Various ‎– What A Way To Die

Satan Records ‎– SR 1313
Vinyl, LP, Compilation


A1 The Pleasure Seekers What A Way To Die
A2 Larry & The Loafers* Let's Go To The Beach
A3 The Teddy Boys* Don't Mess With Me
A4 The Grains Of Sand* That's When Happiness Began
A5 The Magic Mushroom I'm Gone
A6 The Knaves Leave Me Alone
A7 The Renegades (3) 13 Women
B1 The First Four Empty Heart
B2 Richard And The Young Lions* You Can Make It
B3 The Beech-Nuts* My Iconoclastic Life
B4 The Human Beingz* Evil Hearted You
B5 The Swingin' Machine Do I Have To Ask?
B6 The Enfields She Already Has Somebody
B7 The Pleasure Seekers Never Thought You'd Leave Me
B8 Sonny Gee And The Standels Tidal Wave


15 Forgotten Losers from the Mid 60's

In one now famous aliens invade Earth sub-epic, the outer world emissary discloses that he has come to conquer because earthlings are, "stupid". All I can say to that is AMEN! This stupidity (you may refer to it as ignorance or innocence if you'd rather) unites the choice selections on this collection as much as the era of sound from which they came.
Dedicated to Earl Rheum, Popular Guy.

B8 is not credited on the record, listed as Special Extra Bonus Cut.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Etched): SR1313-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Etched): SR1313-B

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April 19, 2016
One of the best 60ies Garage Colllections...every track is good !!


December 4, 2014
edited over 6 years ago
Great collection of mid '60s hard-edged garage crunchers. Not a bad track on it.
When this came out in the early '80s it was an essential bit of kit for fans of the genre... as there weren't that many comps available during this era. The scene was just taking off really.
A ton of great tracks including both sides of The Pleasure Seekers single featuring the Quatro sisters, the pounding fuzz of Richard & the Young Lions' immortal You Can Make It and The Beech-Nuts nihilistic tombstone My Iconoclastic Life are among my favourites - but basically it's all great. The guy who compiled this one really knew the meaning of the phrase "all killer, no filler". This is a potent brew uncontaminated by drippy hippy noodling, horrible 'acid' rock or any 'mature' rock mannerisms al la The Doors or their later '60s brethren. This is all prime teen clatter.
Because early/mid '80s mainstream rock was so lame and feeble - it only made this type of compilation sound even more urgent and vital.