Seems like all I’ve wanted to listen to for the last few weeks is lo-fi garage rock, the more mood the better. This mix starts out with some of the cream of the crop for me. A lot of truly haunting songs from bands that have almost completely faded into obscurity, many of them only releasing a few 45′s in their day anyway. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve listened to the song “My Girl” by The Vandals over the last week. After the spooky garage rock tunes we head into a short set of psych songs featuring The Autoharp, an incredible instrument with a beautifully eerie quality that was used by a number of psych-folk bands in the 60′s. Lastly, we round it out with a couple of folk tunes, including one by the Legendary Missoula artist JR Rummel. (thanks to VVR for the Mp3!). Hope you are well, collin
Artist / Song (most of these are singles, culled from 45rpm records)
- The Smubbs / Down On The Corner / 1966
- The Younts Bros., Inc. / Love Is A Game / 1967
- The Cobras / I’m Hurtin’ / 1964
- The Vandals / My Girl / 1967 (My Jam!)
- Gordon / Send for Me / 196?
- The Distortions / Can You Tell? / 196?
- Tresa Leigh / Until Then / 196? (Makes you wanna die!)
- The Juniors / Lost Friend / 196?
- The Music Explosion / Little Black Egg / 1967
- The Nightcrawlers / The Last Ship / 1967
- Joe Diamond / Fair Play /1963 (This is a soul number, but check out that autoharp! what a tune!)
- The Electric Prunes / Big City / Underground
- The Folklords / Jennifer Lee / 1968
- Jake Holmes / Signs of Age / The Above Ground Sound of…. (get this album!)
- JR Rummel / Montana Blue / 197?