We are very excited to present what it’s for us the major discovery in the Spanish Psych-Prog collector scene: a previously unreleased album from 1970 by this obscure Spanish garage-psych band. Until now, Shock were a total mystery. They only released one 45 back at the time (the killer acid-fuzz punker “No se puede ser Superman”) and nothing was known about the band…until we tracked them down.
We discovered that prior to their 45 release, they recorded a whole album which was never released. Shock’s music is underground garage-psychedelia with crude acid-fuzz guitar, effects, English vocals…think of Agua de Regaliz, early Pan & Regaliz, Cerebrum or even obscure Brazilian bands such as Tobruk but with a more primitive sound. The album features ten songs including the original versions of the two tracks later re-recorded for their only 45: “No se puede ser Superman” (titled here “I’m being mad”, it’s a different and superior English sung version) and “I want to laugh” (a longer version than the one included on the 45). Remastered from the original 2-track tape (which is unfortunately not in perfect condition, but more than good enough), insert with detailed liner notes in English / Spanish, 180gr vinyl. CD comes with colour booklet.
Tracklist: I want to laugh – What’s your name – Mister Harris – I am blind – Every Sunday – Oh baby now I love you – Come here to dance – I’m getting free – There is a woman – I’m being mad