Back From The Grave

Back From The Grave

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A Tim Warren curated series collecting US and Canadian mid '60s teen garage punk... an unusually pure and primitive strain. No psychedelia, no hippy rock and no late '60s acid rock.
Eight volumes were delivered in the '80s and '90s.
New Back From The Graves are now out - 18 years after Grave 8 (1996).
Volumes 9 & 10 came out on one 30 track CD in Nov. 2014 followed by Volumes 9 & 10 which came out separately on vinyl in Dec. 2014.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
CR-001 Various Back From The Grave(LP, Comp, RP) Crypt Records, Crypt Records CR-001 US 1984 Sell This Version
CR-0013 CD Various Back From The Grave Volume Four(CD, Comp) Crypt Records CR-0013 CD US Unknown Sell This Version
CRYPT 001 Various Back From The Grave(LP, Comp, RP) Crypt Records CRYPT 001 1986 Sell This Version
CRYPT RR-66 Various Back From The Grave(LP, Comp) Crypt Records CRYPT RR-66 US 1983 Sell This Version
CRYPT RR-66 Various Back From The Grave(LP, Comp) Crypt Records CRYPT RR-66 US 1983 Sell This Version
Part 2 Various Back From The Grave Part 2 (Garage Punkers)(CD, Comp) Crypt Records, Crypt Records, Crypt Records Part 2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Part Four Various Back From The Grave Part Four (Raw Blastin' Mid 60s Punk)(CD, Comp) Crypt Records Part Four Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Part One Various Back From The Grave Part One (Rockin' 1966 Punkers!)(CD, Comp) Crypt Records, Crypt Records Part One Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Part Three Various Back From The Grave Part Three (Crazed, Frantic, Mid-60's Garage Punkers! 100% Psychotic Reaction!)(CD, Comp) Crypt Records Part Three Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Volume 1 Various Back From The Grave Volume One(CD, Comp) Crypt Records Volume 1 US 1996 Sell This Version
Volume 2 Various Back From The Grave Volume Two(CD, Comp) Crypt Records Volume 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
Volume 3 Various Back From The Grave Volume Three(CD, Comp) Crypt Records Volume 3 US Unknown Sell This Version
Volume 5 Various Back From The Grave Volume 5 (Comp) Volume 5 US 1985 Sell This Version
Volume 6 Various Back From The Grave Volume 6 (Comp) Volume 6 US 1985 Sell This Version
Volume 7 Various Back From The Grave Volume 7 (Raw Blastin' Mid 60s Punk) (Comp) Volume 7 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Volume 8 Various Back From The Grave Volume Eight (Over 30 Cuts Of Utter Snarling Mid-60s Garage Punkrock) (Comp) Volume 8 US 1996 Sell This Version
Volume 9 Various Back From The Grave Volume 9 (Comp) Volume 9 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
Volume 10 Various Back From The Grave Volume 10(LP, Comp, Gat) Crypt Records Volume 10 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
Volume Eight Various Back From The Grave Volume Eight (Over 30 Cuts Of Utter Snarling Mid-60s Garage Punkrock) (Comp) Volume Eight Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Volume Four Various Back From The Grave Volume Four (Comp) Volume Four US 1984 Sell This Version
Volume One Various Back From The Grave Volume One (Comp) Volume One Germany 1986 Sell This Version
Volumes 1 & 2 Various Back From The Grave Volumes 1 & 2(CD, Comp, Dig) Crypt Records Volumes 1 & 2 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
Volumes 3 & 4 Various Back From The Grave Volumes 3 & 4(CD, Comp, Dig) Crypt Records Volumes 3 & 4 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
Volumes 5 & 6 Various Back From The Grave Volumes 5 & 6(CD, Comp, RM, Dig) Crypt Records Volumes 5 & 6 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
Volume Three Various Back From The Grave Volume Three (Comp) Volume Three US 1984 Sell This Version
Volume Two Various Back From The Grave Volume Two (Comp) Volume Two US 1983 Sell This Version

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Bradx

Bradx

November 20, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
When this series first started out it really broke the mould of garage punk comps. Before this the big comps (Pebbles, Nuggets, Psychedelic Unknowns and a few others) were compiled by fans of the music who used their own record collections for the sets. Most, if not all, of the records that appear on the aforementioned comps were stock or promo copies of 45s that were actually ished and available in shops at the time (mid '60s). Also - garage punk, frat rock, psych and beat were all just mixed up together on these comps.

Tim Warren did a different thing - he went out and found records that weren't actually properly issued at the time. Let me explain.... some bands, out in the sticks say, got together and recorded a couple of songs. Then they went and got them pressed themselves on 45, sometimes just a 100 or so copies. These records never made it into shops. They gave a few away to family and friends, sold a few at gigs, sent some to the local radio and tv station and the other 70 copies went under the drummer's bed for 20 years until Tim Warren came along.

Using detecting methods that would put Columbo to shame Warren would have a shave and don his best suit to blag his way into a high school in Nowheresville Anonyzona. Getting permission to look through the yearbooks he would find members of the '60s bands. Then (because a lot of people stay put in life) he would knock on a few doors around town ... and, hey presto, he eventually found his way under the drummer's bed.

Another layer of rarity and wonder can be added to the story. Back in 1966 when the band got the 100 copies of their record safely home and put it on the record player - sometimes they were highly delighted by the result - but some were shocked at the rough and ready standard of the recording. Not really The Beatles - more like The Shaggs. Some of these bands were so disappointed by their record that they took them over the fields and used them for target practise with a BB gun. Maybe a few survived.
That's why rare records are rare.

Tim Warren also dismissed most psychedelia and really only compiled the best and most primitive garage punk. The compilations work as a small slice of geological time. 1965 - 1966 mainly. The golden years of teen punk before the bad drugs and the Hendrix/Clapton influence kicked in.