Collecting a few records from the dustbin of garage and the back closets of gritty rock, the Jukebox returns with five more forgotten favorites. As usual a little bit of rock, a little bit of psych and this time a strange take on "A Little Bit Of Soul".

[MP3] The Remains - Once Before
The Remains have always been one of time's greatest casualties and this track screams loud and clear why they should have been ruling the charts alongside many 60's greats. Nice dose o' fuzz here and plenty of lovely harmonies.

[MP3] Yuya Uchida & the Flowers - Intruder
Yuya and the rest of the Flowers made a nice niche for themselves balancing Big Brother covers and some Hendrix indebted guitar fury. They break out of the mold a bit here on "Intruder" but Yuya can't escape the shadow of Joplin's vocal delivery. A pretty fair shake that ranks up there with Sarolta Zalatanay's blues romps.

[MP3] The Zig Zag People - Little Bit of Soul
The Zig Zag People were a studio project that made time covering 60's bubblegum hits in a "Psychedelic" style. The result here is a jazz-psych romp through the Music Explosion classic sounding a bit like Dr. John spreading gris-gris voodoo all over the sacharine original, not such a bad thing in my book.

[MP3] Limey and the Yanks - Guarunteed Love
Limey and his Yanks kick things in pure fuzz revellin' style with a fried guitar and chugging bass. Straight Jukebox fodder and killin' it with a garage blues feeling.

[MP3] Rats - Goin' Back (to New Orleans)
Picking up the garage-blues torch, Rats take a travelin' classic and bring it to the garage floor. Not necessarily the most soulful version that's ever been recorded of The Animals' classic "House of the Rising Sun" (for some reason listed under another name), but it gets the job done.
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posted by dissensous at 9:40:00 AM


Anonymous alpo said...

You're right about the Remains...this track crushes it...thanx!

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic! We haven't had a Jukebox in ages, and it sounds so rapturous after so long. More, please!

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it not listed under another name because it's referring more specifically to the original version by ledbelly than the "cover" by the animals?

6:50 AM  

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