September 20, 2005
label:: Get Back
Rerelease of a 1989 compilation on Posh Boy Records featuring 1979 recordings by three Southern California LA suburb bands from West Covina in Orange County - The Simpletones, Rik L Rik and The Crowd.
This CD is a solid buy - there are lots of great songs, and all three bands have a different take on the era they are representing.
Boobs: The Junkshop Glam Discotheque
RPM continues digging through the glam trash heap for little known gems on the latest installment from the Lip Smackin' 70s compilation series.
This time around there isn't a lot of novelty tracks, and while there are a few glam by numbers tracks, there's enough hard hitting great glam tracks to make this another worthy edition to the series.
title:: Listen, Listen: The Definitive Collection
The Merry-Go-Round were a Beatles and Bryds influenced band formed by Emitt Rhodes in 1966 with some of his high school buddies.
Rev-Ola has combined the entire recorded output from The Merry-Go-Round, including their sole album from 1967 and a handful of single tracks (with one hidden bonus track too), along with the first Emitt Rhodes solo album from 1970.
The Mystery Meat
The Mystery Meat are like the Judson Fountain of garage. In the same was that Judson self-recorded radio dramas he wrote himself, Mystery Meat had a vision and ran with it with no outside support.
Like Judson Fountain, their work had the elusive midas touch, and ended up brilliant by fact, instead of design.
title:: No Fun
Vitalic is French artist Pascal Arbez-Nicholas. The second single from his OK Cowboy full length has two versions of the album track No Fun, a new version of the album track Repair Machine, and one new track.
Even if you own the OK Cowboy full length, the No Fun EP is a worthwhile purchase. It may even be that Vitalic is remembered as an artist whose EPs defined his career.