"Godfathers of L.A. Punk"
Siamese Dogs Records anthology
of late 70's punk/rock bands recordings.
19 hot tracks featuring Iggy Pop & The Stooges, The Controllers,
Max Lazer Band, The Weasels, The Attitude, Nu Americans.
This is a compilation of Siamese Records Punk/Rock Bands,
released today on Siamese Dogs Records, a label set up by French
photographer Philippe Mogane. He first set out to the States
in 71 to track down the Stooges, found them, took pictures of
them (a few exclusive ones in the inlay), and released I GOT
A RIGHT on the Siamese label with then Stooges guitarist,
James Williamson as VP. This kicks off the pre-street punk party
and along the way youll get the original Neutron
bomb by the Controllers, a track that inspired the Weirdos.
Were told the Controllers are setting up tour dates and
should be in a town near you soon! Black Sabbath and Doors fanatics
- The Weasels toured for a few years in Southern California
with Van Halen opening up for them (pre-spandex), they contribute
Beat Her With A Rake a song about
.. You guessed
it, woman beating! Although the general public decided to storm
record shops to destroy the record, it was nevertheless deemed
a classic and was played the shit out of on KROQ (Probably LAs
biggest rock station).
The Attitude contribute Hound Dog (Yes, that one) with Little
Richard (Yes, that one) on piano! Deemed too blasphemous at
the time, it didn't get any airplay at all, and the band ended
up "killing each other" whilst trying to record an
Chris played trombone at grade school. He was composing songs
while doing dishes or following his mother humming with the
vacuum cleaner. At 13, he picked up the harmonica, because "you
could put it in your pocket and sing with it," and formed
: Blues For Breakfast & ESP. He shared Jerry Lee Lewis'
piano bench, doing the harp on "Johnny Be Good." For
years, he performed all over Europe doing solo gigs with his
harp & guitar, a couple of movies and some studio works.
In Paris, he played with Noel Redding during the Jimi Hendrix
Revival in September 1990. Thereafter he joined Carol Miles
(Bootsy Collins' cousin), played at the Palace, Hard Rock Café
...He met Mickey Finn in a Bar where he was playing and they
rocked together leading soon to his contribution as the singer,
harp player and co composer of The Blue Men.
The Controllers, a cult L A Band, true Punkers at heart and
in their lifestyle, are back to let you know what you missed.
Their "take no prisoners" lyrics will enlighten your
mushed brains. Support them on their first European appearance.
It's Time to wake up Again America !!!
Max Lazer Band
MAX LAZER, the darling of the marginalized homosexual/bi/drag
queen world, tells you the story of a "street fighter"
Queen. On the way he doesn't forget the "Saints of Rock
'n Roll" that have allowed us to reunite in Rock Land.
Homage to the Rockers of all Nations http://hometown.aol.co.uk/glamrockbear/page22.html
Mickey Finn rules over the Rock World. Monsieur Rock Himself,
sidekick of Jacques Higelin and Nino Ferrer for decades, is
always playing with his Rockers pals : Jimmy Page, Bob Weston
(Fleetwood Mac), Phil May (Pretty Things), ... Kicked out the
Jams with Steve Mariott (Small Faces, Humble Pie), Heavy Metal
Kids and ... well whoever drives him to the gig and buys him
a pint of beer. Mickey has finally picked out Siamese Dogs Records
to hang his guitar and call it Sweet Home Rock 'n Roll.
Christopher Judges, the Godfather of L A Radical Punk, an English
giant with a true concern for humanity, formed the NU AMERICANS.
We recorded in a couple of hours, in the wee hours,
I Am The President, and we added Listen to
Your Heart. You can imagine why we picked up that song
for the B-side. We had to rush as we wanted to release the disc
on the day of the Ronald Reagan coronation. The
Swearing-in Day: January, 20, 1981. And as the Reagan reign
crept, bad feelings sprung among all of us..
The Weasels toured for
a few years in Southern California with Van Halen opening up
for them (pre-spandex), they contribute "Beat Her With
A Rake" a song about .. You guessed it, woman beating!
Although the feminist organizations decided to storm record
shops to destroy the record, it was nevertheless deemed a classic
and was played the shit out of on KROQ (Probably LA's biggest
Rock station.) They tried to open up the eternal monolog about
Women/Men relationships through provocative images but see where
it's at .. today !!!