Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Sour Kraut Volume 2


6+ years since the first krautrock mix, here's Volume 2. Whereas the first volume featured mostly the better known bands from this era, this one concentrates on many lesser heard bands. I've included Faust again because... why not?!? I've also gone against my previous declaration of not having Can on any of these mixes, but this is one of their less familiar tunes, a 1972 recording which was previously unheard until the 2012 collection "The Lost Tapes" was released. Once again this was made using the program Mixmeister, and all the tracks segue from one song to the next, so this mix is best played in order. Enjoy!


  1. Michael Rother - Zeni (4:56)
  2. Cornucopia - Morning Sun (2:59)
  3. Thirsty Moon - Tune In (4:53)
  4. Between - Devotion (3:40)
  5. Faust - Party 9 (5:48)
  6. Cluster - Caramba (3:38)
  7. Annexus Quam - Osmose II (3:00)
  8. Dzyan - Electric Silence (4:22)
  9. Embryo - End of Soul (4:07)
10. Can - Bubble Rap (9:15)
11. Eulenspygel - Untertanenfabrik (3:51)
12. Popol Vuh - Selig Sind, Die da Willig Arm Sind (3:06)
13. Sperrmüll - No Freak Out (6:32)
14. My Solid Ground - The Executioner (3:27)
15. Kraftwerk - Heimatklänge (3:35)
16. A.R. & Machines - Als Hätt Ich Das Alles Schon Mal Gesehen (5:10)
17. Krokodil - Light of Day (5:19)

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Saturday, 14 October 2017

Sour Kraut (2017 lossless remix)



 While compiling what will be Sour Kraut Volume 2, I figured I should go back to the original and recreate it but this time in lossless. Like before the mix was created using Mixmeister so all the tracks segue into each other. No change in the tracklisting, the original can still be downloaded from here.


01. Agitation Free - Pulse (4:50)
02. Harmonia - Monza (Rauf und Runter) (6:54)
03. Paternoster - Paternoster (3:47)
04. Gila - Sundance Chant (4:07)
05. Walter Wegmüller - Der Wagen (5:08)
06. Vinegar - Sawmill - Teil I (5:15)
07. Faust - It's a Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl (7:16)
08. Witthuser & Westrupp - Lasst uns auf die Reise Gehn (3:30)
09. NEU! - Lila Engel (Lilac Angel) (4:24)
10. Amon Düül II - Archangels Thunderbird (3:29)
11. Sand - On the Corner (4:22)
12. Eloy - Floating (3:48)
13. Guru Guru - Next Time See You at the Dalai Lhama (5:51)
14. Brainticket - The Space Between (2:55)
15. La Düsseldorf - Time (9:18)




 

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Vortex of Fuzz - Volume Four: Mind Destruction



More fuzz and frolics for you all to enjoy! Like before, each volume features mostly obscure bands with a few more familiar names. The three bands starring on the cover this time are: bottom left are Thor's Hammer, on the right The Eyes, and above them the legendary 13th Floor Elevators
For a little bit of info about each band, click here.


  1. The Caravelles - Lovin' Just My Style (2:54)
  2. The Shanes - I Don't Want Your Love (2:18)
  3. The Donshires - Sad and Blue (2:27)
  4. Thor's Hammer - I Don't Care (2:39)
  5. Lyn & The Invaders - Boy Is Gone (2:35)
  6. The Darelycks
- Bad Trip (2:43)
  7. Count Five - Peace of Mind (2:16)
  8. 4 PK - Down and Out (2:17)
  9. Los York's - Se Que No Cambiaras (2:17)
10. Paul Martin - Echo (2:16)
11. Crystal Garden - Peach Fuzz Forest (3:57)
12. Chords Five - Universal Vagrant (2:49)
13. The Unusuals - I Could Go On (1:59)
14. The Dovers - People Ask Me Why (2:42)
15. The Shandells - Gorilla (2:53)
16. The 13th Floor Elevators - Tried to Hide (2:19)
17. Unknown Artist - I'm Gonna Have My Fun (2:29)
18. I Bisonti - Ma Se Ci Penso (2:07)
19. The 5: P.M. - How Many Days (2:26)
20. The Chicks - The Rebel Kind (2:28)
21. The Plastic Blues Band - Gone (2:03)
22. The Spiders - Hey Boy (1:46)
23. The Barons - Drawbridge (2:19)
24. The Thingies - I'm Going Ahead (2:14)
25. The Eyes - I'm Rowed Out (2:54)
26. The Belles - Come Back (2:10)
27. The Standells - Did You Ever Have That Feeling (3:02)
28. The Blue Birds - Sweet Polly (3:00)
29. Six Minus One - Fun and Games (2:50)
30. Oxford Circle - Mind Destruction (5:13)


 



Saturday, 26 August 2017

Vortex of Fuzz - Volume Three: I Don't Care



Following the same formula as the previous two volumes, again featuring a few well known names amongst the truly obscure! This volume ends with what I consider the finest acid drenched psych/garage single released in the 1960s...! 
As for the three bands featured on the cover: bottom left are the Downliners Sect, next to them are The Gants and at the top are The Pleasure Seekers.
 Again, for a little more info on each band, click here.
 

  1. The Ugly Ducklings - Just in Case You Wonder (2:26)
  2. The Gants - I'm a Snake (2:19)
  3. Los Huracanes - Aún (2:04)
  4. Ray Columbus and The Art Collection - Kick Me (I Think I'm Dreaming) (2:40)
  5. The Wilde Knights - I Don't Care (2:33)
  6. The Girls - Hello Beethoven (2:18)
  7. The Bourbons - Of Old Approximately (A Time for a Change) (2:33)
  8. Dean Carter - Black Boots (2:14)
  9. De Maskers - Three's a Crowd (2:54)
10. Los Vidrios Quebrados - Introduccion a La Vida, Narrada Por el Tio Juan (2:21)
11. The Rockin' Vickers - I Don't Need Your Kind (2:28)
12. Harbinger Complex - I Think I'm Down (2:20)
13. Takeshi Terauchi and The Bunnys - Hey Chance (2:31)
14. Downliners Sect - Why Don't You Smile Now (2:06)
15. The Pleasure Seekers - Never Thought You'd Leave Me (2:23)
16. Plague, Ltd. - They're No Better (2:25)
17. The Painted Ship - Frustation (2:53)
18. The Jelly Bean Bandits - Happiness Girl (2:12)
19. Les Sinners - Sour as a Sidewalk (3:24)
20. The Daughters of Eve - Don't Waste My Time (1:58)
21. Jimmy and The Strangers - Walk On (3:07)
22. The Sonics - He's Waitin' (2:37)
23. The Sorrows - My Gal (2:27)
24. Los Saicos - Salvaje (2:36)
25. The Human Expression - Calm Me Down (promo version) (2:23)
26. Denise - Boy, What'll You Do Then (2:28)
27. The Buckinghams - Don't Want to Cry (2:10)
28. The Dearly Beloved - I'm Not Coming Back (2:24)
29. The Knack - Time Time Time (2:42)
30. The Beautiful Daze - City Jungle (5:45)



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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Vortex of Fuzz - Volume Two: I've Gone Wild



Here is volume 2, like the previous volume this will consist of mostly unfamiliar bands but will include 2 or 3 more well known acts.  Again, this features bands not just from the USA/UK, but from countries such as Greece, Bolivia, Italy & Spain... Regarding the 3 bands on the cover: bottom right are The Cherokees, bottom left are The Wheels and above them is William Penn and His Pals
For a little more info on each band, click here


  1. The Brogues - But Now I Find (2:19)
  2. Sir Winston and the Commons - We're Gonna Love (2:38)
  3. The Monocles - You Don't Know (2:16)
  4. I Ragazzi Dai Capelli Verdi - Un Tipo Per Te (2:21)
  5. The Wimple Winch - Save My Soul (3:04)
  6. New Colony Six - The Time of the Year Is Sunset (2:43)
  7. The Black and Blues - Come to Me (2:39)
  8. The Starlets - You Don't Love Me (2:13)
  9. Miguel Ríos - Antimusical (3:33)
10. The Checkerlads - Shake Yourself Down (2:32)
11. The Black Diamonds - I Want, Need, Love You (2:58)
12. The Dark Horsemen - Girl, Stand by Me (2:38)
13. The Mark Four - I'm Leaving (3:30)
14. The Morning Dew - Go Away (2:50)
15. The Mussies - 12 O'Clock, July (3:40)
16. The Cherokees - I've Gone Wild (2:38)
17. Transatlantic Railroad - Now She's Gone (2:41)
18. She - Outta Reach (2:24)
19. Los Loving Dark's - Complicado (2:20)
20. William Penn and His Pals - Blow My Mind (alternate version) (2:05)
21. The Nightcrawlers - I Don't Remember (2:00)
22. The Vikings - I'm Trying (2:39)
23. The Liberty Bell - That's How It Will Be (2:39)
24. The Olivers - Beeker Street (2:02)
25. The Bobby Fuller Four - Baby My Heart (2:14)
26. Dara Puspita - Bertamasja (1:58)
27. The Wanted - Here to Stay (2:39)
28. The Blues Invention - Mystery Man (1:52)
29. Les Lutins - Donne-Moi Raison (2:46)
30. The Wheels - Road Block (3:29)




 

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Vortex of Fuzz - Volume One: I Want to Live



As promised here is the first volume in my series of 60's garage rock compilations. This features, like my Oozings comps, mostly unfamiliar bands but will include 2 or 3 more well known acts but not such familiar songs. Vortex of Fuzz won't concentrate on any particular part of the world for each volume, for instance this one features bands from countries such asJapan, Switzerland, Sweden as well as the more familiar USA & UK.  Regarding the 3 bands on the cover: bottom right are Mouse and The Traps, bottom left The Outsiders, and above them The Basement Wall.
For a little more info on each band, click here


    1. The Illusions - Try (2:17)
    2. Mouse and The Traps - Maid of Sugar, Maid of Spice (2:37)
    3. The Remains - Once Before (2:06)
    4. Pintura Fresca - Shake (2:18)
    5. Linda van Dyck with Boo & The Boo-Boos - Stengun (2:53)
    6. Barefacts - Tell Me (2:18)
    7. The Velvet Illusions - Town of Fools (2:16)
    8. The Argyles - Turn On Your Love Light (3:13)
    9. The Kings Ransom - Without You (3:45)
  10. The Mops - Atsuku Narenai (3:25)
  11. The Sevens - Talk About Her (2:09)
  12. The Namelosers - That's Allright (1:50)
  13. The Unrelated Segments - It's Gonna Rain (2:26)
  14. Bob Seger & The Last Heard - East Side Story (2:25)
  15. The Brain Train - Me (2:23)
  16. The Continental Co-Ets - I Don't Love You No More (2:52)
  17. F.L. Wray and The Moon Men - Other Side of the Moon (2:08)
  18. The Basement Wall - Never Existed (reprise) (1:53)
  19. The Rokes - No, No, No (2:40)
  20. The Ragamuffins - Chances (3:04)
  21. Bob Hocko & the Swamp Rats - Hey Freak (2:17)
  22. Syndicate of Sound - Rumors (2:05)
  23. The Dynamites - Tunnel Tengoku (2:52)
  24. The Outsiders - Don't You Cry (2:21)
  25. The Mascots - I Want to Live (2:43)
  26. Paul Revere & The Raiders - Corvair Baby (2:29)
  27. Gary Walker - She Makes Me Feel Better (2:02)
  28. The Luv'd Ones - Up Down Sue (2:04)
  29. The Freaks of Nature - People! Let's Freak Out (2:33)
  30. The Atlantics - Come On (2:53)


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Monday, 24 July 2017

Coming next....

I've not been idle the past few months, I've been working on more compilations. The next bunch will be dedicated to Garage Rock from the 1960s. I doubt it'll be the size of my Oozings volumes but I'm currently putting together a "short"list of songs from all sources, either from already existing garage rock compilations or actual band albums/anthologies. Most garage comps are themed around certain continents/countries/cities but, like my Oozings comps, each volume will consist of songs from all over the world. 

Yes I know there are already 1000s of garage rock compilations already out there, but again like the Oozings comps I'm going to try and include many songs which are often overlooked, even from the more well known acts. Of course there will be more familiar tunes on each volume, songs that will always thrill no matter how many times you hear them. 


As a little taster, this track will be on the first volume...