Friday, 23 November 2007

Spike Drivers - Baby Won't You Let Me / High Time

Spike Drivers - Baby Won't You Let Me / High Time (Reprise 535. 1966)

For some reason the "Folkrocking psychedelic innovation..." comp didn't include the 45 versions of these two cool psychedelic folk rockers from this great SF/Detriot band. So here they are, from a New Zealand issue. It's amazing where some of these things crop up!

The Forsaken

The Forsaken record two 45s for MTA, mixing up pop and beat. Here's two of the better tracks.
Babe is a cool moody number, while Gotta Get Movin' is more in the garage pop mould. The other two tracks She's Alright (top side of Babe) and Frantic (top side of Gotta Get Movin') are more pop orientated. GarageHangover guesses these guys as being from NY.

Babe (MTA 106. 1966)

Flip "She's Alright"

Gotta Get Movin' (MTA 111. 1966)

Flip is "Frantic"

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Powers of Blue

Powers of Blue - Flip Out (MTA 5002. 1967)

Continuing the exploito theme.....

The Purple Fox

Purple Fox - Tribute to Jimi Hendrix (Stereo Gold Award MER 340. 1971)

The Purple Fox recorded a rather laughable 'tribute' to Hendrix in 1971. While the cover versions might well have you squirming in your seat the non-Hendrix cuts are, well...better. They have their moments and I quite enjoy them.

Monday, 19 November 2007

The Raggamuffins - Four Days Of Rain

The Raggamuffins - Four Days Of Rain (Seville 141. 1967)

This is the debut 45 by New Bedford's Raggamuffins (you can hear the follow up here). I can't get enough of this 45. I've owned it for years and it still amazes me on every listen. Why wasn't this a hit? Why didn't Richie Unterberger dedicate a chapter to this song in one of his folk-rock books? I love this song.