Psychedelic-Rock'n'roll: Skip and The Creations - Mobam (CRUDE 60s GARAGE US 1967)

27 January 2010

Skip and The Creations - Mobam (CRUDE 60s GARAGE US 1967)

skip_and_the_creations,mobam,psychedelic-rocknroll,justice_records,front"SKIP AND THE CREATIONS - MOBAM" (CRUDE 60s GARAGE US 1967)

From Colonial Heights, just outside of Richmond, Virginia.
Practically nothing is known about "Skip and The Creations", apart from the fact that they were a sextet, that their first names were Walter, Brute, Jeffrey, Skip, Rick, and Tommy, and that Skip was their lead singer, Jeffrey was the lead guitarist, Walter may have been the organist, and Brute played a Fender-model bass.
"Skip and The Creations" cut their "Justice Records" Lp in 1967 (Justice Records 152, 1967) and disappeared sometime after that.

skip_and_the_creations,mobam,psychedelic-rocknroll,justice_records,back"Mobam" album is 60s Garage Frat-Rock of the soulful sort - covers include "Bob and Earl"'s "Harlem Shuffle", "Wilson Pickett"'s "Ninety-Nine and A Half", "The Swingin' Medallions"'s "Double Shot", "Deadric Malone" and "Joseph Scott"'s "Turn On Your Lovelight", "The Isley Brothers"'s "Respectable", "The Spencer Davis Group"'s "Gimme Some Lovin'" "Hank Williams"'s "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry".
"Skip and The Creations" seemed bent on becoming Virginia's answer to "The Outsiders".

These boys really tried hard, mixing R&B and gospel influences in a surprisingly effective fashion, and their concert performances must've been awesome in the context of the times.
Their cover of "Double Shot" was no threat to "The Swingin' Medallions", nor was their "Respectable" going to make "The Outsiders" worry about losing gigs-but even here "Skip and The Creations" did sing with a demented, soulful snarl that makes their work entertaining and animated, and puts these performances over.

skip_and_the_creations,mobam,psychedelic-rocknroll,justice_records,label"Mobam" supposedly means Makers Of Bad Ass Music.
They had a fan club based in Colonial Heights, Virginia, outside of Petersburg.


caveman78 said...

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Heavypsychmanblog said...

Do you have stuff by Smack (rare Kansas band) 1968 or Alan Franklin Explosion - Climax 1969?

Can't find em in any blog

Your blog is beaut!

Psychedelic-Rocknroll said...

Thank you!
well , i have only Smack album. i'll post it soon!

Murder@ OK Corral said...

Thanks for reminding me of one more record I lost in my house fire, couldn't remember this sucker. Will be puttin this to the test tonight. Just don't tell what it's worth now, just kinda kidding. Seriouly though it broke my heart and I had to walk away from wanting-needing music. That was ten years ago and this last year I slowly grew into a torrent fiend, I can't get over all the great live shows I find at sites that are all about that. Thanks and it felt good to vent, I would advise all-- secure your collection. I had a safe for the best stuff but the handle wasn't latched down, the fuckin heat just whipped the winds up enough to crack it open just enough. I did go in for 30sec. and save some stuff

Murder@ OK Corral said...

My first visit here. I had this record and it's nice to get the audio again. The number of these went down by one 10years ago when my house burnt down.Couldn't remember what the name of this band was but when I seen the jacket art and then Skip and--bingo a match.Thanks alot really. I gave up being serious about music for about 9 years. This last year I've worked my way up to that good old REV