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What better way to beat the summer heat than to stay in your garage and do nothing? And nothing beats some boss, primo Garage Rock to keep your body cool and your mind blank, as the Alien Abductors intended.
From 1983-1992, the "Back from the Grave" series unearthed and revived some of the greatest garage rock and protean punk tunes from the sixties.
This cut is featured on Vol. 5, which was released in 1985. In honor of this 30 year milestone, let us supplicate ourselves before some serious raunched out, dirty rock.
Taken from Blue Öyster Cult's 1972 eponymously titled debut, "She's as Beautiful as a Foot" is undoubtedly one of the weirdest and most tripped out songs ever released on a major label, especially during an era when quite a few bands were hanging out in their fringe jackets, reading Kahil Gibran's "The Prophet."
BOC are mainly known for their '70's FM radio hard rock hit, "Godzilla," but if you dig deeper into their earlier catalog, you will discover some lesser-known gems that are flat-out heady, brutal rock.
And we imagine that the Butthole Surfers were surely familiar with the sultry, psych-drenched flamenco-style weirdness of this tune.
Make no mistake - Yoko was the coolest Beatle.
Brilliant, poetic, and smelly. Two out of three ain't bad.
A reminder that there's no justice in this world is the forever-overlooked career of Annette Peacock.
This cut, from her '72 album I'm the One, with it's killing groove, gurgling electronics, and Peacock's soulful delivery (filtered through even more electronics) is as radical today as it was 40+ years ago.