Various Artists

Buzz Buzz Buzzzzzz, Vol. 1

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A wild compilation of 25 rare psychedelic instrumentals from the mid- to late '60s. The likes of The Hot Dog Stand, Peter Pan and the Good Faries, Swamp People, Inner Lite, and the Mugwump Establishment are responsible for mixtures of fuzz and tambourine knock-off rarities. This is transitional material from teenage garage bands that had gone through surfing and hot rod instrumentals, "Louie Louie" and "Gloria," and suddenly crossed into Hell's Angels on Wheels fodder. The Royal Guardsmen provide a perfect example of this transition with the inclusion of "Om." This outfit was known mainly for novelty hits "Snoopys Christmas," "Snoopy Vs. the Red Baron," and "Snoopy for President," but somewhere along the way they also had to include this homage to eastern meditative practices in their repertoire. If this sounds like fun to you, Buzz Buzz Buzzzzzz, Vol. 1 is a must have.

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