documenting the optical sounds of '60s pop, Acid Punk & Psychedelia

Bad Bad Boy (Flag) 1973

“Bad Bad Boy” (Flag 044) August 1973

Since I took early retirement a couple of years ago I no longer have the disposable income to squander huge amounts of money on rare and obscure ’60s garage and psychedelic records.

To compensate, I spend a lot of time searching for cheap records in charity shops. I don’t mind taking a chance and spending a couple of quid on an album. It’s still quite a buzz finding vinyl junk.

I’ve decided to begin a new series on my blog where I’ll focus on a track from a budget label release, remaster a FLAC directly from the record, create a YouTube video and investigate / research the performer and album under the spotlight.

My new series will be called “Budget Label Curios.”

Who knows what I’ll uncover, the music may be delightful to your ears or it could make you want to bang your head against the nearest brick wall to make the pain go away.

The LP “World Top 12 – Volume 44” cost £1 from the British Heart Foundation, a local charity shop in Durham. There are some decent remakes on this one including “Rising Sun” – originally released by Medicine Head and Suzi Quatro‘s “48 Crash”, where the session singer mimics young Suzi’s high-pitched fox-on-heat caterwauling.

However my curated selection goes to “Bad Bad Boy” mainly because the original recording was produced by Roger Glover who was a member of Acid Revolver favourites Episode Six.

The record was scratched to buggery on side one so I had to use all of my knowledge and expertise with iZotope RX8 to remaster a decent enough FLAC from the cut “Bad Bad Boy”.

Nazareth had a top ten hit with this blues rocker, released on Moon Records during July 1973.

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