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The Morlocks - Emerge - Cd digipack

The Morlocks - Emerge Cd digipack
(Great reissue of their 1st album issued in 1985 and sold out for many years! Cd digiapck with photos, flyers unissued and liner notes by Leighton!! Don't be square, get it now!)
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Great reissue of their 1st album issued in 1985 and sold out for many years!Now again available on green vinyl limted edition of 500 copies and in Cd digipack version including photos, flyers & liner notes by Leighton!!
At the same time Go Down Records will reissue "EASY LISTENING for the underachiever", released one years ago after a long silence and only in the USA, will be now available in cddigi and will include a super interview to The Morlocks and some bonus tracks. The vinyl will be available on limited edition, 500 copies printed in blood-red!


1- By My Side
2- In The Cellar
3- 24 Hours Every Day
4- Judgement Day
5- Born Loser
6- Project Blue
7- It Don't Take Much
8- One Way Ticket


Beef #18,m Spring 1986
"Yeaagh! Is an adequate reaction to the San Diego denizens the Morlocks who are also definitely a live band scene. The guys could be right off the "Back From the Grave" series (a must for all collectors - probably available in some stores or write to Midnight Records to order a complete set.) These cats can wail! I was a little over powered at first, but it's grabbed me since and now I'm a fan. The Morlocks are a real rave-up - truly garage thrash. Singer Leighton goes through his paces with a voice that knows no pain. The guitars play full steam on just about every number. The Morlocks are a sort of cross between the Standells, the Count Five and the Phantom. It would be hard to say which cuts I favor - probably "By My Side, "Judgement Day", and "Born Loser." The Morlocks are supersonic!" ...Stephen Pocock

Maximum Rock & Roll - # 32, January 1986
MORLOCKS - Emerge"Although I am not a big fan of the '80's garage rehash scene, I must give credit to this band for capturing a very hard-edged raw sound much like the classic '60's punk sound. The screams and distortion put a lot of the pop garage bands to shame...." ...Tim Yohannon

BIOGRAPHY from Wikipedia

The Morlocks is an American garage rock band from San Diego, California, which formed in 1984. In its first incarnation, the band consisted of guitarist Tom Clark, bassist Jeff Lucas, drummer Mark Mullen, as well as vocalist Leighton Koizumi and guitarist Ted Friedman, former members of the Gravedigger Five. After splitting up in 1987, the group reformed under Koizumi with a different lineup.


The Morlocks began performing together in late August 1984 when the already assembled core band of Jeff Lucas, Tom Clarke, and Mark Mullen, were able to entice former Gravedigger Five members Leighton Koizumi and Ted Friedman into joining the band. The newly-formed Morlocks' first performance came in September 1984 at the Rave-Up in Los Angeles; that same night, following their performance, the band received two separate recording offers, opting, after a time, to sign a deal with Midnight Records of New York City.
That December the band recorded their first mini-LP, Emerge, for Midnight Records. The Morlocks recorded the album with a set of smashed instruments destroyed at a show in San Francisco two days earlier by the band The Tell-Tale Heart, who agreed to lend the band the instruments for the recording session. The album was produced by Jordan Tarlow, the alias of Nadroj Wolrat, who would go on to join The Fuzztones. The label released the album in the spring of 1985.
Following the release of their first LP the band relocated from San Diego to San Francisco where they released a second LP, this time for Epitaph Records. The band's second album was a live LP called Submerged Alive, which featured a performance the band had recorded in Berkeley, California, in 1986. While the album was apparently recorded live, the LP contained clear studio-manipulations of audience noise, prompting some to label it a "fake" live album.
In the summer of 1987 the band began to fall apart. Just prior to a show at the Fillmore in support of The Cult, bassist Jeff Lucas quit the band. The rest of the band held out long enough to record a handful of tracks under the production of Ron Rimsite before the entire group disbanded. The tracks recorded with Rimsite were eventually released posthumously on two 7" albums. [6] Four years after the band's breakup a live LP from Croatia called "Wake Me When I'm Dead" was released. This was followed in 1997 by an officially-released live CD provided by guitarist Ted Friedman called "Uglier Than You'll Ever Be!," the band's final release.


In 1999 Spin Magazine printed an article that claimed that lead singer Leighton Koizumi had died, however this turned out to be untrue, and in fact, by this time Koizumi had reformed the Morlocks and was touring Los Angeles. The newly-formed Morlocks include Koizumi on vocals, Bobby Bones on guitar & backup vocals, Lenny Pops on guitar, Nick "The Canadian" on bass, and Marky on drums. In addition to reuniting, the band was also touring newly-written songs, with Koizumi commenting in 2006 on a possible live album to be released at some time in the future.



* "She's My Fix"/"You Must Not Be Seen As I Am" 7" (Earache, 1989, EAR010)
* "Under The Wheel"/"Hurricane A' Coming" 7" (Iloki, 1991, ITR001)


* Emerge LP (Midnight, 1985, MIR LP 111)
* Submerged Alive LP (Epitaph, 1988, EPI/MLP1)
* Wake Me When I'm Dead LP (Listen Loudest, 1991, SNLP 7, Croatia)
* Uglier Than You'll Ever Be! CD (Voxx, 1997, VCD2071)
* Easy Listening for the Underachiever CD (Olde Haat Records, 2007)


Goran Obradovic - Shindig #6 09-10/08

Altough never really among my own '60s garage-punk revival favourites, The Morlocks 1985 debut deserves the fine treatment it has received from the Italian Area Pirata label.
However close to the source they got with their own tunes, it's their take on the yet-to-become-classics that impress most.
Murphy & The Mob's 'Born Loser', the pair of early Texan punkers by The Headstones ('24 Hours Everyday') and The Esquires ('Judgement Day'), Chicago's The Banshees' 'Project Blue' and 'By My Side' by the well known ugly things from down under, The Elois, all smoulder. - Netherland 08/08

THE MORLOCKS sound like they recorded their CD back in 1965 in a basement of the studios where ROLLING STONES recorded their classics! 'Emerge' is the album and this is really something you oughta be into, as this is pure 1960s Garage Rock a la ROLLING STONES, yet with a sound that even makes a 80s demo sound good, yes really a basement like recording. 8 very short songs and well, only for die-hard Garage Rockfans I am afraid. More info on this band at: which learns that the band is planning a Tour through China very soon!

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