I asked Deniz to pick some music to share with my readers and his legion of fans a while back. He finally got some time as he is back in Australia . He just sent me this email and these choices are great! Take a look and by all means read Deniz's take on these retro classics.. Thanks D xK
Roky Erickson, with short interview segment (45 seconds) and then Roky and the Blieb Aliens are captured on film playing "Two Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer)" in 1980. This was one of my fave singles in 1977, along with Bermuda/The Interpreter.
Since the Thirteenth Floor Elevators kick started Texas psychedelic rock in 1966, Roky has had an exceedingly challenging life, in and out of some very bad mental hospitals. His work has had a lot of long gaps but is always brilliant, including his recent album with Okkervil River.
Roy Head in a rare live clip of Treat Her Right. The vocals are live. The dancing is great. Roy was kicked off the James Brown tour for being "too wild". He also once bit Elvis on the ankle, leaving a deep scar which the King took to his grave.
I had the unique opportunity of re-recording Treat Her Right with Roy and the original bass player, Gene Kurtz, for a commemorative Sugar Hill Recording Studios compilation CD pending release.
The Vibrators playing one of my favorite tracks, "Whips and Furs" live and raw at Bristol. When Radio Birdman moved to London in 1978, we were aligned with these guys.
Like us (Radio Birdman), they could play their instruments and did some ripping solos. They did not fit brit punk fashion of the day, and I believe they never fully got the recognition that they deserved. -D
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