THE BACKDOOR MEN - 'Out Of My Mind' / 'Magic Girl' (Tracks On Wax 006) 1985
Hip combo from Stockholm, Sweden. One look at the ultra cool sleeve and you just know these guys are gonna deliver the goods. It's very rare that grumpy lookin' mods with a way cool image are not just as classy on record. Thankfully The Backdoor Men were as good as any 80s band.
'Out Of My Mind' written by Ingemannson/Jelinek is a bit of a Prisoners rip with an intro full of feedback they then burst into life with punky vocals from Jelinek, some searing guitar and background organ. I would have liked the guitar break to be longer but that's just a minor complaint. This song rocks big time and is one of the best neo garage tunes of the 80s.
'Magic Girl' written by Ingemannson is a psychedelic mass of echoey vocals, guitars and background organ. It's a sound that The Backdoor Men would not indulge in again. Nor would Jelinek and Ingemannson next band The Creeps.
Hans Ingemannson (rhythm guitar, background vocals)
Robert Jelinek (lead guitar, vocals)
Stefan Nilsson (bass, background vocals)
Ismeal Samie (drums)
production by Stry Terrarie who also contributed organ parts.