Kurt Sampsel’s Top Ten Garage/Psychedelic Reissues of 2005


Happy New Year! I can think of no better way to usher in the new year than by looking back at the best reissues of 2005 from rock and roll’s heyday and nobody does it better than Kurt Samsel of I Like the Way You Freakout! After wading through the wild and raunchy sounds reissued from the past year Kurt has come up with his Top 10 Garage/Psychedelic Reissues of 2005. Check out the site for his reasons why but here are his picks for the best blasts from the past in 2005:

  1. ? and the Mysterians – The Best of: Cameo Parkway 1966-1967. (Abkco 2005)
  2. The Merry-Go-Round – Listen, Listen: The Definitive Collection. (Rev-Ola 2005)
  3. The Daisy Chain – Straight or Lame. (Sundazed 2005)
  4. Strawberry Alarm Clock – Wake Up…It’s Tomorrow. (Collectors’ Choice 2005)
  5. The Stooges – (Self-Titled) [2-Disc Deluxe Edition]. (Elektra/Rhino 2005)
  6. The Fun and Games – Elephant Candy. (Rev-Ola 2005)
  7. Sandy Nelson – Sandy Nelson’s Big Sixties Beat Party! (Ace 2005)
  8. Davie Allan and the Arrows – Cycle-Delic Sounds. (Sundazed 2005)
  9. The Collectors – (Self-Titled). (Collectors’ Choice 2005)
  10. The Peanut Butter Conspiracy – Spreading from the Ashes. (Big Beat 2005)

Honourable Mentions:

  • Pandamonium – No Presents for Me: Singles and Rarities. (Radioactive 2005)
  • Sweetwater – (Self-Titled). (Collectors’ Choice 2005)

Check ’em out!