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Tag 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 – 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.

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.

Warmduscher – Yolk Buns U.S.A

Excellent trash from 2015 from the UK’s hopefully-soon-to-be-big(ish) Warmduscher.

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’.

Butthole Surfers – Cowboy Bob (LIVE 1984-01-03)

The Buttholes were renowned for timing their doses so they were peaking whilst n stage. Looks like they applied the same method when performing on a TV show. Here’s a fiery rendition of a track from their 1984 album ‘Psychic… Powerless… Another Man’s Sac’ delivered in true Surfers style. Oh, and on a side note, the pre-Hip Hop Beastie Boys also performed on this edition of the show.

Hawkwind – Opa-Loka

Hawkwind on the Kraut tip for this motorik chuggathon from their 1975 album ‘Warrior On The Edge Of Time’. More than a hint of NEU!, let’s be honest; yet still replete with the trademark whooshing sounds.

Warmduscher – Uncle Sleepover (Live @ The Windmill; Brixton 26/01/2017)

Scuzzy Nu psych Garage from London’s wonderful Warmduscher. This whole gig was fantastic, and could penetrate the most jaded soul.

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