Friday, December 02, 2005

Action Woman !

An exemplar of '60s punk, "Action Woman" still sounds pretty damn nasty today !
This excellent garage band (The Electras) was formed in Ely, Minnesota back in 1961 or 1962, starting out as an all-instrumental band. Over time, they added a vocalist, and became one of the Midwest's hottest bands.
Written by producer Warren Kendrick, ‘Action Woman’ was in fact recorded as a demo by The Electras, and he actually released the Litter’s version as a single. Of course I like both versions but the first I’ve ever heard was by The Electras (think I was 12 or 13, imagine what a song like that can do to a teenager…and hell yeah, I’ve found my action woman, but it’s the not the subject)

The Electras - Action Woman
The Electras - Soul Searchin'
The Electras - Dirty Old Man

What ? Louder please ! Oh, you wanna hear the Litter’s version ?
Et voilaaaaaaa.

1st Friday Bonus !

The Litter - Action Woman

2nd Friday Bonus ! (which has nothing to do with the rest. At all.)

The Klezmer Conservatory Band - Freylekhe Kneydlekh

Have a goooood weekend !


Blogger guapo said...

The Electra`s singer sounds a little over excited when he comes back in after the guitar solo! Very intense. Love the reverb on Soul Searchin!

1:34 PM  
Blogger protogenes said...

Those were tasty

8:11 PM  
Anonymous Kenny Lust said...

The Litter's Action Woman has been one of my
garage-favorites for a very long time but now
I really have to reconsider things...
All these luxury-problems drive me wild!

Have a nice weekend, Reverend

2:31 AM  
Blogger sleepybomb said...

dear rev. frost, i have been under major stress tryin to figure you out, to no avail. how is it someone from somewhere in france has such knowledge and access to such great american music ... perhaps i'll never know (my bro-in-law is from the hitherlands of fransay and he don't give up secrets easy either) ... but better the mystery. thanks anyway for these lil gems you disperse like they were meant to be, we're better off for it at least.
your metry fan ... m.a.

7:29 AM  
Blogger sleepybomb said...

oh yeah, action woman by the litter is my top 20 all time punk toons of the 60s ... good call kenny!

7:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great tracks...keep up the good work!

2:08 PM  
Blogger Tuwa said...

Well, sleepybomb, it goes like this: God, in his 2nd week at work, still felt a bit insecure (being the new guy and all), so he decided he should create more even if it wasn't quite as good as all the plants and animals. So now we have beer, calzones, brownies with slivered almonds, and Reverend Frost's record collection.

5:00 PM  
Blogger BabyBorderline said...

They are friends of mine! Please, tell them that you know Sylvie, from Brazil (Campinas) and they will remember it.
I hope you like their show!

9:39 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Sleepybomb: the answer is interest and passion, mon ami
Tuwa, don't forget thee holy nachos and fajitas.
to sylvie: damn I saw your comment too late
to the rest: you're welcome !

3:23 PM  

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