Our killer Chi-town garage compilation, 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60’s Garage and Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records is chock full of interviews and rare band photos, but too many tales and photos were uncovered to fit into our CD and album packaging.
Three nights of Garage Rock mayhem in Montreal!
Check out our photos of the action from all three nights!
LIMITED EDITION EP CELEBRATING THEIR FIRST LIVE APPEARANCE IN NEW YORK CITY!
October 23rd and 24th, 2009 are dates that will live in rock ’n’ roll history, as they mark the first ever appearances of the fabulous Trashmen in the New York metropolitan area.
Everybody shook and stomped to the Bird Dance Beat at Southpaw, Maxwell’s and the WFMU Record Fair as The Trashmen showed why they are the true Kings Of The Surf! Here is your commemorative EP to celebrate this wild weekend!
Chocolate Watch Band
No Way Out
Sundazed is totally stoked to announce the reissue of the first two albums by the Chocolate Watch Band, high on everyone’s list as one of the most exciting garage bands ever.
No Way Out kicks things off with an eye-opening nugget, “Let’s Talk About Girls.” It’s a song that perfectly blends a stomping Chuck Berry rhythm track with the happening “boss sound,” the psychedelic guitar. “Come On,” an early Stones single, is given the perfect Jagger paint job, while “Are You Gonna Be There (At the Love-In)” captures the new tribal hippie culture in a nutshell. Sourced from the original analog masters.
“…Sundazed does it again! Great sound, great art reproduction…”
Truth (Mono Edition)
Jeff Beck, as visionary a guitarist, in his own way, as Jimi Hendrix, certainly heads anyone’s list of most exciting rock ‘n’ roll fretboard whizzes ever. Beck made his name as the second of three hall of fame stringbenders for the equally legendary Yardbirds (following in the shoes of Eric Clapton and preceding the pre-Zep Jimmy Page).
Known for his blistering leads and the wild chances he took as one of the first axemen to widely employ feedback during a solo, Beck hit the ground running when he left the Yardbirds in 1967 and would cut a pair of solo albums that didn’t miss a beat from the greatness of his previous work.
“The way the LP should always be heard.. in glorious Mono!”
Here’s a pair to beat a full-house: two great, ultra rare versions of Youngbloods songs that would eventually become hallmarks of the band’s Earth Music and Elephant Mountain albums. The rare single only version of “All My Dreams Blue,” a haunting tune, written and sung by Jesse Colin Young and backed by Banana’s jazzy acoustic piano and the close-knit harmony vocals of Jerry Corbitt on Earth Music, has a much different vibe here. Jesse’s vocals are more urgent, especially when accompanied by Banana’s Wurlitzer electric piano, a mesmerizing sound that would become a trademark element of later Youngbloods albums. “Sham,” in its earliest, unreleased incarnation here spotlights the passionate, R&B-fueled vocals of Jesse, backed by Banana’s driving Guild M-75 electric guitar. It’s that early, patented Youngbloods sound that caught everyone’s ear in 1967 and would soon become an essential part of San Francisco’s new musical landscape.