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Friday, January 26, 2007

The Missing Links - s/t (1966 - super stoned-out AUS Maximum RnB: The Pretty Things, The Downliner Sect)

The Missing Links - The Missing Links Here is the exact moment when snot-nosed, tight-jean, American-RnB record-dweebs stopped worrying about perfecting their Jimmy Reed licks and started aiming solely at drugs and girls as the main remedy for a chronic case of pent-up adolescent frustration.

Sorry to say, Eric "cocaine" Clapton, but your Guitar God statues might get you the respect of your mates who can appreciate the authentic purity of master-race white-boy blues, but can you imagine how many hours of shamefully chapped-palmed masturbation he had to endure in order to get his nimble suburban-middle class digits to play like they had been tempered in the backwoods of the American South?

If your young, dumb, full of cum you can make like The Missing Links here and drop that "tallent" ruse for a cloud of blunt-smoke and and a rafter-swinging stage routine because in the end the ladies will go with the long haired guys every time. That's the whole reason for starting a rock band, right?

Yep, it is this very cheep-thrills proto-punk philosophy that would shortly develop into the even more refined no-girls-necessary ethos of the Psychedelic era. But in 1965-66 the drugs weren't THAT good, and so it was just a wild-man ape routine that separated your barely in-tune Fender Stratocaster from the thick-milk cream thighs of the female race.

The Missing Links were Sydney, Australia's answer to the Stones, Kinks, Pretty Things beat-boom of the mid-60's, but like most Australian rock imports, their sound was suspiciously raw, wild, and completely unhinged. Sure the Pretty Things were pretty raw, wild, and unhinged themselves, but The Missing Links give it an armature flair that takes their proto-punk formula into another proto-psych dimension entirely.

Sure much of this album sounds like standard Downliner Sect-type snarled RnB, but tracks like "Wild About You," which anticipated a John's Children-esque mod-psych-biker gang freak-out sex party, and a Pretty Thing's coped "Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut", which now sounds like the bongo-rhythmed beach-blanket-bong-out soundtrack that it was never intended to be.

The real deal sealer here though is an at first mysterious track titled "H'tuom Tuhs." What sort of Voodoo nonsense are they speaking you ask? When their recording engineer was playing back the "Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut" track, someone in the band like the sound and decided to make a single out of it. Yep, thats right, their bongo-freak-out version of "Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut" was intentional cut BACKWARDS and released on two sides of a single and on the LP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read it and weep! "H'tuom Tuhs" in '65?!?! I can't believe they have weed THAT good in the out-backs out Australia!??!!?
The Missing Links - Unchained - hackneyed overview by denez
  1. Wild About You
  2. Hobo Man
  3. Bald-Headed Woman
  4. Not To Bother Me
  5. Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut
  6. Some Kinda Fun
  7. You're Drivin' Me Insane
  8. Nervous Breakdown
  9. Speak No Evil
  10. On the Road Again
  11. All I Want
  12. H'Tuom Tuhs
168 kbps, ripped from vinyl.

Don't bother buying this album here at Amazon, which lists the CD from $30 up to $104!!!!

Instead straight to EBAY - get it on vinyl here!!

OTHERWISE, CHECK IN THE COMMENTS PAGE!!!!!! AND LEAVE A COMMENT JERKS!!!! if you don't know what that means, yur dumb.


At 9:03 AM, Blogger nick beef said...

what's this here? Looks like I dropped something:

At 9:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you !
And welcome back !!

At 7:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 8:37 PM, Blogger Clandestine said...

Ah, just when I was ready to curse you and your childrens' children. Thanks!

At 10:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Nick

Great stuff.

There's a CD out on Half a Cow records which has everything this band ever did on it, well worth buying for those interested; no need to pay Amazon rip-off prices! Plus you get way more songs

At 12:19 PM, Anonymous hangry freak said...

do you have a link to download from rapidshare the Missing links' album ripped from cd?
Is there anybody out there who can fullfill my wishes?

At 6:21 PM, Blogger nick beef said...

... what is my vinyl rip not good enough for you!??!

...go by the damn thing if you want better quality!


At 10:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow! just knew one song of them from a quagmire comp! thanks for keeping it up!

At 3:09 PM, Blogger SamIam said...

Hey NB,

Gotta love the Links, those guys obviously knew why they were rockin'.
I've got a few more tracks of theirs posted here:

if you're interested. A bit of overlap but some monster extra tracks. I found your site too late to enjoy most of your earlier posts but I'm glad to see you're back and in top form.

Cheers, SamIam

At 8:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you. All the best...Chisago City.

At 3:20 AM, Blogger Heavypsychman said...

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At 3:14 PM, Blogger Kraut - Jazz & More said...

Thanx for the great Post

At 8:31 PM, Anonymous bad brain said...

very very psychout and stuff!!!

At 9:50 AM, Anonymous kam said...

Cool site. Thanks for the upload link Nick- my CD is stuck in storage back home. I love that this upload was recorded from vinyl- I haven't heard this for years. My dad is the bassist Ian Thomas. He's living in Cambodia now still grooving- under the alias Gypsy Davey.

At 1:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just stumbled upon your site and this great post on The Missing Links. When I was 16, I used to see this band play almost every weekend at a club called "Beatlevillage". Their live performances were something else and are unfortunately not captured well in the few recordings that they made. Perhaps "You're Driving Me Insane" came the closest. Oh to be back there again for just one night!


At 4:11 AM, Blogger Plante said...

I´ve been searching a lot this LP.

At 7:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try searching on the site chocoreve for some of those singles.
The site maybe inactive but some of the files can still be downloaded.

At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks, cool meat pictures

At 8:13 PM, Anonymous Kamala said...

My father, Ian Thomas bassist for the Missing Links passed away in Cambodia on the 17th Aug 09 aged 61,
He had been living here for 5 years teaching music.
He had a typical rock and roll lifestyle and loved his time here.
Previous bands, The Showmen- he also played with Tommy and Phil Emmanual about 30 years ago and also had a solo career released EP's under the name Thomas Hood.
More recently he released a self titled CD - Gypsy Davy- nothing like The Missing Links- more ballad/folk etc. My brother and I have around 20 copies of the CD if anyone is interested email me and we can send them on.

more info-

Perhaps someone from this site- or Nick from Half a Cow records can inform the other band members.

Best regards,

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At 1:34 PM, Blogger Rich said...

Cheers, this is the only download I could find of this...

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