Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Flock - Hold On To My Mind

2 minuets of pure 1966 garage psych with some fuzz guitar. underrated. seems nobody gives this band any love. i guess because they got so proggy and weird with the violin on the albums, but these singles are great.

The Flock - Hold On To My Mind

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Hardtimes - Goodbye

Some jangly pop psych from 1966 with a short but cool & fuzzy guitar rave up. This is the B side to The Hardtimes "hit" Fortune Teller.

The Hardtimes - Goodbye

Friday, December 5, 2014

Rae Phil - Beautiful Island

What the fuck did i just hear!?!??

This 45 is so bad that it is good. This is a problem i have, this is so bad i had to have it. Why? I'm not sure.... It's just mental to me that this was recorded and released and everyone was like Yeah! That's Great! PRINT IT! IT IS A HIT!!!

Someone please tell me that this is teenage Vince Neil before Motley Cure??? because this guy? sounds a lot like that helium sucking fool and sucks just as bad as that fat clown, and that is saying a lot because he is THE worst singer of all time.... Yet, somehow i love this 45. It's just nutty.....

Seriously, WTF did i just hear!?!?

Rae Phil - Beautiful Island

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Uforia - Out Of Control

Very little info on the net this one, but what I found was it is from 1980 and they were from Cleveland. If that is true it's very metal for 1980 and pre-dates a lot of NWOBHM and west coast thrash by years. Pretty cool, dirty & heavy as balls "biker rock". The slightly inept playing makes this a perfect fit for the stupid metal shit I love.

Uforia - Out Of Control

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

George Garabedian And His Royal Armenians - The Crope

I have no idea what a "Crope" is, but here it is.... Rockin' little number from 1958 with some sax & guitar. A side is a comedy act.... Meh.

George Garabedian And His Royal Armenians - The Crope

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Gene Davis - I Need Help

Random country dude crying like a lot of country dudes do. What's with these country dudes? They can't hold a job, can't keep their women, drink too much, get into fights, and are generally complete fuck ups and they bitch about it an awful lot.....

Gene Davis - I Need Help

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Original Misty Hush With Murry Shiffrin - Tell Me Baby

Oddball pop rock from 1969 on Dynamite Records from "The Original Misty Hush (With Murray Shiffrin). I can't find any info. It sort of reminds me of Donnie & Joe Emerson...

The Original Misty Hush with Murry Shiffrin - Tell Me Baby

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

T. Texas Tyler - Bumming Around

I'm as free as the breeze and i'll do what i please...

I've done a bunch of bumming around too....


T. Texas Tyler - Bumming Around

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lee Bonds - I'm Looking For Some Lovin'

Today we have some more country with lee Bonds Doing Looking For Some Lovin' from 1954. Sorta weird to hear that dixie land jazz horn thrown in there...

Lee Bonds - Looking For Some Lovin'

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Red Sovine And web Pierce - Why Baby Why

Red Sovine & Web Pierce doing the George Jones penned Why Baby Why from 1955. I hated country music as a kid. I wanted Fire and Blood w/ my rock and roll but as i get older this stuff appeals to me so much more then Venom or Slayer. Don't get me wrong, there is a time and a place for that nonsense i just find it less frequent...

Red Sovine And Web Pierce - Why Baby Why

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Betty Ashman - Look Me In The Eye

Picked this up the local thrift recently. The A side is a pretty standard 70's sounding up tempo country tune, sorta meh. But this B side i really like in some weird way. I think it's the sort of out of tune doubling of the vocals. Kinda gives it a soulful 60's girl group sound. It's a little off kilter and odd.... I like it.

Betty Ashman - Look Me In The Eye

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Autumn People - See It Through - Never See The Sun

Some chill rural/southern-ish style psych rock & roll from 1976.... I've been looking for their full length for a while...

Autumn People - See It Through

Autumn People - Never See The Sun

Monday, October 13, 2014

George Cates - Ka-Lu-A

Hawiian Exotica. Chill as fuck.... Enjoy.

George Cates - Ka-Lu-A

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Charmaines - Keep On Seachin ' / Smile

To those out there that think social media is a total waste of time, let me present this 45 to you. While I agree a lot of social media is a dump for the self absorbed, occasionally it can have positive results. In this case, it provided me with this 45 on the cheap, from a relative stranger, a person who I follow on instagram. I knew nothing about this 45 (and still don't) but the person who i follow (not gonna mention any names unless dude tell me otherwise and is cool with it) posted this 45 w/ a sound clip saying he picked up 2 copies on the cheap. i made a low offer half kidding and he upped it by a slight margin. A couple of days later and it showed up in my mail box. Sweet. Just goes to show that there are still cool folks out there in the world. Now enjoy this great soulful funky 45 from 1969 on the Minit Record label by The Charmaines. Cheers!

The Charmaines - Keep On Searchin'

The Charmaines - Smile

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Lucky Pierre - Divorce In The U.S.A.

I picked this up because i thought the cover was a bit comical even if the dudes of the back look like science teachers trying to be hip. The song is a weird little bitter and cynical tune about divorce. I'm sure one of these dudes was going through one when this was penned. Sounds like a weird watery drugged out power pop version of a beatles tune...? But wtf do i know? i like it. The flip is a pretty bad ballad. no thanks....

Lucky Pierre - Divorce In The U.S.A.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Starlog Presents Galactic Sound Effects

Do you need some cheesy "galactic" sound effects from 1979? Of course not, but here they are anyway... Included as an "SFX" bonus in an issue of STARLOG magazine.

I'm sure in '79 a lot of 10 year old boys thought this was the shit but yeah, now it's pretty tame sounding by today's standards....

About the artists:

"Ken Walker, author of this installment of Special Effects and contributor to CINEMAGIC magazine, is well-known for his fantasy film music utilizing electronic synthesizers. The GALACTIC SOUND EFFECTS were created by Ken on his own custom-built machine, and vividly convey the sounds of tomorrow. An electronics designer with a long musical background, Ken presides over his own sound-effects company and is STARLOG's Special Project Director.

Jim Thompson, whose surrealistic painting "Reflections in Pisces" graces the front side of this recording, combines professional artistry with a love for the fantastic, and has had his work featured in both FUTURE LIFE and STARLOG. A philosopher at heart, Jim numbers, among his many interests, photography, astronomy and science-fiction - and his paintings perfectly illustrate an intelligent approach to the depiction of far-away worlds.

Starlog Presnts Galactic Sound Effects

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Tiffany System - Let's Get Together / Wayward One

Couple of pop/psych Byrds sound a likes from the Tiffany System from 1967 on the Minaret label. A side is a cover of the Chet Powers (aka Dino Valenti) penned song. It was covered by many people through the years. The flip is a very Byrds sounding pop psych tune. Pretty good stuff.

This Jacksonville, FL-based mid-'60s folk-rock trio was notable twice over, both for their actual sound, which was popular enough to earn them a more than decent living with local performances, and for the presence in their original lineup of future Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks, as well as future Santana bassist David Brown, and future Cowboy guitarist Scott Boyer. The band actually started out as "The Bitter End" circa 1966 at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Boyer, Brown, and Trucks had put the trio together with the intent of applying electric instruments to Dylan songs, à la the Byrds, and they became so successful just doing local and regional gigs that Boyer ended up dropping out of college. According to Boyer in an interview with Michael Buffalo Smith on the Swampland website, they crossed paths with lots of other local talent that showed promise, including an early lineup of Lynyrd Skynyrd (then still known as "The One Percent") and the Second Coming, whose members included Berry Oakley and Dickey Betts. The Tiffany System cut a single of "Let's Get Together" b/w "Wayward One" in 1968 for the local Minaret label, the B-side of which was impressive enough to end up as the opening track on Psychic Circle's The Electric Coffee House compilation, 40 years later.
After a move to Miami and some discussion, the group was re-named the 31st of February and signed to Vanguard Records, for which they released one self-titled album under that name in 1969, recorded at Bradley's Barn. Ironically, even as that album was making its way to stores -- and near total critical and commercial neglect, its Baroque pop sound being a little behind the times by then -- the group had evolved beyond a three-piece with the addition of a pair of brothers, Duane Allman and his brother Gregg. But that configuration, though they did play a lot around Miami, never got to make their planned second record for Vanguard, and went their separate ways. The Allmans went on to immortality, with Trucks as part of the band, whilst Boyer became part of Cowboy, alongside ex-We the People guitarist Tommy Talton et. al, and David Brown became a member of Santana in 1969, as well as working with Papa John Creach, Boz Scaggs, and others

The Tiffanny System - Lets Get Together

The Tiffany System - Wayward One

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Mojo Men - Don't leave Me Crying Like Before

Cool moody garage psych from 1966 by The Mojo Men. You can still buy this 45 for around a buck. Don't know why it isn't worth more because this tune is just as cool as most things on the nuggets comps or other comps of the same ilk, i guess it wasn't underground enough... Cool tune either way.

The Mojo men - Don't Leave Me Crying Like Before

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

St. Steven - Ay-Aye-Poe-Day

Promo single from the pretty great 1969 album by St. Steven on Probe Records. I own the reissue of the self-titled album. One of these days i will track down an OG copy, but the prices these days are a bit more than my pocket can handle at the moment. Anyone holding and wants to part at a "bro price" let me know! For now, this OG 45 will have to hold me over. Great fuzz guitar.

St. Steven - Ay-Aye-Poe-Day

Monday, August 18, 2014

Roy Buchanan - Down By The River

Nothing rare but a great cover by one of my favorite guitarists doing a song by one of my favoriye artists. cool vs. cool.

Roy Buchanan - Down By The River

Friday, August 15, 2014

Shirley Caeser - Stand The Storm

I'm not the biggest gospel fan in the world but i just picked this album up on the cheap and this track rocks in a funky, soulful & rocking sort of way. It would have really been great if there was killer fuzz solo in the middle or end. Still pretty cool. Sounds like something Tina Turner or Merry Clayton would have done.

Shirley Caeser - Stand The Storm

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Channels - Old Chinatown

I still don't have a firm grip on what actually makes soul "northern" (soul played in the north of England in the 60's & 70's???) but i guess this is it...? "Rare" "Northern Soul" according to the interwebs...

The year is 1965 & i love the main singer dudes almost crackly voice. Cool 45 i was happy to find on the cheap.

PThe Channels - Old Chinatown

Monday, August 11, 2014

(Almost) End of Summer Review in Pictures

I haven't donew one of these in a long while. Here are some pics of what we have been up tp the last few months... Life is still good.