Archive for the 'Garage Rock' Category

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Considering the vast size and scope of the continent it’s fair to say I listen to, write about, and feature a disproportionate amount of sixties and seventies afro-beat/Soweto/what-have-you on these pages. No apologies, as there have been a formidable amount of incredibly creative and interesting reissues and compilations of late—especially ramping  up six or so […]

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Comprised mainly of garage, folk and psychedelia, Chairman of The Board is pure surf-kitsch from the days of long boards and longer beards.  AD covered this upon it’s release, but here at the tail-end of Summer we’re taking another dip.  Released two summers ago, on the UK based Harmless Records, this rarities import compilation gathers […]

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Like the sixties French Freakbeat compilation, Scarcest Garage Records (pt. 1 & 2) is a compilation I often frequent that has little to no information to be found online. In the 21st century, this fact alone adds yet another element of genuinely non-manufactured retro-cool to its already smoldering 26 tracks. This is herky-jerky garage rock […]

Monday, July 14th, 2008

A couple of months ago, while in Memphis, I was turned on to the folks who run both the Shangri La Records store as well as their off-shoot Shangri La Projects. A truly great independent record store (remember those?), Shangri La is lined with vinyl and CDs ranging from local soul to very obscure crate […]

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

“A preachment, dear friend, you are about to receive on John Barleycorn nicotine and the temptations of Eve…” – The Hombres – Let It All Hang Out Really, you never know who you’re going to meet up with out there. Six or so weeks ago, while in Jackson, MS, I stopped by the legendary Malaco […]

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Last week while in San Francisco, knowing my interest in obscure sixties/seventies psych-rock, Dodge hooked me up with a copy of this recent Bully Records compilation for the ride home to L.A. Comprised of fifteen tracks, the set boasts varied international genre exercises (Indian, Brazilian, Peruvian, Turkish, Argentinian and Uruguayan) ranging from psych, garage-rock, poly-rhymic […]

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Welcome to part four, the final installment, of the rare garage-rock series. Like the sixties French Freakbeat compilation featured back in April, the 60’s Scarcest Garage Records (pt. 1 & 2) is a compilation I often frequent that has little to no information to be found online. In the 21st century, this fact alone adds […]