Wig Out! Freak Out! (Freakbeat & Mod Psychedelia Floorfillers 1964-1969): Transparent Coke Bottle Green Double Vinyl LPBN9LPX
Release Date: 10th November
You CANNOT have too many garage rock fuzzy freabeat psych nuggets in your collection, every house should have an emergency compilation like this one to break out when you need some roaring harmonicas, some swinging organs, fuzzed up guitars and a snarling bowl-cut frontman. Can't beat these.
A1. The Sonics - Shot Down
A2. The Standells - Dirty Water
A3. The Haunted - 1-2-5
A4. The Birds - You’re on My Mind
A5. Paul Revere & The Raiders - I’m Not Your Stepping Stone
A6. The Shadows of Knight - Shake
A7. The Starlets - You Don’t Love Me
A8. The Wimple Winch - Save My Soul
B1. The Action - Land of 1000 Dances
B2. Jacques Dutronc - Le Responsable
B3. The Eyes - You’re Too Much
B4. The Remains - Don’t Look Back
B5. The Kinks - Louie Louie
B6. Rita Chaos & The Quests - Hanky Panky
B7. The Argyles - Farmer John
B8. The Poets - Wooden Spoon
C1. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Shifting Sands
C2. ? & The Mysterians - Up Side
C3. The Third Bardo - I’m Five Years Ahead of My Time
C4. The Shadows of Knight - Gloria **
C5. The Chocolate Watch Band - Let’s Talk About Girls
C6. The Open Mind - Magic Potion **
C7. Count Five - Double-Decker Bus
C8. The Satans - Makin’ Deals
D1. The Quik - Berts Apple Crumble
D2. The Spencer Davis Group - I’m A Man
D3. Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - Indian Rope Man
D4. The Hi-Fis - Tread Softly for the Sleepers
D5. The Yardbirds - Stroll On
D6. The Pirates - Cuttin’ Out
D7. The Seeds - Pushin’ Too Hard
D8. Davie Allan & The Arrows - Blues Theme
‘Wig Out! Freak Out!’, the latest compilation from Two-Piers, dives into the world of Freakbeat, Psych and Mod from 1964-1969. Pulling the cream of tracks from the UK & United States Freakbeat and Garage scenes of the time. Featuring tracks from The Sonics, The Kinks, The Action, Chocolate Watch Band, The Haunted, The Standells, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Shadows of Knight, The Yardbirds, The Seeds and more ‘Wig Out! Freak Out!’ is packed full of Freakbeat and Mod classics as well as rare sought after nuggets.
Talking about ‘Wig Out! Freak Out!' Two-Piers compiler Mark McQuillan says "The album was inspired by my many happy DJ nights promoting my club night ‘Club Pod’ down in Brighton in the 1990s and my love of all things Sixties Freakbeat. I wanted to put as many great tracks as I could on one compilation to hopefully bring across the feeling sheer joy of spinning these awesome tracks in a club and seeing the place go off. This compilation isn’t supposed to be a rare crate diggers album, but rather a gateway to give listeners a flavour of the scene and allow them to go off and discover new and brilliant hidden gems within the Freakbeat and Mod Psychedelia genre, and if ‘Wig Out! Freak Out!’ does that job done!"
Aimed squarely at the Alternative & 60s Club Dancefloors ‘Wig Out! Freak Out!’ Kicks off with the fuzz guitars of The Sonics ’Shot Down’, The Standells epic ‘Dirty Water’, and lesser known gem '1-2-5’ by The Haunted, before taking you down a road of pure riotous Freakbeat joy with tracks by the likes of The Birds ‘You’re on My Mind', The Wimple Winch 'Save My Soul' and The Remains ‘Don’t Look Back’. Add the epic Freakbreat grooves of The Eyes ‘You’re Too Much’ and The Open Mind ‘Magic Potion’ an chuck in some brilliant covers by The Kinks, with their take on ‘Louie Louie, Paul Reeve & The Raiders sublime version of ‘I’m Not Your Stepping Stone, Girl group The Starlets garage cover of ‘You Don’t Love Me’, ‘Gloria’ reworked by The Shadows of Knight, and The Action covering ‘Land of 1000 Dances’ and making the track their own, and your feet can’t help but move. The compilation contains lesser known gems such as The Satans ‘Makin’ Deals’, Count Five ‘Double Decker Bus’, The Poets ‘Wooden Spoon’ and The Pirates ‘Cuttin’ Out’. It also takes a turn into Mod Psychedelic territory with the Hammond led grooves of The Quik ‘Berts Apple Crumble’, The Spencer Davis Group ‘I’m A Man’ and the glorious ‘Indian Rope Man’ by Julie Drsicoll, Brian Auger and The Trinity, before ending on the instrumental blues psych rock of Davie Allan & The Arrows ‘Blues Theme’ - a journey through the very best of Freakbeat and Mod Psychedelia at the peak of its powers 1964-1969.
Two-Piers the label has brought to you such wonderful compilations as the Pop Psychédélique, Garage Psychédélique and Lounge Psychédélique compilation series introducing the listener to the worlds of French Psychedelic Pop, Garage Psych, and Lounge & Exotica Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Waves of Distortion (The Best of Shoegaze 1990-2022) and Music for The Stars (Celestial Music 1960-1979).