20. THE FRANTIC V - 'Room 409' (On Stage Records 005) 2004

The Frantic V are (along with The Sound Explosion) the garage kings of Greece and they're still a performing band and have been since 1994. They've released many records on various labels over the years and have become well respected men on the neo garage circuit.

'Room 409' is a farfisa and fuzz surf instro that opened the long player released by On Stage Records back in 2004. It's a recommended LP, side one in particular is fantastic including a fuzzed out version of The Wailers killer 'Hang Up'.

When I was doing some research on the band, I happened upon their myspace page and lo and behold in the pictures album there is a flyer where someone has blatantly plagiarized my deleted 'Timelapse Jangle' compilation cover. It brought back memories of how I ripped off the sleeve of Pebbles Volume 11 for a Mourning After poster back in the 80s.

Guitarist Kostas Kapetanakis sent me a copy of 'A Long Play With...The Frantic V' years ago...thanks again Kostas.