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Category Archives: Psych Garage

Módulo 1000 – Turpe Est Sine Crine Caput

Heavy Brazilian Psyche from Modulo 1000. This is off of their only album, 1970’s ‘Não Fale Com Paredes’. This track goes way beyond the better known Os Mutantes, who are also fellow Brazilians; and sounds like West Coast Psychedelia that is actually under the influence of psychedelics. Great track.

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Warmduscher – Lady Eggs

How to describe this? Slapstick noise rock perhaps? Saul Adamczewski and co seem to be channeling some Butthole Surfers with their gonzoid Warmduscher project. This is from their 2015 album ‘Khaki Tears’.

Butthole Surfers – Peel Session 1988

Tracklist:

1. Blind Man (0:07)

2. Edgar (4:00)

3. Neee Neee (6:56)

Butthole Surfers – Sweat Loaf

It’s probably safe to say that everyone can remember the first time they saw the moniker of this Texan band. The sound of their music lived up to the lurid name; with the outfit delivering fratboy Psychedelia that was raw, funny, juvenile, slapstick, and usually quite frightening.
Here they opened their ‘Locust Abortion Technician’ (1986) album with an irreverent cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘Sweet Leaf’. The intro to this track became famous in itself, and was sampled by Orbital on their track ‘Satan’, which, if I’m honest, doesn’t stand the test of time and sounds as awful as something that the Chemical Brothers would have produced. This track on the other hand, still does it. Raw, raucous, blood-splattered Rawk peppered with maniacal vocals courtesy of “Gibbytronix”; interspersed with sections of blissful, psychedelia that propels you among the clouds, before the next descend into loony toon hell.

Warmduscher – Gold Teeth

Gonzo Psych Garage from the here and now; delivered by Brixton’s finest. This track is off of the 2015 album ‘Khaki Tears’.

The Human Beinz – Nobody But Me

Cool Garage Rock from the Ohio acts debut album from 1967; also titled ‘Nobody But Me’. Rez heads will know this from ‘Meet The Residents’, where the phenomenal Pop combo plundered it for the start of ‘N-ER-GEE (Crisis Blues)’. Dig.

Chrome – Abstract Nympho

It’s sometimes hard to believe how great early Chrome were. Imagine the drive and attitude of The Stooges and Velvets coupled with the fuzzed out mania of bands like Faust, and bingo! This becomes a driving Garage Punk tune until it folds back into the ether it emanated from. This is from 1979’s ‘Half Machine Lip Moves’.

Chrome – Chromosome Damage

Imagine if the Stooges actually sounded like you would have expected them too once you heard about the heavy duty substance ingestion. Well, once you hear 1970’s Chrome, you’ll never have to imagine again. This is from the brilliant ‘Alien Soundtracks’ from 1978.

The Fat White Family – Auto Neutron

The opening track for the band’s 2014 album ‘Champagne Holocaust’ is a lovely slice of ceremonial Rock which leaves you wanting more (the other tracks don’t really follow on from this); despite having a riff that sounds reminiscent of ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’ (by everyone’s favourite shit Scottish music act, Simple Minds). The video was directed by Thomas James.

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