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ARTIST
TITLE
Shock!
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
GUESS 105LP GUESS 105LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/4/2012

180 gram LP version. Guerssen Records present what is for them the major discovery in the Spanish psych-prog collector scene: a previously-unreleased album from 1970 by this obscure Spanish garage-psych band. Until now, Shock! were a total mystery. They only released one 45 at the time (the killer acid-fuzz punker "No se puede ser Superman") and nothing was known about the band until the label tracked them down. We discovered that prior to their 45 release, they recorded a whole album which was never released. Shock's music is underground garage-psychedelia with crude acid-fuzz guitar, effects, and English vocals: think of Agua de Regaliz, early Pan & Regaliz, Cerebrum or even obscure Brazilian bands such as Tobruk, but with a more primitive sound. The album features 10 songs, including the original versions of the two tracks later re-recorded for their only 45: No se puede ser Superman (titled here "I'm Being Mad," it's a different and superior English-sung version) and "I Want to Laugh" (a longer version than the one included on the 45). Remastered from the original 2-track tape (which is unfortunately not in perfect condition, but more than good enough), including an insert with detailed liner notes in English/Spanish.