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Saturday, 11 September 2010

Wild Thing - We Five (1966)

Dear friends hi,

For today I have for you one of the wildest covers of the Toggs classic hit Wild Thing. I believe thtat this version is one of the rawest I ever heard.
This cover is from The We Five from 1966 hailing from Athens, Greece.
This song was recorded in a theatre where the We Five performed live with audience for a radio show. So practically this is almost a live appearance showing the real capablities of the the "first Greek Super Group". This version has a very garage feeeling with snotty raw vocals , organ anf fuzzy guitars.

We Five are alleged to be the first super group in the history of Greek Rock-Pop as they featured talented musicians who used to perform at the most popular Athenian Groups like The Idols, The Minis, The Juniors, & The Stormies. In addition members of the We Five later followed a succefull carreer in Europe with most famous Demis Roussos. We Five had a short lived carreer from 1966 to 1967

Their members were during 1966-1967:
Demis Roussos(vocals, bass, 1966-67)
Alekos Karakantas (guitar)
Spyros Metaxas(guitar, 1966-67)
Lakis Vlavianos (organ)
Makis Saliaris (drums)
Giorgos Petridis (vocals, bass, 1967)
Dimitris Katakouzinos (guitar, 1967)

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Saturday, 14 August 2010

Orgi (anger) - The Diamonds featuring Kostas Pavlidis

Dear Friends,

I dug this ultra rare song quite recently Unfortunately I haven't been able to find any further details about the group and this song

Not many info exist for this group, excpet from the name of the lead singer, Kostas Pavlidis. This single must be one of the rarest cuts during the 60s in Greece.

This song could be most probably was released between 1967-1969 and could be conisedered as one of the first psychedelic attempts by a Greek group. The title of the song is "Orgi" which in Greek means "Anger". The lyrics are in Greek, they are not really particular, but the nice vocal harmonies, the slow tempo farfisa on the background and the nice guitar break with the bass solo at the 3rd half of the song are really great in my opinion.


This song is a real collector's item from a 60s group not singing in English, and not coming from the UK or the USA


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Saturday, 3 July 2010

Los Walkers - Gloria


Dear Friends,

Please accept my sincere apologies for not having posted anything for so long.

Due to a laptop failure I have lost all material I have been gathering for years


I present you here one of my favorite covers of Them's Gloria by the Argentinian Los Walkers from 1967:
Carlos Alberto Altamirano (guitar, organ & vocals)
Roberto Jorge "Rover" (guitar)
Ignacio "Tata" (bass)
Roberto Antonio "Corre" Lopez (drums)
They released two singles in 1967: "Hold tight" b/w "Gloria" (Music Hall 30924) and "The Letter" b/w "Out of time" (Music Hall 30968), and an LP: Los Walkers (Music Hall 720). The album included three originals composed by the members of the group and covers of "Tobacco road", "The Letter", "Gloria" and "Bad Women", all garage classics.
Enjoy frenzy South American beat at one of its best

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Garage Punk Unknowns


Dear friends hi,

I have returned after almost one month
Today I will post something I have download from the fantastic blog of http://mza-garage.blogspot.com

This is a very nice compilation with some very powerful cuts from USA garage bands

Enjoy listening

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Thursday, 25 March 2010

Pebbles Volume 28 (Sweden)

Dear friends,

Today I will present you a Pebbles Compilation with Swedish 60s groups
Hope you will ennjoy it

Track Listing

Side 1:

1.The Shakers: "Who Will Buy these Wonderful Eyes?" – Rel. 1967
2.The Cads: "Call My Name" – Rel. 1966
3.Los Comancheros: "It's So Right" – Rel. 1966
4.The Dee Jays: "Not that Girl"
5.The Dee Jays: "Striped Dreams" – Rel. 1967
6.The Demons: "You" – Rel. 1964
7.The Gents: "Honor Bright"
8.The Madmen: "Alfred E. Goes Surfing" – Rel. 1965

Side 2:

1.The Dee Jays: "You Must Be Joking" – Rel. 1965
2.The Slamcreepers: "Nobody" – Rel. 1966
3.The Bootjacks: "Route 66" – Rel. 1965
4.The Namelosers: "Suzie Q" – Rel. 1965
5.The Flippers: "Louie, Louie" (Richard Berry)
6.The Lea Riders Group: "Got No Woman" – Rel. 1966
7.The Lea Riders Group: "But I Am, and Who Cares?" – Rel. 1966
8.The Bootjacks: "Stoned"

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Sunday, 7 March 2010

Wild Things-Wyld Kiwi Garage 1966-69

Dear friends,

Today I am going to present you a wild collection with primitive sounds from New Zealand’s 60s music groups. This is a collection of 16 singles where the Kiwis compensated for their isolation with crude mania, and this has some ferocious pounders.

My favourite from this compilation is the “I can’t make a friend” by the Action with very snotty vocals and a real hunting tune. Also the 13th Floor Elevators “You’re gonna miss me”, covered by Tom Thumb is one of the most powerful covers of this all time garage-punk classic.

This compilation shows the real hunger of 60s youth to play music and express their feelings, which was the same almost all across the word.

Track List

1.La De Da's - "Don't You Stand In My Way" (2:14)
2.La De Da's - "How Is the Air Up There?" (2:32)
3.The Smoke (NZ) - "No More Now" (2:12)
4.Sandy Edmonds - "Come See Me" (2:28)
5.Crescendos - "Now She's Mine" (2:50)
6.The Action - "I Can't Make a Friend" (2:16)
7.Tom Thumb - "You're Gonna Miss Me" (2:00)
8.Tom Thumb - "I Need You" (2:06)
9.Bluestars - "Social End Product" (2:32)
10.Challenge - "The Crunch" (2:44)
11.Principals - "I Can't Stop" (2:44)
12.Pleazers - "Hurtin' All Over" (2:37)
13.Chants R&B - "I Want Her" (2:36)
14.Chants R&B - "I'm Your Witchdoctor" (2:00)
15.Chants R&B - "Neighbour Neighbour" (2:25)
16.Tomorrow's Love - "7 and 7 Is" (2:03)

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Sunday, 28 February 2010

Once and for all girl - The Other 4 (1966)


Dear friends hi,

Today I will post a very nice video outtake:Once and for all girl - The Other 4
I would rather say that this is more close to psychedelic pop that 60s garage.
Anyway, I think that the tune is really nice with soft harmonies and vocals, nice organ and interesting guitar on the bacground.

Here are some details I managed to find out about The Other 4 from another site

The Other 4 begun at the end of the 1960s as teen rock ‘n’ rollers the Man-Dells and came out at the other end, in reconfigured form, as psychedelic rockers the Brain Police. And, in between, they put out three 45s as the Other Four. They would continuously adapt themselves to the times without necessarily being innovators in their field, achieving local popularity in their various permutations without realizing chart success.

A well-worn trajectory for the ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll band to be sure, though the Other Four released some truly memorable 45s. “Searching for My Love,” their first 45 as the Other Four, is ringing, minor key pop straight from the Zombies and Searchers songbook. Their second - this selection - has all the right moves for 1966: commercial harmonies, mystical reserves of teenage energy, the briefly de rigueur 12-string.

The group, which consisted of Norman Lombardo (vocals, bass), Kenny Pernicano (drums, vocals), Craig Palmer (vocals, keyboards, bass) and Don Sparks (vocals, guitar) for “Once and For All Girl,” recorded the song at Hollywood’s Gold Star Studios, and, for obvious reasons, it was strong enough to attract the attention of Decca Records. To which Decca quickly set about transforming the Other Four’s manic verve into bland, fatal irrelevancy for their third and final 45, “How Do You Tell a Girl.”

Vocalist Norman Lombardo and one-time Other Four guitarist and keyboardist Rick Randle would reconvene a year or two later with a few other local San Diego musicians, self-releasing an obscure acid rock LP as the Brain Police in 1968. Incidentally, Don Sparks, who played on “Once and For All Girl,” enjoys an active career in television.



View this charming Video here


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Monday, 15 February 2010

Ugly Things Volume1

Today, I am going to present you a very nice compilation with raw and primitive sounds from down under.
Australia had a great production of music in the 60s and had a some groups who made international success.

My favorite song from this compilation is the opening You're Drivin' Me Insane from the Missing Links a totally minblowing song so far ahead of its time!!!

Please find below the tracks list and recording info as taken from Ugly Things

Track List

Side Track Band Name Song Title Was Version Released Recorded Original Release


1 1 The Missing Links You're Drivin' Me Insane 8/1965 Original Release

1 2 The Black Diamonds I Want, Need, Love You 1/1967 Original Release

1 3 The Elois By My Side 4/1967 Original Release

1 4 The Moods Rum Drunk 6/1966 Original Release

1 5 The Easybeats Goin' Out Of My Mind 11/3/1966 Original Release

1 6 The Vince Maloney Sect No Good Without You 3/1966 Original Release

1 7 The Sunsets I Want Love 7/1967 Original Release

1 8 The Wild Colonials Get The Picture 7/1966 Original Release

1 9 The Creatures Ugly Thing 12/1967 Original Release

1 10 The Cult You're Just My Kind unreleased

2 1 The Atlantics Come On 3/1967 Original Release

2 2 The D-Coys Bad Times 7/1966 Original Release

2 3 Trevor Gordon & The Bee Gees Little Miss Rhythm & Blues 3/1965 Original Release

2 4 The 4 Strangers Sad & Lonely 6/1965 Original Release

2 5 The In-Sect I Can See My Love 9/1966 Original Release

2 6 The Jackson Kings Watch Your Step 3/1966 Original Release

2 7 The Running Jumping Standing Still She's So Good To Me 8/1967 Original Release

2 8 The Vacant Lot Don't Let Me Sleep Too Long 3/1967 Original Release

2 9 The Hergs Style Of Love 11/1967 Original Release

2 10 Jeff St. John & The Id Sunaroid '67 1967

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Friday, 5 February 2010

The Zephyrs-Something About You (1965)


Dear friends hi again,
Last month ended with a new record of visits, more than 4,000 !!!

So, with great pleasure I would like to share with you one my favorite songs from the British Invasion era, Something About You by the Zephyrs from 1965. The Zephyrs released half-a-dozen singles between 1963 and 1965 without any notable success; the only one to make the U.K. charts, "She's Lost You," topped out at a mere Number 48.

This song is a mixture, Merseybeat & Mod with a fast tune distinctive organ that has a very nice solo. It is an up-tempo song making want to shake !!!

Enjoy the video



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Sunday, 24 January 2010

Music Machine - The Eagle Never Hunts The Fly

Dear friends,

With great pleasure I present you a real dynamite song: Music Machine - The Eagle Never Hunts The Fly.

Do you belive that a group could play so powerful music around 1966-1967?
This song have it all: powerfull rhythm, fuzzy guitars, snotty vocals, swirling farfisa, intriguing lyrics !!!!

Enjoy viewing this awasome video !!!!


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Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Wrenchin The Wires vol.1 & 2


Dear frinds hi,

Let me present a collection with 2 volumes with Polish 60s groups
Not much is known about the 60s music scene from countries from the what so called Eastern Block. The 60s music revolution didn't leave any part of the world without influence

The 2 volumes of this collection brings very fine beat, pop, garage tunes from Poland. Some material is original, some material is cover from well known 60s hits, and some songs are in Polish language and other songs in English.
The material is really good and some groups seem to have a very professional approach. Check the liner notes attached where you can read some brief details regarding the groups' stories.

Enjoy Listening this unique compilation

Track List

Part One
Wild 60's Bloc-busters from Poland

Side 1
1 Dzikusy - Piastelsi
2 Polanie - I'm Crying
3 Bardowie - Rudy Pies
4 Piec Linii - Jesien
5 Chocholy - Nadazyc Chce
6 Passaty - Nowy Wstaje Dzien
7 Pesymisci - She's Not There

Side 2
1 Polanie - A Ty Pocalujesz Mnie
2 Dzikusy - Nie Bede Z Toba Dluzej
3 Czerwone Gitary - I'm Down
4 Pesymisci - Plotki
5 Bardowie - Stary Zolw
6 Chocholy - Uwierz Mi
7 Blackout - Daj Psu Kosc

Part Two
14 Party's organ-led Curtain-rippers from Poland

Side 1
1 Chocholy - Nascie Lat
2 Dzikusy - Niefortunny Podrywacz
3 Dzikusy - Stale To Samo
4 Czarne Golfy - Podrywacze
5 Kawalerowie - Jeszcze Nie Wiem Nic O Tobie
6 The Phantoms - Hey Girl
7 Blackout - Czy Znasz Ten Zwyczaj

Side 2
1 Czerwono-Czarni - Good Lovin'
2 Trubadurzy - Chociaz Na Chwile Przyjdz Do Mnie
3 Kawalerowie - Nigdy Juz Nie Wolaj Mnie
4 Niebiesko-Czarni - Nocny Alarm
5 Polanie - Can You Hear Me
6 Czarne Golfy - Osiemnascie Lat
7 Pesymisci - Nie Powiem Ci Juz Nic



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Sunday, 17 January 2010

People of Tyme (canadian 60s)


Dear Friends hi,

This is the first post for 2010, and its by a demand from a garage60s blog reader who wished to see more garage punk songs coming from French speaking groups

So here I present you a compilation with Canadian groups from the sixties where the majority of the songs is in French langauage.

Ecoutez !!!!!!

Track List

1. People of Time - Simple Simon
2. Mon Amour - Les Wild Ones
3. They Say - Les 409
4. Si Chopin - Les Bel Kanto
5. Little White Lies - Painted Ship
6. Jeune Fille De Couvent - Les Comtes Harbourg
7. Cause I Believe - Michael & The French Canadians
8. J’en Ai Assez - Les Dabsters
9. I Can’t Go On - M.G. & The Escorts
10. Mademoiselle Yeye - Les Serf
11. Not My Kind - Denis Pantis
12. Cheveux Blonds Et Pantalons - Les Asteks
13. 8 O’Clock This Morning - Haunted
14. Pour Toi - Les Saturnes 4
15. Brainwashed - David Clayton Thomas
16. Tu N’es Pas Singere - Alex Fontaine
17. She’s Your Lover - Deverons
18. Je T’ Aime - Les Differents
19. I’m Losing Tonight - A Passing Fancy
20. Tot Mes Copains - Les Cyclones
21. I Need You Baby - Bohemians
22. Mary Lee - Rejean & Fawcons
23. Faded Colors - Stonemen
24. Ailleurs Et Ici - Les Notables
25. It’s A Hard Life - Ultimate Image
26. Monsieur Jean - Yvon Bonneville

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