This blog is dedicated to the youngsters involved in the 60s music scene. Their love for music, enthusiasm and tension to experiment, created fantastic beats and grooves. 60s garage, psych, beat, freakbeat, pop, psychedelic, and even bubblegum has inspired a lot of musicians and generations.
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Saturday, 2 February 2008

Pebbles Vol. 3 (The Acid Gallery)

Pebbles Vol. 3 focuses on obscure mid 60s psychedelic rock, is one of the most exciting albums ever. This is full blown, mind-pulverizing, acid-drenched rock 'n' roll dementia.with fuzz guitars and pounding rhythms are mixed with bizarre lyrics, trippy production, instrumrntal freak-outs, and the occasional burst of random noise. The result is a collection of songs that combine the raw joy of standard 60s garage rock with the weirdness of avant guard artists of the era, such as the Velvet Underground. Think that these songs were more produced more than 40 years ago!!!!

Please note that Lea Riders Group's "Dom Kellar os Mods," is not coming from the United States and is obscure Swedish classic .

Perhaps my favourite song in this compilation and one of my favourites from sixties music is the Third Bardo's "I'm five years ahead of my time". I think that in 2 minutes the Third Bardo achieved a lifetime masterpiece in a simple genious way !!!!.

Track Listing

1. The Higher Elevation - The Diamond Mine
2. Teddy & The Patches - Suzy Creamcheese
3. Crystal Chandlier - Suicidal Flowers
4. William Penn V – Swami
5. The Jefferson Handkerchief - I'm Allergic To Flowers
6. uncredited - (bonus track)
7. The Calico Wall - Flight Reaction
8. The Hogs - Loose Lip Sync Ship
9. The Driving Stupid - Reality Of Air-Fried Borsk
10. The Third Bardo - I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time
11. The Bees - Voices Green And Purple
12. Godfrey - Let's Take A Trip
13. The Monocles - Spider & The Fly
14. T.C. Atlantic – Faces
15. Lea Riders Group - Dom Kellar Oss Mods
16. The Race Marbles - Like A Dribbling Fram
17. The Driving Stupid - Horror Asparagus Stories
18. The Painted Faces - Anxious Color
19. Adjeef The Poet - Leek, I'm A Freak
20. Adjeef The Poet - Squafrech Lemon Comes Back
21. The Beautiful Daze - City Jungle, Pt. 1
22. Catfish Knight – Deathwise
23. The Oshun - Rattle Of Life

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Pebbles Vol. 1

Originally released in 1978 by a small Australian record label, the first volume of the Pebbles series is one of the quintessential platters of obscure 60s garage rock. The songs here are rough, rowdy, and raw, bashed out by pimple-popping teenagers with a surplus of passion and youthful agression. The set boasts some of the most revered garage rock tunes ever- The Litter's "Action Woman," for example, is widely considered to be one of the greatest 60s punk tunes of all time. Which makes perfect sense when you consider the fact that its a brutal, cathartic masterpiece, brimming with manic energy and sexual frustration. The Preachers' rendition of the classic Bo Diddley tune "Who Do You Love" is a grimey, thuggish, violent masterpiece, decked out with some caveman vocals and a mencaing, roaring melody. The Haunted's "1-2-5" is the epitome of slinky, greasy rock n roll, and "Going Away Baby" by the Grains of Sand is a hyperactive barn-burning organ-bashing extraviganza. The Outcasts' "I'm In Pittsburgh" is pure, double-time proto punk, and the Wild Knights' "Beaver Patrol" is fantastically filthy. There are also a few flat-out weirdos: Kim Fowley's "The Trip" is a wonderfully sleazy psychedelic rant, and The Elastik Band's "Spazz" may very well be one of the most insensitive songs of all time- and it's still great. The JuJus' "You Treat Me Bad" features some fantastically odd lead vocals and a great, driving guitar line. The Soup Greens contribute a hilarious cover of Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" which bears almost no resemblance to the original. But never mind that- with its driving, "Louie Louie" style chord progression and sing-along vocals, it's still a great song. The Gonn's "Blackout of Gretely" and the Sparkles' "Ain't No Friend of Mine" (both of which were included as CD only bonus tracks) are two of the loudest, rawest, and meanest garage tracks ever. There are a few somewhat unspectacular tracks: "Potato Chip" is an obscure track by the relatively well-known Shadows of Knight, possibly released as a promotion for a potato chip company, which features a spoken word "interview" with the band followed by a weird song about the titular snack food. The interview, which is obviously scripted and features the band cracking some terrible jokes in a bored monotone, is interesting for kitsch value and not much else. The song itself is weird, dull, and worthless. Positively 13 O Clock (a doppleganger for Texas' Mouse and the Traps) turn in a fun but largely forgettable cover of the Count Five's "Psychotic Reaction," and the Split Ends' "Rich With Nothin'" is a decent but unnecessary number that I could really give or take. Also, the packaging itself contiand a couple of truly boneheaded errors: Two of the songs listed as being on the CD (The Wig's "Crackin' Up" and "I Need Love" by the Third Booth) are left off of the disc. The compilers also left off the Squires' excellent "Going all the Way," even though it was one of the highlights of the vinyl edition. Nonetheless, this is an excellent garage compilation, and a key purchase for any fan of 60s obscurity....

Track List

1. Letter - Action Woman
2. Preachers - Who Do You Love
3. Floyd Dakil Combo - Dance Franny Dance
4. Outcasts - I'm in Pittsburgh
5. Grains Of Sand - Going Away Baby
6. Ju Jus - You Teat Me Bad
7. Haunted - 1-2-5
8. Soup Green -Like A Rolling Stone
9. Wig - Crackin' Up
10. Positively 13 O'Clock - Psychotic Reaction
11. Kim Fowley - The Trip
12. Elastic Band - Spazz
13. Split End - Rich With Nothin'
14. Shadows Of Knight - Potato Chip
15. Wild Knights - Beaver Patrol
16. Sparkles - Ain't No Friend of Mine
17. Gonn - Blackout Of Gretely
18. Third Booth - I Need Love
19. Weed - It's Your Time
20. Surprise Track