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Saturday, October 3, 2009

THE LOONS (IN THE PAST / FASE OUT OF PHASE SINGLE)

Excellent Garage/psych record. From everything that I've heard from these guys, this single which I believe is their fourth, is my favorite. THE LOONS were formed in San Diego, California in late 1995. The band’s line-up features lead singer Mike Stax (ex-Tell-Tale Hearts, Crawdaddys, Hoods), bass player Anja Diabolik (previously of the Diaboliks and Thee Cherylinas), guitarists Marc Schroeder and Chris Marsteller, and drummer Mike Kamoo. This uniquely, multi-national line-up creates a distinctive sound combining the hard, kinetic drive of European freakbeat with the psychotic melodic cool of California’s Sunset Strip circa ‘66. While the Loons draw heavy inspiration from groups like the Pretty Things, the Yardbirds and Love, they are also fiercely original in their approach, creating their own uniquely intense songs rather than opting to be ’60 garage jukeboxes. Their first album, LOVE’S DEAD LEAVES, was produced by Ebbot Lundberg of Sweden’s Soundtrack of Our Lives. The Orange County Weekly hailed it as a “masterpiece”, describing the Loons as “a blast furnace of an art-driven garage band ... This music teems with the dementia of such bona fide American whackos as Arthur Lee, Sky Saxon, Sean Bonniwell and Roky Erickson.
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REFERENCES - MYSPACE http://www.myspace.com/theloons
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THERMIONIC RECORDS 1997
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1. IN THE PAST
2. FACE OUT OF PHASE
3. KNOCK KNOCK
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***DOWNLOAD***

4 comments:

Roberto said...

Great 7". Many thankx.

FRANK MILLER said...

Glad you liked it Roberto. Thanks for the comment.

Anonymous said...

My friend Len from high school is on their 1st. 7'on the vibs.
plus he's done some touring with the monks.

FRANK MILLER said...

Thats Cool, thanks for the comment.