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Tag Archives: Psych Garage

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.

13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me

That moment where the modish Rhythm & Blues is starting to get a tinge of Psyche; ladies and Gentlemen, the 13th Floor Elevators. This is what the Stone wished they’d sounded like if they could actually rock out and have a credible frontman. From 1966.

The Seeds – Can’t Seem To make You Mine

Craving and heart ache, Seeds style. This is from the 1966 debut album by the LA band who were widely believed to have coined the phrase ‘Flower Power’.

13th Floor Elevators – Slip Inside This House

Probably the Texas bands most famous song, from their most famous album, 1967’s “Easter Everywhere’. This sublime slice of Psych Garage was also covered by Primal Scream on ‘Screamadelica’; which obviously garnered it some more attention. Nice cover by the way, but it never came close to the original.

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