Sunday, August 10, 2014

Seeds Tribute

With the upcoming much-anticipated (for me at least!) Seeds documentary looming, the excitement was just too much for us down in the 'ol Nitro-Retro bat-cave-lounge. So here is a little something designed to whip-up all you Sky Saxon & The Seeds fans into a mad fury!

Click to listen, or download here:
The Seeds Tribute Mix

Introduced by Casey Kasem himself, we open up with the obscure Seeds-2nd Generation, "Shuckin' & Jivin'. This 1972 sonic powerhouse sounds like lads just got their minds blown at an MC5 show and not to be outdone, thought they'd give it a shot too! But you gotta dig Sky Saxon's crazy T-Rex-like acid-reverb vocals!
Next is the obscure "Nightime Girl". A savage pronto-punk cut only heard off their so-called "live" album– thus becoming an instant 'nugget' being that it (and a few others) was never released on a single or album.
Next up is the great Mr. Farmer. This is the rare single version with no fade-out ending.
The psychedelic lads even promoted this one on TV. See the video here.
Finally we end with the often over-looked, "Girl I Want You".
A solid album cut off their first album, this primitive little ditty is also known for it's complete freak-out rave up ending.

So, keep an eye out for the release of the documentary - you know we will keep you posted here!




Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer Mixup 2014

Hello, Hello!
Summertime is in full swing!
So if you need something to help you cool down and beat the heat, here's the annual Nitro-Retro swingin' summer mix. A choice mix-bag of 13 lesser known, but killer tunes we've been diggin'-on down here in the Bat-lounge. Enjoy!

Track List:
1. Family - "Scene Through The Eyes of A Lense"
2. Kinks - "You Can't Win"
3. Thee Mighty Caesars - "I've Been Waiting"
4. The Royal Aircoach - "Wondering Why"
5. The Knickerbockers - "Just One Girl"
6. Cyril Davies & His Rhythm & Blues All Stars - "Country Line Special"
7. Dee Dee Sharp - "Deep Dark Secret"
8. James Booker - "Gonzo"
9. Eddie and The Showmen - "Movin"
10. The Advantis - "Phantom Surfer"
11. Saturn V featuring Orbit - "Not So Quiet"
12. Joe Jones - "California Sun"
13. Roy Lee Johnson - "Busy Body"