Really dig Sex Beet & the Castillians, too!
Lo-fi ish bands I like include:
Lo-fi garage pop
Try Loud Squirt.
Try the first 2 Loli and the Chones singles (Weenie Choker Rock N Roll and Straitjacket Baby/Makeout Party) .... also the first, greatest Donnas album (The Donnas)... and Thee Tee Pees... All the Rip Off Records compilations too (Spoiled Brats etc) ... and of course the very first recordings by Jay Reatard under the name of The Reatards... Not to mention the mighty Supercharger / The Brentwoods and any other stuff made by the lo-fi genius Darin Raffaelli.
Some of my favorites: The Cheater Slicks, the Gories, the Mummies, Magnitude 3 (from Japan), the Go Devils (Japanese girl band), Andre Williams (Silky LP), the Sonics, Thee Headcoats, the Bassholes, Pussy Galore, Demolition Doll Rods, Supercharger, the Oblivians, Thee Bat, Atomic Suplex, etc... I could go on and on. There's lots of great trash rawk waiting for you to unearth it!
Atomic Suplex and Theee Bat if they haven't been listed yet.
Don't know much about what Billy Childish has been doing lately but Thee Mighty Caesars have always been one of my faves.
Tobacco A-Go-Go, a 3 volume Nuggets-like series of extinct garage and psych from NC in the 1960s compiled by Ken Friedman, is a great source for some really obscure vintage lo-fi rock.
That's where we found "Cool One", an especially aggressive tune by Winston Salem's Sounds Unlimited. We liked it so much we covered it: http://theedirtybeats.bandcamp.com/track/cool-one
THEE DIRTYBEATS - maximum vintage garage
What about Best Coast?
They were hilarious. "If mashed potatoes were security guards , we would'nt get anything done , if mashed potatoes were security guards , we would'nt have a whole lot of fun !!!
WHOA , WHOA , WHOA , WHOA ! MASHED POTATO !". I had a two piece combo in 1982 , called Born in an Elevator. Well , sometimes a three piece. We were too young to play clubs , so we did two parties , then split.
whatwave dave said:
Deja Voodoo were amongst the very first of the 2 piece combos...starting about 1982 and lasting 8 years...Drum kit with no cymbals, 10 dollar guitar (like you mentioned) and a cheap amp. They would travel by Edsel in the early days (until the Edsel broke down) and then via bus and train with all of their equipment tightly packed as carry on luggage.
Here's a link to their facebook page that has lots of pictures/posters and a few of the Edsel that i took many years ago:
Deja Voodoo were also the people behind OG Records, the label responsible for releasing The Gruesomes records as well as many other cool recs.
Of course , there's Randy Alvey and The Greenfuz , they sound like they were TRYING to sound as bad as possible 30 years before everyone else was trying to sound as bad as possible.
Stack Waddy , from The UK , PLAYING RED MEAT -RAW R'N'B COVERS 5 YEARS AFTER IT'D GONE OUT OF STYLE. They did cover a Jethro Tull song when it was still current ("Love Story" . Alexander Harvey did it , later.), and , when criticized for this move , said , "Well , we wrote it , din we?" One of their albums was called "Bugger Off!" because that's what they told the Sound Engineer.