Category Archives: garage

SONG OF THE DAY Los Sirios – Cuarto Oscuro

If Los Sirios had gone on to record more music, I’d like to think that it would have sounded as psychtastically heady and groove-orientated as this (the percussion is fantastic!!!!). Cuarto Oscuro (translating as Dark Room?) was issued as a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Deviants – I’m Coming Home

It’s hard to say exactly who The Deviants were in one sentence, as this band have been around for many moons and in that time have seen many a different band member come and go! Initially known as The Social … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lou Reed – Heroin – May 1965 Demo

A previously unreleased recording of The Velvet Underground’s Heroin has recently been issued by Light in the Attic and Laurie Anderson. This is apparently the earliest known recording of the song, laid-down when Lou Reed made his demo with John … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jack Jolly – Amnesia

Some sources refer to this song as ‘borderline’ psych, some just as a straight r’n’b number, whilst one nailed it when they called this a rockabilly lament! Jack Jolly may have been his name, but jolly wasn’t his game, and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Last Word – Sleepy Hollow

If it’s a little bit dark, you know I’ll probably like it! Today’s song has a weird and unearthly quality, which you would probably expect from a song entitled Sleepy Hollow. Moody, intense and of a slightly Them/Van Morrison quality, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sweaty Palms – Captain of the Rugby Team

Sweaty Palms are an energetic four-piece DIY garage-punk outfit from the Southside of Glasgow who, by their own admission, make music that is inspired by drug-fuelled anxiety. Their sound is fuelled by a desire to unleash their inner demons and, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Daily Flash – Jack of Diamonds

Specialising in electric rearrangements of contemporary folk songs (including Dylan and Dave Van Ronk), the Daily Flash were a US folk rock and psychedelic band who, formed in 1965, were active until 1968 and reformed in 2002. The band started out in … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Pleasure Seekers – What a Way to Die

The Pleasure Seekers were an all-girl band (aging from 14-17) who were founded in 1964 by sisters Patti and Suzi Quatro, sisters Nancy (drums) and Mary Lou Ball (guitar), and Diane Baker on piano. Their name was a random find … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Evil – From A Curbstone

Evil – not “The Evil” – were a Florida garage-psych four-piece that were active in the early to mid-1960’s. Sharing the bill with the likes of The Strawberry Alarm Clock, this rockin’ quartet soon gained a large reginal following and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Starks – Hop Skippin Lulu

I couldn’t help myself!! After featuring the b-side to this 45 yesterday, I have since fell head over heels for the flip side too!! Who oh why did this band just make one single!!?? The Starks one and only record … Continue reading

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