Saturday, June 18, 2016

Oasis Channel Their Inner Shaggs



In the world of private press records, more often than not "the weirder, the better" is the preferred mantra of die-hard collectors. Well, it doesn't get much weirder than the acoustic gospel duo "Oasis" out of Covina, California. 

Addie Cooke & Tamara Jean put forth their best Shaggs effort on this 1983 private label release entitled "Sounds Alive," and the result is lo-fi xian madness.


The ladies enlist help from a drummer and guitarist, but manage to keep things pretty primitive as evidenced by the title track and "Merry Christmas/Happy Birthday."


Very little information exists on the group, but two copies have sold online for decent money. You can check out more of their songs on my YouTube channel.