The Missing Links The Missing Links 180g LP + 7" Vinyl EP (Mono)
Out of Print! Only 1 copy available!
180 Gram Vinyl Mono LP PLUS 7" Vinyl EP!
A mind-blowing garage-punk classic! The 1965 self-titled debut of Australia's Missing Links took the UK R&B combo model and positively drenched it in attitude and feedback. Sundazed has restored The Missing Links long-player in all its magnificent MONO glory to 180g vinyl. They've included the IMPOSSIBLY rare EP, The Links Unchained, featuring four more cuts of absolute mayhem and madness!
Though they have different approaches, a common thread runs through
Australian bands like the Saints, Hoodoo Gurus, Midnight Oil and AC/DC: an
aggressive, take-no-prisoners posture designed to grab audiences by the throat.
This direct crowd-band interaction is essential on the rough-and-tumble Oz pub
circuit, where if the group doesn’t deliver the goods, they’re likely to go down
in a hail of lager cans. Whatever it is that puts the raw in Antipodean rawk,
it’s been there from the beginning. For proof, check the wild, outrageous sounds
of the Missing Links. Formed in Sydney in 1964, a series of personnel changes
eventually replaced all original members, leaving vocalist Andy Anderson,
guitarist Doug Ford, drummer Baden Hutchens, bassist Ian Thomas and Chris Gray
on keyboards. It was this lineup that recorded the band’s 1965 debut album, The
Missing Links. An instant garage punk classic, The Missing Links took the UK R&B
combo model and drenched it in attitude and feedback, making contemporaries like
the Troggs and the Who appear tame by comparison. The sonic guitar meltdown at
the end of “You’re Driving Me Insane” presages Jimmy Page’s Zeppelin liftoff by
a full three years while “Wild About You” defies description, except to say it
still sounds shocking nearly 50 years on.
This slice of vigorous vinyl became one of the most prized acquisitions for
garage punk fans the world over, with each successive wave of Down Under musical
malcontents spreading its legend. The globe trotting team at Sundazed has now
restored the album in all its magnificent MONO glory! What more could you want?
Well, how about the IMPOSSIBLY rare EP, The Links Unchained, featuring four more
cuts of mid-Sixties madness!?! For a limited time, Sundazed is offering both of
these audacious aural artifacts in one convenient package!
• 180g Vinyl + 7" Vinyl EP
1. Wild About You
2. Hobo Man
3. Bald-Headed Woman
4. Not To Bother Me
5. Mama Keep your Big Mouth Shut
6. Some Kinda Fun
7. You're Drivin' Me Insane
8. Nervous Breakdown
9. Speak No Evil
10. On the Road Again
11. All I Want
12. H'tuom Tuhs
1. I'll Go Crazy
2. Don't Give Me No Friction
3. One More Time
4. Wooly Bully