Posted on December 19, 2017
Everybody else might be closing down for the holidays, but we’re here and working hard, with a big batch of NEW STUFF and restocks for you. JUST IN, SHINDIG #74 and some other tasty titles, click on the pretty pink box to see the list.
NOTE: FLASHBACK #9 is on the way but wont arrive until next week.
Also some restocks from your favorite gang of Aussie garage freaks, OFF THE HIP.
We’ll be closed tomorrow as usual, but here Thursday for last minute shipping needs.
Thanks, and have a great holiday from your friends at Bomp and ALIVE.
Suzy Shaw, Ryan and Josh, your mailorder team.
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SHINDIG!#74 DOORS Best Of 2017 Shindig!’s best of the year, Seeburg 1000 The post war non-selective “industrial jukebox” system minus rock ‘n’ roll, Maxayn Near forgotten psychedelic funk from the early ‘70s, The Moody Blues How November 1967’s Days Of Future Passed opened the door for a legion of ambitious and progressive acts, Mortimer New York’s unfortunate sons journey from The Teddy Boys to Apple ,Horror Folk Late ’60s/early ’70s horror cinema’s classical and folk motifs, The Poppy Family Vancouver’s husband and wife’s darkly beautiful semi psychedelic concoctions appreciated, The Doors In the studio with producer Bruce Botnick BOOKS & MAGS $11 SKU:19423
LOST SOULS Vol 5- Unreleased 1960s Garage and Psychedelic Rock from Arkansas -Label:Psych of the South Volume 5 dives deeper than ever to uncover the lost psychedelic sounds of Arkansas and beyond, recorded 1966-72. Includes 23 tracks by Saints of Buddha, House, the Chaps, Purple Canteen, Southern Frieght, the Barons, and more. (2017) COMP CD $16 SKU:19158
BALTIMORE TEEN BEAT A GO GO - VA 180g Vinyl(rare 60s Garage)Label:GET HIP Reissue of ultra-rare early 60’s Dome Records classic LP compilation of Teen Garage Bands from the Baltimore, MD area. Ralph Johnson, president of Wedge & Dome Records, was also the sponsor of many “Battle Of the Bands” shows throughout Maryland. These shows helped them find the bands that hadn’t already found them, since the grand prize for these shows was to have one of their songs on this album. The second prize at these shows was that they would pay 50% of their expenses to get a track for the album. These bands made up the Baltimore sound of the sixties- Baltimore’s own contribution to the Garage Band Sound. Thanks to Get Hip Records, this material is now available again. The original pressing of 500 copies of this LP went out of print in 1966, and original copies now sell for $200 and up if you’re lucky enough to run across one! COMP LP $16 SKU:19422
RARE MEXICAN CUTS OF THE SIXTIES Label:PINCHE Originally published in 1988, this comp remains a milestone for fans of obscure and wild RNR all over the world. Composed exclusively of 15 covers, it injects a healthy dose of savage craziness to standards like "Gloria" and "Hey Joe." Reissue. (2017) COMP LP $24 SKU:19341
EARLY LOU (REED)-Pre-Velvet Underground Recordings 1958-1965-Label:ANDY Early Lou gathers 15 of Lou Reed's finest pre-VU tracks, recorded between 1958 and '65. Includes cuts by The Jades, Primitives, Intimates, Roughnecks, Surfsiders, Beachnuts, All Night Workers, Donnie Burks, Lewis Reed, and a '65 "Heroin" demo. (2014)Early Lou: Pre-Velvet Underground Recordings1958-1965 COMP LP $22 SKU:19343
ELDER- ST (psych doomers) DBL COLOR VINYL GATEFOLD - Label:Armageddon Shop Originally issued in 2007, Elder's debut album is thick with massive riffs, epic psychedelic landscapes, spacey keyboards, and delay soaked vocals. This 10th Anniversary edition includes early tracks from a 2006 split. Remastered reissue. (2017) DBL COLOR VINYL GATEFOLD LP $28 SKU:19356
ELDER- Dead Roots Stirring (psych doomers )DBL COLOR VINYL GATEFOLD Label:Armageddon Shop Originally issued in 2007, Elder's debut album is thick with massive riffs, epic psychedelic landscapes, spacey keyboards, and delay soaked vocals. This 10th Anniversary edition includes early tracks from a 2006 split. Remastered reissue. (2017) DBL COLOR VINYL GATEFOLD LP $28 SKU:19358
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SECICH, FRANK - Circumstantial Evidence -Label:High Voltage Publishing Frank's autobiography featuring untold stories of Franks' rock and roll journey with his bands Blue Ash, The Dead Boys, Stiv Bators Band, Club Wow and his current band The Deadbeat Poets plus many other stories from Franks life. He certainly has some great tales to tell and has encountered many famous people along the way - we could name drop but the list is way to long. BOOKS & MAGS $16 SKU:17079
SHINDIG!-#67 JIMI HENDRIXLabel: His manic, meteoric 1967 as it happened
Ronnie D’Addario: The power pop nearly man in his own words
Blonde On Blonde: Reflections on the Welsh psych-rockers
Unicorn: Ill-fated UK country-rock journeymen, Sons Of Fred: Wild ’60s rhythm ’n’ beat, Dungen: Sweden’s psychedelic flag-wavers come of age BOOKS & MAGS $11 SKU:18676
UGLY THINGS- 45 -SUMMER/FALL 2017: Q65 / THE OUTSIDERS COVERLabel: On the cover: Q65, THE OUTSIDERS and the Dutch Beat Revolution, the stories of two legendary, rebellious bands from the Netherlands in the 1960s. Part 2 of THE UNIQUES – blue-eyed garage and soul from America’s South. Plus THE LEFT BANKE, Texas ‘60s icons NEAL FORD & THE FANATICS, occult rocker GEOF CROZIER, German freakbeat from THE TOXIC, and demented San Fernando Valley punk rockers PUKE, SPIT & GUTS. There are revealing interviews with Richard Strange of THE DOCTORS OF MADNESS, and original Rolling Stones and Yardbirds manager GIORGIO GOMELSKY, and, in his own words, VICTOR ‘MOULTY’ MOULTON tells the poignant story of how he lost his hand yet fought on to become the drummer of successful Cape Cod band THE BARBARIANS. We also take a peek at the personal acetate archive of JOHN ENTWISTLE and reveal the story of a New Jersey girl garage group that met and inspired THE STOOGES. Plus our acclaimed reissue and book review sections, fully-loaded and bursting with insights and information.BOOKS & MAGS $11 SKU:18239
ALPAY- YETKE (70s TURKISH PSYCH) - Label:PHARAWAY SOUNDS IIn Turkey, psychedelia wasnt just some fleeting fad. Fuzzed-out guitar shredding genuinely intersected with some of the goals of traditional folk & classical music. As a result, even former twist singers & folk balladeers explored some fascinating & wild territory. Meet Alpay, the soccer player turned lawyer turned singer who started matching local lyrics to Western arrangements even before the mid-60s countrywide battle of the bands concerts. These early 70s singles lay down doleful Anatolian melodies, and they're simply soaking in heavy & wah-ed out guitar solos. If you're ready to go beyond Baris & Erkin, this is the perfect spot. Remastered Sound, insert / booklet with liner notes by Angela Sawyer (Weirdo Records CD $10 SKU:19200
BACHS - Out of the Bachs ( 60s psych punk ) -Label:GEAR FAB Original of this was release in 1968 and is one of the rarest 6o’s garage/psych LP from the 6o’sUS underground. A Chicago-based jangle guitar/psych with gorgeous aching vocals,masterful guitar work CD $10 SKU:4037
CYNICS- Blue Train Sessions ( 60s style garage )-Label:GET HIP This reissue of the Cynics’ debut album contains the entire "Blue Train Station" LP along with other material recorded at the same time. Some of the non-LP tracks appeared on various 45s which are now long out-of-print, and there is one previously unreleased cut. Remixed and remastered for your listening pleasure. CD $12 SKU:10895
ELDERBERRY JAK - Long Overdue (1970 Hard Rock/Psych classic )Label:GEAR FAB The great 1970 Hard Rock/Psych classic from this long-lost West Virginia band!! Lots of never before seen photos too!! CD $10 SKU:19002
ETERNITY’S CHILDREN- The Lost Sessions ( 60s Mississippi band ) -Label:GEAR FAB The great 60’s Mississippi band that released two LPs on the Tower label in 1968. Newly discovered tapes of "The Lost Sessions", a full-length, 16 track collection of prev unreleased material from 1967-1969 CD $10 SKU:1091
GRUPO LA JUSTICIA- RARE Mexican 1979 2 ONLY! MINI LP SLV Label:DISCOS GAS Though salsa is not a style often associated with Mexico, you would never know that listening to this album from Grupo La Justicia! Released originally in 1979, the arrangements by José Luís Martínez boast bright horns, tight, prominent percussion and great piano. Fondly remembered as some of the finest purveyors of salsa and son in Mexico in their day, give this a listen and you'll see why. Titles include "Alma llanera," "Solo recuerdos," "El porro," "El cimarron," "Rico melao," "El pato a la olla," "Amigo," "Si sabes bailar mi son," and more. CD $15 SKU:19395
JAMES GANG - RIDES AGAIN (70s rock)Label:BGO Second album (1970)by the Cleveland, OH area’s own James Gang, featuring the many talents of future music biz big shot Joe Walsh. This was the first album after Dale Peters replaced Tom Kriss on bass. More to the point here, "Rides Again" includes the popular single ‘Funk #49’ as well as the band’s AOR classic ‘The Bomber. CD $8 SKU:19202
LOS LOCOS DEL RITMO- Barbara Ann- RARE MEXICAN 1966 MINI LP SLV Label:VAM terrific set of Spanish-language covers of American and British hits from Mexico's incomparable Los Locos Del Ritmo. On this 1966 album, they tackle surf on "Barbara Ann (Vas a Ver)" and "Fun, Fun, Fun (Voy, Voy, Voy)"; garage on The Kinks' "I Need You (Te Quiero)" and The Sorrows' "Take a Heart (Tomas un Corazón)"; British Invasion pop on "She's Not There" and "Tired of Waiting"; jerk and even a classic tango song from Carlos Gardel. It's all played with fantastic youthful energy and the group is both tight and just rough enough around the edges to give the songs a bit of garage-y immediacy. Check it out!
CD $15 SKU:19397
MILKWOOD TAPESTRY - ST (60s acid guitar)Label:GEAR FAB Their classic self-titled 1969 LP is a journey into sea ring acid-guitar with touches of soft folky ballads, lots of heavy rock, and some mind-bending manic music that ranges in style from The Incredible String Band to Arthur Lee's Love to Jethro Tull To Fairport Convention to Sgt. Peppers. Fantastic harmonies round out this great album." CD $10 SKU:18871
REINHOLD MOLITOR- REINHOLD 60s PSYCH)-Label:VAM Globe-trotting artist Bodo Molitor may have been born in Germany, but he’ll forever be associated with the psychedelic scene in Mexico and South America. In addition to creating the zoomorphic art for his own bizarre album, “Hits Internacionales,” he also created the psychedelic art for the legendary Kaleidoscope album, for La Libre Expresion, and for his brother Reinhold’s solo album. He had this to say about the Reinhold record: “My Brother Reinhold came for a visit from Germany where he was playing with several bands. He was only 19. I knew Edghar Zamudio (from Peru) and one day he asked us to record that LP. Just acoustic—guitars and a banjo played brilliantly by my brother. I think we recorded the whole album in three or four days. I played some guitars and did some vocals as well. It’s folky and bluesy with originals some covers and traditionals. My brother sings and plays guitar and banjo, on some of the songs he wrote.” The Reinhold album is so rare, even with the connection to his more famous artist brother, no one seems to have discovered it… until now. Despite being from the end of the 1960’s, Reinhold has more of an early-60's NYC Greenwich Village Cafe Wha?-ish folk underpinning. The best tracks have gravel-pated vocals in a vaguely Tom Waits or maybe Joseph Spence sort of vein—really syrupy and quite excellent. Overall, a dark and morose vibe dominates; and we can all use some minor key laments, now and then, right? Limited edition of only 500 copies, CD $10 SKU:19373
TANGERINE- The Peeling Of.. ( rare 60s garage psych )..-Label:GEAR FAB The long lost, rare album from PA-based band, in the style of Iron Butterfly & Banshee, with booming bass, pounding drums & distorted guitar, inc. the 14-minute space-out song "My Main Woman" IMPORT CD $10 SKU:18722
WITHIN U -THE NIGHT THAT ROCK'N'ROLL BROKE Sgt Pepper style psych!-Label:OTHER EYES To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band', Within U recorded 'The Night That Rock'n'Roll Broke'. If you're a psych freak, you won't get enough of these genuinely out-there sounds! CD $14 SKU:19179
BEAUTIFUL DREAMS -Ember Sixties Pop: Volume 5, Ember Girls (66-69) Label:FANTASTIC VOYAGE The concluding chapter of the Ember Sixties Pop series, which covers the years 1966 to 1969, and compiles the releases of three fine female singers. The publicity conscious Ember boss Jeffrey Kruger saw an opportunity to promote supermodel Twiggy as a singer, and signed her to the label in 1966. Her two singles were written and produced by Tommy Scott, who had overseen Twinkle’s hits ‘Terry’ and ‘Golden Lights.’ At the time, the singles became huge hits in Japan, which resulted in Twiggy appearing at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo, not singing her songs but parading the latest fashions while a local group played Beatles covers as accompaniment! Linda Thorson was a television favorite as the glamorous sidekick on The Avengers TV series. Ember revealed the singing side of her talents via a deal in 1968 with singer-songwriter/producer Kenny Lynch. Lynch came up with four very commercial songs for the recording sessions: ‘Here I Am’ ‘Better Than Losing You,’ ‘A Bad Time To Stop Loving Me,’ and ‘I’ll Just Pick Up My Heart.’ Linda’s next Ember session occurred in May 1970 in Beverly Hills, so, for completeness sake, they have extended the timeline to present those three songs in this compilation. Julie Rogers, a powerful singer with stunning looks, shot to fame in 1964 when her second Philips single, ‘The Wedding’ was a transatlantic hit both in the UK and USA. Her next contract was signed with Ember in 1969. Two sets of sessions that year produced the fourteen tracks that made up her album “Once More With Feeling,” presented here in its entirety. All recordings are mastered from tapes and the booklet is illustrated with sleeve and label shots. The original Ember records are highly collectable: so you can’t beat these great beat and rock collections from the Ember vaults. Nice shrink-wrapped slip-case packaging COMP CD $8 SKU:19204
PSYCHEDELIC STATES- FLORIDA In The 60’s VOL 3-Label:GEAR FAB Featuring many never before heard bands. Many unseen photos and stories COMP CD $10 SKU:18605
PSYCHEDELIC STATES- NEW YORK In The 60’s VOL 3-Label:GEAR FAB Third Installment of the New York Series and Nineteenth of the series to date. featuring many never before compiled tracks from 1965-1970!! Many unseen photos and stories COMP CD $10 SKU:18608
TWO TIMING BABY -Ember Sixties Pop: Volume 2, 1961-1962Label:FANTASTIC EMBER In 1960, Jeffrey Kruger launched Ember Records as an independent, one of very few in the UK, where the majors held sway. Straight away, the label set about trying to break into the charts with many fine pop releases. The Ember Sixties Pop series compiles the best of those records. “Two Timing Baby” picks up the story from where Say When: Ember Sixties Pop Volume 1 (FVCD044) left off. Carter, Lewis & The Southerners first Ember single ‘Two Timing Baby’/’Will It Happen To Me’ features Joe Meek engineering, Geoff Goddard on piano, Albert Lee on guitar, Chas Hodges on bass and Bobby Graham on drums. The Meek connection continues with Mark Douglas only single: Joe produced ‘It Matters Not’/’Upside Down’ and Tornado Clem Cattini confirms he drums on both tracks. American songwriters Buddy Kaye and Phil Springer penned many hits, including ‘The Next Time’ for Cliff Richard. They brought several songs to Ember and Grant Tracy was the adaptable vocalist on ‘The Great Matchmaker’/’The Tears Came Rolling Down’ and the follow-up flip ‘Taming Tigers.’ Other beneficiaries of the prolific Kaye and Springer were Johnny Carson (‘Are You Anyone s Girl’/’Teenage Bachelor’ and, again, ‘The Tears Came Rolling Down’) and Sandra Gale (‘Hello Heartache’/’If She s Right For You’) who had been girl singer with the Ray Ellington Quartet, joining Ember when Ellington did. Kruger chose the songs for Lita Roza’s single with the aim of moving her sound towards pop and rock n roll, and she turns in fine performances on ‘Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean)’/’(He s My) Dreamboat,’ aided by a driving band led by Tony Crombie. Brooklyn-born Kerry Adams recorded her single in New York, conducted by future soul giant Jerry Ragovoy. The Dale Sisters cute harmonies are evident on their second Ember single, ‘Road To Love’/’Secrets.’ Tommy Sanderson’s second Ember 45 combined trad-jazz ‘Ding Dong Rag’ with groovy ‘Piano A Go Go,’ which would have made a great theme for a TV detective show. Many of these original singles are highly collectable (mint copies of Mark Douglas are valued at £75, Carter, Lewis & The Southerners at £50 and Lita Roza at £30). Subsequent volumes will carry the story through to the end of the sixties, with further sought after tracks included. The series is complemented by compilations devoted to beat and rock from the Ember vaults. Recordings are mastered from tape, where available, and booklets illustrated with sleeve and label shots. Nice shrink-wrapped slip-case packaging. COMP CD $8 SKU:19205
TWELVE STRING HIGH VOL 2 Mind expanding tunes! Label:YOU ARE THE COSMOS TSH's explosive second volume features 24 tracks of 12-string electric guitar mastery from international artists like Ronnie D'Addario, Peralta, Diamond Hands, the Naturals, Anton Barbeau, Tommy Lorente, the Britannicas, and more! (2017) 2xLP (GATEFOLD) AND CD COMP LP $26 SKU:19145
BLACK KEYS - Rubber Factory 180 gram -Label:FAT POSSUM 2004 release, the third album from the acclaimed Alt-Rock/Blues duo. Rubber Factory continues the Black Keys' tradition of raw, heavily blues-influenced indie rock. Rubber Factory was recorded in an abandoned coal burning power plant in the Black Keys' hometown of Akron, Ohio, and like Thickfreakness, was recorded and produced by Patrick Carney. LP $16 SKU:16536
JOINT EFFORT-Final Effort (intriguing folk/rock/psych 1974)-Label: VOID/ HALLUCINATIONS RECORDS (USA) With its immediately recognizable M C Escher cover, this intriguing folk/rock/psych release from 1974 is another incredibly rare album enjoying its first legitimate reissue. A Joint Effort's Final Effort was originally recorded and released by Canada's University Of New Brunswick on its Little Records label (Little Records 101); despite its lack of wider recognition, this is generally regarded by those who know as a diverse and eclectic album with a number of outstanding tracks. One pundit described it as 'a weird mix of early CSNY, with shades of Perth County Conspiracy and a dash of early Eagles thrown in.' The first side, with the superb 'Winter' is particularly impressive—largely acoustic hippy folk rock with the occasional electric guitar thrown in for good measure. Side two, however, is an altogether rockier affair with standout tracks 'Greed For Goldand,' an up-tempo fuzzed-out cover of ‘A Horse With No Name’ combining effectively to elevate Final Effort to a different musical plane. Original cover has been reproduced as well as rare original insert. LP $14 SKU:19256
KHAZAD DOOM- CHERRY TOWN (One of the rarest and best of all U.S private psychedelic garage pressings) ) -Label:VOID/HALLUCINATIONS RECORDS (USA) Recorded in 1967 prior to the legendary' Level 6 1/2' album, this is a brilliant album of fantasy Beatles-esque garage psychedelia. The whole package on vinyl and CD sounds and looks brilliant; limited 700 pressing on black vinyl with brilliant color cover and incredible color songbook with each album. In 1964 the band who was later to be called Khazad Doom started to dream of ‘making it’ in Bob Davis’ basement in Morton Grove, Illinois. After twenty-nine members and multiple names (The Vibratos, The Laymen), three musicians and a ‘Crow,’ they formally became Khazad Doom and the legend was born. Jack Eadon, Tom Sievers, Steve "Al" Yates and Steve "Crow" Hilkin became the band that was full of talent, dreams and perserverence." LP $14 SKU:19255
MIGUEL Y EL COMITÉ (70s ) Para Hacer Música (cover of a Shakers song)Label:LION El Syndikato made Miguel Livichich a rock star in South America; but it was his sole effort as “Miguel y el Comité” that made him a groove-loving crate-digger’s dream!. Percussion plays a key role in the band’s sound, although the guitar playing is most distinctive: sometimes melodic, at other times carving a path through the mix, with a hard and acid distorted fuzz guitar sound, as on the title track and the fabulous cover of El Kinto's ‘Qué me importa. LP $14 SKU:19262
PINEAPPLES -Twice On the Pipe (Underground NY)- Label:WICKED APE Downtown New York City in the early '90s was a magical place and time for rock music, with a burgeoning scene and hip clubs galore. Striding like conquering giants into this fertile milieu came THE PINEAPPLES, whose gigs inspired the reverence of fans and other musicians alike. They took the scene by storm, sharing the stages of CBGBs, Maxwell’s, the Knitting Factory and Brownie’s with the likes of Hole, Helmet, Sonic Youth, Lunachicks, White Zombie – hell, even Juliana Hatfield. They had a single that got raves in NME (single of the week); Melody Maker said of their Kramer-produced 'Cocahuates' EP, "it definitely places The Pineapples in that exclusive but growing category of US underground bands heading overground..." But they didn't. Not yet, anyway. It’s a new century, and The Pineapples have, at long last, returned to save us all. LP $12 SKU:19261
TELEPHONE LOVERS- ST RED VINYL (LA POWERPOP)-Label:DISCONNECTED My immediate response to first hearing Telephone Lovers was to surmise that the band had to be from Los Angeles. I got that right, although I may have been about 40 years off in pinning down the time frame! Telephone Lovers' self-titled debut just screams "L.A. power pop" - and in my mind I see this band sharing a stage with The Nerves or 20/20 in 1977. Telephone Lovers take it back to a time when power pop was one of our purest forms of rock n' roll - coming on like modern day heirs to the likes of Dwight Twilley, The Raspberries, Flamin' Groovies, and Scruffs. Even with an added pinch of New York Dolls/Hollywood Brats street tough glamour, the vibe here is so perfectly mid-'70s power pop that it's not hard to imagine any of these tracks turning up on the old Rhino Come Out and Play compilation. LP $16 SKU:18455