Monday, November 23, 2009

Elton Motello "Jet Boy Jet Girl" 1977

German TV 1977. Check out the insane comedy clips that pop up throughout this. Belgian Plastic Bertrand slightly toned down the insane amount of mincing, altered the lyrics and released this as "Ca Plane Pour Moi" (The Life For Me) which became a huge hit in 1978. His version was also featured in "National Lampoon's European Vacation" He used the same backing group as Elton Motello which is why the two versions sound so similar. This is the original. The Damned covered this version.

Friday, November 20, 2009

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Q65 "Revolution" LP 1966 by the Nederbeat gods! Get it here!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Who as The High Numbers Railway Hotel London 1964

Some of the only existing footage of the original London mod scene. It really doesn't get much better than this. First, they were known as The Detours then, The Who. Enter manager Pete Meaden and they became The High Numbers. Exit Meaden as manager and they reverted back to using The Who. 1964 Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp filmed the boys at London's Railway Hotel covering "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" and "Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying". You can get this footage on the "Amazing Journey" DVD. Hopefully, the rest of this show will surface. The audio has already been released on bootlegs. The also did "Green Onions", "Young Man Blues", "You Really Got Me" instro, "Smokestack Lightning, "Here 'Tis" and more. Ah, the days when people wore clothes that fit properly...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Eyes "When The Night Falls" 1966

I've been too busy lately for new content. Sorry. UK freakbeat classic. The Eyes seriously aped The Who at almost every turn but were still able to come up up with some superb originals like "When The Night Falls", "The Immediate Pleasure" and "You're Too Much.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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UGLY THINGS #29/ 224 pages / perfect bound / full-color glossy cover. The best music mag on the planet! Get it here: freakbeatfuzz eBay shop
CONTENTS: Biggest and best issue yet! The top cover stories include a huge feature on Australia ’s mighty Masters Apprentices as well as a tribute to the late, great Sky Saxon of the Seeds. There’s also in-depth stories on ‘60s beat group The Fenmen (featuring pre-Pretty Things members), UK pop-psych faves the West Coast Consortium, outrageous LA proto-punks The Imperial Dogs, and seminal California garage folk-rockers The Wildflower. Also, Doug Sheppard unravels the twisted tale of ‘70s hard rockers Stepson, Ron Ryan reveals the juicy details of his role as the ghost writer of some of the Dave Clark Five’s biggest early hits, and Phil Milstein relates his experiences with doomed junkie chanteuse Nico.

All this plus Midwest garage combo The Nomadds, Ollie Halsall and Timebox, French Riviera punks Dentist, The Remains, The Shadows of Knight, and an exclusive chat with Tony Cahill of The Easybeats. Not forgetting the famously extensive review section covering all the latest reissues, and R&R-related books and DVDs.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Creature "Hesh Law" screening tonight!

See you there!

Darren Navarette, Ramona, CA photo: MRZ
David Gravette. photo: Ed Dominick

Al Partanen, Bondi Bowl, Sydney Australia. photo: Rhino

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Blondie "X-Offender" 1976

Very early clip of the original 5-piece doing "X-Offender" off their debut LP. It was originally titled "Sex Offender" but their label made them change it. Bonus points for the Shogun Warriors used as props.

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Beat "RocknRoll Girl

Power pop gods! Rare appearance on American Bandstand circa 1980. Pretty high energy and spot on for a lip synch.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Lollipop Shoppe "Only A Reflection" 1968

This has gotta be the best LOVE song never written by Arthur Lee. This reminds me so much of Love's "A Message To Pretty" off their self-titled debut LP from 1966. This is an album track off The Lollipop Shoppe's 1968 LP, "Just Colour".

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Legion of Honor Museum, Outer Richmond District, San Francisco. Photo by Plomomedia

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Chambers Brothers " I Can't Stand It" 1967

This one has been getting a lot of play at home lately. These guys are best known for their hit "Time Has Come Today".