The Crawdaddys: Crawdaddy Express (album) 1979

The Crawdaddys
Crawdaddy Express
Voxx 200.001
1979
Produced by Dick LaMadrid

Rating:**** (Recommended)

 

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While new wave was heavily influenced by the early 60s rock & roll, this set from California is pure old wave, right out of that ’60s era that influenced the late 70s “new” sound.

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Not a single original on this set, but still quite the original idea for 1979.

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This was the first release on Greg Shaw’s new Bomp! imprint Voxx Records.

 

— Winch (author of Kalamazoo: Growing Up Sideways in the 1970s and the two-part novel Junk Like That.)

Motor City Jailbait: Junk Like That (Book One): A Coming of Age Novel Set in Detroit in the 1970s    Kalamazoo: Growing Up Sideways in the 1970s

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The Surf Trio: Almost Summer (LP) 1986

The Surf Trio
Almost Summer
Voxx 200.043
Producers:  Greg Shaw & Brett Gurewitz
1986
Rating:**** (Recommended)

Surf-rock comes to the rescue again, this time from Eugene, Oregon, this band obviously one of the best things to come out of that town.  

This set was recorded in L.A., has a nice balance of instrumentals and vocals, originals and covers, professionalism and amateurism.  Highly recommended for fans of surf.
— winch
(author of Kalamazoo: Growing Up Sideways in the 1970s)