Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Nuggets # 3

We do a step back in the mid-sixties to (re)discover a couple of obscure gems that I hope will be appreciated not only by experts of the original garage-punk music.
The Barbarians came from Provincetown, Massachusets, and released four singles and a self-titled album between '64 and '66. This is the A side of their first single, a fascinating and melodic folk-pop ballad. I'm not sure if they were guests on Shindig or some other TV show...They perform surrounded by many female dancers, a typical sixties' scenography! You'll observe that Victor Moulton, the guy who beats on the drums and shakes his long hair, has a prosthesis instead of his left hand. On their last single Moulty, The Barbarians explain how he lost it in a fireworks accident at the age of 14!
The Bad Seeds were from Corpus Christi, Texas, hometown of another great garage band: The Zakary Thaks. They do a lyp-synched performance of their first single too. A Taste Of The Same is, in my opinion, a truly great song, rough sixties punk at his best! They appeared on "Channel 3"...was it a local Texan channel? The Bad Seeds recorded only three singles between late '65 and early '66.
The quality of both clips is pretty good, considering they are relics of a distant era. Unfortunately none of these two songs is included on the Nuggets 4 CDs box-set. The Barbarians appear with two other tunes: Moulty and Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl? So, the people interested will have to look for them on some other obscure compilations...

Barbarians - You've Got To Understand (1964)
Bad Seeds - A Taste Of The Same (1965)

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See you next time



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Mirco, love your blog, but is there anyway to make the text bigger? I have a hard time reading it!


4/06/2006 4:37 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Ron, the size of the text looks good to me, it is perfect if you use a 1024 x 768 resolution, which is the most common. Anyway you can make the text bigger from your browser, I'm sorry that I can't explain you how 'cause my Internet Explorer speaks Italian.

4/06/2006 12:27 PM  
Anonymous Kurt said...


Great vids here. I've been looking for a nice copy of the Barbarians video for a long time, and the Bad Seeds one I had but lost when my hard drive crashed a few years ago. Thanks!


4/07/2006 12:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for doing such a great job with the videos. I played in a garage band here in Texas back in the 60's and really enjoyed The Bad Seeds clip. I got to see the band Rod Prince formed after The Bad Seeds. They were called Bubble Puppy. Keep up the good work.


4/07/2006 12:34 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Thanks guys!
Bil, did your band ever recorded any songs?
The Bubble Puppy were a great band to...

All the best


4/07/2006 1:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


My garage band never did record. We were just a small part of the 60's phenomenon when garage bands seemed to be popping up everywhere. Our biggest claim to fame was entering a combo contest at the school and getting to meet Billy Gibbons who was in the Moving Sidewalks at the time and a couple of the members of Thursdays Children who were the judges of the contest. We didn't win, but had a good time anyway. I enjoy your posts and have learned a thing or two. I have always been a British Blues fan, but didn't know much about the more obscure European bands. It's always a treat.


4/08/2006 5:51 AM  
Anonymous ocirne said...

moooltooo GROOOVY ! questo mi ti fa fare control-d ! apprezzo ilgarage dalle prime compz che uscirono nell' '85 circa quando suonavo negli avvoltoi... ho qualche video ma sarebbero da passare in avi, sapessi come si fa...

5/09/2006 2:01 PM  
Anonymous ocirne said...

Peccato che non sia riuscito a scaricare una cippola... sic

5/09/2006 2:04 PM  
Anonymous ocirne said...

Veramente io ho qualcosa dei bubble puppy... uhm... qualche comp ?

5/09/2006 2:06 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Benvenuto, da queste parti, sei riuscito a scaricare qualcosa alla fine...?

5/09/2006 6:48 PM  
Anonymous ocirne said...

area, adesso sto provando taste of the saaame.
se vuoi ho una vhs con svariate pepite: i soliti elevators, byrds, seeds e diversi avi in giro c'è una juke xbox sixties niente male prova sul mulo

5/14/2006 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

They appeared on "Channel 3"...was it a local Texan channel?

Almost all the major cities in Texas in the sixties had their own local versions of national teen shows like "Where The Action Is" and "Shindig." I think this might have been from "Teen Time" on Channel 3 in Corpus Christi.

11/14/2006 7:53 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Thank you Sandy for the info ;-)

11/19/2006 1:29 AM  

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