Archive for September, 2006

Garage Punk Mayham with Count Five and their Psychotic Reaction

September 29, 2006

Count_fiveNo Garage collection is complete without the snotty brattish wails of the screaming Count Five. Psychotic Reaction (possibly the greatest song title ever) is a typical rock and roll mutant to be born of American frustrations, and a response to the Brit invasion. The title track is without doubt, one of the finest examples in its genre. The track, Psychotic Reaction veers from pathetic bedroom pining (on a bed of wiry guitars and thumping bass drums) to the positively evil middle section which spirals outta control before hooking you back in with a punch to the stomach.

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Going up with the 13th Floor Elevators and ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’

September 29, 2006

Roky Erickson is one of music’s true pioneers… but mental. That’s why we like him! Especially his most famous cut ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’ with the mighty 13th Floor Elevators. Check out the review of masterpiece ‘Easter Everywhere‘.

Mof Gimmers

Going up with the 13th Floor Elevators and ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’

September 29, 2006

Roky Erickson is one of music’s true pioneers… but mental. That’s why we like him! Especially his most famous cut ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’ with the mighty 13th Floor Elevators. Check out the review of masterpiece ‘Easter Everywhere‘.

Mof Gimmers

Ugly Things – All your music needs and reads

September 29, 2006

BrianjonesFor those of you sixties obsessives out there (and fans of the very things that shaped the lead up to the sixties), you may be keen to know that there is a rag that caters for your needs! No, it aint Mojo (and their recent Elton freakin’ John obsession), but the slap down, all attitude heir to Lester Bangs, Ugly Things!

In their own words, ‘UGLY THINGS’ coverage of 1960s Beat, Garage, and Psychedelic music is second to none and continues to be the magazine’s main focus, with deeply-researched articles and interviews with some of the finest overlooked artists from the 20th century’s most tumultuous decade. However, UGLY THINGS prides itself in covering a wide range of "Wild Sounds From Past Dimensions", from 1920s rural blues to 1950s R&B to obscure ’70/’80s punk rock’. For more info, click here.

Jan and Dean ham it up thru’ Surf City

September 29, 2006

Surf music is great. Even the bubblegum stuff has buckets of charm. Jan and Dean, death obsessives don’t let on to the dark side with this oddball clip of the boys with gorgeous gals and cars that fall to bits. All together now "Twooooo giiiirls for ev’ry booooooooooooooy"

Mof Gimmers

Jan and Dean ham it up thru’ Surf City

September 29, 2006

Surf music is great. Even the bubblegum stuff has buckets of charm. Jan and Dean, death obsessives don’t let on to the dark side with this oddball clip of the boys with gorgeous gals and cars that fall to bits. All together now "Twooooo giiiirls for ev’ry booooooooooooooy"

Mof Gimmers

Robert Plant to play benefit for next door

September 29, 2006

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Robert Plant is set to play a benefit gig to pay for the medicial expenses of his neighbour.

The former Led Zep singer will play the gig at Kidderminster Town Hall on December 23 under the name The Honeydrippers.

The evening is to be billed as ‘The Return Of The Honeydrippers’. According to a local Midlands rag (and the NME), Plant hopes to raise for money for Jackie Jennings who is having treatment for a brain tumour in Boston. The therapy will cost a whopping £100,000 and the singer hopes to raise £25,000 needed with the gig as Jennings has already raised £75,000.

It’s unclear who will feature in The Honeydrippers line up, but the band’s album from 1984 featured Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. Wooo!

Mof Gimmers

Riot on Sunset Strip

September 28, 2006

There’s no real need for an introduction to the killer B-Movie, Riot On Sunset Strip. Basically, it’s a dynamite flick about the counter culture… acid, pot, longhairs, rioting… all soundtracked by The Chocolate Watch Band and The Standells. Ace. I wanna go back in time!

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Classic soulful country from The Band

September 28, 2006

The_bandCommonly known as ‘The Brown Album’, The Band‘s eponymous LP is often overlooked in favour of ‘Music From The Big Pink’. ‘…Big Pink’, great album that it is, doesn’t even get close to the magic held in the grooves of it’s predecessor.

As ever, the record is stuffed full of the group’s unique form of country funk, with old-time woodiness and glorious arrangements. It also features their greatest ever songs.

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Janis Joplin gets down to ‘Move Over’

September 28, 2006

With the news that someone has finally been chosen for the Janis Joplin biopic (due to start filming in November) it’s probably about time we saw the gravel voiced siren in action. Sometimes, a little too torchsongy, when Joplin kicked on in full throttle, she was tough to beat. Check out this killer version of ‘Move Over’.

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