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great garage ALBUMS

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 09 Feb 2009, 20:20

Griff started a thread on this a couple of years ago, and I can't find it.

Anyway. Disregarding the very well known Nuggets bands (13th Floor Elevators, Seeds, Sonics...) - which bands put out half decent full-length albums?

Here's one to start you off (altho' it's not exactly obscure) - there are too many covers, but a handful of originals that match 'Talk Talk' in terms of quality:

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Postby Penk! » 09 Feb 2009, 20:22

I was thinking of doing this thread myself a while back - should give me some ideas for my shopping list! or the cough section
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Postby Penk! » 09 Feb 2009, 20:33

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That one's actually rubbish except the singles. The Monks one is a cracker, though - but I think Coan hates it.
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Postby Matt Wilson » 09 Feb 2009, 20:36

penk! wrote:That one's actually rubbish except the singles. The Monks one is a cracker, though - but I think Coan hates it.


Nonsense.

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Postby Jeff K » 09 Feb 2009, 20:37

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I turned Feeb onto this album. He never heard of them before.


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The best.
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Postby Matt Wilson » 09 Feb 2009, 20:46

He said no Sonics, Jeff.

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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 09 Feb 2009, 20:52

Jeff K wrote:Image

I turned Feeb onto this album. He never heard of them before.


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I think he says the next two were better.

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Postby McBastard » 09 Feb 2009, 20:54

penk! wrote:
Lance Matthew wrote:Image


That one's actually rubbish except the singles. The Monks one is a cracker, though - but I think Coan hates it.


No it's not. You're absolutely right about the Monks though.
Does Coan really hate it? No way!
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Postby Matt Wilson » 09 Feb 2009, 20:59

Garage rock lovers should own this:

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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 09 Feb 2009, 21:05

McMeda wrote:No it's not. You're absolutely right about the Monks though.
Does Coan really hate it? No way!


I can't see the appeal at all. It's stupid.

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Postby Matt Wilson » 09 Feb 2009, 21:10

If you don't like the first Electric Prunes album then there's always the second one:

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And better than some of the albums I've already posted is this:

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This isn't bad either:

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And who can forget:

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Postby McBastard » 09 Feb 2009, 22:18

Sir John Coan wrote:
McMeda wrote:No it's not. You're absolutely right about the Monks though.
Does Coan really hate it? No way!


I can't see the appeal at all. It's stupid.


Since when was "stupid" a bad thing?
I'd say you should try harder, but if you didn't see the appeal on the first listen, you're probably not going to get it.
I'm surprised though - I'd have assumed you would like it. Never mind.
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Postby The Modernist » 09 Feb 2009, 22:23

I was raving about this on another thread. It's every bit as good as The Seeds in my opinion.

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Postby purgatory brite » 09 Feb 2009, 22:24

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"Garageland" was written in response to Charles Shaar Murray's damning review of the band's early appearance at the Sex Pistols Screen on the Green concert - "The Clash are the kind of garage band who should be returned to the garage immediately, preferably with the engine running".

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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 09 Feb 2009, 22:26

Dr Modernist wrote:I was raving about this on another thread. It's every bit as good as The Seeds in my opinion.

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I downloaded it today and was playing it earlier. I like it, but it's very basic-sounding - at times you only really hear him and a strummed guitar. It's wild and weird but I wouldn't say it's so frantic, pace-wise.

I'm off to listen to it again.

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Postby der nister » 09 Feb 2009, 22:27

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THE KOALA

by Bart Bealmear
The Koala prove themselves to be above average players, full of passion and conviction on their lone album. "Look at the Way She Comes" is typical of the band's best material: a Who/Stones hybrid with bile-inducing vocals, wild psych guitar, and a tight, nearly deranged performance — plus it's a great tune. At first, "Strange Feelings" seems to be teen-punk angst all the way, but features an unexpected yet seamless raga detour (and the only time they would noticeably embrace Indian music). "Poppa Duke Tyler" borrows both the melody and subject manner of "Eleanor Rigby," but instead of going the somber route the Beatles took, Koala uses the universal theme of loneliness to produce a stomping, unhinged rocker — complete with fuzz-tastic guitar solo from Louis Cane — where the protagonist is actually driven to the brink of madness by the isolation. Like many garage vocalists from the mid- to late '60s, singer Jose Mala's super-snotty, Jagger-like snarl foreshadows punk, but Mala has so much New York attitude and an obvious dedication that he should stand with his peers as one of the most affective vocalists of the era. In fact, it's the whole group's commitment to the material that makes it stand out from other lost garage-psych acts from the time. Their energy and enthusiasm is so infectious, with arrangements that are subtle, yet manic and appealing, it makes up for the handful of unremarkable numbers here. Drummer Joe Alexander and bassist Anthony Wesley are a competent rhythm section that manages to hold it all together even while flailing about; Cane's hyper lead guitar work is spot-on throughout; and the songs of Mala and rhythm guitarist Joey Guido are fine to fantastic tales of lost souls, wrecked relationships, and fading childhood. Truly one of misplaced gems of '60s garage pysch-punk.


1 Don't You Know What I Mean? Guido, Mala 2:40
2 Look at the Way She Comes Guido, Mala 3:28
3 Poor Discarded Baby Guido, Mala 3:08
4 Nothing's Changed Guido, Mala 4:22
5 She's a Lady Guido, Mala 3:21
6 Colours of Our Rainbow Guido, Mala 5:29
7 Poppa Duke Tyler Guido, Mala 2:41
8 Strange Feelings Guido, Mala 2:54
9 Elizabeth Guido, Mala 2:37
10 You Say Guido, Mala 2:30
11 Yesterday's Rain Guido, Mala 2:33
12 Lady Dressed in White Guido, Mala 2:42
13 Scattered Children's Toys Guido, Mala 4:38
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