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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids - Sons Of The Beaches

Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids - Sons Of The Beaches

In WAV  - Scans are included

1. Did You Boogie (With Your Baby) 
2. Summer Means Fun 
3. Time Will Tell 
4. Hot Summer Girls 
5. It's a Summer Night 
6. Come On, Let's Go 
7. Good Times, Rock & Roll 
8. You Sat Right There 
9. I Wish You'd Dance 
10. It's Hard (To Break the Ice) 
11. Rock & Roll Menace 
12. See My Baby Jive 
13. Brown Water [Apocalypse Blues] 
14. Did You Boogie (With Your Baby)

I first heard of Flash Cadillac in "American Graffiti". The classic harmonies and neat guitars and (backing sax) on such tracks as "Time Will Tell" "You Sat Right There" "I Wish Youd Dance" & "Good Times, Rock & Roll" are almost instantly ingrained from the first listen.
With the addition of bonus tracks "Did You Boogie(With your Baby)" and the ROY WOOD penned "See My Baby Jive". A classic album of Rock & Roll as performed in the '70's.

The Young Ladies - We get by

The Young Ladies is a Brooklyn NY based garage/pop punk band.
Formed in 2011 by Ryan Seagrist (guitar and vocals) and Pat Schramm (drums), the two wrote the bands first handful of songs featured on their demo. Later they added members Ralph Balboa (guitar) and Jon Murray (bass) in 2012 to complete the lineup.

The band features members of Monikers, Latterman, Bridge and Tunnel, Discount and Daytrader. As they say it themselves with a good dose of tongue in cheek humor, despite the misleading name there are actually no young ladies in this band, just some weird old dudes.


Their debut full length, We get by, contains 10 pop gems and has just been released on No Breaks records. The band is planning an east coast tour this summer.

Purchase it here:

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Black Angels - Passover

The Black Angels - Passover
In wav - Scans are included
1. Young Men Dead
2. The First Vietnamese War
3. The Sniper at the Gates of Heaven
4. The Prodigal Sun
5. Black Grease
6. Manipulation
7. Empire
8. Better Off Alone
9. Bloodhounds on My Trail
10. Call to Arms

Formed in 2004 and hailing from the mescaline-infused outskirts of Austin, Texas, this gang
of misfits has been on the road non-stop since their birth. The Black Angels reach high and
stretch out over the ten songs on their introductory album "Passover" with trance-inducing
guitar lines from Christian Bland, Nate Ryan's filthy medical dumpster bass, additional four
and six string work from Kyle Ryan, and the grizzly preacher vox of lead shaman Alex Maas.
Fifth track "Black Grease" is a bluesy monster full of swagger propelled by primitive beats of
drummer Stephanie Bailey and nouring drone of organist Jennifer Raines; the gritty twang of
"Bloodhounds on My Trail" seems like a perfect lost 'nugget' from the golden age of garage
rock; and the other eight all seem like singles as well. The debut full-length from The Black
Angels comes down as strong as the Day of Judgment.

Friday, March 27, 2015


UK born Mike Stax moved to the States in 1980 and played bass for many years with the Crawdaddys, the Tell-Tale Hearts and the Hoods. In 1996, he decided he wanted to be the singer and frontman for a change, so he formed The LOONS.

The band released his first album "Love’s Dead Leaves" produced by Ebbot Lundborg of Soundtrack of our Lives in 1998.

There were a few lineup changes after that, but for the last ten years or so it’s been Mike Stax (vocals), Anja Stax (bass), Marc Schroeder (guitar), Chris Marsteller (guitar) and Mike Kamoo (drums and production). Their most recent album, INSIDE OUT YOUR MIND, is just released by legendary label Bomp.

The LOONS if admittedly influenced by all the great ‘60s era bands like the Pretty Things, Q65, the Outsiders, the Seeds, the Monks and the Music Machine to name a few, come up with a very modern and refreshing version of garage-psych. Pushed in the back by a rock solid rhythm section, the twin guitars drive the band all the way to the stars while Mike Stax belts out the lyrics.

The new cd opens with the infectious rocker “Siren City”  with its driving beat and Stax's mantra like repetition of the ultra catchy chorus. INSIDE OUT YOUR MIND is an album of many contrasts, where frantic garage rockers like “Cruel Grey Fog” and “I Don’t Live There Anymore” rub up against haunting, West Coast-flavored pieces like the very beautiful “Moon and Tide” and “Head in the Clouds"

If you are a fan of garage/psych rock it is absolutely essential that you seek out  all of The Loons cds but this new one in particular. 

Purchase it here:

Special thanx to Suzy and Patrick

The Loons Inside Out Your Mind Album Release Party

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 28 2015 at Casbah
2501 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
Doors open at 8:30PM
Ages 21+ Only

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dr. Feelgood - As It Happens (reupped by request)

Dr. Feelgood - As It Happens
In WAV - Scans are included

1. Take A Tip 
2. Every Kind Of Vice 
3. Down At The Doctors 
4. Baby Jane 
5. Sugar Shaker 
6. Things Get Better 
7. She'S A Windup 
8. Lights Out 
9. Great Balls Of Fire 
10. Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won'T Do) 
11. My Buddy Buddy Friends 
12. Milk And Alcohol 
13. Matchbox 
14. As Long As The Price Is Right 
15. Night Time 16. Riot In Cell Block N°9 
17. The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock'N'Roll

Throughout their entire career, Dr. Feelgood never left simple, hard-driving rock 'n' roll behind, and their devotion to the blues and R&B earned them a devoted fan base.
The group's original distinctively British R&B sound was centered on Wilko Johnson's choppy guitar style. Along with Johnson, the original band line-up comprised John B. Sparks (bass guitar), John Martin aka The Big Figure (drummer) and Lee Brilleaux (vocals).

Like many pub rock acts, Dr. Feelgood were known primarily for their high energy live performances, although studio albums such as Down by the Jetty (1974) and Malpractice (1975) were also popular. Their breakthrough 1976 live album, Stupidity, reached number one in the UK Albums Chart (their only chart-topper).

But after the follow-up Sneakin' Suspicion, Johnson left the group due to perceived conflicts with Brilleaux. Johnson was replaced by John "Gypie" Mayo. With Mayo, the band was never as popular as with Johnson, but still enjoyed their only Top Ten hit single in 1979, with "Milk and Alcohol". The tune was written by Gypie Mayo, with lyrics by band comrade Nick Lowe after witnessing bluesman John Lee Hooker in concert.

Monday, March 23, 2015


I recently mentioned their latest 45 on Market Square records, but previously to this, WINDIAN RECORDS released the full length debut album of Richmond Virginia’s THE AR-KAICS.

The band is featuring Kevin, Johnny, Tim and lovely Patty on drums. They describe themselves as playing what they call "troglodyte teenbeat 60s-style punk". And by that, my friends, you should understand a circa 1965 or 1966 Garage Punk in the fine tradition of the BACK FROM THE GRAVE, PEBBLES or TEENAGE SHUTDOWN compilations.

And indeed if you close your eyes you will have the feeling of listening to one these 60's compilations but this time around you will only have the killers (“NO, NO, NO”“THIS TIME TONIGHT” “YOU'LL BE MINE”) and not the fillers that more too often appear on that said kind of comp's.

The album was recorded remotely during a week-end in the woods at RAG’S BB&R by JEFF KANE and contains 13 brilliant and refreshing tracks with plenty of hooks and choruses catchy as hell. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST BUY.

Purchase it 


or here

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Marie et les garçons

Marie et les garçons
In Wav - Scans are included

01.Rien A Dire  
02.A Bout De Souffle  
03.Mardi Soir  
04.Re Bop  
06.Decision Ou Parti Pris  
07.Tokyo Pékin  
08.La Petite Sentinelle  
09.P 4 Nº 2  

11.Groom 6  
12.Encore L'Amour  

Formé en 75 par des lycéens fans du Velvet (le groupe s'appellera d'ailleurs durant un temps Femme Fatale), Marie et les Garçons sort fin 77 un EP sur Rebel Records, premier label de Michel Esteban. Puis début 78, le groupe enregistre, à New York et avec John Cale, le morceau « Re-Bop » et JOUE au CBGB avant de rentrer à Paris assurer les premières parties de Patti Smith et des Talking Heads.

Marie et les garçons - maxi
In Wav - Scans are included

01.Re Bop  

03.Rien A Dire Medley

Friday, March 20, 2015

Vince Taylor - Jet Black Leather Machine

Vince Taylor - Jet Black Leather Machine 
In ape - Scans re included

1. Brand New Cadillac
2. Jet Black Machine
3. My Baby Left Me
4. My Babe
5. What'cha Gonna Do (When Your Baby Leaves You)
6. I'll Be Your Hero
7. Move Over Tiger
8. Sweet Little Sixteen
9. Baby Let's Play House
10. Twenty Flight Rock
11. Memphis Tennessee
12. Jezebel
13. Endless Sleep
14. Pledging My Love
15. Cold White & Beautiful
16. Long Tall Sally
17. Jeanine, Jeanine, Jeanine
18. Right Behind You Baby
19. I Like Love
20. Shot Of Rhythm & Blues, And Blues
21. Hi Heel Sneakers
22. Rock N' Roll Station

Here are all of the high points of Vince Taylor's musical career  gathered together on one CD. All phases of Vince's career are covered, with tracks from the Parlophone, Palette, Barclay and Davantage labels. Since the 50s he has been an icon to rock'n' roll weirdness, cited by David Bowie as a one of the influences on the invention of the Ziggy Stardust character. The Golden Earring named a song "Just like Vince Taylor" on their masterpiece MoontanVirtually everbody will be familiar with Vince's `Brand New Cadillac', covered of course by the Clash on their "London Calling" album. Not my rip.


I previously ranted about Paul Messis as the founder of MARKET PLACE RECORDS, but this time let's focus on Paul Messis, the musician, singer and songwriter who has so far released a slew of 45rpm singles and two solo albums: "The Problem with me" in 2011 on 13 O'Clock records and "Case closed" in 2013 on State records.

The First one is the most enjoyable and contains a fine rendition of "Live and Die" previously recorded by the Barons in 1966 and a remarkable version of the Dovers' 1965 song "What am 
i going to do?" Other fine moments are the very byrdsyan title track, "I'll be gone" and the very hypnotic organ driven "Why". The whole record has an amazing 60's garage, folk-rock, psychedelia and 60's punk vibe to it.

The second album, "Case Closed", has is highlights as well: "Nickels And Dimes", "It Doesn't Matter To Me" or the aptly titled "I Hate The World Around Me" since Paul describes himself as an angry young man living in a very dull and mediocre 21st century UK. It obviously shows on this second record. 

Paul also plays the bass on the latest and self titled record by THE HIGHER STATE, their third full-length for 13 O' Clock Records. The band opted here for a more stripped-down approach mixing folk-punk with garage-psychedelia and plenty of vocal harmonies. The whole thing brought to you in glorious MONO is a must buy

Purchase Paul's first Album and the HIGHER STATE Album here:

Purchase CASE CLOSED here: