Sunday, August 3, 2008

V.A. - Ear-Piercing Punk

"Ear-Piercing Punk was originally released back in '79. Basically a Pebbles volume clad in a hideous fluorescent pink Kings Road Punk Rock sleeve, it was designed to trick trendy punk rock kids into purchasing and digging '60s punk sounds. Whether it worked or not, who knows?"
(Mike Stax in "Ugly Things")

This compilation was reissued on CD in 1996 but only eight songs remain from the original track listing. Now what we've got here is the original vinyl edition (Trash TR-001). No liners but great and classic Garage-Punk. The "Little Black Egg" version was erroneously related to "The Kommotions" which was wrong. The original artist was a guy named Wayne Lacadisi of whom I know nothing.

1. Groupies - Hog (I'm A Hog For You Baby)
taken from the single Primitive/I'm A Hog For You (Atco 6393) 1966
Line-up: Cooker [real name Norman Desrosiers] (vcls, hrmnca), Pete Hendleman (lead gtr), Ronnie Peters (gtr), Gordon McLaren (bs), Bobby Cortez (drms). Band origin: New York City (New York/US)
2. Trashmen - Ubangi Stomp
taken from the single Bird 65/Ubangi Stomp (Argo 5516) 1965
Line-up: Tony Andreason (gtr), Dal Winslow (gtr, vcls), Bob Reed (bs), Steve Wahrer (drms, vcls). Band origin: Minneapolis (Minnesota/US)
3. Dean Carter - Rebel Woman
taken from the single
Jailhouse Rock/Rebel Woman (Milky Way MW-011) 1967
Line-up: Dean Carter (vcls, gtr, dobro, organ), Jack Johnson (gtr), Tom Harrigan (piano), Dennis Elliott (drms), Ray Miller (ukulele), Rick Miller (accordion), Roy Miller (bs), Barbara Montgerard (clarinet).
Origin: Champaign (Illinois/US)
4. Outlaw Blues - Nonstop Blues
taken from the single Non-Stop Blues/Mustafa (Era 3171) 1967
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: California
5. Mile Ends - Bottle Up And Go
taken from the single
Bottle Up And Go/Candy Man (5th Estate 8447) 1966
Line-up: Mike McFadden (vcls, gtr), George Alexander (gtr, vcls), Richard Mickel (rhythm gtr), Steve Fresener (bs), Danny Pacheco (drms).
Band origin: Phoenix (Arizona/US)
6. Sound Extraction - I Feel Like Crying
taken from the single I Feel Like Crying/Tina (J-Three 509) 1966
Line-up incl.: Danny Presson (vcls, lead gtr), Terry Jones.
Band origin: Mayfield (Kentucky/US)
7. Bohemian Vendetta - Enough
taken from the single Enough/Half The Time (United Artists 50174) 1967
Line-up: Nick Manzi (lead gtr), Randy Pollock (rhythm gtr), Victor Muglia (bs), Arthur Muglia [aka Brian Cooke] (vcls, organ), Chuck Monica (drms).
Band origin: New York City (New York/US)
8. Dean Carter - Jailhouse Rock
See Track 3
9. Sparkles - No Friend Of Mine
taken from the single
No Friend Of Mine/First Forget [What Has Made You Blue]
(Hickory 1443) 1967

Line-up: Harold 'Lucky' Floyd (vcls), Gary P. Nunn (gtr, organ), Louie Holt (gtr), Bobby Smith (bs), Jimmy Marriot (drms).
Band origin: Levelland (Texas/US)
10. Keith Kessler - Don't Crowd Me
taken from the single Sunshine Morning/Don't Crowd Me (MTW 102) 1968
Line-up: Keith Kessler (vcls, keyb'ds), Kent Kessler (backing vcls), Mike Elliott (lead gtr), Jack Joseph (rhythm gtr), Jim Simmons (bs), Lew McCall (drms). Band origin: Bellevue (Washington/US)
11. Herde - Mister (You're A Better Man Than I)
taken from the single
Harlem Shuffle/Mister [You're A Better Man Than I] (Cinema 6900) 1967
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: US
12. Mystic Tide - Running Through The Night
taken from the single
Running Through The Night/Psychedelic Journey Pt. II
(Solid Sound 158/9) 1967

Line-up: Joe Docko (gtr, lead vcls), Jim Thomas (gtr, vcls), Paul Picell (bs, vcls), John Williams (drms). Band origin: Woodbury (New York/US)
13. Age Of Reason - (Your Love Is Like A) Magnet
taken from the single
(Your Love Is Like A) Magnet/I'm A Free Man (Ascot 2230) 1967
Line-up: Alan Turner (lead vcls), Sid Sheres (lead gtr), Kenny Dale (gtr), Andy Adams (bs), Larry Russell (drms).
Band origin: Long Island (New York/US)
14. Wayne Lacadisi - Little Black Egg
taken from the single Little Black Egg/Broken Hearts (Bell 630) 1965
Line-up incl.: Wayne Lacadisi (vcls). Origin: US
15. Ugly Ducklings - She Ain't No Use To Me
taken from the single
She Ain't No Use To Me/10:30 Train (Yorktown 45002) 1966
Line-up: Dave Bingham (vcls, hrmnca), Roger Mayne (lead gtr), Glynn Bell (rhythm gtr), John Read (bs), Robin Boers (drms).
Band origin: Toronto (Ontario/Canada)
16. Third Booth - I Need Love
taken from the single I Need Love/Mysteries (Independence 86) 1968
Line-up: J.C. Clore (lead vcls), Debra Rodney (gtr), Tom Reid (bs), Tim Hackett, Steve. Band origin: Canton (Illinois/US)

Get it here (Artwork included / vinyl rip)

Listen to Dean Carter - Rebel Woman

Listen to Keith Kessler - Don't Crowd Me


Anonymous said...

Good Set! Thank You Jimmy

frumious bandersnatch said...

A well-known comp with a strange sleeve : that's real 60s punk inside, not Exploited or Anti-Pasti junk as you could believe ! a classic one, pretty hard to find on vinyl these days. Thanks !!

Anonymous said...

Really monster garage comp. Rare front cover yeah!!! Bohemian Vendetta, Sparkles, Mystic Tide, Ugly Ducklings.......fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Bought this one when it came out on LP; it was deceiving, based on it's '70s punk cover art, but the songs were just GREAT! Better than any collection of '76/7 UK crapsters anyday. Happy that it was the real thing. "Jailhouse Rock" burns.

Anonymous said...

cool blog, keep up the good work!

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