Texas born Geater (Jeater) Davis sadly unleashed only one full-length in his twenty some-odd year carreer… the somewhat forgotten and now sought after 1971 album, Sweet Woman’s Love. Minit Records in-house producer/arranger and half of the duo Allen & Allen (Toussaint) Allen Orange was so impressed by Geater, that he formed his own House Of Orange label. Davis’ affection for Bobby Bland is overtly apparent in his throaty delivery, though the album’s slightly unrefined production and killer guitar flourishes add a distinct dimension that provides the listener with somethin’ a bit out o’ the norm.
…Now kick it with the sultry sweet sounds of LOVE!
Jet Stream Records (from I don’t know where or when) released THIS crummy li’l booty-bumpin’ 7” that’s pretty much a FUCK YOU to all. No info can be found on this bugger ‘cept for a coupla random $5 to $10 set sales. The flip is Wayne County’s “F*ck Off”. …What more can be said?!
Havin’ one o’ them days? …then pop this sonuvabitch on and salute!
download: Dildos- “Fuck Everybody”
OK… here’s what I could dig up about this STEAMY 7”. Its Hollywood CA based label Rama Rama Records was founded in 1969 by record producer/publisher & songwriter Hy Mizrahi, who also established the psych/pop/soul labels Karma Sutra, Buddah, and short-lived Remember Records. Some say Buck Ram of The Platters was also affiliated with the label thus given its namesake Rama Rama. I couldn’t find jack about the (Florida-based) band Year 2000 other than our single here and a full length album from 1969 called, A Musical Odyssey which had small regional success with their tune “Pop Goes The Weasel”. They dissolved later that same year. “Spooky” is a SERIOUS slow-burner that drags one foot in soul, the other in pop. The deep haunting organ swirls effectively around a simple beat and scratchy guitar while the singer drools his BEST Lou Rawls - interrupted with hep grunts & squeals that nearly border on Tom Jones! Surely sultry enough to make any 60+ year ol’ couple HOT under the collar. …Feel like gettin’ some?
download: Year 2000- “Spooky”
Early (formed in ‘75) hard-workin’ punk/new wave combo Chinas Comidas were a PIONEERING piece in the Northwest’s alternative music puzzle. They gigged often enough to build a decent local following which entitled ‘em to play with well known touring punk acts like D.O.A., Black Flag, even Ultravox. Their original drummer was a sweet li’l sugar-puff named Eldon Hoke who would later don the [luv-]handle El Duce for his “hardcore” act, The Mentors! They eventually ended up taking L.A. as home base where they nestled quite nicely with that late-70’s extensive underground scene (sharing bills with Red Cross, The Bags, Germs, Fear, Plugz, and so on). Before disbanding in 1980, they released only 2 singles, “Peasant/Slave” in ‘78 and “Snaps” in ‘79. “Snaps” is a swift punchy knee-jerker that still fits well among the other kick-ass punk hits of that era and could easily get snagged for some future “KBD” collection… if it hasn’t already.
download: Chinas Comidas- “Snaps”
This RARE Native American rock act from Albuquerque New Mexico were quite an insistent bunch who wanted to bring attention to timely social & political topics such as discrimination, religion, and the Vietnam war. The urgency and anger comes across in full effect with venomous lyrics set to gnashing vocals, a murky organ & stinging electric guitar. At times their southern “charm” resembles (especially on this 1st self-released 4-song 7” from 1968) the 13 Floor Elevators and other like-minded ’60s brethren. The song “What Ever Happened To Baby Gessus” is supposedly a TRUE story of a narc agent named Baby Gessus and his drift to the vigilante dark side. Nothin’ sweet & purdy here, just sincerely deep and HEAVY psych-rawk from hip American Sioux Indians tellin’ it like it is!
download: Lincoln Street Exit- 7” (selected tracks)