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Date: August 11th, 2015
Cate: graphic design, rediscovered

SIDE 69 | G100 pt. 2

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Here then is the second volume of the Garage 100, with 25 more tunes from 25 American garage rarities.

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Here’s the other part of the insert, showing catalogue numbers and flipsides.

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And in SEO-optimized full text. Download and enjoy! Part 3 coming some time next week – who’s at #51?

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26 The Hush Puppies – Look For Another Love Playboy XL910 B (Hey, Stop Messing Around)
27 The Moxies – I’m Gonna Stay Century 26070 A (Drinkin’ Wine)
28 Half-Pint & The Fifths – Loving On Borrowed Time Orlyn 666242 B (Orphan Boy)
29 The Sands – Can’t Find a Way Capri 522 B (Open Your Eyes)
30 The Vectors – It’s Been a Day Or Two St. Lawrence 1003 B (What In The World)
31 Better Half Dozen – I Could Have Loved Her U Doe 105 B (I’m Gonna Leave You)
32 The Expressions – Return to Innocence Tennalaga 941 A (One More Night)
33 Mogen David & The Grapes of Wrath – Little Girl Gone Cha Cha C757 A (Don’t Want Ya No More)
34 The Thunderbirds – Hey Little Girl Libra 1047 A (These Days Are Gone)
35 The Monteras – You’re a Tease Orlyn 7721 B (Cry Myself To Sleep)
36 The Cirkit – Yesterday We Laughed Unicorn 34941 A (I Was Wrong)
37 Shepherd’s Heard – I Know Starlite 6052 A (But That’s Life)
38 The Tremors – Wondering Why Catalina 19469 A (What Have I Done)
39 Dr. Spec’s Optical Illusion – She’s the One Flambeau 103 B (Tryin’ to Mess My Mind)
40 The Alarm Clocks – No Reason to Complain Awake 107 A (Yeah)
41 The Barracudas – Baby Get Lost Zundak 101 A (Honest I Do)
42 The Esquires – Judgement Day Glenvalley 105 A (These Are the Tender Years)
43 The Piece Kor – All I Want Is My Baby Back Laray RI 2556 A (Words of the Raven)
44 The Amberjacks – Blue Jaunte Migliore CR727661 B (Hey Eriq!)
45 The Village Outcast – The Girl I Used to Love Echo 711 2 A (Under The Thumb)
46 The Grodes – Cry a Little Longer Tri M 1002 A (She’s Got What It Takes)
47 The Blue Condition – Coming Home Tersa 102/101 A (Lost Love)
48 Adrian Lloyd – Lorna Charger CRG-112 A (Got A Little Woman)
49 Al’s Untouchables – Come On Baby Hunt 1410 A (b/w Stick Around)
50 The Modds – Leave My House ANR 3041 A (All The Time In The World)

As you may know, they uncovered the master tape for that last Modds 45 and found the hidden rhythm guitar track. The remastered sound is available on vinyl from Groovie Records.

Date: August 11th, 2015
Cate: graphic design, rediscovered

The G100 resumed

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About five years ago I posted the first volume in what was going to be a 4 volume set compiling the singles the make up the Garage 100, or the 100 most collectible garage singles according to g45central. I never got further, because of the very complex covers I had designed for the compilations. Printed on two interlocking sheets of 10″ newsprint, with a large centre hole, the cover was meant to look like a black vinyl record, that could be folded down into a quarter that would be the right size to fit a CDR. Depending on which way you folded it, it could be the cover for any one of the four cds. Because of the scissor fold, the cover laid flat could be switched over from showing the vinyl side on top to bottom, to showing the tracklisting, to showing the flipside of every 45 side chosen for the compilation.

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Here’s the first volume, uploaded again for you. And the matching info to each track, which is printed on the opposite end of the 10″.

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Here is the tracklisting of the first volume, featuring #1 to #25, with catalogue number, indication of A or B side, as well as the title of the other side. Five years ago, some of these were pretty hard to track down in digital form.

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01 Sonics Inc. – Nobody to Love Sonics Music Ltd. SP0003 A (Diddy Wah Diddy)
02 Denise & Co. – Boy, What’ll You Do Then Wee BMI107 A (Chaos)
03 The Sloths – Makin’ Love Impression 104 A (You Mean Everything to Me)
04 The Outspoken Blues – Not Right Now Orlyn 66821 A (Misty You’re a Better Man Than I)
05 John English III & the Heathens – I Need You Near Sabra 5556 A (Some People)
06 Greg Barr & the Barr Association – Dance Girl Dance Cinema 006 A (Another Boy)
07 The Four More – Problem Child Fairchild F1001 A (Don’t Give Up Hope)
08 The Vikings – I Need Your Lovin’ Wam A (Such a Love)
09 The Chosen Few (St. Michaels) – Get In On Life Takeover 8621184-1 A (JTB)
10 The Young Men – Go Away Girl Maltese 108 A (A Thought For You)
11 The Graveyard 5 – The Marble Orchard Stanco 102 A (Graveyard Five Theme)
12 Mystic – Weekend People Frantic 2136 B (I Get So Disgusted)
13 The Aztex – I Said Move Staff BP194 A (Little Streets In My Town)
14 The By Fives – I Saw You Walking Tomi T106 A (That’s How Strong My Love Is)
15 The Keggs – To Find Out Orbit A (Girl)
16 Just Too Much – She Gives Me Time M Gee 002 A (Come Back)
17 Randy Alvey & The Green Fuz – Green Fuz Big Tex 445 A (There Is a Land)
18 The Worlocks – I Love You Big Rock 512 A (Stay By Her Side)
19 The Next Step – I Said No MCC 101067 A (Rivers Of Hate)
20 Beer – Some Kinda Rich Girl Sgt. Golden 13169 A (Anymore)
21 The Bacardis – This Time Midgard 203 B (Don’t Sell Yourself)
22 Madd Inc. – I’ll Be the One Ikon 508 A (Sooperspy)
23 The Bees – Voices Green and Purple Liverpool 62225 A (Trip to New Orleans)
24 The Botumles Pit/Suedes – 13 Stories High Psychadelic 113 A (My Girl)
25 The Knightsmen – Daddy Was a Rolling Stone Ikon IER514 A (Fever)

Date: August 10th, 2015
Cate: rediscovered

White Fence vs. Woods

Here’s a promotional mix for the Way Out West festival in Gothenburg, where Woods and White Fence are playing this week. Originally put together for an article on HYMN.

One song from each album by these groups, personal favourites.

WHITE FENCE
Afraid of What It’s Worth For the Recently Found Innocent (2014)
New Edinburgh Cyclops Reap (2013)
Take Away Life’s Endless Take Family Perfume Vol. 1 (2012)
Real Smiles Family Perfume Vol. 2 (2012)
And By Always Is Growing Faith (2011)
Sara Snow White Fence (2010)

WOODS
Broke How to Survive In + In the Woods (2006)
Be Still At Rear House (2007)
Twisted Tongue Woods Family Creeps (2008)
Gypsy Hand Songs of Shame (2009)
Death Rattles At Echo Lake (2010)
Hand It Out Sun and Shade (2011)
Size Meets the Sound Bend Beyond (2012)
Twin Steps With Light & With Love (2014)

Date: August 9th, 2015
Cate: graphic design, new releases

SIDE 68 | podcast

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The Record Turnover podcast is back, and long overdue. That’s why this one is a round-up of some of the best garage and punk releases of the year so far. Some great albums and singles have come out this spring, on labels like State, Castle Face, Burger of course, Randy, Trouble In Mind, Hozac and Famous Class. Two bands to watch are The Magnetic Mind who are one of the most promising new garage/psych acts from the UK (along with The Exploding Sound Machine), and Thing which is a new project from Reatards-member and Lover! main man Rich Crook. La Luz have released a new LP this month, and Negative Scanner and Sheer Mag I have already written about here or on HMYN. A review of the amazing Uh Bones LP is coming soon as well!

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Uh Bones – Loretta
The Living Eyes – Bad Example
The High Learys – I’m a Fool For You
The Baron Four – Walking Out
La Luz – I’ll Be True
The Magnetic Mind – When The Morning Comes
Negative Scanner – Criticism
Nervosas – The Well
Black Time – Black Chant
No Joy – Remember Nothing
Zig Zags – Gröth
Thee Oh Sees – Turned Out Light
The Optic Nerve – Here to Stay
The BellTowers – You Never Know
The Zoltars – Movies
Hinds – Between Cans
Thing – Outta Control
Nancy – Holiday
Magic Jake and the Power Crystals – Boys and Girls
Golden Pelicans – Last Street Fighter
Sheer Mag – Button Up
The Splits – Melody
The Achtungs – I Don’t Care About You
Melted – Pepper and Milk
Wand – Flesh Tour

Date: August 9th, 2015
Cate: new releases

Nightmen | Girl For You EP

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Nightmen is a Swedish band out of Malmö, including members from “other bands”, but they’re just as good – or better – than those other bands. I’ve already called Girl For You the best punk 45 from Sweden this year, so if you haven’t checked them out yet you should do so now. They turned in a great set supporting The Hussy last week, and they have an album coming out soon. Check out some more pictures from the gig here.

Another great Swedish punk group that played Malmö recently is Viagra Boys from Stockholm, that remind me a lot of East Link. Watch out for their first two releases this autumn.

Date: August 7th, 2015
Cate: new releases

Thee Tsunamis & Sheer Mag

Did I tell you about my favourite album and single of the year yet? The album I’m talking about is the longawaited debut from the sensational Thee Tsunamis, on the Magnetic Sound label. It’s called Saturday Night Sweetheart, and the 12 tracks it unleashed upon the public back in May are solid hits all the way through. Check out the video for “Trash Talk – these punks mean business. Equal parts surf, punk and garage, this is a winner you should pick up right now.

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The other group that has been keeping my turntables, and many other’s, busy this summer is the second 45 from the sensational Sheer Mag. Cool enough to stay of Facebook, they’re records are selling out and Europe can’t wait for them to arrive in November. EP II, is shock-full of no-frills punk/rock and if possible even better than the first. Here’s the video for the overdriven opening track “Fan the Flames”, and it doesn’t stop there. Wilsuns RC/Katorga Works released this beast in April, into it’s 2nd pressing already.

Keep your eyes open for the next Record Turnover podcast, which will be a round-up of more favourites from 2015 so far.

Date: July 29th, 2015
Cate: rediscovered

Burger Mix

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Did you make a #burgermix yet? Here’s one I made a Wednesday a couple of weeks ago, of some favourites from their catalogue. Check out the Fast Company interview with the Burger founders here. Making it big, they are!

Date: July 28th, 2015
Cate: new releases

Pearl Charles & Zig Zags EPs

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Pearl Charles debut on Burger out today, check out my feature on HYMN.

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Zig Zags back with slime green 45 on Famous Class, here’s the HYMN feature and video.

Date: July 28th, 2015
Cate: new releases

The Pandoras | European tour

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Yes, you read correctly, The Pandoras have reformed and they will be starting their tour in Copenhagen. The poster above is for the Milan gig. But how is this possible without the late Paula Pierce? Well, Kim Shattuck of the The Muffs, who played in the band for a while is on vocal and lead guitar duties. The Pandoras was a group that saw many line-up changes either way, so we won’t be seeing any original members or even anyone who played on the first album – the classic It’s About Time – and album that strangely still isn’t on any streaming service (pick up the reissue from Bomp!). The new group have also recorded a few leftover Pierce songs that never made it to tape, to be released during the tour.

Date: July 28th, 2015
Cate: new releases

The Higher State | (Consider It) a Debt Repaid 7″

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The Higher State have just layed down some tracks for their new and fifth (!) studio album. Considering their last one was their finest moment so far I have high hopes for this one, to be called Vol. 26 (no doubt a reference to West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band who called their albums things like Vol. 2 when it was actually their third). However, it is a bit unclear who is actually in the band now apart from founding member Marty Radcliffe and new recruit Paul Messis. But you’ll get a taste of what’s to come on the new 13 O’Clock single coming out next month. It is already playing on Spotify so check out these moody janglers embellished with organ. I am convinced!