Monday, 21 December 2015

A Pocketful of Acid



This mix features songs covering the years from 1968 to 1972. Once again, a few well known bands (such as Blue Cheer & Groundhogs) mixed with the more obscure. Most of these songs are, as the title suggests, on the heavier side of rock. So, enjoy the ride...!


 1. Poobah - Mr. Destroyer (6:00)
 2. Groundhogs - Split - Part One (4:28)
 3. Bulbous Creation - Let's Go to the Sea (6:15)
 4. SRC - No Secret Destination (4:17)
 5. Dark - Zero Time (6:45)
 6. November - Men Mitt Hjärta Ska Vara Gjort Av Sten (4:32)
 7. Stone Garden - It's a Beautiful Day (3:28)
 8. Morgen - Purple (4:10)
 9. Stray - Time Machine (4:41)
10. May Blitz - 8 Mad Grim Nits (4:29)
11. J.D. Blackfoot - The Ultimate Prophecy (5:44)
12. Quicksilver Messenger Service - Light Your Windows (2:34)
13. Asoka - Ataraxia (3:25)
14. Elias Hulk - We Can Fly (4:48)
15. Blue Cheer - Just a Little Bit (3:27)
16. Träd, Gräs Och Stenar - Sanningens Silverflod (3:51)
17. Charlies - Like the Purpose Told Me (5:16)



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Saturday, 12 December 2015

Best of That Driving Beat



That Driving Beat is a 5 CD collection of "Rare British Freakbeat from the Sixties", though the odd Dutch band did creep in, a couple of which are on this mix. Like my Best of Garage Beat '66 mix, this is a few selected highlights from all the CDs.


01. The Favourite Sons - That Driving Beat (1:39)
02. The Scorpions - (Ain't That) Just Like Me (2:13)
03. The Shanes - I Don't Want Your Love (2:15)
04. The Hi Numbers - Heart of Stone (2:19)
05. Phase 4 - Think I'll Sit Down and Cry (2:32)
06. The Midknights - Just for Me (2:17)
07. Gary Walker - She Makes Me Feel Better (2:04)
08. The In Crowd - Things She Says (1:45)
09. The Rockin' Vickers - I Don't Need Your Kind (2:30)
10. The Outsiders - Keep on Doing It (2:35)
11. The Attraction - She's a Girl (2:34)
12. The Bunch of Fives - At the Station (2:07)
13. The Worrying Kynde - Got the Blame (1:51)
14. Alex Harvey - Go Away Baby (2:25)
15. The Loose Ends - I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore (2:10)
16. The Bad Boys - That's What I'll Do (2:44)
17. Just Four Men - Don't Come Any Closer (2:17)
18. The Poets - That's the Way It's Got to Be (2:33)
19. The Muldoons - I'm Lost Without You (2:46)
20. Heinz - I'm Not a Bad Guy (2:13)
21. The Selfkick - Gosh! I'm Your Woman, Not Your Wife! (2:19)
22. The Llan - Realise (3:13)
23. The Beat Buddies - Pins in My Heart (1:50)
24. Mel Turner & The Mohicans - Doin' the Ton (2:12)
25. The Laurie Jay Combo - Just a Little Bit (2:06)
26. The Dukes - Try to Understand (2:24)
27. Tony & Howard with The Dictators - Just in Case (2:51)




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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Best of Garage Beat '66




Sundazed released 7 volumes of the Garage Beat '66 compilations, from 2004 to 2007. Here's just a few of my favourite songs from all 7 volumes.

Many of these songs have appeared on garage compilations over the years, but usually sourced straight from the original (often crackly) vinyl release. Sundazed always provide the best quality recordings from this period, though some prefer the old crackly versions! Not sure why they called the series Garage Beat '66 either, considering the years covered are from 1964 to 1969...


01. We the People - When I Arrive (3:05)
02. Front Page News - Thoughts (3:08)
03. Rear Exit - Miles Beyond (1:56)
04. Smokestack Lightnin' - Look What You've Done (2:54)
05. The Wild Things - Tell Me (3:01)
06. The Fe-Fi-Four Plus 2 - I Wanna Come Back (From the World of LSD) (2:18)
07. The Basement Wall - Never Existed (2:00)
08. Nobody's Children - Good Times (2:49)
09. The Menn - Things to Come (2:07)
10. Plato and the Philosophers - Thirteen O'Clock Flight to Psychedelphia (3:01)
11. The Druids of Stonehenge - Bald Headed Woman (4:17)
12. The Unrelated Segments - Cry, Cry, Cry (3:03)
13. Jokers Wild - All I See Is You (2:38)
14. The Liberty Bell - I Can See (3:05)
15. The "In" - Just Give Me Time (2:20)
16. The Music Machine - Advise and Consent (2:58)
17. The Groupies - Down in the Bottom (2:33)
18. The Mourning Reign - Satisfaction Guaranteed (2:18)
19. The Lynx - You Lie (2:05)
20. The Cords - Ghost Power (3:03)
21. The Guess Who - Believe Me (2:54)
22. The Preachers - Stay Out of My World (2:33)
23. The Lemon Drops - It Happens Everyday (2:17)




 



Friday, 27 November 2015

A Collection of Oddities



 What it says.... A few odd tunes from the 1950s to the 1970s. Some are peculiar/insane cover versions, some are songs you wouldn't expect from a certain artist, and the rest are just... rather odd! 

Just a few words about some of the artists on this mix:
If Sparks were a 60s beat band, they would've sounded like Allen Pound's Get Rich. The Jonna Gault song sounds like it could've come from a warped version of Mary Poppins. Doug Ashdown sounds so stoned, it's hard to believe he could actually shake anything... Groove to Gert Wilden's cheesy ad music for Moulinex, for all you schlager fans out there! 

 People from the UK will probably know Rodney Bewes more as an actor, from the comedy series "Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?", well listen to his one stab at musical immortality... Then listen to the most demented version ever of "Hey Joe", from Japan's The Golden Cups. Hasil Adkins, what can I say? He was always slightly deranged, on the track featured here he sounds not just deranged, but positively psychotic. As for Mad Sound, this Danish band's contribution is their own unique version of "Hey Joe". You might not understand most of the lyrics, but what you can understand just sounds... depraved.

  1. Ron Geesin - Agitation in Anticipation of Offspring Part "W" (2:17)
  2. Allen Pound's Get Rich - Hey You (1:40)
  3. Jonna Gault and Her Symphopop Scene - Wonder Why, I Guess (2:46)
  4. Doug Ashdown - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (2:29)
  5. Gert Wilden & Orchestra - Moulinex (2:39)
  6. Dean Carter - Run Rabbit Run (1:58)
  7. Yan Tregger - Bubble Bubble (1:52)
  8. Roger Ruskin Spear - Drop Out (2:03)
  9. The Bermuda Jam - Good Trip Lollipop (4:48)
10. Ken Nordine - Flesh (1:32)
11. Doris Troy - Kill Them All! (4:14)
12. Ron Grainer Orchestra - Boy Meets Girl (2:21)
13. Tarantula Ghoul & the Gravediggers - King Kong (2:14)
14. Race Marbles - Like a Dribbling Fram (2:56)
15. Mystery Track (2:01)
16. The American Breed - Radio Spot: Temperature's Rising (1:27)
17. Randy Johnson - Fly Superman Fly (2:00)
18. Rodney Bewes - Meter Maid (3:13)
19. Jun Mayuzumi - Ai Ga Hoshii No (2:49)
20. Hasil Adkins - We Got a Date (2:42)
21. The Golden Cups - Hey Joe (5:26)
22. The Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra - Da Doo Ron Ron (2:23)
23. The Driving Stupid - Green Things Have Entered My Skin, Gladys (2:20)
24. Saddlesore - Pig Ankle Strut (2:24)
25. Preston Epps - B'wana Bongos (1:56)
26. Mad Sound - To Masturbate (4:17)
27. Peter Sarstedt - Mary Jane (2:18)
28. The Zodiac - Leo - The Lord of Lights (2:33)
29. The Id - Boil the Kettle, Mother (2:45)

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Friday, 20 November 2015

Best of 2015 mix





01. Jacco Gardner - Make Me See (1:37)
02. Pika - Ryu no Sumika (8:34)
03. Les Big Byrd - I Woke Up in a Dream (5:00)
04. The Fall - First One Today (2:45)
05. Pigs - Mope (2:59)
06. Dungen - Sisten Gästen (2:40)
07. Hills - Milarepa (3:01)
08. Robert Forster - Learn to Burn (4:35)
09. DRINKS - Cannon Mouth (3:51)
10. Brainticket - Singularity (5:02)
11. The Backhomes - Solid Gold (2:58)
12. Six Organs of Admittance - Maximum Hexadic (2:21)
13. The Owl Service - Samhain (2:55)
14. Moon Duo - Thieves (3:34)
15. Spectres - Family (3:55)
16. The Chills - Warm Waveform (4:10)
17. Gurun Gurun - Atarashii Hi (4:09)
18. Novella - Two Ships (2:47)
19. Fuzz - Pipe (3:20)
20. My Sleeping Karma - Vayu (5:55)

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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Post-Punk Mix - Volume 4


 
 It's been a long time coming, and I apologise for the lack of posts this year! Anyway, continuing the theme of the previous volumes, another collection of songs from the peak post-punk era, 1978-1982. Also, like before, a few familiar names here along with some very obscure! Hope you enjoy.


01. Glaxo Babies - It's Irrational (4:06)
02. The Boys Next Door - The Voice (3:51)
03. Androids of Mu - Bored Housewifes (2:18)
04. Fire Engines - New Thing in Cartons (2:53)
05. Sad Lovers and Giants - Landslide (2:59)
06. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Overground (3:06)
07. The Lines - Background (4:53)
08. Phew - Dream (3:15)
09. The Prefects - Bristol Road Leads to Dachau (10:03)

10. The Chameleons - Here Today (3:54)
11. Come On - Don't Walk on the Kitchen Floor (3:39)
12. Family Fodder - Savoir Faire (3:14)
13. Diagram Brothers - Discordo (3:29)
14. Bauhaus - A God in an Alcove (4:07)
15. The Red Crayola - Uh, Knowledge Dance (2:55)
16. Bush Tetras - Things That Go Boom in the Night (4:24)
17. The Passage - Mr. Terror, Chief of Police (3:20)
18. The Homosexuals - False Sentiments (2:52)
19. Middle Class - A Skeleton at the Feast (4:17)
20. The Cravats - You're Driving Me (4:44)


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Friday, 9 January 2015

Best of 2014 mix, Volume 2



01. The Paperhead - None Other Than (4:42)
02. Les Big Byrd - 1,2,3,4 Morte (4:19)
03. White Fence - Arrow Man (2:34)
04. Lola Colt - Heartbreaker (3:56)
05. Swans - Oxygen (edit) (3:04)
06. Pere Ubu - Road to Utah (4:19)
07. Temples - Keep in the Dark (4:35)
08. Motorpsycho - The Magic & the Wonder (A Love Theme) (4:37)
09. Polska Radio One - Surf 2 (5:51)
10. King Creosote - For One Night Only (4:07)
11. Acid Mothers Temple SWR - Black Waffle With Jolokia Souse (3:42)
12. The Len Price 3 - Medway Sun (3:31)
13. Gulp - Vast Space (3:17)
14. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Take Away These Early Grave Blues (6:45)
15. The Black Angels - The Flop (2:57)
16. The Cambodian Space Project - Whisky Cambodia (5:32)
17. Camera - Parhelion (4:06)
18. Gallon Drunk - The Speed of Fear (5:55)

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