One of the more wacked records Iâ€™ve been turned onto in recent years is this raspy, tuneless 1965 single from a Rochester, NY act called THE CHURCH MICE. I first heard of the record when it was pictured and briefly discussed in Johan Kugelbergâ€™s Ugly Things feature on â€œprimitive shit rockâ€ (which I in turn wrote about here). A little research on the web brings me ITâ€™S GREAT SHAKES which will tell you far more about the record â€“ and why itâ€™s important that you hear it â€“ than I ever could. Finally, even crazy old Julian Cope got into the act and wrote up a piece on the â€˜Mice and about the even more bent offerings from Armand Schaubroeck that followed this release. Schaubroeck is a real cult figure that I havenâ€™t quite cottoned to just yet, but this 45 certainly leads me merrily in that direction. Easily one of the 1960sâ€™ strangest pre-punk records.
Download CHURCH MICE â€“ â€œBabe, We’re Not Part of Societyâ€ (A-side of 45)
Download CHURCH MICE â€“ â€œCollege Psychology on Loveâ€ (B-side of 45)