August 17, 2014

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO UFOLa Novia" (Eclipse, 2000)

This is my favorite Acid Mothers Temple album. La Novia is an amazing hypnotic and psychedelic haze monolith masterpiece of 40 minutes. Brilliant


August 7, 2014
THE CRAMPS - 1978
Brilliant hand silkscreened promotional poster for Voodoo Rockabilly on Illegal Records, made by X3 (Miles Copeland, Mark Perry and Keith Allen)

THE CRAMPS - 1978

Brilliant hand silkscreened promotional poster for Voodoo Rockabilly on Illegal Records, made by X3 (Miles Copeland, Mark Perry and Keith Allen)


THE BENDERSCan’t Tame Me" (Big Sound, 1966)

Amazing 60’s punk garage song, very rough on the vocals and drums like The Sonics. Brilliant


August 5, 2014
13th FLOOR ELEVATORS - 1967
Rocky Erickson, Stacey Sutherland, Tommy Hall and John Ike Watson live in Texas.

13th FLOOR ELEVATORS - 1967

Rocky Erickson, Stacey Sutherland, Tommy Hall and John Ike Watson live in Texas.


August 4, 2014

SIX MINUTE WARLast Drop" (1981)

Amazing early 80’s UK drum machine punk band. Powerfull, rough and melodic. Brilliant


THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - 1966
Lou Reed, John Cale and Sterling Morrison at the Factory

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - 1966

Lou Reed, John Cale and Sterling Morrison at the Factory


THE FROGMENUnderwater" (Candix,1961)

Great surf/trash instrumental track by The Frogmen who only released two 7” in 1961 and that’s it.


July 21, 2014

UP-TIGHTBlow Away" (Sloow Tapes, 2011)

Tokyo psych monsters Up-Tight come out of the classically wasted/drug-damaged school of excessive fuzz and reverb, giving the nod to the endless jam style of Les Rallizes Denudes or noise experimentations of early Velvet Underground. Tomoyuki’s guitar tone has to be heard to be believed, with tactile garage punk crunch put to the service of endlessly euphoric orbits of three droning chords.


July 20, 2014

THE GUN CLUB ”Hey Baby"(1982)

This song is part of a 15 songs Home Recordings’ from 1981-82 of Jeffrey Lee Pierce alone with his guitar.

Brilliant


July 4, 2014

HUMAN EXPRESSIONOptical Sound" (Accent, 1966)

Brilliant second garage/psychedelic single by the Orange County band, just after their classic Love at Psychedelic Velocity. They only released 3 singles and recorded some demos finally released 30 years later. The band split in 1967.


June 30, 2014

13th FLOOR ELEVATORSDon’t Fall Down" (1966)

And all of a sudden everyone started glowing. They had a foot of light, like a neon light around them in the room… real bright. And I freaked out, I thought that our band was evil because of some of the things we had advocated. We had a controversy going on quite a while about advocating drugs and so forth, and mixing it with religion, you know. And I freaked out, I was trying to escape the room, and everybody turned into wolves. I couldn’t move my body anymore. I lost physical feeling all over and I was laying on the floor. And everybody turned into angels, and everybody in the room was the judge at my trial to decide whether I was worthy to enter heaven or hell. Because it was absolute that I was going to die anyway you know.

Stacy Sutherland, about his most mystic vision he ever had concerning a show. That night in Houston 1967, by taking acid (a lot)


June 14, 2014

THE JESUS ANS MARY CHAINCracking Up" (Creation, 1998)

From their last official album released by Alan McGee on Creation Records. Brilliant record with great songs, really underrated compare to their masterpieces “Psychocandy" and "Darklands”. The Reid brothers were for 15 years one of the most important influence in the shoegaze/indie rock world.


June 12, 2014

THE RED KRAYOLAWar Sucks" (Int. Artist, 1967)

The Krayola were the most experimental and visionary band of the 60’s. They recorded one of the most psychedelic/avant-guarde album : The Parable of Arable Land. 

War Sucks is a brilliant song (cover by Spectrum in 2009), that could have been in the Apocalypse Now soundtrack.


June 10, 2014

THE METEORSRadioactive Kid" (Big Beat, 1981)

Sits there in the darkness
He thinks alone and plans
He directs all the power
There’s sparks flying out of his hands 


June 4, 2014

CARL PERKINSGone Gone Gone" (Sun Records, 1955)

Original author and composer of “My Blue Suede Shoes”, Carl Perkins is my favorite 50’s musician with Buddy Holly. He wrote amazing and beautiful songs and he’s one of the biggest influence for the next generation, from the Beatles to The Cramps. “Gone Gone Gone" is the perfect example of his genius.