Friday, June 25, 2010

012 - The Sheepherders' Sound Apparatus

Arcania International calls their garage band reissue series "Aliens, Psychos & Wild Things," referring to three seminal groups that define the sound. This podcast we feature the Pyschos with a soulful rendition of "Black River."

We also play a track from the Vycounts, one of the biggest acts in mid-60's Arkansas (that didn't hit the big time). Our Soul Spotlight shines on the Sheepherders with "If You Ever Need Me," a song that captures the classic East Coast beach sound.

And we end with a psychedelic track from New Jersey's Sound Apparatus (see how it all ties together with the title?).

Garage/Soul  66 Podcast #012 - The Sheepherders' Sound Apparatus

- Radio Star

This program we play:

The Psychos - Black River
Aliens,  Psychos, and Wild Things, Vol. 1

Vycounts - Can't You Tell
Lost  Souls, Vol. 1

The Sheepherders - If Ever You Need Me
Ol' Virginia Soul, Vol. 2

The Sound Apparatus - One (Dream On)
Aliens, Psychos, and Wild Things, Vol. 4

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

011 - Pharoahs and Euterpeans

Two mystery groups and one mysteriously-named band on everyone's favorite vintage garage/psych/soul podcast!

We know virtually nothing about the Rude Awakening, or Michael Troy and the Pharoahs, In both cases they simple rented studio time (in Virginia and Arkansas respectively), cut their tracks, and disappeared into the mists of time.

I have to admit when I recorded the show and saw the name "Little Caesar and the Euterpeans" I was sure that the group name was made up. Not so! Euterpe was one of the nine muses of ancient Greek myth. Specifically, the muse of lyric poetry and music. So the Euterpeans are simply performers of said poetry and music -- although in the case of Little Caesar's ensemble, it's laced with a healthy dose of soul.

We finish the show with the Hazzard's version of "Hey Joe," considered one of the best versions by garage music aficionados.

Garage/Soul  66 Podcast #011 - Pharoahs and Euterpeans
- Radio Star

This program we play:

Rude Awakening - A Certain Girl
Aliens,  Psychos, and Wild Things, Vol. 1

Michael Troy and the Pharoahs
Lost  Souls, Vol. 1

Little Caesar and the Euterpeans - Good, Good Lovin'
Ol' Virginia Soul, Vol. 1

The Hazzards - Hey Joe
Aliens, Psychos, and Wild Things, Vol. 2