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Friday, March 27, 2015

The LOONS - INSIDE OUT YOUR MIND


UK born Mike Stax moved to the States in 1980 and played bass for many years with the Crawdaddys, the Tell-Tale Hearts and the Hoods. In 1996, he decided he wanted to be the singer and frontman for a change, so he formed The LOONS.

The band released his first album "Love’s Dead Leaves" produced by Ebbot Lundborg of Soundtrack of our Lives in 1998.



There were a few lineup changes after that, but for the last ten years or so it’s been Mike Stax (vocals), Anja Stax (bass), Marc Schroeder (guitar), Chris Marsteller (guitar) and Mike Kamoo (drums and production). Their most recent album, INSIDE OUT YOUR MIND, is just released by legendary label Bomp.



The LOONS if admittedly influenced by all the great ‘60s era bands like the Pretty Things, Q65, the Outsiders, the Seeds, the Monks and the Music Machine to name a few, come up with a very modern and refreshing version of garage-psych. Pushed in the back by a rock solid rhythm section, the twin guitars drive the band all the way to the stars while Mike Stax belts out the lyrics.



The new cd opens with the infectious rocker “Siren City”  with its driving beat and Stax's mantra like repetition of the ultra catchy chorus. INSIDE OUT YOUR MIND is an album of many contrasts, where frantic garage rockers like “Cruel Grey Fog” and “I Don’t Live There Anymore” rub up against haunting, West Coast-flavored pieces like the very beautiful “Moon and Tide” and “Head in the Clouds"

If you are a fan of garage/psych rock it is absolutely essential that you seek out  all of The Loons cds but this new one in particular. 

Purchase it here: 

http://www.bompstore.com/loons-inside-out-your-mind-cd/


Special thanx to Suzy and Patrick



The Loons Inside Out Your Mind Album Release Party

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 28 2015 at Casbah
2501 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
Doors open at 8:30PM
Ages 21+ Only

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dr. Feelgood - As It Happens (reupped by request)


Dr. Feelgood - As It Happens
In WAV - Scans are included


1. Take A Tip 
2. Every Kind Of Vice 
3. Down At The Doctors 
4. Baby Jane 
5. Sugar Shaker 
6. Things Get Better 
7. She'S A Windup 
8. Lights Out 
9. Great Balls Of Fire 
10. Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won'T Do) 
11. My Buddy Buddy Friends 
12. Milk And Alcohol 
13. Matchbox 
14. As Long As The Price Is Right 
15. Night Time 16. Riot In Cell Block N°9 
17. The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock'N'Roll

Throughout their entire career, Dr. Feelgood never left simple, hard-driving rock 'n' roll behind, and their devotion to the blues and R&B earned them a devoted fan base.
The group's original distinctively British R&B sound was centered on Wilko Johnson's choppy guitar style. Along with Johnson, the original band line-up comprised John B. Sparks (bass guitar), John Martin aka The Big Figure (drummer) and Lee Brilleaux (vocals).

Like many pub rock acts, Dr. Feelgood were known primarily for their high energy live performances, although studio albums such as Down by the Jetty (1974) and Malpractice (1975) were also popular. Their breakthrough 1976 live album, Stupidity, reached number one in the UK Albums Chart (their only chart-topper).

But after the follow-up Sneakin' Suspicion, Johnson left the group due to perceived conflicts with Brilleaux. Johnson was replaced by John "Gypie" Mayo. With Mayo, the band was never as popular as with Johnson, but still enjoyed their only Top Ten hit single in 1979, with "Milk and Alcohol". The tune was written by Gypie Mayo, with lyrics by band comrade Nick Lowe after witnessing bluesman John Lee Hooker in concert.

http://netkups.com/?d=a5fbaefe00853

Monday, March 23, 2015

THE AR-KAICS on WINDIAN RECORDS


I recently mentioned their latest 45 on Market Square records, but previously to this, WINDIAN RECORDS released the full length debut album of Richmond Virginia’s THE AR-KAICS.



The band is featuring Kevin, Johnny, Tim and lovely Patty on drums. They describe themselves as playing what they call "troglodyte teenbeat 60s-style punk". And by that, my friends, you should understand a circa 1965 or 1966 Garage Punk in the fine tradition of the BACK FROM THE GRAVE, PEBBLES or TEENAGE SHUTDOWN compilations.



And indeed if you close your eyes you will have the feeling of listening to one these 60's compilations but this time around you will only have the killers (“NO, NO, NO”“THIS TIME TONIGHT” “YOU'LL BE MINE”) and not the fillers that more too often appear on that said kind of comp's.



The album was recorded remotely during a week-end in the woods at RAG’S BB&R by JEFF KANE and contains 13 brilliant and refreshing tracks with plenty of hooks and choruses catchy as hell. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST BUY.



Purchase it 

here: https://thearkaics.bandcamp.com/album/the-ar-kaics-2

or here https://www.windianrecords.com/store.html#

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Marie et les garçons


Marie et les garçons
In Wav - Scans are included

01.Rien A Dire  
02.A Bout De Souffle  
03.Mardi Soir  
04.Re Bop  
05.Attitudes  
06.Decision Ou Parti Pris  
07.Tokyo Pékin  
08.La Petite Sentinelle  
09.P 4 Nº 2  

10.Conversations  
11.Groom 6  
12.Encore L'Amour  
13.Roadrunner  
14.Garçons

Formé en 75 par des lycéens fans du Velvet (le groupe s'appellera d'ailleurs durant un temps Femme Fatale), Marie et les Garçons sort fin 77 un EP sur Rebel Records, premier label de Michel Esteban. Puis début 78, le groupe enregistre, à New York et avec John Cale, le morceau « Re-Bop » et JOUE au CBGB avant de rentrer à Paris assurer les premières parties de Patti Smith et des Talking Heads.

http://netkups.com/?d=d04ad70775565


Marie et les garçons - maxi
In Wav - Scans are included

01.Re Bop  
02.Attitudes

03.Rien A Dire Medley  

http://netkups.com/?d=025ce56b9b466


Friday, March 20, 2015

Vince Taylor - Jet Black Leather Machine


Vince Taylor - Jet Black Leather Machine 
In ape - Scans re included

1. Brand New Cadillac
2. Jet Black Machine
3. My Baby Left Me
4. My Babe
5. What'cha Gonna Do (When Your Baby Leaves You)
6. I'll Be Your Hero
7. Move Over Tiger
8. Sweet Little Sixteen
9. Baby Let's Play House
10. Twenty Flight Rock
11. Memphis Tennessee
12. Jezebel
13. Endless Sleep
14. Pledging My Love
15. Cold White & Beautiful
16. Long Tall Sally
17. Jeanine, Jeanine, Jeanine
18. Right Behind You Baby
19. I Like Love
20. Shot Of Rhythm & Blues, And Blues
21. Hi Heel Sneakers
22. Rock N' Roll Station

Here are all of the high points of Vince Taylor's musical career  gathered together on one CD. All phases of Vince's career are covered, with tracks from the Parlophone, Palette, Barclay and Davantage labels. Since the 50s he has been an icon to rock'n' roll weirdness, cited by David Bowie as a one of the influences on the invention of the Ziggy Stardust character. The Golden Earring named a song "Just like Vince Taylor" on their masterpiece MoontanVirtually everbody will be familiar with Vince's `Brand New Cadillac', covered of course by the Clash on their "London Calling" album. Not my rip.

http://netkups.com/?d=c5c859bc67059

Paul MESSIS - The HIGHER STATE


I previously ranted about Paul Messis as the founder of MARKET PLACE RECORDS, but this time let's focus on Paul Messis, the musician, singer and songwriter who has so far released a slew of 45rpm singles and two solo albums: "The Problem with me" in 2011 on 13 O'Clock records and "Case closed" in 2013 on State records.


The First one is the most enjoyable and contains a fine rendition of "Live and Die" previously recorded by the Barons in 1966 and a remarkable version of the Dovers' 1965 song "What am 
i going to do?" Other fine moments are the very byrdsyan title track, "I'll be gone" and the very hypnotic organ driven "Why". The whole record has an amazing 60's garage, folk-rock, psychedelia and 60's punk vibe to it.





The second album, "Case Closed", has is highlights as well: "Nickels And Dimes", "It Doesn't Matter To Me" or the aptly titled "I Hate The World Around Me" since Paul describes himself as an angry young man living in a very dull and mediocre 21st century UK. It obviously shows on this second record. 




Paul also plays the bass on the latest and self titled record by THE HIGHER STATE, their third full-length for 13 O' Clock Records. The band opted here for a more stripped-down approach mixing folk-punk with garage-psychedelia and plenty of vocal harmonies. The whole thing brought to you in glorious MONO is a must buy



Purchase Paul's first Album and the HIGHER STATE Album here:
http://www.13oclockrecords.com/bands_new.html

Purchase CASE CLOSED here:
http://paulmessis.bandcamp.com/

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Jook - Different Class (reupped by request)


The Jook - Different Class
In WAV - scans are included

1. ALRIGHT WITH ME
2. DO WHAT YOU CAN
3. CITY AND SUBURBAN BLUES
4. SHAME SHAME SHAME
5. OO-OO-RUDI
6. JOOK'S ON YOU
7. KING KAPP
8. RUMBLE
9. BISH BASH BOSH
10. CRAZY KIDS
11. AGGRAVATION PLACE
12. EVERYTHING I DO
13. LA LA GIRLS
14. WATCH YOUR STEP
15. HEY DOLL
16. THAT'S FINE
17. MOHAIR SAM
18. COOCH
19. DIFFERENT CLASS
20. MOVIN' IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
21. AGGRAVATION PLACE - IAN KIMMETT DEMO (BONUS TRACK)
22. EVERYTHING I DO- IAN KIMMETT DEMO (BONUS TRACK)
23. LA LA GIRLS - IAN KIMMETT DEMO (BONUS TRACK)

A first ever collection of all the singles and unreleased studio recordings by this seminal UK pop punk outfit with close links to Sparks , whose track ‘Aggravation Place’ is one of the highlights of the Glitterbest set. • The Jook were the brainchild of Sparks manager John Hewlett, who introduced guitarist Trevor White to singer-songwriter Ian Kimmett, and recruited bassist Ian Hampton and drummer Chris Townson.  The Jook released five singles (one of which Oo Oo Rudi inspired early Irish label mates of the Undertones to name themselves Rudi )- and recorded an unreleased album called "Different Class" - to little commercial success. The final nail in the coffin was when they were unable to promote their last single, Bish Bash Bosh, after their tour with The Sweet had been cancelled. The anthemic Aggravation Place dates from their last recording session in 1976, which later appeared as an EP on Bomp in the US and Chiswick in the UK in 1978. Trevor White: "The best thing we ever done, everything just as we wanted, and if we'd stayed together we might have had the breakthrough." As soon as the session was finished White and Hampton jumped ship and joined Sparks, who were enjoying their first taste of success with This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us, and stayed with them for two albums.  Today the US market for 70’s power pop has embraced the Jook, whilst elsewhere such as the UK and Japan the market for proto punk has equally identified the Jook for re-appraisal.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

FAZ WALTZ - "Move Over"



Footstompers all over the world, from Cantù, Italy, I give you the amazing Glam Rock/Rock'N'Roll trio, FAZ WALTZ, featuring Faz La Rocca:vocals,guitar,piano - Diego Angelini: bass - Marco Galimberti : drums.


photo by Mircalla Broglio

The band has recently released his 4th full length, "Move Over" and  the least you can say is that the guys came up with a real master piece! All killers and no fillers.  There ain't one weak track in sight! And in the modern music world this has become VERY rare! 



Faz La Rocca really knows how to write 10 songs, all catchy as hell. What you got here is T.Rex, Slade, The Jook, Hello and Gary Glitter all rolled in one.

Brilliant guitar work, a strong rhythm section and -most important- great songs with plenty of hooks and sing-a-long choruses.

If you like nowadays bands like Giuda or Eight Track Stereo, this is right up your alley! A MUST BUY!

The band is planning a tour in Germany and Spain for this summer and is already working on some new songs too.



purchase it here : http://shop.fazwaltz.com/