Sunday, June 29, 2014

Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family - My Ancestors 1974 (Zambia)



Paul Ngozi and Chrissy Zebby Tembo jamin' hard n HEAVY African style! yeah ..

Ja maan it's Afrika time.. Jokes aside we have a killer blast for July.. Well most African music is often funk och ethnic based and most of us gringos have little interest in that, so I didn't have high hopes for this album.. Well , we've all by now heard Witch and Amanaz both Heavy raw and damn good. Well I saw this album with this funky cool cat ghetto hombre on the cover and I thought.. pass.. that funk stuff doesn't fly with me (not my bag) Well I actually heard a song from the album by chance (Fisherman) and I was blown away by the raw Heavy basement sound and raw wild fuzz lead guitar courtesy of Paul Ngozi.. So intriged by this song I took to explore more n by crikey this album delivered the goods in a grand way and has been my most played album for a while now. The heavy crude basement sound, raw fuzz leads and great catchy song writing make this a keeper, Drummer/singer Chrissy Zebby Tembo sounds aprox like  an Afrikan Ozzy Osbourne that actually can sing! Must be heard to to be believed. It's his natural style. Best songs here are Fisherman, Troublemaker and Coffinmaker.. But the others are good and well crafted aswell. For me this is the top Zamrock album I have heard.. Yep they are from Zambia. Have an enjoyable blast folks!





Thursday, May 29, 2014

Monster Garage Rock (Various Artists)






Yes an all new compilation in the tradition of Heavy Psych Explosion but focusing on the Rawest, wildest and Heaviest pre hartdrock / heavyrock bands of the 60's garage rock scene. When you hear the word "garage rock" you think of poor copys of the Brittish invasion bands in mop tops and suits.. But a dark underbelly of raw extreme bands existed even during these  innocent times. Here you have a collection of bands and tunes to prove this point. This compilation will make you rethink garage rock and blow you away like you are acustomed to from the releases featured on this blog. This is probably the heaviest and rawest garage compilation you have ever heard.  Have a heavy summer folks

Featured here:

Stereo Shoestring
Him And The Others
Namelosers
Swamp Rats
The Jay Jays
White Lightning
Pappys Haunted House
The Mind
The Renaissance Fair
Charlies
The Bored
The Gary Desmond Strike Force



Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Josefus 1970




Howdey folks time for some great catchy Heavy psychedelic rock with a southern Texas vibe for you all. Josefus Dead Man fron 1969 is a cult classic nowdays and has it's well over due recognition but this 2nd album is still a bit overlooked. I originally too thought it was a bit lightweight ? But comparing it to Dead Man, most things are. No this is still much heavier than most period hardrock and the songwriting here is far superior. This album could have made Josefus a big household name in the heavier southern Heavy rock scene in the 1970's had it got better distribution and promotion. Put it this way there are far inferior southern rock bands having cult status that can't hold a candle to this album. Enough said Rock on folks




Saturday, April 5, 2014

Endless Boogie - Focus Level (2008)




Here is a great underground band that has gone under the  radar of many of you. Endless Boogie is the band of underground record collector Paul Major.. a mover n shaker who has brought many of your fave rare records to wider attention back in the day before internet (respect to him for that alone!). Endless Boogie has released 5 or 6 albums ranging from TGS style longjam psych with German influences to downright long jam hardrock/boogie like on this album from 2008. You can notice different underground references in the music and one song here: "The Manly Vibe" sounds like Don Geres movie soundtrack Werevolves on wheels.. Pauls slightly Beefheartsque vocals might annoy you at first but the music will make you forget that fast. Enjoy this kick ass jam and check out their latest album Long Island. It's their hardest n rawest release to date.  Now go smoke figs in the back yard with Top Dollar.....




Saturday, March 1, 2014

Mount Carmel - Real Woman (2012)




This is one of the most promising newer bands in the retro 70's Heavy hardrock genre I have heard. Here it's all about good well played Heavy rock music sans the usal posing which is the norm in this genre. The sound and vibe is pure 1970 -1972 and real warm n fuzzy. Musically this Ohio based trio is like say Dark on a Led Zep, Blue Cheer, Sabbath trip although this their 2nd album has a great James Gang quality and vibe. I've included the best two tracks of their debut here as well. A new album is out on the 25th of March and it has a few real mean HEAVY numbers too. Play loud n have a blast!!! Support them folks!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Les Goths - Reve De Silence (1968)


Yes it's a new month and a new goodie for you freaks of the wild, psychedelic n Heavy to drool over. Les Goths are a HEAVY garage band like say The Pretty Things on a Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced trip...Yes a interesting mix for sure... I'm not going to spoil the plot so that you can have a great blast yourself. I have loved their " Out of the Sun " single for a long time. This album is as good and won't disapoint. Have a Le Heavy psychedelic blast.. Peace out.




Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Stone Axe ( former Josefus) - Slave of fear/Snakebite (1971)



Hello and a heavy n kick ass 2014 folks! Lets start this year off with a crunchingly heavy blast.. Stone Axe came from the former members of Josefus a band most of you now know and cherish as the Monster HEAVY jugganaut of a band that they were (are they still play live now n than). Well nothing really changed but the sound got even heavier and crunchier than before.. This is one of the heaviest singles out there, up there with fellows Stone Gardem and their likes. Just 2 songs, but what songs.. I'll let you listen and have a blast. Rock On!