"Hey Hey Hey" - 16 blows of the mind on solar level from 1957-1972


In The Trashcan Records       GARBAGE198
"Owls, pussycats, rats are shakin' all over with farmers on the sun in the west..."

1. solar level - johnny almond music machine

Fantastic soul-jazz instrumental from 1969 by UK sax player Johnny Almond and band. Also known for Mark-Almond and The Alan Price Set amongst others. His album "Patent pending" includes this track.

9. shakin' all over - mae west

Hollywood's first real sex symbol Mae West was already 73 years old when she recorded this beat version of Johnny Kidd's classic, backed by garage outfit Somebody's Chyldren (remember their version of "Daytripper"?) in 1966. See vol 199 for the flipside.

2. wade in the water - the graham bond organization

Sometimes performing as The Who Orchestra, including pre-Cream members Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, they recorded a magnificent version of a traditional, which was actually a slave's warning for dogs approaching when trying to escape from the plantation. Stunning mod instrumental from 1965 on Ascot.

10. my babe - red west combo

Willie Dixon's "My babe" in a wild Hammond groove instro stomper from 1963 by Red West. Is he the same Red West who was driver and bodyguard of Elvis Presley? The same Red West who was a movie stuntman? The same Red West who wrote "Seperate ways" for Elvis? Fantastic single on Santo Records.

3. hay girl - chylds

Their first of two singles, both released nationally by Warner Bros, but this one was first released in 1967 on Giant Records. It's one of the fiercest and loudest garage punk tunes I know, completely different than the following single "Psychedelic soul". See vol 34.

11. i want more (lovin') - chylds

Lo-fi fuzz overdosed garage punker from 1967 with a soulful groove rhythm. From the state with the craziest bands, Ohio.

4. want ad reader - the new breed

First class fuzz punker from 1966 by this Sacramento quartet. It was their second single; their first was "Green eyed woman" from 1965 on Diplomacy.

12. one more for the good guys - the new breed

Fuzz garage blues instrumental B-side of "Want ad reader". First released on World United and then quickly picked up by Hanna-Barbera Records.

5. shot on sight - the trend

Written by drummer Michael Giles. It reminds me of "You're lying" by The Troggs. Nice freakbeat from 1966 on Page One Records. In the US it was released on Fontana.

13. farmer john - don & dewey

The song's origin is from 1957, a slow version. They re-recorded it in 1959 for Specialty and it's that version which became famous thanks to The Premiers in 1964. See also vol 177 for info about this duo.

6. come on up - the young rascals

It's like in 1966 everybody had to record a garage rock song. This is a perfect example: fuzz guitar, steamin' organ, screamin' vocals, wah-wah, and loads of energy. Other great Young Rascals releases are "I ain't gonna eat out my heart anymore"

14. coming back - peter martin & the features

Vocal group that should have been singing this in 1960 instead of 1965. Still it's not a bad song after all. A DeVille Records release from 1965.

7. the hobo - the good rats

Debut single of this heavy psych outfit that was interesting in those early days. They kept on playing and recording albums until the end of the 70s. Their best known track is probably "Gotta get back" from 1969. This is a 1968 Kapp release.

15. the owl and the pussy cat - the bad boys

A London band that moved to Italy right after they recorded their first single in 1964. Fantastic beat tune that has nothing to do with The Bards' song from 1966 although both were released on Piccadilly Records.

8. hey, hey, hey - mouzakis

Single-only B-side of "Lady", which was featured on their sole album "Magic Tube" in 1972 on British Main Records. It's Hammond groove glam rockin' version of a Little Richard song.

16. play the thing - marlowe morris quintet

Leading organ and saxophone with a bongo beat on this fab boppin' jazz instrumental from 1961. This song also appears on his sole album "Play the thing" from 1962.