Sunday, 22 February 2009
The Best of Pebbles Vol. 1 (1986)
Here's a fantastic compilation of '60s garage punk classics, lots of these tunes will be familiar to many, including the original version of Roky Erikson's 'You're Gonna Miss Me'. Here are the Thirteenth Floor Elevators looking a bit out of place on some teen pop music show...
Other great expressions of teenage disaffection and outsider cool include Green Fuzz, Born Loser and I'm a Living Sickness. This Pebbles album was my introduction to the fuzzed out garage sound and listening to these songs now is a strangely nostalgic affair, remniniscent of my years of teenage lightning, unbridled hedonism and nihilistic abandon (but that was just the good bits).
01 The Third Bardo - Five Years Ahead of my Time
02 Jimmy & the Offbeats - I Ain't No Miracle Worker
03 Nobodys Children - Good Times
04 The Sparkles - No Friend of Mine
05 The Avengers - Be a Caveman
06 The Barbarians - Hey Little Bird
07 The Squires - Going All the Way
08 The Spades - You're Gonna Miss Me
09 The Electras - Action Woman
10 The Calico Wall - I'm A Living Sickness
11 Randy Alvey & the Green Fuz - Green Fuzz
12 The Bees - Voices Green and Purple
13 The Haunted - 1-2-5
14 Gonn - Blackout at Gretely
15 Murphy & The Mob - Born Loser
16 The Groupies - Primitive
Join the fuzz army HERE. If you want to hear more of this stuff then get a look at Chocoreve...more '60s punk, psychedelia and freakbeat than I would know what to do with.