Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Arf Arf Blitzkrieg Sampler
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Miguel Bandito | Lewiston, Idaho | 05/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am not a professional reviewer, nor a doctor, and I am not an astronaut. But since I had to buy this blind because noone else had written a review I thought I should give it a go just for you. This CD has excellent sound quality,and the first 19 songs which are garage rock songs all apparently from the 1965-68 era, are so clear one who would not know might guess they were modern recordings in the style. If you like the Nuggets, Pebbles, Back from the Grave series you are going to like this CD as those first 19 songs are all very strong songs, and tho I have some of the covers of these songs these are definately different artists. These first 19 songs cover the whole range from Paul Revere type straight garage rock to slightly pschadelic stuff, then there is the girl band and a couple of those 60's harmony type songs. Of course there is the Beatle like and the Buddy Holly like song too. Some of these songs are standout quality and I will let you find them yourself . I rate the first 19 songs as all good to great without a dog in the mix.
Then there is an abrupt change in the tracks offered from song 20 - 25 is to my ears just experimental junk of varied nature but all bad, I dont even want to try and describe it but I am sure there is someone out there that would like it (someone into self inflicted pain perhaps).
The three tracks from 26-28 change to some mid 1970's experimental rock which if listened to following the pain from the previous tracks sound as perfect as Mozart. There is a very impressive song by Pandora called "Space Amazon" which sounds like it could have come off from the first Rush album in 1974 and is as good as anything from that album, maybe better. Kinda like Geddy Lee singing for the New York Dolls maybe....
The last four songs by the Space Negroes I think is just some weird 80's experimental stuff put together by some talented musicians, but the songs seem to disintigrate into the experimentation. I will give this hint, if you think chainsaws should have a major instrumental roll in your rock music(?) then maybe this is for you.
Regardless of the end of the album, and keeping in mind it is a sampler, the quality of the first 19 garage rock songs easily made this album a very worthwhile purchase for me. It seems weird to use the word quality to describe garage rock songs, but it is the right word to use here.