 2000 - when teh sun refuses to shine
hellhammer - triumph of death
aphrodites child - the four horseman
silver apples - ocillations
banchee - child of the universe

morgen - welcome to the void
poobah - mr. destroyer
power of zeus - in the night
rare bird - hammerhead
silberbart - head tear of the drunken son

Yesterday's Children - Sad Born Loser
Eire Apparent - The Clown
J.D. Blackfoot - Epitaph For A Head
Kanibal Komix - Neurotic Reaction
Serindipity - I'm Flying
The Orange Bycicle - Trip On An Orange Bycicle
The Smoke - Utterly Simple
D.R. Hooker - The Sea
The Move - Baby Blue
SRC - A New Crusader
SRC - Midnight Fever

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Billy Larkin - The Devil In Mrs. Jones

So instead of the Devil in Miss Jones here we have the Devil Mrs. Jones...

A funky little country bopper with some cool organ about this poor sucker being tormented by Mrs. Jones... I wonder what she looked like...???

Billy Larkin - The Devil In Mrs. Jones

Monday, January 19, 2009

Bobby Moline - Devil Get Behind Me

What we have here is a really great song by a man i know nothing about but when i saw that Park Ave label and Devil in the title i knew i had to be good and man was i right. There is some really great guitar playing in this tune and it sounds as if good old Mr. Moline is truly haunted and trying to make amends here. A search on the interwebs told me that this is from 1964 but not much else was to be had about Bobby.

You can buy a copy here: on ebay for $112.00 if you so desire or get it from the devils music for free!

Choice is yours....

Bobby Moline - Devil Get Behind Me

Friday, January 16, 2009

Phantom's Devine Comedy - Devil's Child

Shortly after this lp was released Doors fans caused quite a stir claiming the mysterious lead singer of Phantom's Devine Comedy was none other than the fat bloated and drunk corpse come back to life of Jim Morrison...

Think The Doors with a much heavier sound and a more polished singer and you have Phantom's Divine Comedy Part 1. An album steeped in mystery due to the un-credited musicians and of course, Phantom himself. Yes, the similarities to Jim Morrison are uncanny. The lyrics are also Doors/Morrison territory. Released in 1974.

Either way this rather rare lp for a major label "Capitol" is a nice slice of Doors inspired psych rock even if it ain't the Lizard King...

Phantom's Devine Comedy - Devil's Child

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Ramblers - Devil Train

A cool and smooth rockin' instrumental number here, The Ramblers on Addit Records - 1257 - Doing Devil Train from 1960. If this is what the devil's train sounds like (and it does from time to time)I'm sure you'll want to climb aboard!

Hop to it chump!

The Ramblers - Devil Train

Monday, January 12, 2009

Chuck Thompson and His Rock-A-Billies - Devil's Sweetheart

Here is a fairly rare mild rockabilly type country number on a rare label, Granite Records G560 out of Mt. Airy, NC from 1965.... blah blah blah... '65 seems late for this but whatever... i read that on the very acurate internet...

This one goes out to the devil's actual sweetheart; the one, the only, the angelic JJB.

Don't ask me how the devil wound up with an angel but i ain't complaining. (least not today) :)

Chuck Thompson and His Rock-A-Billies - Devil's Sweetheart

Friday, January 9, 2009

Frankie "Zeke" Hart - I Am The Red Devil

i am the red devil....

i am...

There is noting better the devil likes than some funky satanic soul about people fucking up and burning in hell for it, it just warms the devil's heart...

Frankie "Zeke" Hart - I Am The Red Devil

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Forward to the Caves 1/8/09 Play List:

here's what were playin'

fatso jetson - she's so borg
the ribeye brothers - we became snakes
raven - can't you see
hawkwind - motorhead
josefus - i saw a killin'
flower travelin' band - map
blues creation - atom bombs away
chocolate watch band - medication
cactus - feel so bad

the nice - rondo
brave new world - corn dance
hard stuff - sinister minister
the frantics - the whip
guinea worns - box of records
cyanamid - support
butthole surfers - lady sniff
45 grave - schools out
Stetz - kids habits
the mad - i hate music

fresh blueberry pancake - hassles
fudge tunnel - teeth
tiger b. smith - tiger rock
trouble - run to the light
q65 - love is such a good thing
speed, glue & shinki - ode to bad people

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tommie Young - Everybody's Got A Little Devil In Their Soul

One time before his death i split a bottle of wine and a few joints with Carl Sagan and we got to talking about life and death and the universe and the existence of the actual devil and although Carl couldn't vouch for the actual existence he did explain that "Everybody's Got A Little Devil In Their Soul"...

I know this better than anyone...

Tommie Young - Everybody's Got A Little Devil In Their Soul

Friday, January 2, 2009

Len Barlow - Hades Highway

Here is a road the devil has traveled down many a times....

Let's see how 2009 pans out...

Len Barlow - Hades Highway