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The Unclaimed - Primordial Ooze Flavored - Cover

The Unclaimed
  "Primordial Ooze Flavored"

Hysteria Records
Hollywood, California USA

On this album, Sylvia played keyboards on "Phunt Walk" as guest musician.

The Unclaimed were a 60's-retro-garage-punk outfit that started out in Los Angeles in the early 1980's. Think Seeds, MC5, "Nuggets" compilation type music. With an energetic stage show and strong line-up (various members would later branch out into the Longryders, the Droogs, Yard Trauma, Thee Forgiven) they made a splash quickly after their arrival in the L.A. scene. From around 1982 to 1984, the 60's-influence was riding a peak in L.A. And yet the Unclaimed were largely overlooked in the "Paisley Underground" scene. Bands with a more broad appeal, like Dream Syndicate, Rain Parade, and Three O'Clock, passed them by, while Unclaimed band leader Shelley Ganz stuck stubbornly to his roots in the very specific subset of garage punk. There are some who admire his purism, however. I get occasional requests and questions about the Unclaimed to this very day, despite that band having been inactive for over 25 years.


Shelly Ganz: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, various percussion, solos on 'Things In The Past'
Richard Coffee: lead guitar, backing vocals, organ
Ray Flores IV: bass, sitar, backing vocals
Matthew Roberts: drums, spiritual guidance

Produced by The Unclaimed
Engineered by Joe Weiss
Remixed by Bill Inglot and Shelly Ganz


  • Things in the Past (Yeah oh Yeah) (2:32)
  • Lost Trails (3:16)
  • Ugh (3:31)
  • Walk on the Water (2:16)
  • Phunt Walk (2:41)
  • No Apology (2:04)

All songs by Shelly Ganz except Phunt Walk by Mancini, Davis

Released as Hysteria HLP-1300 (mini-LP) (US) in 1983 (aka Primordial Ooze Flavored)
Reissued as Resonance 33-8707 (Netherlands) in 1987

Listen to 'Phunt Walk'!
On this 60's/garage/punk blog
called Renaissance Fair

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