6.08.2008

The Bojax: Don't Look Back...It's the Bojax (1966-67,Garage Freakbeat Singles)

BAND INFO

A garage-punk band out of Greenville, South Carolina. Rudy Wyatt of The Wyld produced the first 45 and played on the second. Bojax singer Bobby Holliday sang on The Wyld's Know A Lot About Love. The band stayed together until 1969, releasing a third single for which I don't have complete info. The excellent Go Ahead And Go has resurfaced on Back From The Grave, Vol. 8

Their debut 45 is a cool Kinks-inspired punker with a slab of attitude and samples some phrasing and melody of Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone. Hippie Times is a driving uptempo belter. Fast Life is a hypnotic garage-swinger stuffed with power-chords and searing leads. The flip is a too-faithful rendition of The Remains' Don't Look Back and lacks bite. Don't Look Back charted locally.

ALBUM REVIEW

The Bojax cuts are fair but not standout garage rock, with a gritty feel that perhaps, like some other Southern-'60s garage bands, had a slightly stronger pop-soul feel in places than garage sounds from other regions did.

LINK: GO A HEAD AND GOOOOOOOO ! ! !

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Coming soon" since 8th June ???? What are you waiting for ????

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

Passwds:
mza-garage.blogspot.com
or
mza-garage

henry said...

another gem pablo! well worth the wait. just love discovering these bands i missed when i was busy with youth .... :-)

many thanks and hope the computer is well again. Take care.

Steven K said...

This was definitely worth waiting for! Thanks much!

Steven

Mateus Paul said...

Adorei mais esta raridade!
Os 8 temas são fantásticos. "Hippie TImes" é um beat/rock ótimo, não tendo nada de hippie, efetivamente. Gosto de "Know a Lot About Love" (não manjo de baiseball e luvas...eu sei é sobre amar)!!
Além da cover matadora de "Don't Look Back"!
Obrigado por me apresentar mais essa jóia dos 60s!

Anonymous said...

Thx for The Bojax!
Zeno

skaliwag66 said...

HOLY CRAP!

I've been waiting FIVE years for this!

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Greenville, and remember hearing the band play at a Friday night dance after a Berea High School football game. "I've Enjoyed as Much of You as I Can Stand" was awesome.

The Bomber said...

Fua ! I can imagine that, for shure...ohh i ve dreamed thousands times about living n the States and watching those early sounds...