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It’s another fabulous weekend update for you guys, with lots more NEW ARRIVALS from GEAR FAB, check out all of their releases, all for only $10. Lots of groovy 60s and 70s garage releases from around the world. 

And last week I promised you some imports, but I was so tired that I forgot to add them to the update, ha ha. Here they are this week, some really cool stuff from around the world. Limited quantities, so start shopping!

Best,
Suzy

NEW ARRIVALS

21569,18841,21713,21674,21680,21618,13226,21623,21624,21716,21717,1214,1355,21625,21718,21677,21639,21721,21619,21723,21622,21626,21710,5633,21728,21731,21738,21740,19632

BEACHWOOD SPARKS - Tarnished Gold -Label:SUB POP The world has caught up to Beachwood Sparks since they came out of nowhere in 2000 with their self-titled debut album, bringing new life to what the rootsy, laidback American rock that has since been wholeheartedly embraced by the indie music scene. The Tarnished Gold is the work of the classic Beachwood Sparks lineup that made two great albums and one EP before calling it quits in 2003. Along with a stable of talented guests – Ariel Pink, producer Thom Monahan, among others – Beachwood Sparks have rekindled their chemistry and created an invigorating and truly memorable album CD $17 SKU:21569

BLUES ROCK FESTIVAL/BEAT CLUB INTERNATIONAL(1970 blues psych) Label:GEAR FAB These two - complementary - exploitation albums, originally issued in Germany in 1970, compile tracks from late '60s budget lp's which were credited to (fictional) acts s.a. Brother T. & Family, Automatic Blues Inc. and Ten O'Clock Bubble Gum Train. Despite the variety of band names, all the songs on these albums were recorded by the same group of musicians, featuring (ex-)members of Hamburg-based bands The Tonics and German Bonds. If you fancy a catchy blend of old fashioned hard rock, blues rock, psych and prog, you're likely to enjoy this two-for-one cd-reissue immensely. Teutonic exploito rock at its very best! CD $10 SKU:18841

BLUES TRAIN -ST (1969 Chicago driving hard blues with great vocals)Label:GEAR FAB Ultra rare and hardly ever heard before Canadian blues band that took the hard driving Chicago Blues sound, spicing it up with riving fuzz and wahwah guitars. Pounding hammonds, blowing leslies, screaming harmonica and great vocals on top of it. Perhaps one of the best hard blues sounds you've ever heard. CD $10 SKU:21713

CHRISTOPHERWhat’cha Gonna Do?(70s West Coast ACID PSYCH orig artwork, insert with liner notes ) -Label:LION Back to our roots we go, with this deluxe version of the album which was Lion Productions' very first foray into vinyl, way back in 2005! Official authorized reissue of the legendary psychedelic LP by Christopher from South Carolina. One of the absolute best American psychedelic LPs of the 1960’s, and one of the rarest—a copy went for close to $4,000 the last time an original copy sold online, and nearly double that changed hands off-line for an original! Every song is of the highest quality—they’re all self-penned too—with an accessible sound the suggests that Christopher could have had more widespread success had they ever made it out of their native South Carolina. The “What’cha Gonna Do?” album was pressed in 1969 to use as a demo (which is why as few as 100 copies exist), but you'd never know it based on the overall quality of the production. When you've got blistering acid rock mixed with acid blues, with a couple of thoughtful melodic songs for good measure, you've got a recipe for something special LP $24 SKU:21674

ECSTATIC VISION-FOR THE MASSES(Detroit rock grooves, acid freak-outs)-Label:HEACY PSYCH SOUNDS After bursting onto the scene with their 2015 tribal-psychedelic LP 'Sonic Praise', touring the USA with Yob and Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, crushing Roadburn, then quickly releasing a for-heads-only, noisy, psychedelic-garage record to weed out the weak ('Raw Rock Fury'), Ecstatic Vision have pulled themselves out of the muck to deliver their finest album to date. Recorded in Philadelphia at Retro City Studios with Joe Boldizar and mixed/mastered by Tim Green (Earthless, The Melvins) at Louder Studios in Grass Valley, CA, Ecstatic Vision's recent fuzzed-out sound has been sculpted it into a HI/FI psychedelic wonderland. This album is the closest the band has gotten to achieving the energy of their untouchable live shows on tape. EV took a simpler approach on the art this time, using the Spanish dream-team of Edko Fuzz and Bangalore Studios. 'For The Masses' blends tripped-out synth, semi-catatonic desert driving tunes, Afro-tribal Funkadelic vibes, troglodyte-Detroit rock grooves, acid freak-outs, ethereal psychedelic hymns and mind-altering krautrock into Ecstatic Vision's outsider take on modern music. It's like if Tangerine Dream jammed with Lemmy and the Asheton Brothers and decided to play some world music and free jazz in 1971. CD $17 SKU:21680

FILET OF SOUL Freedom (60s Chicago blues psych) - Label:GEAR FAB Great Chicago based band that mixed Chicago blues with the prevalent Psychedelic sounds of the late '60s. Their sound and unique personality is beautifully showcased on the rare and classic 1969 LP, 'Freedom'. Produced by Lenny LaCour, co-owner of the legendary Chess Studios, this reissue brings forth the great talent of Mike Peace, formerly of The Huns. All tracks taken off the master tapes CD $10 SKU:13226

GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENTS-LAST CALL FOR THE GENTLEMEN (fuzzy, '60s mod-sounds)-Label:SOUNDFLAT Another freakbeat-Hammond-mod-masterpiece from The Gentlemen's Agreements! After the fabulous debut 'Understanding!', two hit singles and many sensational live-shows in the international '60s-scene, these Frenchies have once again captured their groovy, Hammond-driven, fuzzy, '60s mod-sounds for a great release. CD $17 SKU:21623

GOLD - The Gold (Dolls,Thunder,STooges high energy rock and roll)-Label:MEAN DISPOSITION A case of joyful alchemy that pays homage to The New York Dolls, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, The Rolling Stones or The Stooges...simply, embracing the spontaneous energy of rock and roll. In these times of pre-cooked, tired and stale fashions offering few surprises, their rawness is appreciated and needed. CD $17 SKU:21624

GOLIATH -ST (Lousville Vol 9 1970 Crosby STill Nash style)Label:GEAR FAB The Ninth Installment of our Louisville Music Series. Another great band whose only studio recordings lay dormant until now. From 1970, this bands sound is very reminiscent of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Allman Brothers, and Traffic. Great vocal harmonies, coupled with terrific swirling guitars and the ever present sound of the B3 Hammond organ make this one great

release!! CD $10 SKU:21716

GRAPES OF WRATH-ST (Phoenix AZ 1970 Brit invasion style)Label:GEAR FAB From Phoenix, Arizona, this band recorded 14 great hard driving songs, two of which were only released but all will appear on this reissue right off the Master Tapes!!!!. From 1966-1970, this band layed down some great tracks and embraced the spirit of the British Rock Sound in their music. CD $10 SKU:21717

HORSES- ST(Rare 1969 gem w. excellent vocal harmonies) Label:GEAR FAB Rare 1969 gem, features songs by Carter-Gilbert who penned "Incense & peppermints" for Strawberry Alarm Clock & "That Acapulco road" for Rainy Daze. blend of Crosby/Stills/Nash/Young and Poco: excellent vocal harmonies, hammond organ & CD $10 SKU:19632

HUSTLERS, THE- ST (1964-1968 So Cal garage psych)Label:GEAR FAB The complete recordings & musical history of one of South California’s most prolific & influential garage/psych bands. Hear unreleased versions of their Psych State’s Florida LP tracks. Prev. unrel tracks & outtakes from ‘64-’68. CD $10 SKU:1355

JANEY & THE RAVEMEN -STAY AWAY FROM BOYS- (1964 style) Label:SOUNDFLAT You'll flip over this beat rock supergroup, featuring not one, but TWO members of The Kaisers, along with members of The Rapiers and Fabienne Delsol's band. You'll twist, shout and shimmy to this fabulously authentic sounding combo - you'll swear it's 1964 all over again! Lady Janey and her male support will take your breath away with their excellent compositions and masterly covers. Among those you will find a brilliant version of the song ,I just dont understand", known by ANN MARGRET and THE BEATLES, and a cover of ,Its so right" by THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS. STAY AWAY FROM BOYS is authentic 60s Beat in the manner of Hamburgs Star-Club and will manage to charm each and every one of you CD $16 SKU:21625

KEYES -ST Louisville Music Series #7 (mid 60s psych rock) Label:GEAR FAB The Seventh Installment of our Louisville Music Series. Another great band that exchanged band members with Soul Inc., Elysian Field, The Rugbys, and The Oxfords. Featuring the brother combo of Tom & Jim Owen, these 25 tracks were recorded between 1965-69 and are off the Master tapes from Sambo Studios!! Great mid-60s rock and psych sound. 22 of these tracks have never before been released. CD $10 SKU:21718

LEADFINGER- NO ROOM AT THE INN (Mc5,Birdman, Petty style) Label:CITADEL No Room at the Inn revisits classic seventies rock (think Tom Petty, Big Star, Flamin Groovies) without forgetting the bands seminal roots (MC5, Radio Birdman. Eschewing modern-day gadgetry and production tricks, the band relied on vintage recording gear and great songs to create an album that could easily be mistaken for a lost seventies masterpiece. CD $12 SKU:21677

LOS PACIFICOS - Havana 1967(Beatles/Kinks style)-Label:DAPP Only known recording of late 60s Cuban rock music inspired by The Beatles and the Kinks, of course. The tapes were stashed in a closet and smuggled out decades later. Digipak.An old tape missing for more than 30 years in warm and humid Cuba. Nine rock songs recorded in 1967 in two hurried hours, with borrowed instruments and without previous rehearsal. Four students, each about 17 years old, who filled the Havana student underground with the peace logo and forbidden music for two years: music that sent people to jail, or provoked strong discrimination just by listening to it. An incredible performance with professional standards, recorded in a completely censored environment. A musical program with covers of the Kinks, Beatles, and more, as well as original Cuban rock songs written by Los Pacificos. A unique session stolen from a system that locked doors to rock and peace. The only known recording of a Cuban rock band from the sixties. CD $14 SKU:21639

MILADYS, Les -ST (60s Canadian girl band)Label:GEAR FAB Debut album by French Canadian 60's girl band. French sung with 'jolly' versions of NANCY SINATRA's 'Sugar Town', a SUPREMES song, SIMON & GARFUNKEL's 'Feeling Groovy', and so on. Typical 60's arrangments and female harmony vocals. Nice full color sleeve showing the mademoiselles in full. Most of the tracks performed here would fit perfectly on a 'Swinging Mademoiselles' compilation. (Gearfab Special) CD $60.6 SKU:21721

MOLASSES -MOURNING HAZE DROPS OF SUNLIGHT (trippy psych rock)-Label:VAN RECORDS Born as a commissioned project from the Roadburn Music festival, Molasses brings back Farida Lemouchi and her old The Devils Blood bandmates to craft a very unique body of music that serves as a way to move on from the death of Selim Lemouchi and TDB days. Opening with the amp fuzziness of 'Mourning Haze', we are quickly transported to the days of psychedelic rock and its trippiness. Featuring a very accommodating pace and beautifully adorned with playful guitar leads and groovy synths, this opening track is pure magic and a very powerful way to open this release. The second and longer piece, 'Drops Of Sunlight', is a bit more experimental and introspective. With mysterious percussions and moody tempo changes, this piece feels bit like TDB in their 'The Thousandfold Epicentre' days, but with an extra layer of atmospheric elements. Farida's vocals are as enchanting as always, and perfectly provide that rigid darkness that music like this deserves. Limited to 500 handnumbered copies. CD $16 SKU:21619

MOUZAKIS - MAGIC TUBE PLUS 14 (Delaware power trio 70s psych-Label:GEAR FAB Before recording their great self-titled 1971 Psych LP, this band was previously known as The Fabulous Pharoahs. They recorded 7 45s on a variety of labels but this release also features 4 never before released tracks as well as their LP. CD $10 SKU:21723

NEATBEATS-MORE BEAT SIDE HITS (Japanese Merseybeat style band)-Label:SOUNDFLAT A cool collection of covers by Japan's number 1 purveyors of the timeless Mersey-sound. The band selected a bunch of tunes known from a.o. The Beatles, The Rattles, Bacharach/David and Richie Barrett. This is great FUN! LP $18 SKU:21622

NORVINS -TIME MACHINE (60s garage-fuzz-punk style-Label:SOUNDFLAT 14 Garagepunk smashers utterly in the style of the Staggers, the Satelliters, the Cynics, the Fuzztones & the Chesterfield kings! But the Norvins aren't second to none of their examples in no way. 12 self composed powerful 60s garagepunk anthems, which all of them pumpingly but rhythmically go ahead. The choice of the two cover versions "Abba" by the Paragons and "Nothin" by the Ugly Ducklings completes the album and certifies, that the Norvins know, how 60s garage-fuzz-punk is about to be written and performed as well CD $16 SKU:21626

ONES! VOLUME ONE (1966 Connecticut psych gem)Label:GEAR FAB Finally we have uncovered a copy of this rare (R4) gem from back in 1966. Although these guys originated from Connecticut, they became one of the hottest opening acts in Boston in 1967, playing many of that city's best and most popular venues. Their renditions of the day's cover tunes are even better than the original songs CD $10 SKU:21710

PALACE GUARDS - COMPLETE RECORDINGS (1966-69 Louisiana garage ) -Label:GEAR FAB What everyone remembers about this Metarie, Louisiana garage band are their 5 great 45s released on the White Cliffs, rAe, and U-Doe labels (the first 10 songs listed below). What everyone didn't know was they also recorded 3 alternate versions of these 45s as well as 10 previously unreleased tracks from June, 1966 through April, 1969. These alternate versions and never before heard tracks reek of the fuzzed out garage sounds so prevalent through those years. Taken from the master tapes of the Sideshow, Custom Sound & Bradley Barn recording sessions, as well as other tapes in the bands possession CD $10 SKU:5633

REASON - Age of Reason(1969 gem of heavy organ-driven rock)Label:GEAR FAB Here we have a real gem of heavy organ-driven rock, dating from 1969! Featuring a guest appearance by the great Danny Gatton on two cuts, this rare album contains both originals and some great covers of the day. CD $10 SKU:21728

SHAG- 1969 (Wisconsin rare psych)-Label:GEAR FAB Recorded in 1969 at the same studio the Grateful Dead were laying down their classic "Workingman's Dead" LP. This Wisconsin band had a minor hit with "Stop & Listen" in 1967. Great late 60's Psych with a tasteful assortment of flute, fuzz guitar, and organ!!! CD $10 SKU:21731

SIX FEET UNDER -VA(great rockabilly for fans of CRAMPS, LINK WRAY) Label:LOST TRAIN Long out of print and highly sought compilation of top notch rockabilly, country and early rock instrumentals. All killer with zero filler, culled from tiny regional 45 labels. For fans of Lee Hazlewood, Link Wray, Wanda Jackson, The Cramps, Sun Records, etc. Includes new liner notes! Co-released with Lost Train Records. LP $22 SKU:21738

UMBRA - ST(Brown ACid 70s heavy)Label:LION Umbra’s story is that of a band from the early 1970’s who recorded what they wanted to record: heavy, heavy music from the start of the “American Comedown Era” as we’ve seen it described by our friends for their “Brown Acid” series; a band whose music, terrific though it is, has never to this point been released out into the wide world. The tracks are hard-edged and heavy, verging on acid rock at times. Makes sense, as Umbra was a power trio most of their too-brief existence. Yet the songs (heavy though they are) have a deft touch. Spacey intros and weird effects were created by recording guitar licks, then re-recording them played backwards at double speed. There is an utterly refreshing category-free approach to writing songs that makes Umbra’s music exciting to hear. Comes with a 16-page booklet, with lyrics, photos, plus interesting and funny things that can only happen to musicians, and did to Umbra. CD $14 SKU:21740

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BARDS- The Moses Lake Recordings (60's psych fuzz driver guitars) LAST COPIES! - Label:GEAR FAB Great Pac NW band that rel. over a dozen 45s on both the Piccadilly, Parrot and Capital labels. This is their prev. unrel. LP from ‘69. From the master tapes. Both experimental and psych in nature feat outstanding keyboards, vocal harmonies and fuzz-driven guitar work. CD $10 SKU:1000

BITTERVETCH -- Masters and Demos (GARAGE '66) Label:GEAR FAB Wow, we hit pay dirt on this one!! The band contacted us after seeing their great garage classic "Bigger Fool" on Psychedelic States Ohio, Volume 2. Low and behold, here are 18 lost and previously unreleased tracks from the band and their earlier incarnation The Chandells plus their Pixie 45 from 1966.. Garage, ballad, and fuzz rock at its best! CD $10 SKU:18619

CALLAHAN, EDDIE - False Ego(rare 1976 California private press gem w. heavy mini-LP style cover, Japanese woven inner sleeves, and a double-sided insert ) Ltd ed -Label:TIME LAG High quality reissue of very rare 1976 California private press gem, originally issued on the Ocean label. “First ever reissue, deluxe and legit, of this quite rare 1976 southern California private press gem. It's a strange, fantastical, and totally distinct album that will have you sucked in almost instantly. This one is extremely hard to pin down - think something like a loner powerpop rock opus, heavy on the psychedelic production values, studio dreamer vibes, and timeless hooks. The perfectly strange and beautiful cover art seals the deal. False Egos is mastered from the artist's well preserved and great sounding master tapes. CD version is packaged in an exact reproduction heavy mini-LP style cover, with Japanese woven inner sleeves, and a double-sided insert with a bunch of great vintage photos of Eddie rockin' the Marshall stacks at the False Ego sessions, and new notes from Eddie, his wife Donna-Davi, and album producer Robert Berry. Edition of 500 copies CD $14 SKU:15150

ELYSIAN FIELD -ST (1968 heavy PSYCH)Label:GEAR FA- The final incarnation of Soul, Inc. The band had by now transitioned from the innocence of the Pop/RoclkPsych sound to a more hard, angrier, and heavier sound, very much like most of the music in late 1968 and early 1969. 17 never before released tracks PLUS their two Imperial 45s and newly discovered acetates from 1968!! CD $10 SKU:18656

HOWELL,PETER & JOHN FERDINANDO - Alice Through the Looking Glass (trippy 60s psych folk)- Label:LION Trippy psychedelic folk tunes from Peter Howell & John Ferdinando – music for the Ditchling Players' production of Lewis Carroll's Alice Through The Looking Glass from 1969 – plus additionally material that didn't end up in the play! Overall, an evocative mix of traditional folky touches with psychedelia era strangeness – played with organ, glockenspiel, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, autoharp, and strange elements of percussion! Includes "The March Of The Chessmen", "Dance Of The Talking Flowers", "Alice's Train Journey", "Dium And Dee", "Alice Meets The Knights", "Her Majesty Queen Alice", "Whose Dream?" and more. CD includes 13 bonus tracks including a number of brief sections and effects including "March of The Chessmen, Part 1", "Jabberwocky Part" and "Jabberwocky Acoustic Section", "Whose Dream? Try-Out", "Dance Of The Talking Flowers Instrumental" and more. CD $10 SKU:11688

LEOPOLD, PERRY - Experiments in Metaphysics(70s hippie artifact)Label:GEAR FAB Experiment in Metaphysics is one of the rarest and most sought-after artifacts of the hippie era. Recorded live during a five-hour session in the basement of a shoe-repair shop in June of 1970, most of the 300 original copies of Experiment in Metaphysics were simply given away in one afternoon, yet, inexplicably, bootleg copies of the album later sprang up half-way around the world. The reason for the album's staying power is apparent: the music is gorgeous, first-rate progressive folk. In fact, Side Two of the original LP's label was given the title "Acid-Folk" (the other side was called "Kommercial"), probably one of the very first uses of that term. Perry Leopold creates a proto-gothic ambience full of dark and brooding imagery that is much less cartoonish than most of what passes as "acid," while maintaining that music's visceral punch. Like much of the youth countercultural scene of the times, Leopold can occasionally give into mystical pretentiousness. Experiment in Metaphysics has moments -- namely the spoken-word monologue in the middle of the mostly stellar opening cut, "The Absurd Paranoid" -- of philosophical meandering. Still, even those moments maintain a period charm. Experiment in Metaphysics is exquisitely intelligent and forward-looking. Leopold's mood is much more pious than most music that came out of the psychedelic era, and, indeed, extreme piety tends to be a product of youth, yet there is something aged and wise about Leopold's music. The "Kommercial" side, cryptically subtitled "SMOKE," is conceptually bleak, and after "The Absurd Paranoid," it takes on a much more palpable quality, grounded in experience ("Cold in Philadelphia" and the gorgeous "The 35th of May"). The "Acid-Folk" side (subtitled "DROP") opens with the stark, multi-part title track. Each of the three songs in this section is a virtual mini-suite, with the closing cut, "The U.S.S. Commercial," standing as the album's magnum opus. Experiment in Metaphysics shows some truly progressive and experimental songwriting, even for the time period. Each song, even the instrumental cuts, feels like a story, with beginnings and endings and all kinds of interesting ideas and storylines sandwiched in between. The album is a relic that has not lost one iota of its power. ~ Stanton Swihart CD $10 SKU:7949

MERKIN - Music From Merkin Manor (rare 72 Utah psych)-Label:GEAR FAB The rare and much sought-after 1972 LP from this group of Utah musicians. All 10 songs from the LP plus 2 rare and unreleased tracks from BYU in 1969 and solo material from Rocky Baum- 13 tracks in all!! CD $10 SKU:18720

SECRETS w. CLIFFORD T. WARD- Infatuation: Singles and Demos 1966-68 (pop psych nuggets) Label:CHERRY RED Led by Cliff Ward (subsequently better known as Seventies singer-songwriter Clifford T. Ward), Worcestershire-based band the Secrets (a.k.a. Simon’s Secrets) released a glorious rush of witty, vibrant, hook-laden, sub-three minute pop/psych nuggets between 1966 and 1968. Infatuation gathers all of The Secrets singles, alternative versions and works-in-progress group recordings to provide a fascinating document of an outfit who never quite achieved the commercial success that they deserved. Five singles emerged during this Swinging-London-into-psychedelia timeframe, while a whole host of equally impressive, locally-recorded demos cut at the same juncture remained on the cutting-room floor for several decades. Infatuation gathers all of these singles, alternative versions and works-in-progress group recordings to provide a fascinating document of an outfit who never quite achieved the commercial success that they deserved. The release features half-a-dozen previously unissued recordings, including hitherto unknown-to-exist Ward songs ‘Poor Johnny’ and ‘Looking Down The Glass’. It also includes two versions of his song ‘Path Through The Forest’, subsequently turned into a UK psych classic by the Factory CD $14 SKU:21296

SPOT - ST (rare 1971 Swiss heavy rock album in the Deep Purple/Taste/Led Zeppelin style.) -Label:Ohrwaschl Reissue of rare 1971 Swiss heavy rock album in the Deep Purple/Taste/Led Zeppelin style. Features two bonus tracks. Digipack. Spot's single, eponymous album was released in 1972 and is one of Switzerland's rarest collector's items from the 1970s.Part of its mystique comes from the fact that its only availability outside the relatively few copies of the LP in existence was on a bootleg vinyl release. CD $15 SKU:21469

SUN DIAL - Return Journey (PSYCH)-Label:Gallium Arsenide more recordings from the same time period as "Other Way Out", including some less-polished interpretations of early Sundial tracks, and an incredible cover version of Open Mind's 'Magic Potion'; tripping the trip fantastic, with characteristic great guitar from Ramon; slightly revised artwork for this U.S. reissue of the out-of-print Acme LP/CD. CD $10 SKU:19041

TOUCH- Street Suite (1968 blues psych) -Label:GEAR FAB AllMusic Review by Stanton Swihart :Coming directly from playing live with some of the finest hard rock bands of the era, Touch entered the studio to record their only album in 1968, released the following year in a limited pressing of 100 LPs. This Gear Fab reissue collects that entire album with the original lineup's two non-LP 45s, three songs recorded by the altered post-LP lineup, and a couple cuts by the Essence, the latter day band of Touch leader Ray Schulte. As such, it is the complete collection of the band's intense, sometimes left-leaning psychedelia grounded in blues.CD $10 SKU:18644

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