tisdag 31 maj 2011
Out of Romford came this solid beat/R&B group called The Chasers in the 60's. Consisted of Roger Pincott, Bobby Rio, Len Tuckey, Jack Chambers, Tony Wadlow and Lenny Butcher. Released three singles in '65, '66 and '67.
The Truth were a superb little mod/freakbeat group from London consisting of Steve Aiello and Steve Gold, who released 7 singles on the Deram label. Steve Aiello went on to join hard rock group Bedlam in the 70's.
måndag 30 maj 2011
Sweden's own Tages are best known for their 1967 masterpiece Studio. At the same time, they released their best (and most psychedelic) single, "Fantasy Island". It has great vocal harmonies and a nice organ. Sounds very much like The Zombies did when they released "Oddesey & Oracle". ('Studio' and 'Fantasy Island' has another thing in common: both are recorded in the Abbey Road studio). Their bass player Göran Lagerberg is also my apartment neighbour, which is pretty great.
|Göran and Freddie (Skantze) with Chuck Berry.|
|Tages' psychedelic stage show|
söndag 29 maj 2011
Svensk actually means "Swedish" in Swedish. However, these two guys are not from Sweden. They're from Liverpool and released two great psych singles on the Page One label, owned by The Troggs producer Larry Page. Svensk consisted of Roger Hopkins and Jason Paul.
|"Pojkarna Svensk är från - England!" means "The Svensk boys|
are from - England!". Looks like we got pretty confused there.
The Sorrows were a groovy little band from Coventry, who made 7 singles and 2 LP's between '65 and '67 on the Piccadilly label. They never got the success they deserved, probably because their music was simply too ahead of it's time. Lead singer Don Fardon went on to a solo career and had a Top 10 hit in UK in 1970 with a cover of "Indian Reservation". Also, his version of "I'm Alive" was featured in a commercial for some juice.
|Page from some magazine, 1965.|
lördag 28 maj 2011
Twice As Much. Another great 60's pop duo on Andrew Loog Oldham's great Immediate label. Recorded four singles and two albums (Twice as much singles, haha! I know, i have a lame sense of humor) between '66 and '68. Consisted of David Skinner & Andrew Rose.
|The 'Own Up' LP, 1966|
|The 'That's All' LP, 1967|
The 2 videos i could find with Twice As Much on Youtube.
Saturday means records. So here's what i've bought today.
The Blues Project • Live At The Café Au Go Go
Original copy of one of the best live blues albums ever, and also the definition of underrated. 1966.
|The Blues Project and friend, 1967.|
The Velvet Underground • The Velvet Underground
Original of The Velvets' third LP. 1968.
|Yes i know, it's the wrong lineup, but it is such a cool picture.|
fredag 27 maj 2011
Winston's Fumbs • Real Crazy Apartment
Psych from '67 featuring former Small Faces member Jimmy Winston and Tony Kaye, later of Yes.
Tages • I Cry
Garage punk from '66 by Sweden's finest. Their bass player is no other than my apartment neighbour.
|Rare live pictures from 1966|
The Majority • One Third
Freakbeat from '66. Dig the harmony vocals and the guitar solo.
|"This must be what heaven is like!" The Majority performing at|
the Playboy club.
The Wheels • Road Block
More garage punk from '66. Straight ripped from "Mysic Eyes" by Them, but damn good anyway.
|The Wheels back in the day.|
Freakbeat from 1965/66. Later known as John's Children.
A Band Of Angels • Not True As Yet
British pop from '64 featuring Mike d'Abo, later of Manfred Mann.
torsdag 26 maj 2011
Probably my favourite 60's duo, along with The Truth and Twice As Much. Evolving from The Merseybeats, featuring Billy Kinsley & Tony Crane.
|Oh, now i know where Noel Gallagher got his look!|
|Hmm.. can someone please tell me what's going on here?|
|"And on the cover, one is going to sit in an armchair with a dog, and|
the other one is going to stand beside! Right in the middle of a street!"
"You're a genius, Carl!"