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Phil Smee's Freakbeat Top 30

Phil Smee's Freakbeat Top 30

Playing tracks by

The Loot, Lee Kings, Keith Shields, The score, The Master's Apprentices and more.

In 2003 our "web bulletin" MilanoMods published the scans of a top 30 freakbeat** chart compiled by the genre creator Phil Smee (originally for the magazine "Mojo Collections").
I played already a special on MRUK with abt 20 tracks, but this is the first time for the whole top 30, starting from n.30 up to the n.1. The scans and comment are still available here :

[**The term "freakbeat" was invented in the 1980s by the music journalist Phil Smee, to retroactively describe a music style, a missing link between the early to mid-1960s MOD R&B scene and the psychedelic rock and progressive rock genres that emerged in the late-1960s, it peaked between 1966 and 1967. Elements of the freakbeat sound include strong direct drum beats, loud and frenzied guitar riffs, and extreme effects such as: fuzztone, flanging, distortion and compression or phasing on the vocal or drum tracks (wiki)]



hey not trying to step on anyones toes…I tried the link for the scans and i didnt work for me. I googled Phil's top 30 and came up with the list for his top 50. I hope none minds me posting. Top stuff thank you for posting the mix.

50. i am nearly there - denis couldry & next generation
49. security - thane russal & the thee
48. i want to live - the mascots
47. searchin' in the wilderness - allen pound's get rich
46. grounded - the syn
45. johnny noooo! - the primitives
44. in my life - chapter four
43. it's shocking what they call me - the game
42. how does it feel to feel? - the creation
41. get yourself home - the fairies
40. just a little bit - the act
39. by my side - elois
38. atmospheres - wimple winch
37. you're driving me insane - the missing links
36. hey gyp (dig the slowness) - the truth
35. she's a girl - the attraction
34. unto us - the new breed
33. one third - majority
32. you can be my baby - the red squares
31. no place for lonely people - adam's recital
30. try to keep it a secret - the loot
29. on my way - the lee kings
28. hey gyp (dig the slowness) - keith shields
27. please please me - the score
26. buried & dead - the master's apprentices
25. father's name is dad - fire
24. i don't care - thor's hammer
23. mud in your eye - the fleur de lys
22. get back home - majority one
21. you break my heart - the talismen
20. lost girl - the troggs
19. come on back - paul & ritchie & the shames
18. from above - q'65
17. you're holding me down - the buzz
16. baby i've got news for you - miller
15. rumble on mersey square south - wimple winch
14. the ox - the who
13. one fine day - shel naylor
12. everything that's mine - the motions
11. crawdaddy simone - the crawdaddys
10. oh, how to do now - the monks
09. it's just a fear - the answers
08. anymore than i do - the attack
07. balla balla - pee white & the magic strangers
06. undecided - the masters apprentices
05. daddy daddy - birds birds
04. i don't wanna go - southern sound
03. ieek! i'm a.... freak - adjeef the poet
02. i must be mad - the craig
01. save my soul - wimple winch


cheers mark, the myspace link is long gone, I will try and reup the scans somewhere else