Saturday, May 21, 2011

V.A.- Heimatliche Klaenge vol.70 - Prae-Kraut Pandaemonium Vol.10




1 The Chatles - Children Of Stone
2 Eric & His Misfits - Walking The Dog
3 Buzz Benett - Chimney Sweeper
4 The Subjects - My Love Is True
5 Percy & The Gaolbirds - I Will Do
6 The Kings - Like Stone
7 The Wild Cats - Lovely Eyes
8 Inga - Dein Spiel Ist Endlich Aus
9 The Hi-Fi's - Uwe Aus Duisburg
10 The Strings - Don't Play   
11 Fox & Company - Disappointment     
12 Donkeys - All Your Lies   
13 The Chatles - Dirty Limit    
14 G-66 - Sunday Evening    
15 The Sevens - Be My Loving Baby    
16 The Scrappers - I Know It's True   
17 The Roadrunners - Roadrunner   
18 The Chains - Free Like A Bird    
19 Good Morning - Hidden Track
After knocking at the gates of ruin with a double-LP last time, we're shouldering the shovels once again instead of wasting the profits on the Bahamas. And, yes, there still is some soil unplowed, the toture never stops...

Striking platinum after decades of gold digging is quite an unlikely affair, but just what happened when we occasionally stumbled over the unlabeled private pressing released by The Chatles in 65. Needless to say that the band called Berlin (West) their home. Just listen to the raging political statements concerning the city's most famous building (now defunct). Both sides are essential and in a moment of madness we decided to give you full charge instead of making you chew your fingernails waiting for Vol. 11 (which in embryonic format already tickles the amorphous brain of yours truely...). 

Next is another 45 from 65, again no label but at least an address. Eric & His Misfits are one of the few hard-core punk bands from Stuttgart captured on vinyl. Our hometown had many (just remember Born To Raise Hell in the 60's, Abenteuer unter Wasser in the 70's and The Pinkees in the 80's), but they all seemingly were allergic to studios. Ha, studio! This one sounds like recorded in a trashcan. And don't call it a coverversion. Rufus Thomas would deny any paternity...

An EP on Balex records brings us Buzz Bennett from Basel, with a charming example of the naive art of Pop-Psych, Swiss style. It's a funny looking band and none of the 4 members has been christened Buzz or Benett. But 3 of the 4 tracks on their record are more than pleasing...

The Subjects were W. Brцhl, G. & J. Hawle, F. Haas and P. Frey and they're not identical with those Subjects you may know from Vol. 9. Their (once again) labelless 7" has an even weirder flipside called "German Measles", but you probably know this one from "Visions Of The Past 4"...

The Kings' one and only document of existence was on the Interphon label and it's not half as harmless as you may think. Just wait for the organ grinder drowning in an orgon tank. Willi Reich would have loved this one... 

Percy & The Gaolbirds (not Goalbirds) from Enger had a lot of trouble with a name derived from the ancient spelling of jail. Germany's youngest beat band had an average age of 17 when they won the '66 Beat Festival in Recklinghausen, and were rewarded with a Columbia Records contract. "I Will Do" is one of the 4 tracks that saw the light of day on 2 singles. A fifth still in the can and we feel more than honoured by the permission of the band to include "Please Go" on Vol. 11...

You may remember The Wild Cats from Goslar. The A-side of their 7" was on Vol. 3. Here's the equally scruffy flip...

Inga. Yep, it's the girl who anagramed her name in the 70's to call her band Frumpy. But her debut from 66 is just good clean fun and light-years away from adult education soon to come with City Preachers, I.D. Company or Atlantis...

The Hi-Fis left London in 66 after 5 commercially disappointing singles for Piccadilly, Pye and A.L.P., Hamburg bound. They recorded 2 more unnoticed 45's for the famous Hamburg label of the stars, including the fantastic "Tread Softly For The Sleepers". In spite of zero chart action they had the opportunity to record an LP. On "Snakes And Hi-Fis"we've found this lovely tribute to a roadie called Uwe and we take the chance to dedicate this song to Uwe, the artist without whom we'd have 6 LP-covers less. While listening to the Hi-Fis you may wonder what's been so new about the New Wave. XTC had hits with that stuff a decade later...

Attention shoppers! This are The Strings from Hamburg of "Don't Go" fame, but here's their second single, called "Don't Play". Similar titles caused much confusion and often these two are mistaken for being one and the same song, but this cryptic snotter on Kerston is even better than their Acondor 7"...

If you still think that psych and garage sounds don't mix well, listen to this 69 single on Tresiton by Fox & Company with heavy guitar strangling and vocals from the tomb. Forget trying to find an original. Reliable sources confirm that the ridiculous amount of 25 copies has been pressed...

The Donkeys were on the shortlist for the last 4 years and grew up to be a personal fave meanwhile. Hard to understand why they didn't make it to vinyl earlier, but better late than never...

Beat Band G66 should be familiar to lucky owners of "Visions Of The Past 1". Here's the flip of their frantic single "I Feel Alright" on Vogue...

The return of Switzerlands finest, The Sevens. Not as merciless and bonecracking as their better known classics, but this strange kind of a Folk Punk is a show case for one of the great lost voices of the 60's...

As you know, we always try to smuggle one or two of these unconsciously funny little ditties on the playlist, that are so typical for German kids trying to walk in kinky boots twice their size. This dadaistic poem vaguely inspired by the English language was set to music by the totally obscure Scrappers. Don't confuse them with The Snappers, but that's about all we can tell on another hard to find private 45...

The Roadrunners left England after an EP called Pantomania, where they interpreted the wonderful traditional "The Leaving Of Liverpool" on the Cavern Label and went to - you guessed it - Hamburg. They soon became one of the reliable weekday attractions in the Star Club and recorded a split LP with Shorty & Them, only getting second best. Their true potential shows on two singles recorded live at the Star Club, but released before the famous label was installed. (They came out on another famous label. Take the short form of Onassis' first name and add the Spanish word for wave.) We voted for their eponymous song. It's wild, it's stomping and though it is a cover, it sounds like they've never heard Bo's original...

The Chains from Essen close the book of Toy-tones for this issue with another remarkably weird sounding 7" on ELP Disc. With a banshee choir and spine-twisting out of tune-fiddling it wouldn't sound misplaced on ESP-Disk. But as it is, here at Yahoo the compilers alone decide what you will hear on the dish...

Stay looned, stay tuned! 

Prae-Kraut Pandaemonium Vol.16 - Vol.20: 
http://spurensicherung.blogspot.com/2008/07/prae-kraut-pandaemonium-volume-16.html
http://spurensicherung.blogspot.com/2009/04/prae-kraut-pandaemonium-volume-17.html
http://spurensicherung.blogspot.com/2009/11/prae-kraut-pandaemonium-volume-18.html
http://spurensicherung.blogspot.com/2010/05/prae-kraut-pandaemonium-volume-19.html
http://spurensicherung.blogspot.com/2011/01/beat-your-heart-out-we-did-it-again.html

german sick-teeth underground beat - unterweltenkrachinnenraum - elektrick loosers volume four:
http://spurensicherung.blogspot.com/2010/12/german-sick-teeth-underground-beat.html
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