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Rare and obscure music from all sorts of neet-o genres that i like. Garage rock, psychedelic, hard rock, metal, punk. What ever dude.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Simply Saucer - Cyborgs Revisited (1974-1975 - Velvet Underground, Syd Barrett Pink Floyd, Silver Apples)

Simply Saucer - Cyborgs Revisited [Expanded] This is a band that would be next to impossible to over hype, but dag-nabbit, I'm going to try. The reason for this is because Simply Saucer's Cyborgs Revisited is not only as earth shatteringly great as anyone has ever said in some pompus british hype-machine mag, Simply Saucer is better....

The catch-all comparisson of the band sounding like White Light/ White Heat -era Velvet Underground trying to out-noise-fuck Syd Barrett -era Pink Floyd is not only an accurate comparison - it's a promice!

Formed in Hamilton, Ontario Canada (god-bless 'em) in 1973 by Edgar Breau on lead guitar and vocals, Kevin Christoff on bass, Neil DeMerchant on drums, and Ping Romany on electronics.

Yes, I said it ELECTRONICS. Don't be afraid... no wait, be very very afraid. Just thank god Lou Reed didn't have access to the electronic oscilloscpoe madness that these Canucks had or we might haver never had a clear-headed pop album like Loaded. Oh, wait he did record that album Metal Machine Music.... gah.

It's these very snarled-guitar solos, and space-ray wobbles that put this album in the catagory of Krautrock comparisons like Can, but the songs won't put you to sleep. Infact, Cyborgs Revisited maintain a strong sense of melody mixed with chaotic-kamikaze blasts that only very few bands could manage to keep in perfect ballence.
Add Cyborgs Revisited to any list of vital proto-punk, post psychedelic, future-obsessed space rock, what, ever.... like i said i can't over hype this album. Just get it and let the music do the talkin'. Crank it up and blow your speakers out.

- overview by Denez


  1. Instant Pleasure
  2. Electro Rock
  3. Nazi Apocalypse
  4. Mole Machine
  5. Bullet Proof Nothing
  6. Here Come the Cyborgs (Part 1)
  7. Here Come the Cyborgs (Part 2)
  8. Dance the Mutation
  9. Illegal Bodies
128 kbps, ripped from vinyl.

Buy this monster-motherfuck here.

new link! Right HERE! It works! Praise Lord Seth!


At 12:22 AM, Anonymous xyros said...

Sometimes I live dangerously and download on the advice of the reviewer, lp cover or bandname that take my fancy. In this case it was well worth it. Great group that should have had more recogintion.
Thanks for this one.

At 6:43 AM, Blogger nick beef said...

I hope your implying that you downloaded this on my advise, because the name Simply Saucer kinda sucks... the cover's so-so...

and im glad you didn't say i was lying.

At 2:10 PM, Blogger jb said...

This is great. Thanks for putting it up.

At 10:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm I love the idea behind this website, very unique.

At 7:17 PM, Anonymous byrcehary said...

Edgar Breau actually released a solo album that while not like SImply Saucer very much was quite good. It's a kinda folky affair, but the Syd influence hasn't wore off yet.

Have you heard Shadows of Ecstasy or The Shangs? Both were offshoots from Saucer.

At 11:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greets to the webmaster of this wonderful site! Keep up the good work. Thanks.

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At 5:11 AM, Blogger bunnyboy said...

first off, thanks for the tunage. Sweet!

secondly, I managed to get some samples up at ODEO last fall. I think all I did was sign up to be auser and then just poke around until I found the upload button. It wasn't too hard. I think it is something dumb like "record", anyhow I just linked it to an mp3 on my desktop, uploaded it and it fed me a whack of HTML code that I pasted into my blog. I think you can figure it out. Good luck.

At 8:31 PM, Anonymous Phreaque said...

Nice post... downloaded it based on your hype, which would be hard for anyone to live up to! But this is pretty much as described, and the kind of stuff that gets better with repeated listenings. Thanks.

At 8:14 AM, Blogger nick beef said...

Bunnyboy - you make uploading at ODEO sound so easy... are they intentionally hiding that feature for legal reasons?!?! The whole reason i want to use ODEO is to share some of the more "legal sensitive" modern music with out people ripping it off....

Phreaque - with these reviews, accuracy is paramount. Just kidding. Thanks though.


At 4:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smoker!- Wouldn't have took a chance without your review.These guys should have been noticed.Thanks Amigo!

At 3:09 PM, Blogger ca said...

First heard about these guys back when I was living in Buffalo NY; a friend of mine who lived near "Hammertown" told me about them, describing the album as VU with an ARP 2500 and a strong appetite for Philip K. Dick. Naturally I was intrigued - but there were other things on my list etc. and time went by etc. I've been meaning to pick this up for years, and now here it is! And it's f@cking amazing! Thank you!

At 7:07 AM, Blogger nick beef said...

hey, ca,

what were those "other things on your list" that prevented you from getting this album earlier?

I'm always interested in new music.

I've never heard another Canadian band like Simply Saucer...


At 12:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of 70s obscurities, only Pandora's "Space Amazon" surprised me as much as this album. And this is actually a better overall collection of songs.

If you like The Deviants, Pink Fairies, VU, etc. you have to hear this.


At 5:37 PM, Blogger nick beef said...

hummm.... Pandora, eh? Never heard it and there doesn't seem to be much info out there on them.

Do you know anyone out there who has some samples, I'd love to check them out.

....also, I'll try posting Pink Fairies if people are interested.


At 6:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Saucer are alive and well and recording a new album in Hamilton in the summer of 2007. the album will be released on sonic unyon records in october 2007

At 3:36 PM, Blogger Juan said...

today I have discovered this great band with fantastic influences of Syd Barret.



At 12:31 PM, Anonymous Fuzzball said...

Oh, this is a great album. Yes, it is. If The Syd Barrett had been in the New York Dolls instead the other band, they would have sounded like this.

At 10:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck you going on about comments all the time but this is great thanks radar

At 7:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES!! Post the pink faeries!! PUHLEASE...

At 8:56 AM, Blogger Eastvan said...

Now someone just needs to post the other great album by the other Hamiltonian band...
This Ain't Hollywood by The Forgotten Rebels.

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