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I did go to a hell of a lot of ns nighters and clubs between 1980 and 1988 i stopped ns nighters in  88 after a mad night at shoom (changed everything for me in  late 87 ,) so count 5 was played around clubs a lot before then also a lot of medicine was consumed ,count five may have been at a ns / scooterist periferal night but saying that it was played a fcuking lot at a lot of places its a stonker of a garage tune

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The Underdogs Love's Gone Bad. Also various Sunliners stuff.  I think Detroit gives a good microcosm.

Out of interest: Imagine you'd never head Stewart Ames' "Angelina" before. How would you describe it on first hearing? 

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2 hours ago, Karl s said:

I did go to a hell of a lot of ns nighters and clubs between 1980 and 1988 i stopped ns nighters in  88 after a mad night at shoom (changed everything for me in  late 87 ,) so count 5 was played around clubs a lot before then also a lot of medicine was consumed ,count five may have been at a ns / scooterist periferal night but saying that it was played a fcuking lot at a lot of places its a stonker of a garage tune

Wow, thanks. I used to hear the Count Five and the Seeds played in the 80's and 90's at psych/alternative/indie nights all the time; never would have associated either of them with the NS scene.

Fantastic slab of garage!

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On 01/12/2018 at 19:49, Soul-Slider said:

Could get plays?

 

 

Wow love the baseline on that one! Pretty smooth vocals too, as with a lot of the others posted it's got the right beat and a slightly hybrid feel but the rinky dink organ and twangy guitar at the end really gives it away as a garage track.

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3 hours ago, Spain pete said:

Philly dog around the world 🎶🎶😱

Yes, but on the wrong speed! I thought for a minute you meant that the title translated to that in English as well😁. Google translate tells me it's "The Sun Is A Drug", I wonder what the rest of the words are?

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To me this one totally has that 'Garage band' feel about it. The musicianship is probably second-year level, the naïve sound and in particular the arrangement suggests to my ears a band that was only just starting out.

A lot of records on the scene make me think like this, one of the reasons I like it, reminds me of Punk a lot, 'we're gonna keep on playing like this until we can play something better!'

Having said that I really dig this one! 

 

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1 hour ago, BabyBoyAndMyLass said:

To me this one totally has that 'Garage band' feel about it. The musicianship is probably second-year level, the naïve sound and in particular the arrangement suggests to my ears a band that was only just starting out.

A lot of records on the scene make me think like this, one of the reasons I like it, reminds me of Punk a lot, 'we're gonna keep on playing like this until we can play something better!'

Having said that I really dig this one! 

 

Fantastic, I have that on a CD somewhere. Concur with your analysis it does sound like the musicians are all just starting out and can keep a riff going until a break but not much more. The backing vocals sound a bit more sophisticated though. Do you think this was the same band? The bass playing is certainly a lot more accomplished and there's an organ on it too. 

 

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2 minutes ago, the yank said:

"Descent" is out and out Garage, the flip side sounds

like it could have come from the Carolinas- 

 

Brill, I just love their publicity photograph too - they look uncannily like the Beach Boys with a Brian Wilson lookalike (bottom left) and Al Jardine (bottom right)!

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1 minute ago, Timillustrator said:

Fantastic, I have that on a CD somewhere. Concur with your analysis it does sound like the musicians are all just starting out and can keep a riff going until a break but not much more. The backing vocals sound a bit more sophisticated though. Do you think this was the same band? The bass playing is certainly a lot more accomplished and there's an organ on it too.

I can see similarities, if it is the same band they have either got a better bass player or he's been brushing up on his jazz lines...

The vocals on the other one, don't forget that a good voice is something you're born with, musicianship may take a little while...

Bloody singers, bring virtually nothing to the table, end up stuffed full of a five-course meal... Hope you're well Tim! :hatsoff2:

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10 minutes ago, BabyBoyAndMyLass said:

I can see similarities, if it is the same band they have either got a better bass player or he's been brushing up on his jazz lines...

The vocals on the other one, don't forget that a good voice is something you're born with, musicianship may take a little while...

Bloody singers, bring virtually nothing to the table, end up stuffed full of a five-course meal... Hope you're well Tim! :hatsoff2:

Very good thanks mate; hope you are? I used to sing, my mate, the guitarist, was a WAY better musician than me and actually everyone else in the band but never got any credit at all.

Going back to Thank You Baby, I can see what you mean about punk the bass playing could be Dee Dee Ramone - one note at 100mph!

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2 hours ago, Timillustrator said:

Yes, but on the wrong speed! I thought for a minute you meant that the title translated to that in English as well😁. Google translate tells me it's "The Sun Is A Drug", I wonder what the rest of the words are?

Some of the locals go mad for Jimmie's 

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Going a tad off piste here but as pointed out by Dis57 (Can I get A Witness) and Spain Pete (Philly Dog Around The World), most garage groups simply re-wrote (stole?) stuff and took the credit, not that they probably made a penny off it at the time though. The first time I heard this 30 odd years ago I instantly thought it was Barefootin' -  it's certainly got a lot of similarities, but I bet Robert Parker never got anything. That first Grateful Dead album sounded pretty garag-ey to me too mostly R&B rewrites with a bit of wordplay thrown in (forgive me for posting the GD here, I'm not  a fan of their other stuff much😓). 

 

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