The Joe Meek Collection - Intergalactic Instros [1960-1966]
is a highly unusual compilation of murky instrumentals produced by home
studio wizard Joe Meek in the early 60s. Some of the tracks are
super-cool twangy, spooky masterpieces, but more often the tracks have
more of a 50s edge, perhaps reflecting Meek's obsession with Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochrane. Probably the best tracks on here are 'Night of the Vampire' by the Moontrekkers and 'the spook walks' by the Spooks.
Both are dirty, swampy spacey sounding early 60s instrumentals which
capture a very cool sound.One incredibly
interesting bonus on the disc is the original demo of Joe Meek humming
the tune to 'telstar' over a backing track, with loads of echo. He
loses his way a few times. It is pretty cool.