Amoeba Hollywood - April 27th @ 6:00pm
L.A. Sunset Strip garage rock legends The Sloths have roared back into action with their new album, Back From The Grave (Lolipop Records/Burger Records) and a Record Store Day limited release 7” of "Makin' Love"/"You Mean Everything" - the impossible to find garage slab, straight from the SAVAGE side of the Sunset Strip! This RSD reissue is one of the most positively deadly garage obscurities of the mid-sixties.
Dig the scene and get your copies signed after the in-store! The 7" will be available on Record Store Day in limited quantities/while they last. Back From The Grave is out now.
It’s the stuff of rock ‘n’ roll legend: Record a remarkable 45 single “Makin’ Love”. Play Hollywood’s Sunset Strip in the middle of the ‘60s. Break up before recording an album or even sniffing a radio playlist. (In fact, the song is deemed too raw for radio.) Have the single resurface 20 years later on a compilation appropriately titled Back from the Grave, where all the garage bands that never broke through in the ‘60s get one last stab at immortality. The guitarist hires a private detective to find all the members of the band scattered across the country — except, of course, for the ones who have died. Re-emerge in 2012. As the climax, get the band back together properly in 2015 to release its first full-length album ever, a half-century after the original vinyl 45 touched a record player.
That’s the reality of Hollywood-bred The Sloths, a punk-before-there-was-punk garage band that existed for less than two years while its members were underage, but still managed to share bills with The Doors, Pink Floyd, The Animals, Love and Iron Butterfly. No longer a footnote in the long and winding history of garage rock, The Sloths have decided to go for more than a victory-lap reunion tour and also release their first ever full-length album on Burger and Lolipop Records. Rock never dies…nor do it’s true rockers.
"One Way Out" (official video):