I gathered up some more change and dropped it into the re-released jukebox to see what it had to offer up this week. As usual it dropped a few choice classic slices of garage, pop and soul down onto the platter, so enjoy these few selections.

[MP3] Richard and the Young Lions -Open Up Your Door
This one's bathed in fuzz and an Eric Burdon style strained vocal, but with a sweet pop chorus. Full of throbbing bass that shows no sign of letting up and a trademark garage scream thrown in to exorcise the demons of youth. This was pretty much the limits of the band's output but a fine track nonetheless.

[MP3] The Troggs -When Will The Rain Come
Another side of the band who was most well known for Wild Thing. Dark and moody, this track is on the edge of psychedelia but without any of the real effected trappings of the style. The troggs had more than just one impassioned garage anthem up their sleeve but they never outlived it's shadow. This is a testament to their diversity.

[MP3] The Underdogs -Love's Gone Bad
Another garage stomper with a heavy pace about the ravages of young love. The Underdogs keep some hints of soul on this track, originally made famous in sould and Girl Groups circles. Stabs of organ give it a dark swing and the guitar just lays back into a propulsive strut. This one is a jumper.

[MP3] Sanata Barbara Machine Head -Porcupine Juice
This short lived band contained members of some of the biggest British Rock groups but disbanded early due to all the members taking up better offers. Features Jon Lord of Deep Purple, Ronnie Wood of the Jeff Beck Group and Twink Adler from Tomorrow and The Pretty Things. This track is a scorching instrumental that showcases the combined talent that these musicians posessed. Not really an easy track to find but it turns up on some issues of an Anthology of British Blues released in the 70's.

[MP3] Michael and the Messangers -Romeo & Juliet
A garage revamp of this 60's classic. The reworking gives the song a much needed shot of energy that just increased throughout the song. Joyful and upbeat, complete with handclaps and enough bounce to get the heads bopping and the ponytails swinging.
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posted by dissensous at 11:25:00 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice cuts, as always
you forgot to mention twink's best band, the pink fairies

11:18 AM  
Blogger dissensous said...

Yeah he was all over the place at the time. I think he even played with Syd a bit in The Stars. Too bad no recordings survived.

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Thom said...

Thannks for the great songs. I had the original Nuggets Lp back in 70s, hadnt heard Romeo and Juliet since then. Great energy organ sound.

That young lions single rocked.

More of the same please.

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was "professionally" known as TWINK and sometimes John "TWINK" Alder but never TWINK Adler. Like Cat Stevens I embrassed Islam 6 years ago and changed my name to Mohammed Abduallah.

6:04 PM  

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