Sunday, September 11, 2011

GArage Punk Classics - Update.

Told ya – sold out in 3 weeks…

More stuff coming shortly.

In the meantime check out this AWESOME blog.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

60's Garage Punk Classics


«Along with Psychedelic Disaster Whirl, these EP sets are probably the finest comps of the late 80s. The three first volumes would have made one hell of an LP.»
Age of Madness

And what a killer of a comp it is! I Met this crazy bunch while they were putting the final touches to the hand made covers and had a chance to listen to the thing… It's been a while since heard a comp like that. Flows beautifully. The last track is awesome.

By deference to the hard working enthousiasts who produced this 100% legal piece of vinyl (very uncommon these days), I won't upload the sound now, I'll wait untill they're sold. There's only 195 of them, get them while you can. They come in 2 flavors, the Deluxe with the day-glo paint is a hoot!

lim. hand numbered 45 copies with glow in the dark hand sprayed sleeves, hand stamped labels, insert
20.00 euros / $29.00
lim. hand numbered 150 copies with DJ sleeve, hand stamped labels, insert
15.00 euros / $21.50

Priority shipping charges:
Europe: 12.00 euros / $16.00
Rest of the world: 17.00 euros / $24.00

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For all orders and questions: Fuzz Busters Records

Garage Punk Classics
18 US Garage Punkers from the mid-60s

All tracks first comp’d between 1986 and 1987 on the long-gone and awesome Punk Classics vol.1, 2 and 3 7’’ EP series. First time now on LP, with better sound quality and unabridged versions!

Side A
1. The Choab - Why Am I Alone? • Albuquerque, NM (1966)
2. The Fortune Seekers - Why I Cry • Norwalk, CA (1966)
3. The Tuesday Club - Only Human • ? (1967)
4. Evil Enc. Group - The Point Is • Beckley, WV (196?)
5. It's Us - Don't Want Your Lovin' • Kenelton, NJ (1967)
6. Whatt Four - Our Love Should Last Forever • Riverside, CA (1966)
7. Thunderbirds - Hey Little Girl • ?, WI (196?)
8. Shadows - Tell Me • ? (196?)
9. The Scoundrels - Up There • Brooklyn, NY (1966)

Side B
1. Scott Bedford Four - You Turned Your Back On Me • Northampton, PA (1965)
2. U.S. Kids - Check Out • Medford, OR (1966)
3. The Ascots - So Good • Pontiac, MI (1966)
4. William Penn Fyve - Blow My Mind • Palo Alto, CA (196?)
5. The Moon-Dawgs - Keep On Pushing • New Orleans, LA (196?)
6. Wildwood - Plastic People • Stockton, CA (1968)
7. Operations - Reincarnation • Cincinnati, OH (1968)
8. The Allies - I'll Sell My Soul • Barstow, CA (1966)
9. K Lawson & 4 More - Halfway Down The Stairs • Memphis, TN (1967)

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

New FOTH Comps in the making

Thanks to your input, the following volumes are getting in the early stages:

Working titles:
FOTH 26: Kurry Sembal Ketjap: South East Asian Beat & Psych from Indonesia, Thailand & Vietnam… We'll see about Laos.

FOTH 27: Far East Fuzz: India and Pakinstan weirdness from the 60's. Not sure I'll find anything from Bangladesh though.

FOTH 28: Middle East Mayhem. Turkish, Lebanese, Syrian (not quite the right time), Israeli. I won't drop any Greek stuff in there for fear of getting my throat slit… Actually mingling the israeli stuff in there is also a bit touchy.
I've got quite a few sources for material here, but if any Egyptian, Libyan, Syrian or anybody from the same region could drop me a mail (in a comment please, I won't publish it) pointing me to stuff… I'd be more than grateful.

This one might get done the first, it seems to fall at the right time.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Fools On The Hill compilations: Complete list of Volumes

The Blogspot search engine is a bit weird, so here is a complete and chronological liste of Volumes for your enjoyment:

Fools On The Hill - Volume 1 – My Tailor Is Rich – 19 necessary beat winners from the swinging 60's french-o-phonic countries

Fools On The Hill 2: Autumn Songbook - 23 moody punk-folk greats from the mid-60s

Fools On The Hill 3: Shaking Along Mersey River - 19 worldwide Mersey Beat and early Beat gems from the mid-60's

Fools On The Hill 4: Goddesses in the sky with Diamonds - 19 psych pop, psych and acid folk female gems from the mid-60's and early 70's

Fools On The Hill 5: Sunny Sunday Smiles - 19 worldwide pop, soft pop and harmony pop greats from the mid-60's

Fools On The Hill 6: Red fuzz with purple flashes - 24 worlwide wild freakbeat masterpieces from the mid-60's

Fools On The Hill 7: Sons of the Golden Dawn - 19 neo-garage psych greats from the mid-80's/early 90's

Fools On The Hill 8: Love Songs in the Night - Last gasps of the golden pop era (Pop Greats from the 70's)

Fools On The Hill 9: McCartnisms on my Mynd - Fabulous McCartneys that Time Forgot

Fools On The Hill 10: Soft as Snow - 23 mid-60's soft beat and popsike acid greats from northern Europe

Fools On The Hill 11: Maybe in a Dream - 19 US Psychedelic Lullabies from the mid-60's

Fools On The Hill 12: Balls & Chains - 18 mid-60's fuzz-driven pop masterpieces from the US

Fools On The Hill 13: A Trip through Unicorn's Forest - 18 fabulous acid folk and folky psychedelic greats from the late-60s /early 70s

Fools On The Hill 14: Walruses all around - 16 greatest songs Lennon never wrote (+ 3 treasures from the Dakota Hotel vaults)

Fools On The Hill 15: Captain Groovy - 20 hip-shaking garage floor fillers from the mid-60s

Fools On The Hill 16: Voices Green & Purple - 19 US acid-punk and soft punk from the mid-60s

Fools On The Hill 17: The Blue Electric Butterfly - 19 mid 60's greats from the UK forgotten psychedelic underground

Fools On The Hill 18: Asian Take-Away - 19 asiatic beat monsters from the late 60's and early 70's

Fools On The Hill 19: That's cool, that's trash - 19 obscure garage punk greats from the american mid-60's

Fools On The Hill 20: Love is a hurting thing - 19 rare mid 60's Northern soul mid-tempo nuggets

Fools On The Hill 21: A last Splash of Colours - 19 fabulous mid-60's POP Masterpieces that time forgot

Fools On The Hill 22: Fabulously Fake Freakouts – 25 wannabe psychedelic tunes from all over the world

Fools On The Hill 23: Pre-Kraut Pleasures- 29 garage psych and post-beat late 60's forgotten gems from the German scene

Fools on the hill 24 : Sizzling Sitar Special - 29 deliciously droning popsike & acid-folk gems from the late-60's to mid-70's

Fools on the hill 25 : Class of '65 - 13 prep-rock wonders from the pre-fuzz ages

Phew! That's a long link list… Have fun!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Fools on the hill 26 : what should be next?

Aas I get back into the swing of things, I need to select a theme for the next FOTH volume.

I was contemplating the following themes:

Bent and batty hippie shit, as in the very stange stuff drugged-out hippes, loonies and communes came up with.
It might just be difficult to listen to a whole CD of the stuff…

Loner-Folk… plenty of interesting stuff abounds but then it might get MIGHTY depressing to listen to.

Far East Fuzz: I am currently listening to a stuff-load of stuff from the far east and asia. We already did a Volume on Cambodian Rock,
as this was a marvelous and exceptional moment in time. The other Asian stuff borders on pure kitsch soemtimes but is strangely enticing. Think Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Laos, Thailand etc. This might have to be split in various volumes, because some countries had a relly beat scene and others were mixing traditional music with 60's sound.
Same thing could apply to Middle East and North Africa… it very difficult to find good sources, though.

Still working on gathering more African PSych, but the again, with wars and the general attitude, precious few interesting music remains.

Votes, suggestions of themes… and …help even ARE GLADLY Welcomed. Drop us a comment.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Hot off the press - New 60's limited comp-a-coming

We've heard through the grapevine that there is yet another super-limited, hand-made compilation looming. This 180 run of LPs will be focused on straight US 60's garage although the track listing isn't yet known.
With the people behind this venture, this will be mighty interesting and will be available on a strictly first come, first served basis around mid-April. No sales through shops and mail orders, from what I was told.
In order to get in the line and be informed all forthcoming details and be on the mailing list, drop an email to fuzzbusters records here.

You guessed it… I'm already in.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Do What Thou Wilt - The satanic rites of British rock delivered from acetates and rare pressings 1970-1974

Now there's a surprise a-coming! We've been able to lay our grubby mitts on this super limited edition comp.
A run of 200, gone in a few days, with hand-painted covers and hand-made liner notes. What's more the bulk of the songs covered come from acetates… unlikely to ever come to light again.
While I am not too sold on late UK Psych, as it is often veers too much towards the prog-hey-let's-have-a-Middle-Age-jam-complete-with flutes-and-harpsichord, this compilation is much more on the Heavy and Proto Punk side of things. Much more to my liking.
When I say Heavy, think of early Black Sabbath style, although the bands showcased here are no copycats at all. They have the same disturbing qualities as Ozzie's early band mates but often without the almighty crunch. A primitive taster of things to come.

As for the Proto-Punk bands in here, they are much of the anarchic psych variety with a few very disturbing occurance… the last song "Fuck You" being the perfect resumé for the whole LP. I think some of them resurfaced a couple years later as bona-fide punk bands.

Here's the track list and liner notes (lucky you):

CAMELOT - Time Around Me
PONY - I'm a Mover
SHADO - Evil City
HEATWAVE - 9-9-9
GRIND - Rip Off
SIOUX - Warlove
YELLOW - The Hobo Song
SARDONICUS - Evaporated Brain
TONGE - Looking at the World
WOODEN LION - Rise of the Moon
GRIND - Earth Song
UNICORN - Another World
LUCIFER - Fuck You

CAMELOT: Nothing has been left to devour over in a literary sense with CAMELOT, but their single-sided emidisc acetate offering should suffice to satisfy's anyone's hunger for primitive heavy rock!!
PONY: "I'm a mover" maybe more familiar to die-hard fans of blues rockers FREE, but here's a more raucous and battered version from PONY's surviving acetate recorded circa 1970. Backed with "Better by you, better than me" as more famously recorded by Spooky Tooth.
SHADO: Another incredible bunch of unknowns who were fortunate enough to be handled by local promoter, John Hessenthaler who is still in the business over 35 years later!! "Evil city" is the A-side of their 1974 single for Montrose records.
HEATWAVE: Led by guitarist Mervyn Selby Read in the early 70s, this Welsh band were making plenty of carnivorous noises in the valleys with their single for Harp records ("One-eyed man" c/w "9-9-9")
GRIND: One of the clearest and BEST examples of British proto punk along with Crushed Butler, 3rd World War, Hawkind and Mick Farren's Deviants who all formed a fairly decent chunk of anarchic rock on the British heavy rock underground circa 1969-1974. Muir, Barber and Hastings laid down these two shit-faced punkers on 31st October, 1973. Unfortunatly, it's only been possible to locate one of their two acetates which leaves another 2 tracks missing, WHAT A FUCKING BAND!!!!!!
SIOUX: Messrs. Holcombe, Natori and pattenden arrived in 1973 with an EP pressed up by SRT. Hipping yarns ensued with the recording of "Prosmoe", "Warlove", "You're all I need" and "Happiness in the sky". Christ knows what happened to SIOUX, but let's hope they carried on rocking!!
SARDONICUS: A bunch of anonymous punk unknowns whose collective venom spews out and throws up two disturbed rockers. "Evaporate Brain" and "Nymph" were recorded at County Recording Services in Bracknell, Berkshire in 1973.
YELLOW: The only band on this compilation that had any real luck as they had a single out on CBS in the late 60s and went on to enjoy other releases. YELLOW regrouped after two splits and laid down some demos at Impulse studios inNewcastle and then at Multicord studios in Sunderland from where this demonic and twisted beast arose in 1971. A quickly formed Abreaction record label released "The Hobo song" alongside "Daylight Child" by LUCAS TYSON who went on to become CIRKUS. Also included on the EP were BRASS ALLEY and TRIOLOGY.
TONGE: A Brighton band featuring Alan Grinyer (vocals), Dave Barnard (bass), Eric Wright (guitar) and Nick Oldfield (drums). TONGUE recorded a session for their local radio station circa 1972. 2 tracks were loaded onto acetate "Old father time" and "Looking at the world".This song later became "When they take me away" on a Depression demo.
WOODEN LION: There were 2 bands calling themselves WOODEN LION in Britain in the early 70s. This WOODEN LION are an unidentified bunch of long hairs who recorded "Tales of evening" and "Rise of the moon" and walked away with a crumbling acetate.
BARE SOUL: BARE SOUL came from East Yorkshire circa '69 and recorded several tracks in a studio based in Hull which had recorded future stars like Mick Ronson and Def Leppard !! Flash reveals BARE SOUL's envious appetite for pure destruction perfectly!!
UNICORN: Another "never heard of 'em" act who were assembled for a short time in 1970, but managed to record "Another world" and "Going home" in Hollick and Taylor studios, Perry Barr, Birmingham, They probably carried on but under a different name when they realised that there was another act called UNICORN who were already signed and making records with the Big T label at the same time.
LUCIFER: "Fuck you" sums up this entire project suitably. LUCIFER was Peter Walker of late 60s psychedelic set THE PURPLE GANG. Having retired himself from this band as the lead singer and kazoo player in 1969, Walker turned to his old affair with witchcraft and joined a coven. Obviously the big wig labels wouldn't touch this shit with a lengthy bargepole so he decided to go it on his own. "Fuck you" was his first ventured and advertised it in underground mag OZ for 50p as "A love song - FUCKROCK" the lucky bleeders were also entitled to a Fuck You poster too (plus P+P)!!
His next single, "Prick" was advertized in the RECORD MIRROR and OZ and was sold to gather proceeds for an LP. The LP finally arrived in the same year (1972) after the release of a third 7'' called "Don't care "c/w "Hypnosis". "Big gun" LP was issued on Private Press. Eventually, Walker was busted by Scotland Yard for obscenity and all copies of "Fuck you" and "Prick" were confiscated (presumably skipped by the fuzz). Walker retaliated in the NME with "You will hear a lot of faggot slop this Christmas. Break it up with the sound of the antichrist". Another single "Mr. Jack" appeared in 1973 as a free single (free for 10p) and a second album also made it out in the same year, but this was a soundtrack-type LP called "Exit" which was to accompany a biker flick. At the same time a project called FROG was also making sinister sounds for a cult film.... "Psychomania"

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