The only thing these two tracks have in common, apart from being shining examples of garage rock, is that they come from one of those wonderful compilations issued free with Q Magazine, and that always seem to turn up (overpriced) in Oxfam shops. The title of this disc is, of course, Rise And Shine, and features other spiffing tracks from Kosheen, Cooper Temple Clause, Athlete etc etc.
Hate To Say I Told You So (FF 2001 #47) is a classic song with a brutal riff that growls in your stomach. At this time, garage rock was going through something of a revival, and this is for me the jewel in the crown of it all, from the album Veni Vidi Vicious. Is it always this noisy in Sweden? If so, I’ll get the first plane to Stockholm. Here are the black and white suits on top form:
Detroit, Michigan was home to the Von Bondies, one of whose members (Jason Stollsteimer) I seem to remember losing a fist fight with Jack White of the White Stripes. This track (FF 2002 =#30), from the album Lack Of Communication (recorded in three days and produced by…Jack White…), is apparently an ode to Guitar Wolf (who he?). See them throw it down here:
Have a good weekend. Play it loud.