These guys actually lived at 941 Stanyan in San Francisco before I did. I toiled, slept and partied there from 1989-91; THE MORLOCKS were there in the mid-80s, spitting out the most obnoxo/raw version of 60s punk since, well, the 60s. Their short 12"EP “Emerge” is stunningly great, and very “unsung”. Here’s the lead track from it – their version of The Elois’ “By My Side”.
I’ve put together another digital mix tape for you over on 8Tracks. This one’s a collection of some of the more bruising 1960s garage-based punk rock, and I’m calling it STONEAGE TESTOSTERONE. 17 tracks, some taken from old bootleg vinyl comps in my collection, others from “Back From The Grave” CDs. All immensely killer, with a complete and utter dearth of filler.
- SPLIT ENDS – Rich With Nothing
- LA-DE-DA’s – How Is The Air Up There?
- TY WAGNER WITH THE SCOTCHMEN – I’m a No-Count
- MYRCHENTS – Indefinite Inhibition
- THINGS TO COME – I’m Not Talkin’
- MURPHY & THE MOB – Born Loser
- SHAMES – My World is Upside Down
- AVENGERS – Be a Caveman
- ESQUIRES – Judgment Day
- PAUL BEARER & THE HEARSEMEN – I’m Been Thinking
- THE WYLD – Goin’ Places
- CAVE MEN – It’s Trash
- THE LYRICS – They Can’t Hurt Me
- THE SPIDERS – Don’t Blow Your Mind
- MONTELLS – You Can’t Make Me
- SAVOYS – Can It Be
- AMBERJACKS – Hey Eriq!
Listen in your car, if you’ve got one of those newfangled hookups, with the free 8Tracks app for iOS or Android as well. Along with Spotify, Soundcloud and Bandcamper, it’s a primary mechanism for how I explore new music in 2012.
Hey, I just posted a new mix to 8TRACKS for you to listen to. I do these every couple of months and will endeavor to pick up the pace. It’s 15 tracks of acid bath 60s fuzz punk rock, all from the original 45s. Here’s the track list:
1. THE TWILIGHTERS – Nothing Can Bring Me Down
2. CARETAKERS OF DECEPTION – Cuttin’ Grass
3. SCORPIO TUBE – Yellow Listen
4. THE STEREO SHOESTRING – On The Road South
5. KNIGHT’S BRIDGE – Make Me Some Love
6. THE LIBERTY BELL – Reality is the Only Answer
7. HAYMARKET RIOT – Trip On Out
8. BOY BLUES – Coming Down To You
9. MAGIC SWIRLING SHIP – He’s Coming Part II
10. WATERS – Mother Samwell
11. GLASS EYE – Silence of the Morning
12. INEXPENSIVE HANDMADE LOOK – What Good Is Up
13. ORANGE WEDGE – From the Womb to the Tomb
14. KNIGHT’S BRIDGE – CJ Smith
15. MORGAN – Of Dreams