LP - Various Artists - Wizzz! Volume 1 - Import
There's something to be said about a record that can motivate tired, crabby asses like ourselves to get up & shake our rumps a bit, & that's just what the second volume of the Wizzz! comp did when we got it in a couple years back - a solid collection of groovy, French psychedelic stompers with whiffs of Yeh-Yeh, garage & psych-rock. At that time, we weren't even aware of the long out of print FIRST volume (released in 2008) & have since been scrambling to find a copy to spin, unsucessfully - well, Born Bad has saved us the trouble & reissued Volume One & BOY-O-BOY was it worth the wait! Much like the second volume, this debut collection has the same (if not even better) set of groovy French floor-fillers that warp & twist the spectrum of "rock & roll" like only the French can, injecting bits of soul, ye-ye, garage-rock, strange electronic bits, psych-guitar freakouts & more with such infectious & reckless abandon that we're sorta left a tad stunned. A superb collection to spin a your next soireé in between your Limiñanas, Dutronc, Gainsbourg, & Fabienne Delsol LPs... Born Bad calls this the "Best ever french 60's compilation..." & we absolutely agree - there couldn't be a more essential compilation released this year! Recommended - take a Wizzz!