Tuesday, April 18, 2006

From Beau Brummels to The Zombies

My brother Sean recently directed me to a terrific music blog called Past Tense Music. The blog itself is in Brazilian, but it covers a wide range of American and British music -- mostly late '60s garage-rock psychedelia, but today they just posted some 1977 material by The Jam.

There's fantastic stuff on here: The Kinks, The Who, The Zombies, Love, Os Mutantes, and The Sonics, along with more obscure Brazilian and American psych bands. ("Black Monk Time" by The Monks -- an "anti-Beatles" proto-punk group of tonsured American GIs stationed in Germany -- is a special treat.) If you ever fell in love with oldies radio, or the incomparable Nuggets anthology, it's well worth checking out.

3 comments:

PoN said...

What is this Nuggets anthology you speak of?

Tim said...

It's a 1971 comp of garage rock that got repackaged in the '90s by Rhino. Great stuff -- some one-hit wonders in there, and some obscure gems. Nuggets (along with maybe Dylan's Biograph) basically invented the idea of the box set.

My amended post now has a link to Rhino's Nuggets page.

PoN said...

Sweet, its on my wishlist now, thanks.