Reason #209: Enjoy The Creeps

creepsTo do then now would be retro. To do then then was very now-tro, if you will.“-Mark Shubb

Imagine a world, if you will, where Eric Burden fronted The Count Five and not The Animals, and you would have a pretty good idea of what Meet The Creeps sounds like. This band was from Sweden, but sounded like they were from L.A. circa 1965, and out of all of the “Children Of Nuggets” it is The Creeps, this album in particular, that sounds the most genuine.

There are organ-led, garage rockers galore, and it is all done exceptionally well. Thankfully it comes across more an homage than a direct copy. Nine catchy, original songs save it from this fate.

I bought this based on the cover back in the 1980’s, back when I was just getting to know bands like The Cramps and The Fuzztones (and the original Nuggets compilation), and this was a great addition.