Live recordings of rock n' roll bands from the mid-'60s are often a mixed bag of out-of-tune guitars, screaming girls, and questionable mic placement. Witness the Rolling Stones' Got Live If You Want It and The Kinks' Live at Kelvin Hall, to name but two. Then there are the fake live records, where audience noise is dubbed on to studio recordings, usually with underwhelming results.
This edition of The Mal Thursday Show on GaragePunk.com brings together some excellent live garage records, which are drawn from 45s, radio and TV broadcasts, demo tapes, and even a Hawaiian "Battle of the Bands" LP.
Presented in Living Mono.
THE SAVAGES: The World Ain't Round, It's Square
RAIK'S PROGRESS: I'm Gonna Change the World
THE GREEK FOUNTAINS: Howlin' for My Darlin'
THE SNAILS: Snails Love Theme
THE OUTSIDERS: Summertime Blues
LYRES: 100 cc/Gonna Find A New Love
THE REMAINS: Hang on Sloopy/All Day and All of the Night/Why Do I Cry
13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS: Everybody Needs Somebody to Love/I'm Gonna Love You Too/Before You Accuse Me/You Don't Know/You Really Got Me
THE SPIRITS: Almost There
The 13th Floor Elevators, 1966