jeudi 2 septembre 2010

Attacks - We Call It Attackology (1967)

I found the Grail ! This is possibly the rarest and unkown Helvetian album ! The only way to get it was to contact one of its member, Mr. Patrick Herberich aka. Pat Murphy (guitar) who was kind enough to send me a copy on CD. As you won't find the LP anywhere, I really would like to thank him for letting me share that treasure with you... 

Few information about it, I only know that Patrick Herberich's brother called Mike also played in the band. It was recorded in Riehen (Basel) in 1967 and most likely, a hundred were pressed ! There's only one auction on Popsike ! About the style, let's say it's pop folk with country accents even if some of you will classify it in garage rock because of the period. It's really soft and quiet excepting a few rock'n'roll tracks and an interesting reprise of Hey Joe, sung in French ! To be honest, it isn't a musical revolution but a testimony of a past era and a new artefact for historians and rare LP diggers. The sound quality is a bit poor but I did my best to erase crackles of the original rip I got on CD. But enough talking now, go and listen to it, you won't find it elsewhere...

Songs / Tracks Listing:
  1. Foot Tapper
  2. Take This Hammer
  3. See See Rider
  4. Tico Tico
  5. Hey Joe
  6. Razzle Dazzle
  7. Dandy
  8. Fall In Love
  9. Zambesi
  10. And The Beat Goes On
  11. Maid Marions Theme
  12. Dear Mrs.Applebee
  13. Blue Suede Shoes

11 commentaires:

  1. Ricicis Nightmare7 septembre 2010 à 11:10

    Mate, thank you for starting a new, fresh and realy great blog.

  2. was about time to have a blog dedicated to swiss artists only. my compliments. looking forward to some more. thanks for the good work. cheers
    thesiberianhusky, lugano

  3. Thanks so much for the ATTack. I've been searching for that one for 2 decades. Terrific blog, mate! I've been doing a similar kind of labour of love with (mostly) German 60s & 70s with my Prae Kraut-series (which includes, admittedly, a more than fair share of Swiss contributions) As this is just a hobby, I quit making vinyl and put the last 3 volumes as online-only compilations on Might be of interest to you... The Lolly Pope

  4. Fantastique! any chance to get the rare beat singles of The Teenagers, Polo's People,Red Devils, Les Questions, The Jets and the like?

  5. Great rarity and one of the best Swiss beat lps.
    Thank you very much!

  6. Please reupload to multiupload or

  7. lui, se reposer, c'est mon parrain, Andy Leisinger. J'ai le disque (quelque part), aussi.

    1. Contactez moi par mail, cela m'intéresse !

  8. wanted to buy . Can someone help me?

  9. I have one for sale. Make me an offer! nospam (ät)

  10. Dear friend. The URL is named 'mediafire' but is of the defunct 'megaupload'. Please re-upload. Cannnot find this anywhere.


Rarity Indication

Rather common



Very rare

Almost impossible to find !

Holy Grail !!!