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Record Hunter: Our Love Will Still Be There - The Troggs (Fontana, 1966, French picture sleeve EP)

Okay, so this track isn't the "a-side" on this EP. The first song is "With a Girl Like You". On the other side are "Jingle Jangle" and "I Want You". But the caveman stomp of the latter track is already on my shelves of seven inch vinyl. And "Our Love Will Still Be There" is my reason for buying this French EP.  One of my favourite bands ever, the Troggs are world famous for "Wild Thing", of course. But every one of their 45s is worth having, in my opinion. Even their 1970s ones, like "In The Summertime", in which Reg Presley's lascivious snarl is still fully present. On this track the fuzz guitar totally makes it for me. I can imagine all kinds of bands making soft, lovey-dovey, versions of "Our Love Will Still Be There". But the Troggs give me what I want - full on sixties punk attitude on a love song. What can be better?

Groovie Records: David Peter and the Wilde Sect "Out Of My Mind"

Not caring a lot about what the rest of the Danish youth is wastin’ their time on, the Sect have taken things into their own hands and their approach to music is that of the hard-driving style of deerstalking, barbwired Rhythm’n’Blues and Beat favoured by Danish garage punks, as well as British and European bands like The Rolling Stones, The Downliners Sect, The Namelosers, Peter Belli & Les Rivals, etc.

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Shindig! Magazine interviews The Youth

Forming a garage band in Denmark is not easy. It takes time. “There’s not a lot of people playing this kind of music,” The Youth’s bassist David Peter Jorgensen attests. The Youth are your typical begat-from-school act, where singer-guitarist Lasse Tarp hooked up with lead guitarist Jesper Agerbrek, then recruited drummer Sune Christian Thomsen and finally Jorgensen.

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Schwindy's Indie Music Spotlight: The Masonics "in Your Night Of Dreams And Other Foreboding Pleasures"

I will say one thing for the artists on Dirty Water Records. They know how to grab my attention. The latest from one of my favorite labels begins with some fuzzy guitar that sounds like it was recorded in the mid-60s. Then the vocals come in and they have the same kind of dirty sound as the guitar. The end of the song is a psychedelic feast for the ears. I'll say it for the record. I was immediately hooked on The Masonics.

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