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.


June 1, 2014

THE CRAMPSDomino" (1978)

Taken from the famous live at the Napa State Mental Hospital in California, shot in 1978 during their us tour. Released in 1984. Everything is brilliant in this video.

The lunatics have taken over the asylum.


May 31, 2014

THE 39 CLOCKSPsycho Beat" (No Fun Records,1981)

Great New Wave-Psych band from Germany, originally named Killing Rats, they released 3 albums between 80 and 87 and then split .

The tearing of the sax blew up the walls of innocense


May 28, 2014

THE STOMACHMOUTHSCry" (Go To Hurry, 1986)

Great revival 60’s garage band from Sweden. They recorded two albums and a two singles between 86 and 87 and that’s it. The sound is rough, the voice too, it’s brilliant.


May 26, 2014

CRASSMother Earth" (Crass Rec,1979)

Amazing opening track of their Station of the Crass LP. The bassline is brilliant 


May 10, 2014

YANN GOURDONSheer Motherfucker" (2006/ 2013)

Very early work of Yann Gourdon released on a 40 copies cassettes. Pure experimental Hurdy Gurdy cosmic drones and frequencies glissando. Looking for harmonies in the continuous sound. Brilliant


May 9, 2014

PLEASURE SEEKERSWhat a Way to Die" (Hideout, 1965)

Crazy Detroit Punk/Garage girls band from the 60’s. And that is actually Suzy Quatro’s mom playing the organ.


May 6, 2014

FAUSTSo Far" (Polydor, 1972)

Now it’s time to have a good time