Graham Reid | | 1 min read
One of the chief pleasures of being a fan of garageband rock -- that retrogressive genre between primitive pop and raw rock -- is that you never have to be surprised.
Garagebands sound much the same today as they did in the Sixties.
If you loved the sound of the Sonics in the Sixties then Dead Moon in the Nineties were going to deliver up something familiar and equally enjoyable. That both those bands came from the Pacific Northwest doesn't count for much either.
Guitar Wolf and the 5-6-7-8s from Japan mine a similar vein, as do . . . oh, just dozens of bands from all over and down the decades.
Here we go back to the Abba/Swedish Music Hall of Fame of all places, because that's where they sell the terrific double CD A Real Cool Time Revisited which collects 40 songs of Swedish garageband rock from '82 - '89.
It's a ripping collection and we've visited it before.
From what I can glean about the Creeps is that they were a typical garage (loud, thrashy and popular with a rather large subset of young Swedes in the Eighties) and actually lasted into the late Nineties . . . and of course have subsequently re-formed.
This song was on their debut album Enjoy the Creeps which came in a cover not dissimilar to the Blues Magoos' Psychedelic Lollipop and other covers of that era.
Nope, the sound and look never moves far from the garage, and it's all the better for that.
In these troubled times it's nice to have certainty.
For more oddities, one-offs or songs with an interesting backstory check the massive back-catalogue at From the Vaults.