13th Floor Elevators - Live at Avalon Ballroom 2nd gen tape (1966)

Really Special! Special! This is a processed clone of a known 2nd gen soundboard recording of the famous "Avalon '66" recording. This quality BLOWS AWAY ALL that came before including the original, French label, boot. This is the definitive version. If that wasn't sick enough, we added on the speed corrected Sump'n Else TV Show tracks. These are the same recordings Sundazed botched by putting out at too fast a speed. These are slowed down to the correct pitch so Roky and crew don't sound like Alvin And The Chipmunks. You need this! It's an 80 minute slap o' sickness!


Standells gig poster 66

This was an announcement/press release from our production company "Greengrass Productions" and our manager Burt Jacobs "B-J Enterprises". Of course this was for "Hollywood Palace", the only gig in which the Standells wore tuxedos. It seemed that almost every performer wore formal wear on that show.  Larry was against the custom made tuxedos, and thought they were a waste. But he was outvoted by the other members of the group!
thanks Gary-


Standells bio-correction, charts, hits...and more

Letter from Gordan McLendon, warning the recording industry not to play records with raunchy lyrics. "Try It" was his target. Even though Gordo had a shady past (which I cannot go into detail on, but we can say he was an acquaintance of Jack Ruby's), he managed to destroy what was penned by Billboard magazine to be the Standells next hit record.

´ Bout the video. . .
"Big Boss Man" performed by the Standells on the TV show "Shivaree".

As you can tell, this is a hard driving rock song with the same chord structure and almost the exact harmonica solo as "Dirty Water". The 45 record was released by VJ Records in early 1965, months before the Standells met Ed Cobb and recorded "Dirty W ...ater". "Big Boss Man" provides further proof that, unlike what many falsely have claimed, Cobb did not seriously alter the direction of Standells music.

This misinformation can actually be traced to the liner notes of the early Rhino Records Standells re-releases such as "The Very Best of the Standells" (1981-1984). The Standells were not approached when these notes were created; only Ed Cobb's company AVI Records was contacted. As the story went, the Standells were a clean cut prep rock group before hooking up with Cobb, at which time he completely changed their image and sound. The story painted Cobb as more than just the Standells producer; it claimed he also booked the group and hardened their image - he was their 'Svengali'.

This was unadulterated bullshit.
`Bout history...

In truth, Cobb was only a producer; nothing more. As far as the assertion that Cobb hardened the group's clean cut image; this was fairytale, totally invented by AVI Records. This is evidenced by the early 1964 photo of the Standells with long hair (Photos, Standells 1963-1969). The photo was taken almost TWO Years before the Standells were introduced to Cobb. The fact is, the Standells were the first American rock group to grow long hair! They had done so after seeing photos of the Beatles in European magazines (before they became huge sensations in the U.S).

Unfortunately, in order to work at PJ's nightclub in 1965, the Standells were forced to trim their mop tops. At the time, PJ's would not tolorate long hair on groups. Their policy was also not to allow groups to play their own original songs - thus the criticism that the Standells were 'only a cover band' (So were the Beatles when they played clubs). In fact, after leaving PJ's in 1966, the Standells began to grow their hair back out (not at Ed Cobb's direction) and perform much of their original music on stage.

Most of the Standells bios on the internet today are derived not from the Standells, but from the dribble witten by Cobb's company. The Standells have repeatedly tried to correct the false information, but it seems to fall on deaf ears. So if you have the opportunity to read one of these faux bios (especially by Richie Unterberger), please feel free to voice your complaint!
(Larry T)

Again...big thanks to Gary Schneider-


No more school-walking alone...4 rock stars with you...

(click on the picture for a betteread)
What a find...
Back in the days...but the guys dont remember about driving kids or something...but they do remember the hot girls...


13th Floor Elevators - Psychedelic Sounds Alternate Mix (1966/68)

The 13th Floor Elevators Psychedelic Sounds Alternate Mix:

From the "Psychedelic Sounds" sessions, Summit Sound Studio, Dallas, 10/66 unless noted:

1. You're Gonna Miss Me (Contact 45 sessions outtake, Andrus Studios, 01/66)
2. Roller Coaster (alternate mix)
3. Splash 1 (Houston demos 6/66)
4. Reverberation (official take)
5. Don't Fall Down (alternate mix)
6. Fire Engine (alternate mix)
7. Thru The Rhythm (alternate mix)
8. You Don't Know (alternate mix)
9. Monkey Island (alternate mix)
10. Tried To Hide (Contact 45 sessions outtake)
From the Houston Demos, Gold Star Studios, 6/66:
11. You Gotta Take That Girl
12. Before You Accuse Me
13. You Can't Hurt Me Anymore

From the "Easter Everywhere" Sessions, Walt Andrus Studios, Houston, 9/67:
14. Dust (alternate mix)
15. Splash 1 (acoustic, session uncertain)
16. Right Track Now (session uncertain)
From the "Beauty And The Beast" Sessions, IA (formerly Gold Star) Studios, Houston, 3/68:
17. Livin' On (Gold Star acetate)
18. I Don't Ever Want To Come Down (Gold Star acetate)
19. Never Another (official take)
20. Wait For My Love
21. Dear Dr. Doom (official take)
22. Fire In My Bones (session uncertain)
23. May The Circle Remain Unbroken (official take)
Total disc time: 71 minutes


Make some space . . .

Well... you gotta delete all the bullsh** in that hardisk-o. 
And save some space for the real gooddiieess dontcha´?
Pum, pa,pum-pum-pa!

Coming soon...




dropped by(e)



The Shames - My world is upside down

Another garage "greati-e".

The Human Expression

No introduction needed...

The Painted Ship - Audience reflections (1966)

Audience Reflections [From Polyana's Dreamworld] (2008 UK strictly limited edition 2-track 7" vinyl single, originally released in 1966 by this legendary Canadian garage band from Vancouver - easily the rarest of their 2 singles for London, the A-side is a bizarre pop-psych experiment, while the flip, 'And She Said Yes' is a dynamite garage punker in the vein of their previous 45, 'Frustration'; in the classic garage tradition, this series has been fairly cheaply reproduced, and while the vinyl may present some visual anomalies, all copies have been test-played and came up smiling! Presented in hand numbered die-cut company bag with repro London labels) ** Limited to 500 copies! **.


The Flowerz - Flyte (1967/68)

Band bio (amg)
This includes both sides of their 1968 singles, plus an unreleased cut, surrounded by no less than 16 cover versions from a 1968 tape. This tape was used for an unusual teen dance at which it was played through the PA system in sync with the band's live performance; sort of a concert demonstration of double-tracking, intended to double the impact of their show...more at X.
From Reading, Pennsylvania. Previously known as the Marauders, they became the Flowerz when Stout was added and Tucci replaced Danny Bausher. Now you can read their whole story and enjoy their soundz on Erik Lindgren's CD - issued as part of a quartet on the region, with Pat Farrell & The Believers and two volumes of Eastern Pa. Rock making up the set. This CD features twenty-two tracks recorded especially by the band as a 'backing soundtrack' over which they would play or sync at a live performance in Reading on February 16th 1968. 

-arrr, a beauty (psych-garage)-


Sam The Sham - Lil´red riding hood (1966)

Two killers.
Me, I love "The Hair On My Chinny Chin Chin" 
written by Ronald Blackwell.

"Li'l Red Riding Hood" is another monster from Sam and his Pharaohs. By the end of July-a mere eight weeks after its release-"Li'l Red Riding Hood" was number one on the national charts, and a Gold Record had already been issued,-symbolizing more than one million sales. And the record was still going strong.(Kruse)

Good to know that...

(1) new member 66/67, (2) rare as hell, (3) wanna post three pics 67


Emy Jackson & The Smashmen (60´s)

Hangover reviewed...
Vocal garage pop sweet cute rock?
Anyhow, quite enjoyable.
Comp. +than 20 trax here. 
From the land of the Kamikazes, yeap.


V.A. - This side up

1. BOJAX: Don't look back (Panther)
2. DANNY BURK & THE INVADERS: Ain't going nowhere (Ara)
3. CHASERS: I'm sure (CLW)
4. CHECKMATES: Hey Girl (Ruff)
5. CORDIALS: Tell me please (Bundy)
6. ESQUIRES: Settle down (Scratch)
7. HUMAN BEINZ: My Generation (Gateway)
8. J.G. GIANTS: Caught you red handed (Result)
9. JAGGED EDGE: You can't keep a good man down (Gallant)
10. JAGGED EDGE: How she's hurtin' me (Gallant)
11. JOHN & PAUL: I'm walkin' (Tip)
12. RONNIE KING & THE PASSIONS: Girl break away (Gateway)
13. LAST KNIGHTS: Twenty-four hours a day (Paris Tower)
14. MODS: Ritual (Mod)
15. BOB MORRISON: I looked in the mirror (Columbia)
16. NERVOUS SYSTEM: Bones (Jambee)
17. PRISNERS DREAM: Autumn Days (Rene)
18. RUN-A-ROUNDS: I can't take you back (Manel)
19. RUN-A-ROUNDS: I couldn't care less (Manel)
20. SPECTRES: No good, no where world (N-Joy)
21. SUNSHINE REIGNS: Acelia Dulfin (MBM)
22. THIS SIDE UP: Why can't I dream (Prestige Productions)
23. ULTIMATES: Little Girl (Lavender)
24. "YOU KNOW WHO" GROUP: Hey you and the wind and the rain (International)


Let´s keep on bombing !

This blog is under attack...definitely, its a whole shitty sutiation...
Thanks all for the support and the lovely mails :)


V.A. - Garage Jukebox

01 - 27th airborne submarine - old time story
02 - embermen five - baby i'm forgettin' you
03 - emotions - sometimes
04 - gentle touch - visitors parking only
05 - guilloteens - i sit and cry
06 - hungry i's - half your life
07 - juveniles - i wish i could
08 - richie knight & the midnighters - homework
09 - light brigade - baby you don't care
10 - luvin kynd - missy d.m.
11 - me & the guys - i can't take it
12 - me & the guys - why can't you be true
13 - meddy's people - fantasy world
14 - misters virtue - summer knight
15 - noises 'n' sounds - how much lovin'
16 - norsemen - home on a cloud
17 - omen & their luv - maybe later
18 - missing links - come inside my heart
19 - rob kirk & the world - girl talk
20 - ronnie king & the passions - girl break away
21 - secrets - cryin' over her
22 - shays - want you i don't
23 - snaps - you don't want me
24 - spectra - hurry girl
25 - expressions - return to innocence
26 - expressions - one more night
27 - those rogues - girl
28 - threads of fybre - mama
29 - tomorrow's keepsake - elevator operator
30 - topsy turbys - snake woman
31 - unknown vi - all of the time
32 - wet paint - we call him a man
33 - young strangers - she's gone


Les Problemes - Ballade a Luis Rego, Prisonnier Politique (1965)

Is there any "pop" jerk outhere? ? ?
And no...its not the same cover as the previous post.
ep vogue
Wish a good football cup to all.


With..The Tol-Puddle Martyrs (1967/68)

The originals were...
  Big thanks to the guys from "my first band"...


Also check in the guide.
 Nellie bligh, a nice ballad, more psych.
"Love your life": a happy tune, everybody has a life, love your wife, 
much sugar for me.
More fast, "social cell", great guitars.
Now, time will come, yes, the best song in the ep (?).
Which one do you like the most?
-p/s click on the pictures to read more-


? & The Mysterians - 96 tears (1966)

Did you know that...
The band's frontman and primary songwriter was ?. Though the singer has never confirmed it, Library of Congress copyright registrations indicate that his birth name is Rudy Martinez. His eccentric behavior helped to briefly establish the group in the national consciousness. He claimed (and still claims) to be a Martian who lived with dinosaurs in a past life, and he never appears in public without sunglasses. He talks about traveling into the future and visiting other planets, asserting that he has done so. No other witnesses are known to have shared his questionable claims.

13th Floor Elevators - You´re gonna miss me (1966)

Ok, so perhaps you expected this one first...
but the first goes last and the best perhaps.
About the post...it speaks for itself...
nothing to add...

Ray Hoff & The Off Beats - Let´s Go (1966)

Check my other sit(d)e.
Pure R´n´b ! Rare as hell.


13th Floor Elevators - Attack of the 8 tracks

 Click in the pics for more info.
Also read the setlist.
A very complete archive.
AaaRrr she´s a beauty ! 
"These recordings languished in collectors circles for almost 40 years, never even played, it took the Roky cd club to free them for those who VALUE THE *THING*, the object, the music, for the first time ever, true sanity prevails on the 8-track mix of the mighty PSYCHEDELIC SOUNDS appears here (changed for cd)"...ouh yes brothers, enjoy.

This one goes to:
Several Anonymous guys, Jr, Its just me, Joey, Pablo, F, Mark, Dr Funkestein, Marabunta, Pep Sonic, Stupiddle, Elmer Dinkley, Henry, JBFrance, Mp, T T-Rex, Pamela, Ge (always loved your profile pics!keep them up!), Al, Romi, Matt H, Viacomclosedmedown on youtub, Roadrunner...
& to all of those who visit´n´drop comments on the Garage blog.
One of the guys said that I was looking for comments saying thanks and to grow my ego-soul, or bothering the visitors to cheer me or something, 
the point Im trying to make here, its that if I took 20 minutes to prepare the post and another hour or 2 depending the upload sites to put the music, im just asking 1, 2 or maximum 3 minutes to drop a comment about the band/music/stuff im posting, thats all,

I wanna know if you do love Roky and the 13th, or the post of the day, if you have the stuff already, what do you want, ( for example: like JBFrance asking for other stuff too), dropping opinions, info, anything you want, thats the most interesting thing to me, reading your comments and opinion. Its not nice (believe me) posting stuff & no getting anything exchange, 

your comments are my monthly & only salary-wage on the blogger-sphere!
the Bomber only wants ------> Feedback (with the audience)

Thats all folks!
Thanks for your time,  much appreciated.
Hope we get the same quantity of comments in every post.

 I  love sharing music with you.