Their songs exist of slow-melodic parts as well as pulsing mid-tempo riffings or sceaming-brutal thrash-parts.. According to the Searchin’ For Shakes database there are four garage groups called the "The Aardvarks". 1) One of the three American groups that used the name were from Muskegon and released a few singles. Probably their most well-known number is the blazing garage-psych tune “I’m Higher Than I’m Down”, included on many comps (most notably Pebbles Vol 11). 2) In the mid-1980’s, a London group called The Aardvarks got together. They’ve got two singles and one album to their name - the a-side of their first 7” was compiled on The Children of Nuggets box in 2005.
Inspired by the best in 60s sounds (Mod, garage, pop-art, psychedelia, freakbeat), London’s The Aardvarks were formed in Ealing, as part of the same scene which eventually reared Kula Shaker. For many years, they were one of the most popular bands on the Mod and 60s Revival circuit, issuing a string of acclaimed 45s on labels such as Screaming Apple and Detour. The Aardvarks’ 12-year lifespan is remembered on the ‘Sinker, Line and Hook - The Anthology 1987-1999’ compilation on Cherry Red Records, built around their 1995 album for Delerium, Bargain, while also offering an equal number of choice tracks from elsewhere. The ‘Varks tasted brief fame in the 90s, appearing on the James Whale TV Show and even supporting Bonnie Tyler! Read more on Last.fm.
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