Saturday, March 24, 2007

Setlist for DJ the Dirtbombs...

Here's what I personally spun at the Belmont last night as part of the first ever "DJ the Dirtbombs" extravaganza. Pantano pulled some Lee Rogers, Happy Supply, Ike and Tina, the Miracles, Curtis Mayfield, Bush Tetras, etc. Mick showed up late and rocked some of the Prisoners, David Jones and the Lower Third and I can't remember what else. Big-ups to the free candy from the Bellyache Candyshopppe that kept me motoring all night. Check 'em out at
www.bellyachecandyshoppe.com

Everything I played was on 7" 45rpm vinyl. Anything else would be uncivilized.


Jacques Dutronc "Le Responsable" Disques Vogue
A national legend on par with Jerry Lewis in France and virtually unknown most everywhere else, Dutronc has some stone-cold fuzzed out jams. This is one of his best.

The Chain Reaction "When I Needed You" Date
Young Steven Tallarico on drums would later howl "Walk This Way" as Steven Tyler in Aerosmith. The Greenhornes do a nasty version of this.

The Johnny Otis Show "Castin' My Spell" Capitol
I only know of this song because the Gories covered it.

Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band "Diddy Wah Diddy" A&M
Old man Van Vliet swamp rocks this outta sight. I thought it was a Blind Blake song so why is songwriting credited to A. Christensen?

Patti Page "Conquest" Mercury
A massive orchestral production that sounds like it should be the soundtrack to a huge 1940's Hollywood film. You will become familiar with this shortly.

The Equals "I Can See But You Don't Know" President
These cats don't enough respect.

Pat Lewis "Love's Creeping Up On Me" Detroit Stars
Floor-filler. The dancing was outta sight.

The Moving Sidewalks "99th Floor" Wand
Pre-ZZ Top garage madness. Killer.

The Primitives "The Ostrich" Dickwick City
Lou Reed and Company ape on the Spector Wall of Sound and hilarity/genius ensues. Essential.

Question Mark and the Mysterians "Hang In" Super K
Mick stated this could very well not even be the Mysterians on this song. There's no vocals for this Kasenetz/Katz collab and it's almost too heavy to be the kids from Saginaw. But we dig it just the same.

Les Problemes "On S'en Fout" Disques Vogue
Recommended by the dude at the Juke Box Shop in Brussels. He's got a fine ear.

Doni Burdick "Candle" Soul King
But of course.

The Shaggs "Hummin" Power (Flower Power?)
The Porter/Hayes song popularized (for me) by the Reigning Sound's version on Too Much Guitar while this version borders on psych-funk. I have no idea where these Shaggs were from. Any leads?

Peaches featuring Iggy Pop "Kick It" XL
My favorite Peaches track. Iggy sounds like he's making up his lyrics on the spot.

The Troggs "Strange Movies" Pye
Matt Smith said he's been looking for this single for 20 years. He's certainly not looking hard enough.

The Yardbirds "Think About It" Epic
Was tempted to spin "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago" (or even "I'm Sick of You" by the Stooges) but Page's twisted leads on this one were too tasty to ignore.

6 comments:

Colin said...

This seems to be the right band - not the "Philosophy Of The World" Shaggs nor the Shaggs from Indiana who did "Wink":

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There was a Shaggs from Miami, also. Here's a copy of Fuzz's entry:


The Shaggs

Personnel incl:
CRAIG CARAGLIOR gtr, ld gtr, vcls A B C D
RICHIE CHIMELIS vcls A B
CLEVE JOHNS gtr, vcls A B C D
MIKE LATONA bs A
DENNIS O'BARRY ld gtr A
GREGG SHAW drms A B
DON RICKETTS bs B C
JACQUES HEIDEIER vcls, perc C D E
DOUG ROMANELLA drms C D E
MARK WATSON keyb'ds C D E
CHRIS DIEGUEZ bs D
TERRY McCAREY ld gtr E
LARRY O'CONNELL bs E


45s:
1 It's Too Late/Anytime (Abco 1002) 1965
2 The Way I Care/Ring Around The Rosie (Palmer 5010) Sept. 1966
3 Hummin'/I Who Have Nothing (Power P-103) Sept. 1967
4 Mean Woman Blues / She Makes Me Happy (Capitol 2511) May 1969


From Miami, Florida, they apparently spelt Shaggs with two "g's" after drummer Gregg Shaw's last name. In 1967 they had a personnel swaparound with Kollektion and by 1968 no original members were left.

Their third 45 on Power adopted the sound favoured by those infamous Long Island-sound outfits. Hummin' bridges the gap twixt the strident tones and electricity of The Blues Magoos and the blue-eyed soul of The Young Rascals - and comes off well. The flip is a 'power ballad' in Vanilla Fudge style.

There's an interesting story behind the Capitol 45.... The Miami Shaggs spent much of 1966 touring Michigan and became very popular in Detroit, where they played alongside many of the Hideout-type bands. This explains why their second 45 came out on the Palmer label. They returned to Florida where they would cut their final 45 on Power in late 1967. Meanwhile their manager Ray Skop had elected to stay in Detroit. He assembled a completely new Shaggs from local musicians and would eventually secure a deal with Capitol.

Mean Woman Blues has been described as Roy Orbison fronting a garage band. The flip is highly rated, described by Mike Markesich as "killer power pop/garage".

Skop was a former teacher at Southwest Miami Senior High School and also the manager of The Modds.

Ring Around The Rosie can also be found on From The New World (LP).

(Jeff Lemlich/Max Waller/Jim Borgmann)

source

Christopher said...

Keep making posts like this, and I'm gonna have to rebuild my stolen 45 collection.

Anonymous said...

Gawd you guys are awesomely obscure. when something becomes awesomely obscure, does that mean it's not obscure anymore?

Now I'm gonna have to dump all my Equals 45's

is bragging rights the same as blogging writes?

Elizabeth said...

You would only spin 45s.

Colin said...

As for "Diddy Wah Diddy", early copies of that single had the wrong credits - see this site

Anonymous said...

David Jones and the Lower Third

That's Davey Jones.
-austin.