Various Artists – Required Etiquette

Classic frat-rock spanning 1964-66

Trending Now

Tim Buckley’s Starsailor: “It was just so good in the studio”

Bandmates recount the making of his mercurial masterpiece

The 8th Uncut New Music Playlist Of 2020

It's Friday afternoon, so it's time for another of our rarer-than-intended rundowns of the finest new music that's appeared...

Michael Stipe: “I don’t have to please anyone but myself”

In Uncut's exclusive interview, he discusses new solo material and REM's legacy

While LA was carving its rep as crucible of ’60s garage rock, the parallel Pacific Northwest scene was boiling up a mean old stonk of its own. Centred around the twin Washington scenes of Seattle and Tacoma, The Wailers’ Etiquette label threw up the raw strut’n’raunch of The Galaxies, Paul Bearer & The Hearsemen and the now legendary Sonics (see The White Stripes for details). Nestling alongside unissued takes on the latter’s “Psycho”, “The Witch” and “Shot Down” is an unreleased curio from Ron Davies (“Mistake”), whose “It Ain’t Easy” was famously covered on The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust…


Latest Issue

Peter Gabriel, Michael Stipe, The Flaming Lips, Tim Buckley, David Bowie, Archie Shepp, Jonathan Richman, Mary Chapin Carpenter and The Rolling Stones