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Friday 20 October 2017

Instant Garage

Like many of you, I suspect, I have been thoroughly enjoying the seemingly never ending stream of obscure Garage classics coming out of Drew's place recently.
Therefore I was quite excited to spot a Mojo compilation entitled Instant Garage again in the Highland Hospice shop in Dornoch.
An impressive 28 tracks. There is however a much wider interpretation of Garage than Drew would offer with artists such as MC5, New York Dolls, Kinks, Love, Jonathan Richman and the Ramones featuring. Not that I am complaining too much about any of the above you understand.
For the purpose of this post I thought I would go for some of the slightly more obscure artists who perhaps fit the Garage label more neatly.
So here are The Sonics (1965), Rocky & the Riddlers (1965) and She (1970)
It is highly likely that some of the other 25 tracks will make an appearance at some stage.

The Sonics -Psycho

Rocky & the Riddlers - Flash & Crash

She - Outta Reach


  1. Excellent stuff CC. I'm a fan of the Sonics. How I'd love to have been around at that time just to catch one of their live shows. Even by today's standards I reckon they'd have been blistering!

    1. I was lucky enough to see a reunited version of the Sonics a few years ago (on a bizarre double bill with Wire). They were still great then, so you can only imagine what they would have been like at their peak

  2. All,great tunes CC .

    She are one of the few female bands I have discovered in the garage genre. They were formed by two sisters from Sacramento.

    I remember that compilation, from a time when I usd to still buy music mags and I'm sure I have a copy of this t somewhere. Mojo had a particularly good run of Covermounts at that time. There was one called Raw Soul that was excellent and another featured music from films.

    1. I have that Raw Soul comp Drew.
      Excellent stuff

  3. A fun triple-header, CC. Rocky and the Riddlers seem to have taken their inspiration from the Shadow of Knights' G-L-O-R-I-A; the Sonics from the Isleys?

  4. Great stuff CC, love a bit of '60s garage.
    A friend was telling me recently that he saw a little kid, only about 10 or 11 years old, wearing a Sonics T-shirt! Have to wonder if he'd ever heard them, though...