lördag 21 maj 2016

Love Comes, Love Goes


Love Comes, Love Goes



I picked these 16 songs from about 50-60 tracks I had piled together for this volume.
It took me ages to complete and I'm still not happy with it. Mostly because most of the songs are ripped from scratchy sources and fizzles and pops and what with the surface noise and such.

But if you were OK with Return Of The Walrus you should be OK with this.
I see this volume as the third in a trilogy that started with You Take Me For Rides and Walrus being the second.

And this set is a grower. I've been listening to it a lot, and all the songs benefits from repeated listening.
As I have stated many times before: just like psychedelia, moody garage needs a good setting. You need to let it breath. You need to invite it into your home, and you need that home to ready for all the moody gloom and doomy despair..
You can't just yank it out, slap it on and go about your day.
Think of it as an occasion.

Because this set is super-depressing. If you are into that kinda stuff you will be happy. Happy-sad.
So get some napkins, pour yourself a big glass of your poison of choice, close the door, shut the blinds, curl up in a fetal position and hit that play button. And get ready to cry..



MICHEL & THE FRENCH CANADIANS - CAUSE I BELIEVE

"ever since I was a boy I've given my life to you.."

"..vvvats why I say..." yeah Michael, vvvat is that you were sayin?
Super-tight 50s-ish rocker. Totally irresistible.

I think this was the only 45 this canadian band put out. On the flip you can find "Comfort Him"

I don't know where in Canada they resided, when this was released or the actual number.
Below represent the meager information I gathered. Sorry bout that.

(Canada) '65?
Danco 302?



CONTEMPORARIES - FOOL FOR TEMPTATION

"I remember everything you said, everything you used to do.."

Oh GAAAWD this is heavy.. The Contemporaries suck us down into a maelstrom of guitars, organs and cymbals.
The flip is a so-so instrumental.

(Wilmington, DE) Nov '66
Richie 672



TEMPOS - TWO TIMER

"breaking hearts is the only thing you know how to do.."

First time I heard this, I fell off my chair! It is that good. The sound is huuuuuge. I bet this is one of those one-mic-in-the-middle-of-the-room recordings.

(Sylacauga, AL) '66
Justice LP



JUST TOO MUCH - COME BACK

"and then I find that she's not coming back, now my whole world is painted black.."

The flip to the insane She Gives Me Time! Fan-duckin-tastic downer grinder. I has a little Heart Full Of Soul about it. So fucken cool. I heard this for the first time ever just a month ago!
It was for a long time a very hard 45 to track down - I think the flip She Gives Me Time that appears on Back From The Grave was mastered from an old mixtape.
I don't know how many there is in existence but the last I heard was 1 confirmed beat-up copy and maybe two more. Actually I think the rip on this is not from the beat-up cooy so there should be at least two copies..
But don't ever take my word for anything, ever. K? K..

(Los Angeles, CA) Jul '66
M-Gee 002


WILD THINGS - LOVE COMES, LOVE GOES

"they said love was a lie.."

Here come the tears. The flip to this 45 is moody too, but this one is the winner. Or, loser.

(New Castle, IN) Jul '66
Showboat 1516


SHADES OF DARKNESS - SHE AIN'T WORTH ALL THAT

"you think I'm gonna cry over you, you think I'm gonna die over you, you think I'm gonna mess my mind over you.."

Ooooh, yes baby! I hear one guitarist diggin hard on McGuinn's solo in So You Wanna Be A.. and goes flying on unchartered territory. 
Great girl put-down.

(Dunkirk, NY) Oct '67
Shades 71031


MIDNIGHT SHIFT - NEVER GONNA STOP LOVIN' YOU

"I'm gonna try to find somehow, try to make you love me now, cause I'm never gonna stop lovin' you.."

Believe it or not, but these guys could very well have bumped into The Psychedelic Stooges since both resided in Ann Arbor, Michigan and performed in 1967.
And even if there's no vacuum cleaner on this 45 (The Ig used to play one in '67), it is still a stark performance. It feels very Michigan-y. Great chorus.
The flip She's Gone Far Away is great too.

(Ann Arbor, MI) '67
M-S-I 126220


PALACE GUARDS - BETTER THINGS TO DO

"why should I trouble myself for a girl who never be mine.."

This was not the only cool song released 45 by the Palace Guards. The flip is equally cool and I suspect you've already heard No Comin' Back.
All in all they released 4 singles from 66 to 69.

I haven't been listening much to Beau Brummels, but it feels like they might be an influence here.
Great track.

(Metarie, LA) Jun '66
U-Doe 104


COUNTS - NOW YOU'RE GONE

"give me one reason.."

Super-heartfelt and very cool song. Flip is Old Man River which I strongly suspect sucks very hard.
Still wanna hear it tho..

(???) Oct '65
Teen 900


BEDLAM'S OFFSPRING - THE THRILL IS GONE

"the thrill is gone and I can't go on.."

Awesome kiddie-garage featuring the most precocious lyrics I've ever heard. I wouldn't be surprised if it was his dad who wrote the lyrics, probably with the kids mom in mind without the kid knowing it. Fantastically ironic if that was the case. One can only hope.

(New Rochelle, NY) '66
Bruno-Dean Rec. Studio


SHADOWS - SHE'S LIKE THAT

"every young man in town has had his poor heart broken.."

Aaah, dig that falsetto on the chorus! So cool! Nice jazzy guitar too.

(Hazelwood, NC) Apr '66
Gold Standard 189


REDWOODS - TELL ME

"do you want my love?"

Redwoods are ready to do anything to keep their love by their side. Azum jingly-jangly moody teen beat.
They shared label with a bunch of other cool acts, but I don't know jack-shit about Phalanx Records. You google.

(???) Dec '66
Phalanx 1030


TRUTHS - WHY

"whyyyy..?"

Not too shabby flip on this, but Why is whadditz all about. I feel a Byrds-y influence, especially in the bass-department and the guit-solo. But I don't know.
I have to say that it feels a little, just a tiny bit, ahead of its time - this is 1965 and they still sound soo soo bitter and cynical.

(Riverside, CA) Aug '65
Circle 953


TIDAL WAVES - SHE LEFT ME ALL ALONE

"what can I do?"

Tidal Waves released 3 45s on HBR, two in 66 and one in 67. This is their best.

(Detroit, MI) Jul '65
HBR 482


ESQUIRES - LONELINESS IS MINE

"I wish that I had a love of my own, a love that will never ever die - loneliness is mine.."

Ok, this time I can't say that this is better than the flipside because the flip is this. But I can tell you that this 45 has total playability. Both sides are totally awesome, even if the flip is godhead.

Esquires put out 4 45s on Glenvalley from 65 to 66.

(Irving, TX) Sep ' 65
Glenvalley 103


SHADOWS FOUR - YOU'LL BE THE BLAME



 Let's wrap this up with the ultimate downer track. We're not talking the usual depresso here, no we're talkin "one of these day you'll be the blame I took a nose-dive into this gas-oven" kinda track. Some heavy shit here goin on.
The whole song reads like a suicide letter and the swamped honking saxophone doesn't help.
Killer.

(Greenville, NC) Mar '66
JCP 1037





2 kommentarer:

  1. Thanking you in advance, I'm going to download this one tomorrow, I'm sure it will be great. I look at your blog everyday for updates. You have better ones than "Paradise of Garage Comps" blog. Long live RIP Records !

    SvaraRadera
  2. Years ago I had a website where I use to trade CD-R's of '60's psych and garage. My name is Robert Presto.

    SvaraRadera