June 25, 2009

Mod-A-Day: The Satelliters

If you like sixties punk; if you are a fan of The Standells, The Seeds, Count Five, and the Sonics; well then you are probably a fan of German garage punks, The Satelliters. In fact, there are only two types of people I know of, those who are fans of The Satelliters, or those who will become fans of The Satelliters.

The Satelliters
started out in 1993 and have been striding the stage like the rock gods they are ever since. I first came across them shortly after the release of their 2001 album, Sexplosive!. That album was a wild ride through 16 organ fueled, guitar fuzzed, psyched out, cave stompin', garager rocking tunes. The vocals were reminiscent of Gravedigger V, while the songs themselves were in the same vein as the Fuzztones.

Now here we are nearly a decade on and the band isn't just going strong, they're actually taking big steps forward, producing stong songs with sharp writing. Their latest release is this single, a blistering bit of garage revival goodness, "Lost in Time".

The Satelliters -- Lost in Time

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