Thursday, January 24, 2008

Texas Flashbacks

Texas was a pretty conservative place back in the 60s, so it's doubly ironic that it produced some of the finest garage/psych bands of the era. Giants like the 13th Floor Elevators, the Moving Sidewalks, and the Bubble Puppy were all from the state, and if you've ever bought any 60s garage/psych comps, you are no doubt aware that there were countless other lesser-known TX bands who recorded killer singles during that magic era as well.

Here's one such gem by the Bad Seeds, who hailed from Corpus Christi, TX. They were the kings of the teen dance circuit in the area during the mid-60s and they recorded three singles for the legendary J-Beck label, including this self-penned 1966 nugget, A Taste of the Same which is the best Stones tune that Mick and the boys never recorded.


steve simels said...

Can't get the vid to work, darnit.

You got me all hot and bothered there, KC!!!

Kid Charlemagne said...

Works on my end, Steve.

steve simels said...

Okay, it just played.

Very cool...where the heck do you find these things?

TMink said...

Wow, Mick dreams of a drawl like that!


Cleveland Bob said...

I second Steve's remark...where do you find this stuff?

Obscure doesn't even begin to describe it. Nice little tune though.

r@d@r said...

yay! a "Nuggets" thread!

"you're pushin' too hard
you're pushin' too hard
on meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

[i continue to attempt to explain to the young folks why this song is great, but they just do not get it.]

return of the plumber said...

Great find, great song! Very Stones! Love the Texas twang that slips though in the vocals. Jagger would kill to have that twang in "Far Away Eyes".

Kid Charlemagne said...

You know what they say about the Seeds:

Three great chords.

Three great albums.

The Kenosha Kid said...

Wow, they were pretty good even before Nick Cave joined them.

(I'm sorry, but someone had to say it)