I hope all is well in your corner of the universe.
The track I bring you today is one of my all time favorite garage pounders, that I have loved for almost 30 years, but only scored a copy a few months ago.
The Bold, aka Steve Walker and the Bold were a Massachusetts group that recorded a pair of 45s (one for Cameo, One for DynoVoice, both in a punk vein) and then an LP for ABC (much mellower) in 1969.
I first heard ‘Gotta Get Some’ as laid down by the mighty Fuzztones, the kings of the NYC garage scene and a live act that had to be seen to be believed.
As pure, unadulterated garage punk ‘Gotta Get Some’ comes off like an UR document of sorts, short, heavy, packed with fuzzed out guitars, snotty vocals and a wailing chorus.
Almost exactly two and a half minutes long, it wastes neither time nor resources, bashing your ears in and then hitting the road.
It is without a doubt one of the finest examples of the genre, and a 45 that I am very happy to have in my crates.
I hope you dig it, and I’ll see you all next week.