Various ‎– Battle Of The Garages

Voxx Records ‎– VXS 200.006
Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation

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A1 United States Of Existence Return To The Psychedelic
A2 The Vertebrats Left In The Dark
A3 Stepmothers Let Her Dance
A4 Pete Holly & The Looks Look Out Below
A5 Eddy Best Things I Should've Said
A6 Brad Long (2) Tell Me
A7 Deniz Tek RPM
A8 The Dark Side (5) In The Dark
B1 The Embarrassment Pushin' Too Hard
Written-By – Sky Saxon
B2 The Wombats (2) The Reason Why
B3 The Crawdaddys You're Gonna Need My Love Someday
B4 The Unclaimed Run From Home
B5 The Chesterfield Kings Are You Gonna Be There (At The Love-In)
Written-By – The Chocolate Watchband
B6 The Slickee Boys Glendora / Going All The Way
B7 Billy Synth & The Turn-Ups* I Dig Your Mind
B8 Plasticland Office Skills

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First American press with Voxx "blue" labels. Later pressings have Voxx "silver" labels.

Notable oddity:
The matrix numbers over the catalog numbers on each label are printed upside down in relation to the rest of the label text.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): S-8559 VXS-200⋅006-A SKY SAXON LIVES
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): S-8560 VXS-200⋅006-B MOULTY FOREVER

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VXS 200.006 Various Battle Of The Garages(LP, Album, Comp) Voxx Records VXS 200.006 US 1981 Sell This Version
LLP 5116, LLP 5116 AS Various Battle Of The Garages(LP, Album, Comp) Line Records, Line Records LLP 5116, LLP 5116 AS Germany 1981 Sell This Version
LLP 5116 Various Battle Of The Garages(LP, Album, Comp) Line Records LLP 5116 Germany 1981 Sell This Version


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June 29, 2016
This one was a noble idea. Garage bands in the late 70s, early 80s submitting their songs to Voxx for a battle of the bands compilation. As with any compilation, some songs are ringers, some are duds. This one has some of both.


January 16, 2016

I don't really like any of the 70s/80s revival 'paisley underground' bands. Their hearts were in the right place but the production was always too squeaky-clean for me. Most of the bands I found pretty dull and after getting burned a few times I would always run back to my old Pebbles compilations. If I wanted to hear a late 70s/early 80s version of psychedelia I would be more likely to turn to Chrome or The Residents, bands like that.

This has a few decent tracks but also some unneccessary covers of 60s classics... don't attempt Pushin Too Hard unless you can best The Seeds (highly unlikely).
The Plasticland track is great though and thorougly redeems the record for me. Office Skills is short and sharp with a memorably melodic tune, witty lyrics and best of all - a telephone type distorto vocal. Good track.