Monday, March 21, 2011

I've tried..............but failed



Very little info can be found on most of the records I post on here, this one is no exception. This 1968 garage 45 out of Indianapolis by the Early Mourning reeks of teenagers, garages and ineptness. When I first played this 45, which I grabbed from an antique shop a few towns away, my immediate reaction was to put it up for sale; but it ended up growing on me in a big way. It is probably my favorite and weirdest garage rock 45 that I own.
I love how the band sounds like they are barely hanging in there, and that a mistake can and probably did happen the first ten takes. The lack of a guitar solo, and the inability to keep time is proof of their ineptness. But, of course, that is the reason why I love the 45. This is proto-punk. It also sounds like it could have existed in any decade, from the sixties up till today. I bet one could throw it on a compilation of "early tracks," by Lou Reed/Velvet Underground, or Neil Young or (90's grunge group) Nirvana. It is, inadvertently, ahead of it's time. Here is a link on Indiana 45s/bands that I find very useful and fun: http://indiana-bands-60s.blogspot.com/

4 comments:

  1. It's a piss-poor performance, but there's actually a really great tune in there. That riff is like the 12 bar blues of garage rock, it's been used countless times and still never gets old.

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  2. Thanks for the comment. I have switched audio hosts, which means posts will be posted more quickly and more frequently. I am pretty excited to get back at it.

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  3. I like the sound. I've never heard of them before.

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  4. I dig. See what you mean about the VU similarity. Where did these guys wander to????

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