Post Tagged with: "Garage Rock"

Something Else! Interview: Bob Gonzalez and Don Baskin of the Syndicate of Sound

The Syndicate of Sound, a garage-rock band from San Jose, California, was best known for their No. 8 1966 hit “Little Girl.” They also charted with “Rumors” (No. 55 in 1966) and with “Brown Paper Bag” (No. 73 in 1970) before initially breaking up.

Forgotten series: Lyres – Lyres Lyres (1986; 2012 reissue)

Having wowed the garage rock squad with their first album, On Fyre, Lyres continued to deliver the goods here on their subsequent outing, which initially surfaced in 1986 on the Ace of Hearts label.

Forgotten series: Lyres – On Fyre (1984; 2012 reissue)

Founded in 1979, Lyres not only spearheaded the 1960s garage rock revival of the following decade, but the Boston, Massachusetts combo also remained kingpins of the scene.

Forgotten series: The Mystreated – Lovely Sunday Dreaming (1997)

By the time Lovely Sunday Dreaming entered the shops, the Mystreated had already gained a star-studded reputation amongst garage punk advocates in the shape of a couple of albums and several EPs and singles.

Eric Burdon – ‘Til Your River Runs Dry (2013)

Eric Burdon – ‘Til Your River Runs Dry (2013)

[youtube] Eric Burdon makes his intentions on ‘Til Your River Runs Dry clear early on, with the raucous, witheringly honest “Old Habits Die Hard.” Born in troubled times, he goes on to make his share of it, too.

Big Boy Pete and The Squire – Hitmen (2013)

Big Boy Pete and The Squire – Hitmen (2013)

[youtube] If these names ring a bell, that’s because they’ve been creating critically acclaimed concoctions for a mighty long while. Big Boy Pete is actually Peter Miller, whose accomplishments, in a brief nutshell, include lead guitarist for the famed British 1960s band the Jaywalkers

The Mullens – It’s Hard To Imagine (2009)

These guys from Dallas, Texas have that Stooges/Ramones/1960s-garage amalgam vibe down solid. Not bad at all.

Mondo Topless – Freaking Out (2010)

[youtube] A choice, not-so-obvious all-covers album from Philadelphia’s Mondo Topless, starting with a pretty rockin’ version of The Twilighters’ “Nothing Can Bring Me Down.” Elsewhere, an eclectic bunch of garage and rock bands are represented

Forgotten series: Alice Cooper, Five Americans, others – Garagelands, Volume One (1999)

This short-lived series, which produced only two installments, focuses on songs from the 1960s that never came within sniffing distance of hitting the national Top 40 charts.

Eric Burdon and the Greenhornes – Eric Burdon and the Greenhornes (2012)

Eric Burdon and the Greenhornes – Eric Burdon and the Greenhornes (2012)

In a gritty reimagining of the old Animals sound, Eric Burdon has joined up with Cincinnati garage rockers the Greenhornes — featuring the rhythm section from the Raconteurs — for a raggedy-ass street-fighting EP.