The Straight Satans were a LA biker gang from way back when that used to hang around the Spahn Ranch with Charlie and his Family. This is the kind of thing I imagine they would dig.
(BTW – there is a download link here, ’cause it got pulled by Hulkshare)
The Breeders – No Aloha
Nice piece of 90s flavoured dark-tinged surf from ex-Pixies bassist Kim Deal and her band The Breeders. This is off the bands second album Last Splash – you will probably remember the album from the single Cannonball which was pretty much stuck on repeat for a while in MTV land back when kids were angsty and wore Dr Martens and plaid (Oh wait - isn’t that happening now?).
Original Surfaris – Exotic
Really don’t know much about these guys except they were active in the 60s and seem to have had some sort of name dispute with The Surfaris, (of hit song “Wipe Out” fame). Anyway, this has that nice jangly fuzz sound that evokes more imagery of leather jackets and switchblades than board shorts and bikini babes.
The Jesus and Mary Chain – Kill Surf City
The B side to the Glasgow rockers wildly successful single April Skies pushes this tape into even darker waters with their treatment of Brian Wilson’s (Beach Boys), Surf City.
Alan Vega – Fireball
Alan Vega is ancient! Like 72 or something. He is also probably one of the coolest cats alive. Fireball is like Elvis if Glen Danzig lived inside him and he (it?) rode around in a souped up muscle car and lived in a cabin out in the bayou. And even then, Alan Vega is still cooler than all of that squared.
Growlers – Something Someone Jr.
Long beach band the Growlers call their sound “Beach Goth” which is funny in itself. I really dig the slacker-psych sound though, and the surf-tinge just works for this. This is off their 2009 debut album “Are you in or are you out”.
Crocodiles – Stoned to Death
From the second album “Sleep Forever” from San-Diego contenders to The Jesus and Mary Chain throne.
The Raveonettes – Dead Sound
It still boggles my mind that The Raveonettes are Danish, having a very not danish sound… and look… and attitude. Also I know the guy who designed the cover for this album (Lust Lust Lust) which makes me not very famous at all. Even by proxy.
Beat Happening – Black Candy
These guys took being bad at music to epic levels. Only problem is that they still manage to be extremely awesome.
Undertones – Teenage Kicks
Leather teen love from North Ireland punk rockers Undertones. Definitely a classic as is evidenced by the enormous amount of covers by everyone from the Raconteurs to Green Day (sigh…).
The Jesus and Mary Chain – Teenage Lust
You can probably see where I am going with this by now.
The Gun Club – Fire of Love
The Gun Club are amazing. Reading their wiki is like a whos who of bands that Ulrik like with band members from everything from The Cramps to Romeo Void passing through the band. Also this is from the album Miami which I have just learned features backing vocals by none other than Debbie Harry. That’s punk rock pedigree right there.
Link Wray – Fever
Father of the fuzz guitar and inventor of the power chord. How can you even start to add to that? This is Fever, originally penned by Otis Blackwell and performed by Little Willie John. The original is worth a listen too.
The Cramps – Lonesome Town
One of my biggest regrets in life will always not seeing The Cramps live. Lux Interior is to this day, one of my greatest idols. There is some amazing footage of the legendary gig at Napa State Mental Hospital over on youtube. You should go watch it.