Sunday, March 23, 2008

V.A. - Electrick Loosers #1

Three volumes were made of this series of german underground garage and psychedelic music. Volume 1 contains most of the first two Prae Kraut Pandaemonium compilations but also some never heard before stuff.

1. Novak's Kapelle - Doing That Rhythm Thing
taken from the single
Hypodermic Needle/Doing That Rhythm Thing (Amadeo AVRS 21539) 1968
Line-up: Walla Mauritz (vcls, mouth harp, sax), Helge Thor (gtr), Peter Travnicek (bs, vcls), Erwin Novak (drms). Band origin: Vienna (Austria)
2. Prophets - You Missed By A Mile
taken from the single Hey Mister/You Missed By A Mile (Kerston 60008) 1966
Line-up: Billy Tabbert (gtr, vcls) Colin Edwards (gtr, vcls), Derek Moore (bs, vcls), Ron Howden (drms).
Band origin: Dusseldorf (North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany)
3. Improved Sound LTD. - Leave This Lesbian World
taken from the Soundtrack
Engelchen macht weiter - hoppe, hoppe Reiter (Cornet 15030) 1969
Line-up: Axel Linstädt (lead gtr, organ, piano, mellotron), Lothar "Johnny" Fickert (vcls, rhythm gtr, perc, sax, flute), Uli Ruppert (bs), Rolf Gröschner (drms). Band origin: Nuremberg (Bavaria/Germany)
4. Dragons - Heart Transplantation
taken from the single
Hello, I Love Maria/Heart Transplantation (Opp 43) 1970
Line-up: Karl Timmermann (bs, vcls), K. Krus, B. Lohmann, R. Lohmann.
Band origin: North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany)
5. Inner Space - Agilok And Blubbo
taken from the single Agilok And Blubbo/Kamera Song (Vogue 14785) 1968
Line-up: Irmin Schmidt (vcls), Michael Karoli (gtr), Holger Czukay (bs), David Johnson (flute), Jaki Liebezeit (drms), Rosy Rosy [real name Rosemarie Heinekel] (vcls on b-side).
Band origin: Cologne (North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany)
6. Petards - Tartarex
taken from the single Misty Island/Tartarex (Liberty IB 15206) 1969
Line-up: Klaus Ebert (gtr, organ), Horst Ebert (rhythm gtr), Roger Waldmann (bs), Arno Dittrich (drms). Band origin: Schrecksbach (Hesse/Germany)
7. Blackbirds - Space
taken from the single Space/No Destination (Opp 3) 1968
Line-up: Werner Breinig (lead gtr, vcls), Klaus Altmeyer (rhythm gtr), Hans-Peter Koop (bs), Hubert Koop (organ), Helmut Vigneron (drms). Band origin: Püttlingen (Saarland/Germany)
8. Rene & The Ten Less Five - Ever
taken from the single Ever/Little Jane (Royal Splendid 3966) 1965
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: Germany
9. Shaggys - Only An Hour
taken from the single Only An Hour/I Need You So (R&B Bi4) 1966
Line-up: Peter Mohr (lead gtr), Reinhardt Berndt (vcls, rhythm gtr), Manfred Pechtl (vcls, bs), Hermann Mohr (drms).
Band origin: Ravensburg (Baden-Württemberg/Germany)
10. Ric & The Skyliners - Convicted
taken from the single She's gone/Convicted (Merco CL 1965) 1965
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: Frankfurt (Hesse/Germany)
11. Dakotas - Don't Know The Reason
taken from the V.A.-Album
Beat Parade 1967/1 (Baccarola 75755 ZT) 1967 and
Beat Of The Groups (S*R International 92382) 1967
Line-up: Manfred "Micky" Talarczyk (lead vcls), Jürgen Matuszewski (lead gtr), Wolfgang Volkmer (rhythm gtr), Horst Bobe (gtr), Rainer "Bottschek" Sadowski (gtr), Jürgen Genz (keyb'ds), Dieter "Jody" Müller (sax), Rainer "Buddy" Butzke (drms).
Band origin: Recklinghausen (North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany)
12. Dave Gordon & His Rebel Guys - Call Me
taken from the single Hard To Love You/Call Me (Hansa 19130 AT) 1967
Line-up: Dave Gordon (gtr, vcls), Detlef Butschkau (organ, piano), Rainer Lüdicke (bs), Dieter Schulz (drms). Band origin: Berlin (Germany)
13. Inner Space & Rosy Rosy - Kamera Song
See Track 5
14. Rainy Daze - What Do You Think
taken from the single What Do You Think/Autumn Leaves (CBS 3200) 1968
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: UK
15. Nyrvana Pancake - Open Your Eyes
taken from the single
Open Your Eyes/Lonesome Boy (Private Pressing A-1054) 1973
Line-up: Hartmut Nerlich (vcls), Walter Negele (gtr), Werner Bauer (bs, triangle, vcls), Günther Konopik (drms, congas, perc, vcls).
Band origin: Winnenden (Baden-Württemberg/Germany)
16. Casey Jones & The Governors - Bumble Bee
taken from the single Bumble Bee/Rootin' Tootin' Baby (Golden 12 37) 1965
Line-up: Casey Jones [real name Brian Casser] (vcls), Dave Coleman (gtr), Roger Hook (gtr), Jim Redford (bs), Peter Richards (drms).
Band origin: London (UK)/Germany
17. Bats - Got A Girl
taken from the single Got A Girl/I'm So In Love With You (WAM CB 6017) 1965
Line-up: Peter "Pete" Bosch (lead gtr), Waldemar Kropp (rhtyhm gtr, vcls), Helmut "Robby" Hackbarth (bs), Barthold "Jerry" Dunker (piano, vcls, organ), Rüdiger "Rudy" Neber (drms, lead vcls).
Band origin: Hamburg (Germany)
18. Novak's Kapelle - Hypodermic Needle
See Track 1
19. The Beats - With A Girl Like You
taken from the flexi-disc
Early Bird/With A Girl Like You (Aktion Internationales Kolpinghaus) 1966
Line-up: K. Nickola, H. Knoblach, W. Jost, E. Landenbach, K. Herbert.
Band origin: Gemünden (Bavaria/Germany)
20. Andy Nevison & His Rhythm-Masters - Indiano
taken from the single Indiano/What's Your Name (Columbia C 23145) 1966
Line-up: Andy Nevison (vcls), Pete Wilson (gtr), Ronald Biggs (bs), Alan Rogers (sax), Micheal Eden (drms).
Band origin: North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany)
21. Improved Sound LTD. - Hit 'Em In The Face
See Track 3
22. Shaggys - I Need You So
See Track 9
23. Ric & The Skyliners - She's Gone
See Track 10
24. Rags - I Cry For Love
taken from the V.A.-Album
Beat of the Groups (S*R International 92382) 1967
Line-up: Peter Wiegers (lead gtr), Bernd Lippert (rhythm gtr), Jürgen Schäfer (vcls, bs), Christian Schulz-Sorau (drms).
Band origin: Bielefeld (North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany)
25. Renegades - Can't You See
taken from the single
Can't You See/Never Get Married, Kid (Scandia KS 671) 1966
Line-up: Kim Brown (vcls, gtr), Joe Dunnett (gtr), Ian Mallet (bs), Graham Johnson (drms). Band origin: Birmingham (West Midlands/UK)
26. Rhythm Checkers - 'Cause I Need You
taken from the E.P.
Cause I Need You/Theme Of The Rhythm Checkers/Said Oh Yeah/
On Your Way Down The Drain (F Disques AGD GEP 6-26) 1967

Line-up: Roland Bauer (lead vcls), Robby Stierheim (gtr), Eddy Van Nelfen (rhythm gtr), Kurt Horbach (bs), Norbert Hohlweg (drms).
Band origin: Saarlouis (Saarland/Germany) → Strasbourg (France)
27. Brains Ltd. - Change Your Life
taken from the V.A.-Album
Atze von Radio Luxemburg präsentiert die Spitzenreiter vom Hessischen Beatfestival 1967 (Aronda AS 10.002) 1967
Line-up: Gerd Schultheiß (vcls), Rainer Maria Erhardt (lead gtr), Dirk Reichheim (rhtyhm gtr), Waldemar Müller (bs), Rainer Kohl (drms).
Band origin: Bad Homburg (Hesse/Germany)

Get it here (Artwork included)

Listen to Nyrvana Pancake - Open Your Eyes

Listen to Rags - I Cry For Love


Anonymous said...


Fuzzbox said...

What a selection!!!
Big big thanks for this ... & great blog!

Greetings from GER, Fuzzbox :)

zebulon said...

never heard about most of bands here... superb!

Anonymous said...

I want to make love to this music!

Anonymous said...

Unreal. Novak's Kapelle.."an hour later I was in her bed..." just awesome. The Prae-Kraut series is legendary & this is the next best thing. Many many thanks for both superb vols.

Anonymous said...

Good album! Thanks much!


Anonymous said...

Hi there hallelujah! Good to see our old comps popping up all over the place. Very well researched notes. Good job, indeed. The Rainy Daze 45 was a German-only one-off by a British band on CBS. Has nothing to do with the US-band of the same name. Cheers and all the best, Lolly Pope.