Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Garage Wednesday brings us the debut of The Litter Distortions from '67. These Minneapolis natives made a name for themselves with the single "Action Woman" off the album, a hard fiery stomper with great vocals and a ripping guitar solo. The rest of the album is filled out with decent covers of British Invasion bands such as the Yardbirds' "Rock My Mind," and the Small Faces' "What'cha Gonna Do About It?" Other highlights include "Codine" (my favorite) and the instrumental "The Mummy." A great listen all the way through, I'm also throwing in "Mindbreaker" the single off the band's second album $100 Fine from '68. The Litter start experimenting with a more psychedelic sound on their second and third releases, eventually disbanding around '70. Their third album Emerge from '69 also contains some great shit, here's the B side of the single "Silly People" titled "Feeling" ripped off a 45 that also appears on the band's third album. Enjoy.