Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Sun City Girls - Debut Album 1984

1984 (Placebo Records)
Debut Lp

" I still think our first album is one of the finest pieces of work we've ever done. I recommend seeking it out at all costs." rick bishop

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Sun City Girls - Debut Album

Sun City Girls - Singles Collection

I found out today that Charles Gocher, drummer/writer of the Sun City Girls passed away yesterday at the age of 54 after a long battle with cancer. It saddens me very much as he was a big inspiration and that group will not be the same without him. I don't even know if they will continue without him. I feel that the Sun City Girls are one of the most important contemporary American groups. Covering a lot of sonic ground and always full of surprises.

Here is a 2 CD collection of many of their hard to find 7" singles. A lots of which contain the spirit of Charlie.
Sun City Girls - Singles Collection

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Dickens (French Spooky Psych)

"Royal Incarnation"
France 1969

This album has been posted by a few blogs over the last year but I thought I'd repost it for the folks who haven't heard it. I unfortunatly haven't been able to find much information on this band. It was originally released in 1969 in small quantities and then reissued on vinyl in 1994 in limited numbers. Killer organ guitar riffs with theremin like female vocals that are eerie as hell! The first track in a funny jam that sounds like punky art rock but then the album gets much spookier.

A true Gem, recommended!

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Monday, February 12, 2007

The Speakers (Columbian Psych Pop 1968)

"En El Maravilloso Mundo De Ingeson"

Primo Columbian psych acid-rock pop weirdness who released this, their fifth and final album in Mexico in 1968. Totally trippy and weird, starting with the wonderfully freaky cover drawing of the band, with the music being even freakier. Probably inspired by Sgt. Pepper's and buttloads of drugs. The Speakers (also known as Kris Kringle on an LP reissue of this, for some reason) play nice Spanish-language pop/beat music that's been totally messed with, coming closer to Nurse With Wound than the Mutantes (although if you can imagine all the ridiculous moments of studio-fuckery on the Mutantes cds crammed into one disc, this would be it). Completely odd and delightful!

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The Speakers