Keb Darge & Cut Chemist present The Darks Side - 30 Sixties Garage Punk & Psyche Monsters
Picking up where they left off on the 2007 compilation ‘Lost & Found – Rockabilly & Jump Blues‘, Keb Darge & Cut Chemist join forces once again, this time to explore the Dark Side of 1960s Garage music. While Rockabilly could be defined as a DIY emulation of the music of Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran and others by young American artists, Garage was heavily influenced by British bands of the day like the Beatles, Kinks & Rolling Stones. Simple drum kits, guitars and the occasional organ keep the sound honest and raw, retaining a palpable sense of excitement even to this day. With a multitude of bands springing up all over the USA, many of these wonderful records were released in tiny numbers, making certain titles almost impossible to find.
Keb Darge’s love affair with this intriguing genre happened almost by accident, while on the hunt for obscure Northern Soul records. “DJ Shadow told me I would like Garage years ago, but I didn’t listen.” Hearing a few records he liked and being assured by collectors that they were classified as ‘Garage’ got him hooked, so for the last years he’s been digging obsessively for the stuff. Knowing Cut Chemist was a collector, he suggested they collaborate on a compilation, and ‘The Dark Side‘ was born.
30 obscure records, some of which change hands for frightening amounts of money, all with wonderful stories attached as told in Keb’s & Cut Chemist‘s encyclopedic and entertaining liner notes.
1. Ty Wagner - Slander
2. Teddy And His Patches - Suzy Creamcheese
3. The Banshees - Project Blue
4. The Del-Vetts - Last Time Around
5. Caretakers Of Deception - Cuttin' Grass
6. The Deepest Blue - Pretty Little Thing
7. The Gentlemen - It's A Cry'n Shame
8. Red Beard And the Pirates - Go On Leave
9. The Nobles - Something Else
10. Captain Crunch And the Crew - Nowadays People
11. The Malibu's Cry (Over Her)
12. The Mach 5 - If I Could
13. The Passions - Lively One
14. Young Aristocracy - Look And See!
15. The Berkley Five - You're Gonna Cry
16. Al's Untouchables - Come On Baby & Stick Around
17. Larry & The Blue Notes - In And Out
18. The Lyrics - So What!!
19. The Spacemen - Modman
20. The Savoy's Can It Be
21. The Dogs - Son't Try To Help Me
22. The Omens - Searching
23. The Choab - Searching
24. The Chantes - Hypnotized
25. The Sound Track - I See The Light
26. The Spades - I'm Alright
27. The Outsiders - Just Let Me Be
38. The Aventes ' Baby Go
29. The Tigerman - Tiger Girl
30. The Blue Velvets - Don't Leave Me This Way
Artist: Keb Darge & Cut Chemist
Format: 2 x vinyl LP
Cat Number: BBE360CLP
Released: 10 Mar 2017
Genre: Rock, Psych & Garage