Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Soma Records Story
Genres: Pop, Rock
I discovered this cd set on the Soma website
blackdog | Minneapolis | 01/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I discovered this cd set on the Soma website about a dozen years ago. I remember many of these groups playing at the Anoka (MN) Armory on Friday and Saturday nights. Liar, Liar - Little Latin Lupe Lu - Let The Good Times Roll - Run-Run-Run. This is good stuff if you like this kind of stuff - and I do. Sound quality isn't 100% in all cases and some of the tunes are a little obscure but, hey!, this was early 60's garage punk..."
blackdog | 09/14/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Sixties pop music from local Minnesota dance bands. Will appeal to lovers of garage bands and those who "grooved" to this music on WDGY when it came out. There are a handful of fine performances (the Underbeats especially) and a couple of national hits (Surfin' Bird, Liar-Liar) but alot of it is amateurish and just plain dull. However, Little Latin Lupe Lu is KILLER, the best garage-band tune I've ever heard, and blows the doors off of Louie-Louie."
Great garage band examples
R. Gillis | 12/23/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Though some midwest garages can be "cold", especially in the winter, this complilation serves up some "warming" fare. The classic "Surfin Bird", by the Trashmen is here and a bouncy "Run Run Run" by the Gestures. The "sleeper" here is "Ride On" by the Torres...classic SOMA echo coupled with jangling "Byrdsesque" 12-String, solid bass line and driving drums...interesting stuff!"