A FUZZ-GUITAR CASCADIAN CACHE!
• UNEARTHED REELS FROM SALEM OREGON’S GARLAND RECORDS!
• CUT BY KEVIN GRAY, AND PRESSED ON BLUE VINYL AT THIRD MAN PRESSING IN DETROIT!
• A RAUCOUS MIX OF ORIGINALS, COVERS, COVETED RARITIES AND UNISSUED MONSTERS!
The drive’s cranked all the way up and the needle’s fully in the red for this set of uptempo garage-punk stompers from Salem’s enigmatic Garland Records. Packed with killer, crunchy bass, pummeling drums, in-your-face vocals, and (of course) mountains of fuzz-guitar! Loaded primarily with originals, plus distorted deviations of select known numbers, all ranging from impossibly rare to previously unreleased! CD includes two bonus cuts not available on the LP.
With Sundazed Music’s acquisition of the Garland Records catalog, you’re in for a coastal flood of great garage rock, pysch, soul, and even some country. But it all starts here with Pacific Northwest Fuzz Box, named after the commonly used distortion pedals that (at least according to our ears) can be heard reverberating through your speaker cones on every track.
One thing that makes this collection extra unique is the abundance of original material. Stellar cuts like “It’ll Come Easy,” “Hip Girl,” and “Transparent Soul” carry the same level of songsmanship you’ll get from the blistering covers of “Black Is Black” (Los Bravos), “Suzie Q” (CCR), “Hit The Road Jack” (Ray Charles) and more! Something fuzzy was happening in the Pacific Northwest and BeatRocket is stoked to be the ones to tell you all about it.
It’ll Come Easy - The Other Side • Your Mind Was Never Free - The Zero End • Suzie Q - SMACK • Love Is Such A Game - Grant’s Blue Boys • Blow Your Mind - The Zero End • True Justice - The Third Stone • Transparent Soul - White Feather • If I Were A Carpenter - Grant’s Blue Boys • Night Life - The Heard • Take It As It Comes - The Third Stone • Black Is Black - The Ultimate • Hip Girl - STOP • Hit The Road Jack - SMACK • Fly Today - The Zero End* • Itchin’ In My Heart - The Heard*
Also available on CD!
“The Other Side open Fuzz Box sounding not unlike The MC5 with the unreleased ’69 cut “It’ll Come Easy.” — Jon “Mojo” Mills (Shindig)