Category Archives: Rock

SONG OF THE DAY Connie Francis – Eighteen

It has been suggested that today’s sassy little number was written about Connie Francis, but at the date of its release in 1957 she would have been a good couple of years older than the title suggests, so I can’t … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jody Reynolds – Tarantula

Surf and Rockabilly guitarist, Jody Reynolds was probably best known for his fantastic track, Endless Sleep, (very much later covered by Billy Idol!….Random fact alert!!). Raised in the small town of Shady Grove, Oklahoma, Reynolds started playing guitar at the age … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Pirates – Cuttin’Out

Originally released in 1965 on Back Stage Records, California-based band The Pirates cut this fine Garage tune as the b-side to their single, Naughty Girl.   Definitely a more punchy affair to that of the A-side, some avid collectors had denied … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Mystery Lights – Thick Skin

One of the highlights to last years gig diary was catching The Mystery Lights in the UK.  To make it even better,  I got to seem them in a perfectly modest-sized venue, intimate enough to get close and personal to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cymande – Dove

Well, today’s song doesn’t come much more random than this!  Here’s what happens if you leave Youtube playing to itself and disappear out of the room for a few moments; if you’re lucky enough you’ll come back and something like … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Swithold – Slowburner

Born and raised in Dayton Ohio, Swithold were a psych rock band led by Ed Lamb (the band’s only constant member over their nearly 10 year career). Slow Burner was to be their first and only 45, recorded at Cyberteknics and released … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Savages -The World Ain’t Round It’s Square

One of the things I love most about this song is the snarly, roaring chorus and the fact those dark, frayed edges makes it sound so raw. Hailing from Bermuda The Savages were a garage rock group who emerged in … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Original Starfires – Camel Walk

When it all gets too much and the troubles of the day mount up and smother you silly, what do you need? I’ll tell you what you need…a nice sleazy instrumental track that will make you wanna strut your worries … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jonathan Richman – Grunion Run

There’s still so much Jonathan Richman I’ve yet to discover, but I’m getting there!  Grunion Run is a stomping instrumental track taken from his fourth solo album, I Jonathan, which was released in 1992 by the Rounder Records label. Always striving to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Stooges – Dirt

Fun House is the superb second Stooges album released in July 1970 by Elektra Records. The record was produced by the former Kingsmen keyboardist Don Gallucci who was drafted in for the job by Elektra’s Jac Holzman.  This intervention proved to … Continue reading

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