Saturday, August 27, 2016

Various Artists - "Garage Punk Unknowns Parts 1 & 2, Mid-Sixties America's Teen Garage Rock Action Blast! 1965-1967" (CD, No Label / Crypt? - 199?)

Hey there!
Bought the other day the "remastered" CD from Crypt of what was once upon a time, "Back From The Grave" Volumes 1 & 2 LPs and I'm telling you people, I was very GLAD that the master of primitivism the great in many levels Tim Warren have finally decided to update sound and packaging on the ol' classic bibles of RAW sixties punk that many of us here grew up with! And that led me to post these...
For some strange reason, probably due to (then) problems with rights, there's no Crypt logo on 'em. The whole design and attitude though betrays that Tim had a hand (or two...) in putting together these, he-he. Anyway and just for geeking reasons I'm telling this, I think the only time "Garage Punk Unknowns" had a Crypt mark on was on this 4 vinyl box. But then again, the box got out in 1998 and these CDs in 1999 (I think)... Who knows? Tim works in mysterious ways.
So for the newbies, "Garage Punk Unknowns" were the spinoffs of "Back from The Grave" volumes (along with the "Teenage Shutdown" series that I totally worship). Crude, unpsychedelic 60s punk raunch from the teens that tried to imitate the Stones and the Kinks (and thank God) they utterly failed! If you're looking for the original proto-punks in rock & roll history, these pricks in here are the ones man. Cheap guitars, pounding drums, screams and adolescent snark all the way!
Fuck Hippies. Amen.

14 comments:

  1. All FLAC

    Pt1: https://www.filefactory.com/file/4pceylubtx85/GrgPnkUnkns2FLAC.rar

    Pt2: https://www.filefactory.com/file/1w1fein9szaf/GrgPnkUnkns1FLAC.rar

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  2. These CD's were on Crypt with different artwork.

    https://www.discogs.com/Various-Garage-Punk-Unknowns-Part-1/master/593862

    https://www.discogs.com/Various-Garage-Punk-Unknowns-Part-2/master/410791

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    1. I forgot to write also that some of the first volumes had as label some Stone Age Records. A quick look on the artwork says that it's actually Crypt though! Ha ha.

      https://www.discogs.com/Various-Garage-Punk-Unknowns-Volume-1/release/3819841

      cheers!

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  3. This is awesome. Thanks!

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  4. Always true words to qualify our feeling. I like to read you. I was never fan of Tim W. but always for Garage Punk music. For me BFTG is not a bibble as there was lot of comps issued before: Pebbles, Boulder, Calico Wall... And lot of issued with sometimes only 1 or 2 volumes. Anyway i recognize that Tim initiated a style of comp and teenage music. By your post you will give me the opportunities to really listen Garage Punk Unknown serie. Great post. Thanks.
    Fred From France.

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    1. Many thanks for the kind words my friend! I know Tim's a very "difficult" person but his touch on everything cool along with people like Billy and Miriam from Norton, is undeniable. Keep the rocks rollin'!

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  5. Now this is FAB! A friend was asking me for this and it magically appears...thank you!

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  6. Thank you for posting this!!! FWIW volumes 01 and 02 are mixed up, but both seem to download with no problem. Keep up the good work y'all!!!!

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  7. Hi Mihaleez,check this band out if you havent already TELEPHONE LOVERS https://telephonelovers.bandcamp.com/releases, Dave P.

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  8. Actually, I was trying to find their cassette release a few days back. They're great! D'you have it?

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    1. dont know bout a cassette release.thought it was just digital at the mo.think there is vinyl later in year

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  9. You know what would undo all that boredom? Re-upping the Cramps collections in FLAC! And the Bo Diddley and Heartbreakers in FLAC also. It would make my year. :)

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