KAMINARI VOL 2 - 19 MORE JAPANESE GARAGE MONSTERS! LP/CD
GROO0063LP


It’s already two years since volume one of ‘Kaminari’? Wow! Time flies, but things changed. For the best. Since late 2005 there was a new door open for some of today’s most exciting Japanese rock n roll and garage bands to be able to showcase their music abroad. This buzz about the healthy Japanese scene even inspired other more established labels to step forward and try their luck in the Japanese camp.
What they miss is the inside knowledge of the Japanese underground scene and language domain. Luckily Groovie Records has Mr. Chris Jack of the mighty Routes onboard. Having a direct ear to ground , and speaking the language means he’s the best man to compile ‘Kaminari’. Two volumes under his belt and the results are ACE!
True to its original concept this new volume of ‘Kaminari’ brings you another batch of 19 exciting underground bands from all over Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Hokkaido, Kobe…). While some names might sound familiar, others will sound new but all, and I mean ALL, of them deserve your full attention. Older bands together with the newbies ready to storm your Saturday night out. If garage rock, trash punk, 60’s beat, fuzz or surf is your thing then you’ll dig ‘Kaminari’ like candy.
 
The bar is set higher and I can’t wait for volume 3. Hope it doesn’t take another two years. One thing I’m pretty sure: In the near future we’ll hear more about these bands, hopefully with more releases in and especially out of Japan.
H. Mitsuhirato
 
SIDE A
1 Ed Woods - Space Chicken
2 Dance Cleopatra – Hearse
3 Mondo Diamond - Baby Please Don't Run Away
4 Fuzzist and the Voodoo Bones – Searching
5 Matsubokkuriman the Guinness - Enka Experience
6 The Fuzziyama Surfers - Fuzziyama Beat
7 Vivian Boys - Yokubô No Chi Ga Shitataru Toki (Another VB Mix)
8 The Yummys - Bang the Drum All Day
9 Swamps - Mary Ann
 
SIDE B
1 Samehada Shiriko and Dynamite – Samehada Stomp
2 Bobby’s Bar – Surfin’ Ghost
3 The Beat Girls - Wacky Races Theme
4 The Impacts - It's Too Late
5 Middle's – Alligator
6 Thee Mighty Fevers - Sex High School Weekend
7 The Paralyz – Exodus
8 Creepy Crawlers - Jack the Ripper
9 Bigmama Shockin' 3- A Legal Matter
10 Lulufin the Woo Hoo - Jungle Call

Sleeve art work by: Christophe Lopez Uici

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  ASSIM ASSADO - ST- GROO62LP

The name of the band and the cover of the disc explicitly reveal the influence: Secos&Molhados. Investing in androgenia, progressive rock and samba-soul, Assim Assado tried to be a response of the smallCID label to the enormous success that the Secos&Molhados did to the young public. Led by Miguel de Deus (formerly Os Brazões), who signed most of the compositions and assumed the guitar and vocals, the group never took off, leaving only this LP, now almost forgotten. Curiosity: in 1977 Miguel de Deus falls headlong into funk, casting the rather interesting (and rare) "Black Soul Brothers" Also repressed on Groovie Records.

Band formed by Miguel de Deus in 1974, inspired by the Secos&Molhados and making clear both in the name, which is copied from a song of Secos&Molhados, both on the cover of the band's only album. Also the visual was well androgen but the Music, a mixture of psychedelic, Progressive and a strong touch of Brazilian Soul music. The only album that had the same name as the band, did not get repercussion despite presenting a lot of quality. Now the repress of this rare pearl brings to the light the huge talent of Miguel De Deus.

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  FREE-SON - BANGUELÊ - GROCR110LP

Free-Son was composed 8 musicians researchers of Brazilian musical origins, released in 1971 its only and rare LP for Solar Fidelity.
The album Banguelê (name given to a rhythm and dance of African slaves) consists of 12 short tracks that, as written in the backsleeve “seek a new musical message essentially ours, with common language to all people and that was "hotter” that the rhythms of the time.“ Many styles are present, mixing Latin, African rhythms, samba rock and others as funk, psychedelic rock and jazz. It is almost all instrumental, well arranged with killer wah wah guitar, organ and percussion (cuíca, tumbadora) work. The vocal part is limited only to some screams. No highlighting songs, because it is a solid record. Highly recommended to Brazilian music fans, funk and rock / Latin jazz….by Perolas do Rock….

Bass Guitar – Hélio Rocha Filho (O Helius)
Congas – Adolsino José Vieira (O Sino)
Cuica – Wanderlei Barbosa (O Wadeco)
Drums – Jorge Carlos B. F. Santos (O Boni)
Guitar [2nd Guitar] – Ademir Guimarães de Brito (O Bender)
Guitar [Harmony Guitar] – Elson Hugo Gonzaga (O Hugo)
Guitar [Solo] – Ruy Antônio Carvalho (O Doctor)
Organ – Edilson de Araújo Nascimento (O Edil)
Vocals [Crooner] – Nelson Batista Bezerra (O Nel)


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LAS MUNJITAS DEL FUZZ - PECADO / PERRO DE CONVENTO 7"GROO119EP

A lot of young christian people have two diferent lives, for one side they sing odes to God, but in the other side they dance with the Devil and in sin with Rock'.N'Roll. This is for those youngsters that wish to know the how much damage Rock music can do to their souls.

LITEN HERE:

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  THE WILD CHERRIES - 16 POUNDS OF R&BL GROO061LP

Isolated geographically in the southern Pacific Ocean, Australian rock musicians may as well have been plying their trade on another planet as far as North American, British and European audiences were concerned. Indeed, in terms of rock music per se, only the Bee Gees (who were primarily pop) and the Easybeats made any headway internationally, and only then once they’d relocated to the mother country.
Yet despite its vast distance from the all-important American and British markets, Australia gave birth to vibrant music scenes that delved deep into beat, R&B, punk and psychedelia. Many of the recordings from this period have found their way on to compilations over the years, most notably Raven Records’ superb Ugly Things and the noteworthy Sixties Downunder series. Thanks to the dedicated and exhaustive work of respected Australian music archivist Glenn A Baker, mastermind behind Raven Records, these priceless gems have provided a handy introduction to Oz legends like the Missing Links, the Purple Hearts and the Master’s Apprentices.

Less celebrated than many of their Australian contemporaries but arguably more significant in the creative stakes was Melbourne’s Wild Cherries. Where most Oz bands during those halcyon days blatantly wore their influences on their sleeves, the Wild Cherries were uniquely original and uncompromising in their delivery and execution. “Exciting, revolutionary excursions into a musical void with no concessions to commercial demands” is how Australian rock journalist Ian McFarlane describes the band’s music in his superb Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop.
The 16 tracks are the ones that Australian labes didnt want to put out on a recording, to wild for them, so expect not more than that on this LP. The inside inner brings a ton of photos and texts by Nick Warburton.

If you are in 60's savage stuff as The Kinks or The Pretty Things or even in to more late 60's psicadelia, this is for you.

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  LOS TONES - WHAT HAPPENED GROO060LP

Since releasing their debut LP 'Psychotropic' in late 2014 the Sydney based quartet have toured Europe (twice), Brazil and Japan as well as sharing the stage with: Thee Oh Sees, Night Beats, King Gizzard, Dead Ghosts, King Kahn & BBQ, The Mummies, Acid Baby Jesus & Kid Congo.
The new LP WHAT HAPPENED is a punk in the head, even more on psichedelic roots and fuzz all over.
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  THE ROUES - IN THIS PERFECT HELL - GROO059LP

The Routes always seem to be do something different stylistically on every record they release; from their largely R&B influenced debut album “Left My Mind”, to the playful US garage drenched “Alligator”, to the Strummin’ Mental madness of the “Instrumentals” album, right up until “Skeletons” in 2016 which saw them on more of a modern garage punk trip. It doesn’t seem to matter what they do, and who plays in the band; it still unmistakably sounds like The Routes. “In This Perfect Hell”, the fifth album by The Routes, brings you ten original songs. No filler and no covers. From the start, you can tell it’s not going to be your stereotypical garage album. This time The Routes seemed have strayed far from your average garage bands comfort zone. They have stripped everything right down in the playing department, with leader Chris Jack playing pretty much everything apart from the drums. The stripping down seems to have the opposite effect, of creating a huge, thick, heavy wall of sound. The nasty Japanese fuzz pedals, and very simple guitar leads stab through the wall, and stick into your brain. It’s not exactly your typical garage, it’s not exactly psych; it’s not exactly any one thing in particular. Is it a huge mass of perhaps everything Chris Jack listens to? One wonders if he opened the floodgates on his musical tastes and just let it all come through? The brain penetrating heavy fuzz, and Maureen Tucker-esque rhythm of opening track “Thousand Forgotten Dreams”, instantly tells you we are again on a new, different tangent. The hypnotic guitars are actually not unreminiscent of early Spacemen 3 or Jesus and Mary Chain. “Worry” sounds like it could be the cover of a long lost Tamrons acetate, being played by The Fall. You have catchy up-tempo lyrically playful numbers like “Peeling Face” and “Housework In My Head”, sounding like The Kinks meet The Modern Lovers, meet Guided By Voices; “Something Slipped Through My Window” and “Oblivious”, again see the band in fine songwriting form, with The Routes Acetone organ resurrected. The Routes take a heavy trip to Gonn land with “Make You Hate Me More”, yep they always have one “Fuck You” anthem without fail (without actually swearing in the song of course, because the lyrics have more than enough hate in them already). One wonders how many flashbacks were channeled to create the acid tinged freakout that is “No Permanence”? Is this garage punk meets Can’s Mother Sky? You could imagine The Lemon Drops singing “In Years Gone By”, before being having their minds blown away by the trip that is “Perfect Hell”. Are you doing well living in this Perfect Hell? Reading what I’ve written you’d think “That’s ridiculous, how could all that go together, and sound like one band, or one album?”. The answer is; it’s so well done, and so subtle. That my friends is the genius of The Routes. Everything they do sounds like The Routes, and they sound AMAZING!

SIDE A

1. Thousand Forgotten Dreams
2. Something Slipped Through My Window
3. Peeling Face
4. No Permanence
5. Worry

SIDE B

1. Make You Hate Me More
2. Housework In My Head
3. Oblivious
4. In Years Gone By
5. Perfect Hell

Chris Jack: Vocals / Guitar / Bass / 12 String guitar / Organ / Percussion
Jonathan Hillhouse: Drums / Percussion
All songs written by Christopher Jack.
Recorded by Christopher Jack.
Mixed by Christopher Jack and Andrew Shartle.
Mastered by Andrew Shartle at Black Diamond Recording Studios, Oregon.
Photography: Yoko Ono.

Front cover lettering: Mik Baro
Design: Groovie Studio

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THE SWAMPS - ROCKIN'MESS - LP LIMITED EDITION - ALREADY AVAILABLE

Crazy rock'n'roll band from Japan, soon more info...

Para quem pensava que estavamos ficando soft...Temos de fazer justiça ao GARAGE PUNK.... Em breve na Groovie, da mesma fornalha que molda bandas como The Routes, Guitar Wolf ou The Fadeways ou Minesota Voodod Men, chegam THE SWAMPS. Algo bem mais outsider, distorcido, magnetico, garage e trash como só os japoneses sabem fazer... Capa a condizer do Sr Mik Baro. Edição limitada, em breve mais uma edição catita da GROOVIE RECORDS.

EURO TOUR MAY / JUNE 2017 - DATES SOON!

 

 

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  MIGUEL DE DEUS - BLACK SOUL BROTHER - GROO0057LP
LIMITED TO 500 COPIES WORLDWIDE

For the first time reissued, with the great contribution of Miguel de Deus's family in São Paulo,
that suplied the amazing collection of photos for the 4 pages inner, inside the LP.
This limited edition is a highly collectable for fans of brazilian soul, groove and psychedelia.
It's our contribution to pay respect to one of the most important brazilian musicians of the
late 60's and early 70's. Main brain of bands like OS BRAZÕES and ASSIM ASSADO, he let us a
amazing legacy for new generations. This is a small, but more than deserved homage to him, finally.

Miguel de Deus was the protagonist of this amazing Afro-Funk movement, together with a group of “heavy” musicians,
as they were called in those days of consolidation of a strong Black Power scene, mainly composed of black youth from
the outskirts of the suburbs of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where the movement
took the name of Black Rio. Its raw Rock-Funk-Psychedelic-Tropicalia

LADO A

1. CINCO ANOS
2. PEDAÇOS
3. MISTER FUNK
4. FLACA LOUCA

LADO B

1. BLACK SOUL BROTHER
2. LUA CHEIA
3. PODE SE QUEIMAR
4. FÁBRICA DE PAPÉIS

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  OS PONTAS - FUZZ JUNGLE - GROO054LP BLACK VINYL AND COLOUR VINYL

Having emerged from the torn and bloody earth that once belonged to the Tupiniquim Indians,
OS PONTAS hash out SOUL and FUZZ influenced anthems, instrumentalizing soundtracks for a
pompadour-shaking-freak-dancing good time. This is the second album, entitled, “Selva de Fuzz”
(FUZZ JUNGLE), 12 tracks capable of tweaking mustaches and wasting shoe soles down to their cores.
The Tupi Spirit orders that the party starts now with OS PONTAS, since after all, they are the soundtrack to the jungle.


SIDE A
1. Mongo Bongo Amana
2. Banana Boogie
3. Festa do Cavera
4. Nos Trilhos da Manchester Paulista
5. Para-Paranóia
6. Pharaoh


SIDE B
1. Mangue Mongo Amana
2. 7 Palmos
3. Mutretas no Beco da Braguinha
4. Abismo
5. Puro Balanço
6. Rinha de Moares

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  THE BROOMS - IN YOUR FACE 7" - GROOCS0118
BLACK VINYL AND COLOUR VINYL

CLASSIC NEO GARAGE, VOX CONTINENTAL, FUZZ GUITARS AND VOODOO DRUMS..
HAILLING FROM THE HOME OF THE PORTUGUESE ROCK N ROLL TOWN, BARREIRO CITY.
WITH EX-MEMBERS OF THE ACT-UPS, SULLENS, GASOLINES, ETC).
IF YOU LIKE TEENPUNK AS THE GRUESOMES, FUZZTONES, 80'S NEO GARAGE...THIS IS FOR YOU!!

SIDE A
1. IN YOUR FACE
2. ZOMBIE AVENUE

SIDE B
1. HOUSE BOAT
2. BANG

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EMILIO E A TRIBO DO RUM - ST GROO056LP (LIMITED 300 COPIES)

They played rock’n’roll like nobody else in Portugal during the middle
80’s. Played all around in the country, mixing blues, rockabilly and punk rock.
For 3 years they planted the seeds of what would come next, influencing
tons of other bands and musicians around, and left a long legacy till today.
Formed in 1985 in Lisbon they start their wild and primitive rock’n’roll
adventure in 1986 with the complete formation, making a legion of fans all around Portugal.

In this LP we collected all the studio recordings, released only in a limited tape edition in 86,
and some live recordings also.
Dont matter if you like rock n roll, indie, punk, rap, hip-hop, soul or some other shitty kind of music,
you will die to have a copy of this gemm, you gonna dance after midnight with the werewolves!!!!

Includes 2 pages inner with tons of photos of the band in the 80's...


SIDE A

1.GUILHOTINA
2.ROCK DAS CAVEIRAS
3.SEMPRE EM PÉ
4.MESA DO PIRATA
5.CRIMES SEXUAIS
6.CAGATIVO
7.BLUE
8.VIDA MINHA

SIDE B

1.RIXA
2.PERNAS
3.ELVIS
4.CADILLAC ELDORADO
5.LOBISOMEN
6.RON RON O GATO
7.ONE OF THESE DAYS
8.LOUI LOUI

 

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  THE DIRTY COAL TRAIN - SUPER SCUM LP - GROO053LP

There is something that shines more boldly in the career of The Dirty Coal Train than its urgent and brutal music. The submission and hard love they have for their work!! and the constant search for new musical environments. Their music is just the reflection of an uglier world where mainstream society avoids showing their true face. This is a real fight, a fight from the outside. Professional outsiders and lovers of Rock'n'roll´s true cause. Fearing no fear, no violence, oppression, hatred nor ignorance. This fight is inherent and visible
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n each of their albums, and "Super Scum" is no exception. It has been so, and will always be for those who love this struggle. Always starting from scratch, to begin all over again and not renounce the privilege of playing often to hostile audiences. This urgency engraved in each of The Dirty Coal Train´s songs is vital to the unfolding of "Super Scum"´s history: a celebration of a past they love but with a primitive / modern embracing and no compromise to those more nostalgic shots. This is how great music is done: great beginnings and endings with little polishment. For The Dirty Coal Train Rock n Roll will always be a last, cheerful salvation. Here's an album that takes risks and explores the pleasures of Rock n Roll and tells us that it is worth fighting for this type of disease, this kind of cause,... this music. Not an imposed war but a union of struggle, friends and comrades that will shape around the same flag. Besides Rev Jess Coltrane and his muse Conchita Coltrane, artill
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ry is heavier and oiled in this LP with collaboration from Coimbra´s hard wing: Carlos Mendes (drums) and Pedro Calhau (Sax) along Ana Banana Coltrane and Eduardo Vinhas. A house well composed with a well-built concept, well outlined and with an excellent graphic work. An arduous but successful fight, a man and a woman with patience of a saint and as courageous as a thousand Spartans. As always, the scum wins. Rock on. "X

Victor Torpedo (Tedio Boys, The Parkinsons, ...2016)

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Side A
1 bad moon
2 black X/J'acuse
3 backbone
4 homeschool 101
5 heat spike sputtering
6 baptism
7 hemingway at 51
8 broken bones
9 saturday night

Side B
1 3019
2 jungle zombie stomp
3 motorcycle white trash
4 man in the black leather
5 space Estrôncio
6 the immolation of C.W. John
7 not missed
8 pet school
Rev. Jesse Coltrane
Conchita Coltrane

Rev. Jesse Coltrane
Conchita Coltrane
Carlos Mendes - drums
Ana Banana Coltrane and Pedro Calhau - sax on "the immolation of C.W. John”
Eduardo Vinhas - moog on "Pet School"

LINKS:
VIDEO:
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  the Karovas Milkshake -In the Shade of the Purple Sun LP - GROO052LP

"In The Shade of the Purple Sun" is exactly the sort of fairytale concoction you'd expect to emerge from the same minds as that introduction,with its attractively lurid sleeve hinting further at the delights within, with little in the way of subtlety, but plenty of finesse. The Karovas Milkshake aren't new to this game - their debut E.P was released in 2010 - and their experience shows with this fine release. It's one for the revivalists who savour vintage production techniques, over new innovations, and approached from this angle,
there's plenty to savour here. An obvious love for vintage U.K psychedelia of the mid to late sixties is used as a starting point, with many other period appropriate appropriations helping to diversify "In The Shade of the Purple Sun" beyond the ambitions of many like-minded artists.
"Purple Sun of Glastonbury" is probably the most overtly psychedelic track here, and almost certainly the best. Led by a Brian Jones worthy sitar riff, and a tribal vocal chant, it exerts a hypnotic charm that could last all day as far as I'm concerned.
The backwards guitar section in the middle is an expertly manipulated, "Revolver"esque treat,
and the catchy 'ba ba ba' pop outro digs its hooks in irresistibly. So much has happened on the journey from point a to b that it's hard to believe we're still listening to the same song.
The highest recommendation I can give is that picking that particular highlight was not an easy task. There's much more to love here, from the bluesy "Howl" (check out the Robbie Krieger guitars!), to the flawless freakbeat of "When The Night Falls", to the sublimely ridiculous, Syd Barret-on-speed "Apple Pie".
Nathan Ford

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xBlbS4DUQE

SIDE 1
1.Easy for You
2.Cryptique
3.Howl
4.Sugary Life
5.Purple Sun of Glastonbury

SIDE 1
1.Zombie Wok
2.When the Night Falls
3.Night Carnival
4.Shame
5.Apple Pie
6.Do You Wanna Eat Me?/Godiva
7.Hangman

Albert Krupp – bass, organ, percussion, vox
Seva Slepushkin – guitar, saz, vox
Nick The Kick – drums, percussion, vox

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