The Gories debut album Houserockin'. Reissued and available here on Deluxe Edition LP and Standard LP.
Make no mistake, people: this is ground zero for the modern garage rock explosion. The most primal of garage rock albums, House Rockin', the debut from Detroit's Gories, along with contemporary albums from Pussy Galore and the Gibson Brothers, set the standard for stripped-down, bare bones, do-it-yourself blues-punk. Thanks in large part to the remarkable pipes of guitarist/singer (though howler or growler is often more appropriate), Mick Collins, House Rockin' captures the feeling of electrified Delta blues transplanted into a desperate urban setting with straightforward power. The minimalist two-guitar interplay and primitive floor tom stomp proved to be all the Gories needed to conjure the funky Hastings Street of John Lee Hooker's "Boogie Chillun" (a cover of which is included here) and the sound of a house party fueled by too much cheap wine, too much insomnia, and just enough rhythm & blues.
LP - Deluxe Reissue Edition. Comes in Gatefold Jacket including Photos and Extensive Liner Notes from Mick and Dan.
LP - Standard LP.