October 25, 2012
VIKIVAKI - Crazy Daisy / Lonely Road (CBS 1977)
Vikivaki were a Swedish band formed by brothers Hans and Jon Gislason. They were active in the second half of the 1970s, releasing about four singles and one LP called "Cruising". "Crazy Daisy" is a good, hard glam rocker with a tough guitar sound. Swedish pressing.
Thanks to Enrico.
October 8, 2012
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE - No.1
Here are two different versions of a heavy psych-proto-glam number with catchy analog synth riffs by two obscure bands, The Damned and Kid Rock. It's difficult to work out who wrote the song because the labels show two different authors. The A Side of both records are another little mystery. On The Damned single the A side is "Morning Bird", which was also released by a German band called Tiger B Smith. Kid Rock's A side "Ice Cream Man" came out on an EP attached to the magazine Strange Things in 1990 and was credited to a band called Clover.
Come on, VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE!
THE DAMNED - Morning Bird / Theta (Young Blood 1974)
UK pressing, produced by Miki Dallon.
KID ROCK - Ice Cream Man / Doctor Rock (Young Blood 1973)
Spanish issue, produced by Tony Rockliffe.
October 2, 2012
REDHOUSE - Thank You / Snapshot (EMI 1977)
A brilliant hardrocker released by obscure Australian band Rehouse. "Thank You" is a tight, powerful piece recalling "Boys Will Be Boys" by Taste, another Aussie band active during the same period. Australian issue, produced by Rod Coe.