Sunday, June 29, 2008

THE UNBELIEVABLE UGLIES - THE UNBELIEVABLE UGLIES

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Very few bands have left such a mark on the ballrooms, clubs and crowds as the group known as The Unbelievable Uglies.
Biography:
Detroit Lakes, MN-based psych combo the Unbelievable Uglies formed in 1963 — according to the book Fuzz, Acid and Flowers, the lineup originally comprised singer/upright bassist Winston Fink (born Dave Hoffman), fellow frontman Dave Prentice, guitarist Greg Paul, keyboardist Bob Eveslage, and drummer Mike Shannon. Famed for their raucous, unpredictable live sets, the group quickly emerged as one of the most popular acts in the upper Midwest, and in 1964 issued their debut single, "Judy Angel," on the Music Masters label. Soon after, Eveslage left the lineup — in 1966, he issued a solo single, "The Days When I Knew Judy," credited to Robbie Jay — and was replaced by keyboardist Mike Gilson. In 1965 the new-look Uglies returned with the Cardinal effort "Off My Hands," soon after signing to Soma for "Keep Her Satisfied." All three singles enjoyed enough local airplay to land the group a deal with Liberty, and in mid-1967 they released their major-label debut, the Bobby Vee-produced "Sorry." Vee also helmed the Uglies' acknowledged masterpiece, the ferocious follow-up "Spider-Man." In November of 1967, the band traveled to Fargo, ND, to open for the Who on the opening night of the British legends' first headlining U.S. tour. (The show made national headlines when the mayor of Fargo accused the Who of inciting the teen audience to riot and banned them from ever appearing in his city again.) Prentice left the Uglies around the time they landed with the Sound label for "New Day" — he was replaced by singer Alan Spears in time for 1968's "Ain't Gonna Eat My Heart Out," their first of three singles for UA. "The Tin Drum" appeared later that year, and in 1969 the Uglies issued "Hello Gooday." Despite the relative volume of their major-label output, the band's regional popularity never translated to national fame, and after self-releasing two more singles — "Mr. Skin" and "Right Road Now" — the Unbelievable Uglies eventually dissolved. Latter-day compilation appearances include The Lost Generation, Vol. 2, Mondo Frat Dance Bash a Go Go, and The Big Hits of Mid-America: The Soma Records Story. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide
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1 "Surfin' Air Raid" 2 "Judy Angel" 3 "The Log" 4 "The Loner" 5 "Off My Hands" 6 "Grand Central Station" 7 "Keep Her Satisfied" 8 "Get Straight" 9 "Sorry" 10 "Spider Man" 12 11 "A Research Into The Soul Of Psychedelic Sound" 13 "Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore" 14 "The Tin Drum" 15 "Mrs. Mouse"
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Ian & The Zodiacs - Compilation

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Sorry,but this my compiling - all songs taken(twitching) from miscellaneous CD\V.A.-collections. About this post asked me one my buddy...
Charlie Flynn - Bass/Vocals Pete Wallace - Lead Guitar Geoff Bamford - Drums Ian Edwards - Guitar/Vocals
The Zodiacs formed in 1958 as a trad jazz band, at an audition at the Savoy Hall (Waterloo, Merseyside), the promoter offered them a 30 minute slot if they had a singer and suggested John Kennedy, a friend of top of the bill group The James Boys. In 1960 Ian Edwards replaced him as singer as they changed to rock ‘n’ roll. Later that year they started playing at the Orrell Park Ballroom (OPB). The ballroom manager, Ralph Webster, became their manager making them one of the top groups on Merseyside, playing regularly at the Litherland Town Hall, Aintree Institute and Lathom Hall, all top venues and became resident group at St. Lukes Hall - the ‘Jive-Hive’ on a Wednesday and Saturday nights. As Ian and the Zodiacs, they recorded 3 tracks for the ‘This Is Mersey Beat’ albums, ‘Beechwood 4-5789’, ‘It Ain’t Neccessarily So’ and ‘LetsTurkey Trot’, Beechwood 4-5789 and Lets Turkey Trot where both released as singles. In 1965 they made numerous trips to Germany releasing one LP and two singles. Their German A&R man Siegfried Lock, while working for the Philips label, released ‘The Crying Game’ (a track from the album) in the US where it sold over 250,000 copies, reaching No.1 in Texas, later that year they released a British single ‘Just The Little Things That I Like’/ ‘This Won’t Happen To Me’, they also released an album on the Wings label called ‘Gear Again’, under the name ‘The Koppykats’ , it was a an album of Beatle hits and their best selling release, but as they had accepted a session fee they didn’t receive royalties! Ian and the Zodiacs disbanded in 1967.
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1.Ian & The Zodiacs - It Ain t Neccessarily So2.Ian & The Zodiacs - Can't Stop Running Away3.Ian & The Zodiacs - Take It Easy On Yourself4.Ian & The Zodiacs - No Money, No Honey5.Ian & The Zodiacs - So Much In Love With You6.Ian & The Zodiacs - All Of Me7.Ian & The Zodiacs - Leave It To Me8.Ian & The Zodiacs - Na Na Na Na Na9.Ian & The Zodiacs - I Need You10.Ian & The Zodiacs - Beachwood 4-578911. Ian & The Zodiacs - Why Can't It Be Me12. Ian & The Zodiacs - Ride Your Pony12a. Ian & The Zodiacs - Ride Your Pony (live)
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The Rollicks - The Anthology

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The great beat group from Germany. Amazing , genuine sound sixties and ...
absolutely no information. Manage to find only on german language :
Mindestens genauso professionell waren The Rollicks. Neben unzдhligen Coverversionen, die sie unter verschiedenen Bandnamen fьr verschiedene Sampler und Beat Compilations aufnahmen, spielten sie aber auch eine Reihe von eigenen Kompositionen ein. Die Rollicks gehцrten zu den meistbeschдftigen Beat-Combos in Deutschland. So war die Kapelle auch mehr im Bundesgebiet auf Tour als alle anderen Berliner Bands (mit Ausnahme der Lords vielleicht). In Frankfurt/M gewannen sie 1965 einen Wettbewerb im Dauerspielen ...
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01 Let's Go Go Go02 Rollicks - Das Totenschiff 03 Addicted To Love04 Girls Were On My Door05 Things Of Love06 Walking In The Sand07 Shakin' All Over08 Shimmy Shimmy09 Summertime10 Walking The Dog11 Drums In Thunder12 Walkin'13 Little By Little14 Baby Doll15 Skinny Minnie16 Can I Get A Witness17 Dora18 House Of The Rising Sun19 (als Tornados) - Da Doo Ron Ron20 (als Bats) - Gib mir Liebe21 Rosalie Come Back To Me22 You Better Move On23 Louie Louie24 Sweet Little Rock'n Roller25 I'll Never Get Over You26 Rollicks - Tom Dooley27 Umba Latta28 Gitta Walther & The Thunderbeats - Hundert hьbsche Mдnner29 Gitta Walther & The Thunderbeats - Honeyboy ich mach mir Sorgen
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The Allisons - All The Hits Plus More

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The Allisons are one of the best-loved of all Britain's Eurovision Song Contest entries despite never having won the event; they finished second in the 1961 competition. Originally a duo of Brian Alford and John White, the roots of the Allisons sprang from the remains of a southwest London youth club band called the Shadows (again, no relation to the better-known instrumental combo). Originally performing as the Shadows Brothers, the pair were popular enough to appear on the television talent show Television Discoveries in 1958, but White quit in early 1959, and Alford attempted a solo career. By late summer 1959, however, he had teamed up with Colin Day... Read More...
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The Allisons held similarities to American duo the Kalin Twins of a few years earlier. They harmonised their voices beautifully, had one enormous smash hit, and then struggled to get recognition for much else. Perhaps it was being so successful too quickly that ultimately proved to be a handicap by raising expectations too high. Whatever the reason for their very short spell at the top, the quality of their recordings would seem to indicate that they should have done better. ...Read More...
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The Allisons - All The Hits Plus More
01. Ventura Boulevard02. Dont Ever Change03. Sheila04. It's Late05. Breaking Up The Act06. The Great Indoors07. No Go Situation08. Thing It Over09. Bebopalula10. Blue Tears11. Heat Lightning12. I Hate You13. Who Am I This Time14. It Doesn't Matter Anymore15. Words16. Lessons In Love17. Always It's You18. Little By Little19. In The Middle20. Hello Mary Lou21. Are You Sure22. On Time23. Goodbye Girl24. Give Me Time25. Roses Are Red People Are Blue26. Inside And Out27. The Uninvited Guest
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We The People - Mirror Of Our Minds

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One of the most versatile mid-'60s garage groups — indeed, they were for the most part too accomplished and pop-savvy to truly merit the garage band tag — We the People had some big hits in Florida, but never broke out nationally, despite releases on the large RCA and Challenge labels. Veterans of Orlando garage combos the Trademarks, the Offbeets, and the Nonchalants all found their way into We the People, which made their first single for the local Hotline label, "My Brother the Man," in early 1966. "My Brother the Man" was a smoking, almost-crazed, hard garage-punk number, a path the band continued to follow on their early Challenge singles "Mirror of Your Mind" and "You Burn Me Up and Down."
Grinding guitar chords, organ, aggressive vocals, and crazed guitar distortion (particularly on the swooping noises and feedback that introduce "You Burn Me Up and Down") were their initial trademarks. Yet at the same time they could throw in gentler and more lyrically and melodically subtle originals, like the beautiful, tremolo-laden ballad "(You Are) the Color of Love," on the B-side of "Mirror of Your Mind." Unusual for a garage band, they boasted two prolific and talented songwriters in Tommy Talton and Wayne Proctor. Proctor was the more interesting of the pair, penning one of the great raga-rock tunes (the gutsy "In the Past," covered by the Chocolate Watch Band), the baroque-psychedelic "St. John's Shop," and "(You Are) the Color of Love." All had uncommonly elusive, vague, but evocative lyrics for a young regional band of the time; Proctor even wrote a love song to a nun ("Love Wears Black (None)"), although that wasn't issued until more than 30 years later.
We the People had a good share of chart success in Florida, but suffered a major setback when Proctor left the band in early 1967. The music recorded subsequent to his departure had its moments: the nasty "When I Arrive" made its way onto a Pebbles compilation, and "The Day She Dies," although written by Talton, recalled Proctor's work with its harmonic pop, melodic base and odd lyrical slant. Some of the last numbers they cut in the studio were derivative soul-rock tunes, though, and Talton's departure at the end of the 1960s, as well as the expiration of their recording deal, sealed the death of the group, although they continued for a bit longer. As part of the Southern-rock group Cowboy, Talton was the only We the People member with a visible music career after the 1960s.
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WE THE PEOPLE - Mirror Of Our Minds (1964-67) - ( 1998 CD Sundazed )
(http://www.amazon.com/Mirror-Our-Minds-We-People/dp/B000007ON3)
Review by Cub Koda Florida's We the People were among the many very versatile bands that proliferated in that state during the mid-1960s. Rising from the ashes of groups like the Offbeets, the Trademarks and the Nonchalants, We the People could play everything from raw beat material to feedback rave-ups to harmony ballads with consummate ease. This two-CD, 40-track collection brings together the band's entire history from the early 45s by the aforementioned combos to the entire We the People recorded legacy, including unissued tracks, demos and alternate takes. Highlights include "My Brother, the Man," "(You Are) The Color of Love," "He Doesn't Go About It Right," "Follow Me Back to Louisville" and raw demos of "I Wanna Do It," "You Like Me, You Love Me" and "Boy, She Just Don't Feel It." With a booklet chock-full of great liners and photos galore, this is the definitive look at a cult group that fans of '60s rock & roll will go nuts over.
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Disc 1:
1. Everything'll Be Alright - (previously unreleased, with The Trademarks)2. Drivin' Me Out Of My Mind - (previously unreleased, with The Offbeets)3. My Brother, The Man - (version 1)4. Mirror Of Your Mind5. Color Of Love, (You Are) The6. She Does Everything For Me - (previously unreleased)7. He Doesn't Go About It Right8. You Burn Me Up And Down9. Nothing Like A Vision - (previously unreleased, demo)10. Proceed With Caution11. By The Rule12. Look At The Girls - (previously unreleased, version 1)13. Love Is A Beautiful Thing14. Double Trouble - (previously unreleased, with The Nonchalants)15. Don't Say You Love Me Too - (with The Trademarks)16. St. John's Shop - (version 1)17. Love Wears Black (None) - (previously unreleased, version 1)18. Beginning Of The End19. Day She Dies, The20. There's Gonna Be A Storm - (previously unreleased)
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1. When I Arrive2. No, No Boys - (previously unreleased)3. In The Past4. Alfred, What Kind Of Man Are You5. Boy, She Just Don't Feel It - (previously unreleased, demo)6. Declaration Of Independence7. Look At The Girls - (previously unreleased, version 2)8. Follow Me Back To Louisville9. Lovin' Son Of A Gun10. St. John's Shop - (version 2)11. Half Of Wednesday12. Fluorescent Hearts13. I Wanna Do It - (previously unreleased, with The Nonchalants)14. She Lied - (with The Offbeets)15. Ain't Gonna Find Nobody (Better Than You)16. My Brother, The Man - (version 2)17. Free Information18. You Like Me, You Love Me - (previously unreleased, demo)19. Too Much Noise20. Love Wears Black (None) - (previously unreleased, version 2)
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Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Three Dog Night - Celebrate : The Three Dog Night Story (1965-1975 )

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Personnel
Mike Allsup - guitar .Gordon DeWitte - organ ,
Jimmy Greenspoon -keyboard,Danny Hutton - vocals
Gary Itri - acoustic guitar ,Skip Konte - keyboard
Chuck Negron - vocals ,Gene Page - conductor
Jack Ryland - bass ,Joe Schermie - bass
Floyd Sneed - percussion, drums ,Ron Stockert - Fender Rhodes
Patrick Sullivan - cello,Cory Wells - vocals
Rusty Young - pedal steel
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Three Dog Night scored a succession of 21 hit singles, including eleven Top Tens, and twelve consecutive gold albums from 1969 to 1975, thanks to the slick, sometimes soulful vocal harmonies of singers Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron, and Cory Wells and an excellent ear for quality material. While often criticized as commercial, the band was noted for its creative arrangements and interpretations, and their cover choices gave exposure (and royalties) to several talented songwriters: Nilsson ("One"), Laura Nyro ("Eli's Coming"), Randy Newman ("Mama Told Me (Not to Come)"), Hoyt Axton ("Joy to the World"), Argent's Russ Ballard ("Liar"), and Leo Sayer... Read More...
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Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1965-1975 is a two-CD greatest hits album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1993
One of the better compilations of Three Dog Night material, Celebrate covers all the important bases in the popular singles band's career. There's a brief hint of pre-3DN material from co-lead singers Danny Hutton and Cory Wells (no Chuck Negron), along with one stellar, tragically unreleased track from the band's brief Redwood incarnation, the Brian Wilson-penned "Time to Get Alone." The remainder of this two-CD collection recaps the group's many Top 40 hits along with choice album tracks. The songs are judiciously chosen, and the liner notes provide insights into the band's creative process and internal skirmishes, but there's nothing in the way of remastered tracks or uncovered obscurities. Nevertheless, this is a better option for Three Dog Night fans than any of the numerous single-disc greatest hits collections available, simply because there are no glaring oversights in the song choices. The expanded selection also makes the set a great one to convert anyone not yet warm to Three Dog Night's intricate harmony stylings: just play them the gorgeous non-singles "It's for You," "My Impersonal Life," and "I'd Be So Happy" back to back. ~( Joseph McCombs, All Music Guide)
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CD 1
01 - Roses And Rainbows (Danny Hutton)02 - Funny How Love Can Be (Danny Hutton)03 - Sinner Man (Cory Wells & The Enemys)04 - Time To Get Alone05 - If You Knew (Demo)06 - Nobody07 - It's For You08 - Try a Little Tenderness09 - One10 - Heaven Is In Your Mind11 - Easy To Be Hard12 - Eli's Coming13 - Celebrate14 - Lady Samantha15 - Mama Told Me (Not To Come)16 - Cowboy17 - Out In the Country18 - Your Song19 - Good Feeling (1957)20 - One Man Band21 - I Can Hear You Calling22 - Joy To The World23 - Liar24 - An Old Fashioned Love Song
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01 - Never Been To Spain02 - My Impersonal Life03 - The Family of Man04 - Going In Circles05 - You06 - Night In The City07 - Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer08 - Black & White09 - In Bed10 - Midnight Runaway11 - Pieces of April12 - Shambala13 - Our 'B' Side14 - Let Me Serenade You15 - The Show Must Go On16 - Sure As I'm Sittin' Here17 - I'd Be So Happy18 - Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)19 - Til The World Ends
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The Dave Clark Five- The History Of 1 \ 2

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For a very brief time in 1964, it seemed that the biggest challenger to the Beatles' phenomenon was the Dave Clark Five. From the Tottenham area of London, the quintet had the fortune to knock "I Want to Hold Your Hand" off the top of the British charts with "Glad All Over," and were championed (for about 15 minutes) by the British press as the Beatles' most serious threat. They were the first British Invasion band to break in a big way in the States after the Beatles, though the Rolling Stones and others quickly supplanted the DC5 as the Fab Four's most serious rivals. The Dave Clark Five reached the Top 40 17 times between 1964 and 1967 with memorable hits like "Glad All Over," "Bits and Pieces," "Because," and a remake of ... Read More...
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History of the Dave Clark Five
For many years, the Dave Clark Five were one of the few major groups of the 1960s whose work was unavailable on compact disc. This two-disc, 50-track reissue not only rectifies that situation but arguably includes more than all but devoted fans will want to hear. All of the band's mammoth mid-'60s hits —"Glad All Over," "Bits and Pieces," "Because," "Catch Us If You Can," "Any Way You Want It," and others — are included, and while they don't rival the work of British Invasion heavyweights like the Beatles, Stones, and Kinks, they still burst with exuberant melodies, harmonies, and dense production. This compilation also features worthy lesser-known hits like "Try Too Hard" and "Everybody Knows," as well as obscure but commendable beat ballads and raveups from their B-sides and albums. Nonetheless, there is a fair amount of filler, and their post-1966 work is undistinguished by either artistic growth or the hooks and heavy beat of their early material. But at their peak, the DC5 captured the joie de vivre of the British Invasion with a lasting power that cannot be dismissed. This reissue includes a comprehensive booklet featuring recollections from Dave Clark himself.
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CD 1
01 - Glad All Over.02 - Bits And Pieces.03 - Do You Love Me.mp304 - Can't You See That She's Mine.05 - Because.06 - Don't Let Me Down.07 - Any Way You Want It.08 - Everybody Knows (I Still Love You).09 - Any Time You Want Love.10 - Thinking Of You Baby.11 - Whenever You're Around.12 - Little Bitty Pretty One.13 - Crying Over You.14 - Don't Be Taken In.15 - When.16 - Reelin' And Rockin'.17 - Come Home.18 - Mighty Good Loving.19 - Hurting Inside.20 - Having A Wild Weekend.21 - 'Til The Right One Comes Along.22 - Catch Us If You Can.23 - I'll Be Yours My Love.24 - I Am On My Own.25 - I Need Love.
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01 - Try Too Hard.02 - All Night Long.03 - Look Before You Leap.04 - Please Tell Me Why.05 - Somebody Find A New Love.06 - Satisfied With You.07 - At The Scene.08 - I Miss You.09 - Do You Still Love Me.10 - Nineteen Days.11 - I've Got To Have A Reason.12 - I Like It Like That.13 - Over And Over.14 - You Got What It Takes.15 - Doctor Rhythm.16 - Small Talk.17 - Concentration Baby.18 - Everybody Knows.19 - Inside And Out.20 - At The Place.21 - Best Day's Work.22 - Maze Of Love.23 - Here Comes Summer.24 - Live In The Sky.25 - Everybody Get Together.
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Friday, June 27, 2008

The Flame - The Flame (1970) South Africa

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This Beach Boys-related power pop landmark makes its long-awaited CD debut here. A South African quartet who’d been domestic stars for years, the Flames moved to London in 1968, where they were spotted by Beach Boy Carl Wilson. Having moved to California in 1969, they recorded this superblycrafted collection under his supervision. Released to acclaim but low sales in 1970, it features future Beach Boys Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin, and is nothing short of an overlooked classic.
Track Listing:
1. See The Light2. Make It Easy3. Hey Lord4. Lady5. Don’t Worry, Bill6. Get Your Mind Made Up7. Highs And Lows8. I’m So Happy9. Dove10. Another Day Like Heaven11. See The Light (Reprise)
“The Flame’s eponymous, sole American release is one of the greater unsung pop records of the '70s... there’s no shortage of amazingtwists and turns... the melodies manage to be familiar and yet strangely unique. A solid effort from end to end” ( http://www.allmusic.com/)
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The Flame are most known for their connections to the Beach Boys, though they'd been active for quite some time in a much different part of the world than Southern California before they came to the Beach Boys' attention. Originally known as the Flames, the group -- with brothers Ricky Fataar, Steve Fataar, and Edries Fataar, as well as Blondie Chaplin -- was a popular act in their native South Africa in the mid- to late '60s, moving to London near the end of the decade to try to break into a larger market. Still using the name the Flames, they put out an obscure album in the U.K. in 1968, Burning Soul. In July 1969, they were seen at the London nightclub Blaise's by Beach Boys guitarist Al Jardine, who brought the band's other guitarist, Carl Wilson, to see them the following night. Wilson offered to produce an album for the band on the Beach Boys' label, Brother, in California, although it wasn't until the late '70s that the LP was released. By this time, the group was using the name the Flame to avoid confusion with James Brown's backup singers, the Famous Flames. The album (also called The Flame) didn't actually sound much like the Beach Boys, instead bearing a quite prominent late-'60s Beatles influence in the intricately arranged vocal harmonies and guitars, as well as showing traces of other, more hard rock-oriented late-'60s British acts. Cuts such as "Don't Worry, Bill," "Another Day Like Heaven," and "Highs and Lows," in fact, came about as close as anyone did to simulating the feel of Abbey Road, though the material wasn't as brilliant as that penned by the Beatles. Although a single from the album, "See the Light," made the bottom reaches of the national charts, a second album was recorded but not released, the band breaking up shortly afterward. Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin were absorbed into the Beach Boys for some recordings and touring in the mid-'70s, and Ricky Fataar, in addition to acting and recording as part of the Beatles parody group the Rutles, played on numerous sessions (mostly as a drummer). Chaplin has also had a busy session career, mostly notably in the studio and on-stage with the Rolling Stones since the late '90s. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide
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Track Listings 1. See the Light 2. Make It Easy 3. Hey Lord 4. Lady 5. Don't Worry, Bill 6. Get Your Mind Made Up 7. Highs and Lows 8. I'm So Happy 9. Dove 10. Another Day Like Heaven 11. See the Light (Reprise)
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Haymarket Square - Magic Lantern (1968)

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Gloria Lambert - vocalsMarc Swenson - guitar, vocalRobert Homa - bass, vocalJohn Kowalski - percussion
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An Official CD reissue of this brilliant US '60s acid psych album. Trippy wah-wah fuzz guitar, Airplane like male / female vocals and superb, stoned, long jammin' tracks make this one of the best rare US psych albums. The music was recorded as a soundtrack to the Baron and Bailey Light Circus at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago....and it shows!

Originally released on the small Chaparral Records label in 1968, the "Magic Lantern" album by the Haymarket Square has been a sought after collectors item for any fan of 60's psychedelic music for many years. The music on this album was initially used as accompaniment for the Baron and Bailey Light Circus at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago but due to the intensity and psychedelic nature of the songs, it soon became legendary and its initial purpose has become obscured by time. The Haymarket Square was formed in the late sixties in Chicago by drummer John Kowalski and bassist Bob Homa formerly of The Real Things, a Chicago high school garage band. Together with guitarist Marc Swenson and vocalist Gloria Lambert, The Haymarket Square was born and quickly became popular on the Chicago music scene. The band's popularity lead them to be used as back up musicians on a live work of art exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. The music featured some powerful psychedelic, blues based songs, with heavy percussion, searing lead fuzz guitars and the dynamic vocal work of Lambert. The songs were recorded and appear on this album.The songs of The Magic Lantern, are all originals except for a superb extended cover of the blues standard , The Train-Kept-A-Rolling, shortly after the release of this album the original Haymarket Square line-up broke up. This appears to be the only recording that the band has left and they did not release any singles. Although this album has been bootlegged on the European market a number of times, this digitally mastered version on Gear Fab Records is the only authorized version.
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1.Elevator (7:06) 2.The Train-Kept-A-Rollin' (7:20) 3.Ahimsa (8:14)4. Amapola (10:43) 5. Phantasmagoria (4:08)6. Funeral (9:23)
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The Hombres- Let It Out (1967)

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Biography by Bruce Eder The Hombres started life as the road band version of Ronny & the Daytonas of "G.T.O." fame; guitarist Gary McEwen, organist B. B. Cunningham (brother of Box Tops bassist Bill Cunningham), and bassist John Hunter had all attended Memphis High before they became the touring version of the Daytonas. They spent years playing under that name and doing that repertory, but had greater aspirations. Cunningham and McEwen authored a song called "Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)," which seemed like it had some possibilities as a single. It took them the better part of a year to get anyone in the business interested, during which bassist Jerry Lee Masters joined their lineup. Finally, Shelby Singleton brought producer Huey P. Meaux aboard to produce the record, which was issued by Verve Forecast in the summer of 1967. By that time, the group had briefly worked as the Bandits before settling on the name the Hombres. Cunningham sang lead and spoke the introduction on the folksy, country-ish narrative, filled with lyrics saturated in elements of surrealism reminiscent of Bob Dylan's mid-'60s work. This was no accident — Cunningham admitted in a Goldmine interview that their original inspiration for the song had been Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues," which they regarded as a goof masquerading as something profound; but "Let It Out" was even more over-the-top, and also had a decided working-class southern feel that made it a little more regionally appealing than its inspiration, and a short two-minute-and-six-second running time, which made it ideal for radio. "Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)" entered the charts in September of 1967 and rose to number 12 nationally. The band tried issuing more humor-laced singles, including "Am I High (Boy Am I High)," and an LP that disappeared without leaving a trace, and the Hombres were history by 1969.
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01 - The Hombres - Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)02 - The Hombres - Little 2 Plus 203 - The Hombres - So Sad04 - The Hombres - Gloria05 - The Hombres - Am I High06 - The Hombres - Mau Mau Mau07 - The Hombres - This Little Girl08 - The Hombres - Sorry 'Bout That09 - The Hombres - Ya Ya10 - The Hombres - Hey Little Girl11 - The Hombres - It's A Gas
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Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Swinging Blue Jeans - Best of (1963-1966)

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Although they're only remembered today for their 1964 hit "Hippy Hippy Shake," the Swinging Blue Jeans were actually one of the strongest of the Liverpool bands from the '60s British Invasion. "Hippy Hippy Shake" — a cover of an obscure '50s rocker that was actually done much better by the Beatles on tapes of their BBC performances — was their only Top 30 entry in the U.S. But the band enjoyed some other major and minor hits in the U.K., including a top-notch Merseyization of Betty Everett's (and later Linda Ronstadt's) "You're No Good," which they took into the British Top Five in 1964. They also wrote some catchy and energetic, if slightly sappy, originals in the purest Merseybeat style. While it doesn't add up to an enduring legacy, there's a lot to be said for the naive energy of the best of their early tunes.
01 - The Hippy Hippy Shake 02 - It's Too Late Now 03 - Save The Last Dance For Me 04 - That's The Way It Goes 05 - One Of These Days 06 - Shakin' All Over 07 - Crazy 'bout My Baby 08 - Shake Rattle And Roll 09 - Angie 10 - Good Golly Miss Molly 11 - Don't You Worry About Me 12 - Sandy 13 - You're No Good 14 - Do You Know 15 - Long Tall Sally 16 - Don't Make Me Over 17 - Now The Summer's Gone 18 - Promise You'll Tell Her 19 - It Isn't There 20 - Lawdy Miss Clawdy
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Gerry & The Pacemakers - A's B's & E.P's

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Album Gerry & The Pacemakers from series A's B's & E.P's
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As unfathomable as it seems from the distance of over 30 years, for a few months, Gerry & the Pacemakers were the Beatles' nearest competitors in Britain. Managed (like the Beatles) by Brian Epstein, Gerry Marsden and his band burst out of the gate with three consecutive number one U.K. hits in 1963, "How Do You Do It," "I Like It," and "You'll Never Walk Alone." If the Beatles defined Merseybeat at its best in early 1963, Gerry & the Pacemakers defined the form at its most innocuous, performing bouncy, catchy, and utterly lightweight tunes driven by rhythm guitar and Marsden's chipper vocals. Compared to the Beatles and other British Invasion heavies, they sound quaint indeed. ... Read More...
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1. How Do You Do It? 2. Away From You 3. I Like It 4. It's Happened To Me 5. You'll Never Walk Alone 6. Jambalaya 7. Chills 8. A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues 9. I'm The One 10. You've Got What I Like 11. You Can't Fool Me 12. Don't You Ever 13. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying 14. Show Me That You Care 15. Summertime 16. Where Have You Been All My Life? 17. It's Gonna Be Alright 18. Maybellene 19. Ferry Cross The Mersey 20. You You You 21. I'll Be There 22. Baby You're So Good To Me 23. Walk Hand In Hand 24. Dreams
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Shocking Blue - Beat With Us (1968 ) Holland

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This post is a little similar on previous (Hep Stars)... Really, there - Benny Andersson without ABBA... Here Shocking Blue without Mariska Veres... Well, and you will find all rest in my archive and here : Shocking Blue (rus) and Shocking Blue (eng) Enjoy !!!
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01 - Love is in the air02 - Ooh wee there's music in me03 - What you gonna do04 - whisky don't wash my brains05 - LittSixties.Rule Maggie06 - Jail my second home07 - What's wrong Bertha08 - League of angels09 - Rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu10 - That's allright11 - Crazy drunken man dreams12 - Beggarman13 - Hold me, hug me, rock me14 - Where my baby's gone
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Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Shanes - 1963 - 68 (Sweden)


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The Shanes had about a dozen Top Ten hits in their native Sweden between 1964 and 1967, but were absolutely unknown to listeners who spoke English as their first language. Not that the group deserved any better. In the manner of some other Swedish bands of the time, they valued versatility, adaptability, and mimicry far more than individuality or expression. Thus they were able to competently ape an astonishing variety of foreign trends, including Shadows-styled instrumentals with a country twinge,'50s rock oldies, Merseybeat, British R&B, Europop, bloated American pop/rock, and more. They did write much of their own material, but this was often blatantly derivative. Even their best song, "Chris-Craft No. 9" (a number-two hit in Sweden in 1967), lifted a lot of its parts from Herman's Hermits "A Must to Avoid."
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01. Gunfight Saloon - 1:5602. Oh, Wow! - 1:5703. Pistoleros - 2:2704. Gun Rider - 2:06
05. Keep A Knockin' - 1:3906. Come On Sally - 2:1607. Let Me Show You Who I Am - 2:25
08. Say You Want Me - 2:0409. The Shanegang - 2:1810. Georgia's Back In Town - 3:38
11. My Lover Baby - 2:0212. I Don't Want Your Love - 2:1713. Crazy Country Hop - 3:13
14. Skinnie Minnie - 2:5815. It's Alright Babe - 2:0716. Marshall Clayton - 2:22
17. Blue Blue Feeling - 2:3518. People Don't Like Me - 2:1719. Break Down - 2:47
20. I Don't Care, Babe - 2:5821. Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo - 2:4522. Dreamgirl - 2:13
23. Can I Trust You - 2:4724. Like Before - 2:0425. Let Me Tell Yah' - 2:32
26. Nobody Nobody - 2:4227. Chris-Craft No.9 - 2:0528. Save The Last Dance For Me - 2:03
29. Drip-Drop - 1:5730. Cara Mia - 2:2231. Faces, Faces - 2:45
32. Friday Kind Of Monday - 2:16
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Hep Stars -1964 -69 Sweden

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The chances are that, had ABBA never come along making Benny Andersson (and his three partners in the group) into an international pop-rock star, no one outside of Sweden would ever have heard of the Hep Stars. They were the hottest rock band of the middle-to-late '60s in Sweden, however, considered by some to be that country's answer to the Beatles. The Hep Stars also charted 20 singles in their own country and had hits in the Netherlands, as well as building a following in Germany — and their CDs are exported around the world as a result of the ABBA connection. It also turns out that they were a pretty good band, too.Andersson's interest in the keyboard manifested itself at age six, when he got his first accordion, and ... Read More...
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01 - Hep Stars - Hep Stars Kana Kapila02 - Hep Stars - A Tribute to Buddy Holly 03 - Hep Stars - Bird Dog04 - Hep Stars - If You Need Me05 - Hep Stars - Farmer John06 - Hep Stars - Donna07 - Hep Stars - Cadillac08 - Hep Stars - Bald Headed Woman09 - Hep Stars - No Response10 - Hep Stars - So Mystifying11 - Hep Stars - Young and Beautiful12 - Hep Stars - Should I13 - Hep Stars - Sunny Girl14 - Hep Stars - Wedding15 - Hep Stars - When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again16 - Hep Stars - I Natt Jag Dromde17 - Hep Stars - Consolation18 - Hep Stars - Don't19 - Hep Stars - No Time20 - Hep Stars - Isn't It Easy to Say21 - Hep Stars - Malaika22 - Hep Stars - It's Nice to Be Back23 - Hep Stars - Christmas On My Mind24 - Hep Stars - Mot Okant Land25 - Hep Stars - She Will Love You26 - Hep Stars - Let it Be Me27 - Hep Stars - Tanda pa Varann28 - Hep Stars - Holiday For Clowns29 - Hep Stars - Speleman30 - Hep Stars - Speedy Gonzales
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Billy J Kramer & the Dakota's-The EP Collection

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The Lively Ones - The Best Of \ Hang Five!!!

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One of the best of the many instrumental surf bands working the Southern Californian region in 1963, the Lively Ones' recordings were built around storming, reverb-drenched Fender guitars, embellished by occasional raunchy sax breaks. Originality was not the Lively Ones' forte; over a period of about 12 months, they ground out about five albums, filled out with many covers or retitled numbers based on other rock and R&B compositions. They had a couple of hits in the L.A. area in 1963 ("Surf Rider" and "Rik-A-Tik"), but their best moment was probably "Goofy Foot," whose staccato gunfire of riffs deservedly propelled the track onto several modern best-of-surf anthologies. They ranged far and wide for source material, giving the surf treatment to "Telstar," "Exodus," "Rawhide," and Cole Porter's "Night and Day." Even the overdone standards are arranged and executed with panache. One best-of compilation is all you need, but anyone who likes Dick Dale will dig the Lively Ones' similar sleek arrangements and prototypically twangy, classy surf guitar leads.
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The Jacks-Vacant World (1968) Japan

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" ...This record is amazing. I discovered it from a former co-worker who played it once, years ago. Then I tried forever to track it down until finally I found the correct band "Jacks". I'm not going to be able to do this record justice with my review but I have to do one since there isn't one already. It's 1968 Japanese music. No english words. It's got a strong mixture of both Japanese and Western 60's rock vibe. There's alot of usage of some sort of bell type instrument. A very lovely soft sound. The music swings from being really beautiful and soft ..very very soft, to some sort of acid-rock/surf-rock/jazz swing type sound. I really can't explain it. It's top notch quality stuff though. The guy has got a great soft voice but occasionally when they go into a more wild section of a song, he breaks out with this great yelling. It's not yelling like stupid punk rock yelling. It's yelling like god help me I'm sad and dying yelling. It's very sophisticated and arty sounding. I don't know much about the old Japanese 1960s scene but I find it really surprising that this came of out Japan in 1968. It's brilliant. The atmosphere on this record is just amazing. Sort of like how you'd imagine the calm before a storm, in the warm but cooling windy air. Almost like you're floating, and occasionally all hell starts to break loose, and then it's back to this calmness. It's great. Seriously, the only way in my mind to ever be able to describe the bulk of this record is to take a Japanese man singing the Beatles' "Yer Blues" in japanese, and cross it with the Radiohead song "No Surprises" which is very simular in calmness and with that bell type sound. It's just this incredible, other-worldy sound that the Jacks have. It's the best stuff I've ever heard and I don't know how to explain it. If you check it out you won't be sorry. Good luck finding a copy though ... " (By Gonzo (USA) )
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01 Marianne02 Stop The Clock03 Vacant World04 Is The Broken Mirror05 Gloomy Flower06 Love Generation07 Barn - Manji08 Where_09 Love10 500 Miles From The Sky
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Long time search for :
V.A.-G.S. I Love You-Japanese Garage Bands ,
The Spiders- Let's Go Spiders!!,
The Mops-Psychadelic Sounds In Japan

For help - ALL THANKs !!!

The Jaguars - The Jaguars (196?) Japan

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What are the Group Sounds?

In June 1966, the Beatles visited Japan to perform a series of concerts at Tokyo's legendary Budokan Hall. Their visit created such national excitement among teenagers that almost overnight there was a dramatic shift in the way young musicians formed groups, played their instruments and thought about fashion and style.
This new wave of 1960s Japanese rock groups was called Group Sounds—or GS for short. (Japanese Group Sounds)
Lineup:
Yukio Miya
Shin Okamoto
Hisayuki Okitsu
Yasuji Sato
Kiochi Miyazaki
Mikio Morida
Takeshi Hamano
They were one of most famous GS; many Japanese remember their debut song "Want You See Again(Kimi ni Aitai)". They sung some moody hit songs and wrote cool punk ballads like "My Dawn" (on HOT NIPS). On the other hand, they were compared to Dave, Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich. (In Japanese they were called as Dave Dee group for short!). Jaguars covered "Zabadak", "Legend of Xanadu".This Japanese cover version of Xanadu was a #20 hit. Actually, it was the flip side of another moody song. The lead singer Sin Okamoto attracted teen girls with his good looks and singing with whip like Dave Dee. Also they covered the fab "Tobacco Road" which is on the "Big Lizard Stomp" compilation, which was a psychedelic version, much like the Blues Magoos, "Blue Feeling" (Slitherama), "See See Rider" (Banzai Freak Beat).
They appeared in their own movie "Jaguars Tekizen Jyouriku" in '68, a cool comedy which was influenced by the Beatles' "Help!". But soon after, the leader/drummer Miya quit the band due to a conflict with the other members. He wrote their early original "Beat Train". He formed a new group called New Jaguars and released a few singles, but they weren't successful. In their later years, the GS boom had peaked, so they recorded moody popular songs and after some personnel changes, they disbanded in '71. (Another Group Sounds )
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The Jaguars - First Album
1 Mademoiselle Blues 2 Zabadak 3 Dancing Lonely Night 4 Lady Jane 5 Tabbaco Road 6 Poor John 7 I Wanna See You 8 Dancing Baby 9 My Girl 10 Young Tomorrow 11 Lonely Girl 12 New Orleans 13 Hanky Panky 14 There's Always Daybreak 15 See See Rider 16 Mustang Sally 17 Beat Train 18 Seaside Bound 19 Blue Chateau 20 Two from North Japan 21 Sunny Boy
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Simla Beat (1970-71 ) India

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SIMLA BEAT 70/71 is a compilation of East Indian garage bands originally released as a promotional item by an Indian tobacco company.
In the late '60s/early '70s the Indian cigarette company, Simla, held (or purported to hold) a series of rock'n'roll talent contests, and from these came the albums that are reissued in this 2-CD set. The reissue seems to be pretty much a straight reissue of both albums, with the album art and the original (highly amusing) liner notes reproduced within. The music is pretty cool -- in some respects it recreates Western pop, and even includes covers of oldies such as "You Can't Judge A Book" and "Born On The Bayou". But there's definitely a wild and unruly local twist on the proceedings, an unusual metric distortion that creeps into the music. Even better yet is when the artists sing in their own language (as opposed to English), which usually occurs on the wilder, more psychedelic tunes. I'm not personally that up on the history of Indian pop-rock, so I can't even speculate on how popular any of these bands really were back in the hippie days, but these recordings are a real find.
This is about as obscure as garage gets. For two years, 1970 and 1971, a cigarette company in India sponsored some kind of battle-of-the-bands competition, with the winners going to Calcutta to record for compilations called Simla Beat. Each year an lp was released with no info about the bands other than their hometown. Also issued was this 45 released with two of the better tracks and some silly liner notes on the back of the sleeve
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Simla Beat - 70 (Normal Records - 1999)
1. Confusions - Voice from the Inner Soul (3:01) 2. Dinosaurs - You Can't Beat It (2:55) 3. X'Lents - Psychedelia (2:54) 4. Innerlite - Zorba's Dance (3:22) 5. Genuine Spares - Proper Stranger (3:47) 6. Genuine Spares - What's Going On (2:46) 7. Dinosaurs - Sinister Purpose (3:10) 8. Great Bear - Mist (7:19) 9. X'Lents - Born on the Bayou (4:15) 10. Innerlite - Baby Baby Please (2:26)

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Simla Beat - 71 (Normal Records - 1999)
1. Fentones - Simla Beat Theme (4:11) 2. Eruptions - I Am Gonna Erupt (3:37) 3. Fentones - Until the Dawn (3:04) 4. Brood of Vipers - Psychedelic Web (5:21) 5. Eruptions - You Can't Judge a Book (3:03) 6. Hipnotic Eye - Aimless Lady (3:19) 7. Black Beats - The Mod Trade (3:01) 8. Nomads - Nothing Is the Same (5:07) 9. Hipnotic Eye - Killing Floor (2:42) 10. Mini Beats - Hey Gipsy Girl (3:05) 11. Velvette Fogg - I Am So Glad (7:45)

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Engerling - Blues (1979) DDR

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Also his German band Engerling is worth to hear. They play a very powerful Rock and Blues. Simply Wonderful!
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1. Sechs Tage Auf Dem Rad 2. Schwester Bessies Boogie 3. Gleichschritt 4. Moll-Blues 5. Die Dunne Haut 6. Blues Vom Roten Hahn 7. Mama Wilson 8. Montgolfiere 9. Der Zug Oder Die Weisse Ziege (Bonus Track) 10. Da Hilft Kein Jammern (Bonus Track)
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THOMAS NATSCHINSKI UND GRUPPE - GESCHICHTEN (1970) DDR

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"...I have listened very few artists from east germany's 70s Amiga label, but whatever i listened from that scene are most of the time quality,good works. Its one of the mysterious label, and discovering is enjoyful. One of the good works i have listened is, Thomas Natschinski's early works. Well there are many information for him at net, but most of them i found is in german language. Any info welcome... " (text and other album prognotfrog) AND Thomas Natschinski (german wiki)
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A1 Morgens In Der Stadt A2 Steppke A3 Unten Auf Dem Feld A4 Neben Ihr A5 Herbst A6 Geschichte Eines Tages B1 Lied Eines New Yorker Schuhputzers B2 Kosmos 354 B3 Aufstehn B4 So Wird Es Eines Abends Sein B5 Mokka-Milch-Eisbar
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Uve Schikora und seine Gruppe - Das Gewitter (1972) DDR

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Line-Up:
Uve Schikora (vocals, soprano sax, piano, organ)Michael Schubert (vocals, 12-string guitar)Bernd Muller (organ)Jurgen Matkiowitz (guitar)Jurgen Diessner (bass)Reiner Miehatsch (drums)Frank Schobel (vocals
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" ... A highly recommended gem from the vaults of East German's Amiga label. a review on UK’S Vinylvulture describes 'Das Gewitter' (translated with 'the storm') sounding 'like Black Sabbath meets the Mohawks!' indeed the music featured here is a superb mix of Progressive, Funk & Krautrock including heavyduty hammond riffs, violent fuzz guitars leads, killer basslines, electric wahwah sax, over the top musicianship & above all, long numbers! big samples and breaks on the 12 (!) minute title track, which is loaded with wicked proggy beats supplied by funky organ culminating in some delirius rock drumming. ... "
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Uve Schikora und seine Gruppe - Das Gewitter (1972) East Germany [Amiga]UVEGRUPPE
01. Das Alte Lied02. Oh, Angela 03. So Einen Sommer Lang 04. Irgendwo Und Nirgendwo 05. Deine Augen 06. Das Gewitter
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Thanks meloman.ru and MUTANT SOUNDS(text).

BIG BEAT- AMIGA -I&II (1965 ) DDR

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Who knows - this remember of forever... I had this excellent album. In sixties its possible was buy in Moscow... One of the little choice. Instrumental,surf from DDR . Advise all funs this rockmusic genre...
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Hava Nagila - Franke-Echo-Quartett / Nevada – Theo Schumann-Combo / Scharfe Sache - Theo Schumann-Combo / Exodus – Olympic-Big Beat / Quartermasters Stores – Gruppe Butlers / Eskimo - Franke-Echo-Quartett / Beim Hully-Gully bin ich Konig - Sputniks / Troika – Gruppe Butlers / Yakety Sax - Olympic-Big Beat / Tromsoe- Theo Schumann-Combo / Peters Twist - Franke-Echo-Quartett / Herbstlaub - Gruppe Butlers / Fur so viel Liebe - Sputniks / Wikinger-Twist - Theo Schumann-Combo / Seschlo? – Franke-Echo-Quartett / Butlers Boogie - Gruppe Butlers
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tinkerbells Fairydust - Tinkerbells Fairydust (1969)

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Tinkerbells Fairydust was the name of a Britihs pop group in the late 1960s, (originally named The Rush) who hailed from East London and recorded under the Decca label. Although they never enjoyed much chart success in England they did manage to reach the number one slot in Japan in 1967 with hit single - 2010 a minor-keyed piece of harmony psych, with Wa-Wa Vox Continental, Mellotron flutes, Spanish style Guitar, and Choir-like Vocals.The song lyrics eluded to the year twenty ten (still 43 years away in 1967) and where the world would be then "Twenty Ten is three and forty years away, will we still be walking together, will we still have something to say..."
Signed to Manager Don Arden the various band members were Steve Maher (Guitar Vocals), Stuart Attride (Guitar/Keys Vocals), Gerry Wade (Bass Vocals), Barry Creasy (Drums Vocals), Chas Wade (Drums Vocals), Eileen Woodham (Hammond Vocals) and Dave Church (Vocals). For a short time the band worked with a young Jeff Lynne (of ELO Fame) and released one of his songs "Follow me follow" which was on the B side of single "Sheilas back in town" (From Wikipedia)
The name of this late-'60s British band might unwittingly lead some collectors to believe they were another in the hordes of dainty U.K. psychedelic pop groups. However, though a few of their tracks did indeed fall into that category, for the most part they recorded equivalents to American sunshine pop. In fact, they filled out their repertoire with some close, unimaginative covers of late-'60s, lightweight, U.S. harmony pop/rock hits. The group's more psychedelic offerings attract the most interest, although there weren't too many of those to choose from since the band only issued three singles. All of them appeared on Decca in 1967-69, the highlight being the 1968, 45 rpm "Twenty Ten," a nice minor-keyed piece of harmony-laden light psych, with soft wah-wah guitars and foggy organ. The B-side of their first single, "In My Magic Garden," was slightly more middle-of-the-road psychedelia-influenced harmony pop, and not bad.In 1969, a self-titled Tinkerbells Fairydust album was assembled at Decca, and included four of the six songs that had appeared on their singles, as well as nine other tracks. Although this got as far as the test pressing stage, it never did get released. It did get issued on CD in the late 1990s, and though it does include "Twenty Ten" and "In My Magic Garden," the majority of it's a disappointment, emphasizing light harmony pop-psych numbers that make them out to be the British equivalent of American groups such as the Happenings. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide
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01 - 20-1002 in my magic garden03 - marjorine04- you keep me hanging on05 - the worst that could happen06 - never my love07 - lazy day08 - every minute every day09 - whole world10 - they didnt believe me11- happy12 - sheila's back in town 13 - jeff's boogie
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Goliath - Goliath ( 1970)

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"...Its was unable to find any real information about this band on the web, other than the band member's names, which was not much help as their names are on the dang back cover! Goliath were a short-lived but very promising UK band who were fronted by a lady singer called Linda Rothwell. The other members were Eric Eastman on drums & percussion, Joe Rosbotham on tenor sax & flute, Malcolm Grundy on guitar and John Williamson on bass. Their music had elements of rock, folk and blues, as well as an Eastern touch. A band with fantastic potential, they faded into obscurity, probably around the early 70's. Not to be confused with a US band of the same name that released an album in 1972... "
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1 Port and Lemon Lady 2 Festival of Light 3 No More Trash 4 Hunter's Song 5 Men 6 I Heard About a Friend 7 Prism 8 Emerge 9 Breath, Sunshine, Dandelion 10 Maajun 11 Taste of Tangier
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The Fox - For Fox Shake (1970)

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Review by Richie Unterberger
Although it's considered a desirable psychedelic rarity in some collecting circles, For Fox Sake is an also-ran British psychedelic pop album of the sort that was a year or two behind the times upon its 1970 release. The best thing the Fox have going for them on this record is the swirling, at times piercing Hammond organ of Alex Lane. The songs, however, are ordinary trendy U.K. psychedelic pop with some solid vocal harmonies and light shades of soul music from time to time. Certainly "Second Hand Love" and "Lovely Day" sound extremely close in spots to the sort of music the Spencer Davis Group made just after the departure of Stevie Winwood, with some of the late Zombies' Baroque melodic sense coloring parts of both "Lovely Day" and "As She Walks Away." Some curve balls arrive in the form of a pretty folky acoustic guitar ballad, "Butterfly," the dull good-time soul-rock of "Goodtime Music," the blunt sledgehammer anti-straight world rant of "Mr. Blank," and the epic-to-little-purpose "Madame Magical," whose nine minutes feature some extended jazzy psychedelic organ improv. [The 2003 CD reissue on RPM adds historical liner notes and two bonus tracks in the original demo versions of "Lovely Day" and "Mr. Blank."]
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Second HandLove Lovely Day As She Walks Away Glad I Could Butterfly Look in the Sky Goodtime Music Mr. Blank Man in a Fast Car BirthdayCard Madame Magical Lovely Day Mr. Blank
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Fat Mattress - Fat Mattress (1969)

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Fat Mattress are primarily known as the just-post-Jimi Hendrix Experience band of Noel Redding, putting out a couple of albums in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Jimi Hendrix connection was probably responsible for gaining Fat Mattress much of whatever attention they managed to attract. It might have been a double-edged sword, however, as Fat Mattress' music wasn't at all similar to what Redding had played with Hendrix, being in far lighter folk-rock, psychedelic, and early prog rock styles, and integrating plenty of vocal harmonies. Too, Redding wasn't a dominant figure in the band, though he was an important one; Fat Mattress was a true group effort, with fellow members Neil Landon and ... Read More...
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Fat Mattress - Fat Mattress (1969)
Fat Mattress' first album must have come as a surprise to fans expecting something at least somewhat related to the former activities of its most famous member, ex-Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Noel Redding. But Fat Mattress doesn't sound at all like Jimi Hendrix (and, for that matter, Redding plays guitar on the album, not bass). Instead, it's passable, pleasant late-'60s psychedelia with a far lighter touch than the hard bluesy psychedelic rock Redding played with Hendrix. From the sound of things, Redding (who had a hand in writing much of the material) and his new cohorts were doing some heavy listening to California psychedelic rock and folk-rock, as this is far breezier and more oriented toward harmony vocals. It's often like an amalgam of the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Moby Grape, and Love, with some passing nods to British psychedelia by Traffic (whose Chris Wood plays flute on "All Night Drinker"), the Move, and the Small Faces; there's even a bit of a Monkees-go-spacy feel to "I Don't Mind." In the manner of Forever Changes-era Love, the lyrics have a fleetingly opaque feel, easy on the ear but not really about anything, save soaking up good-time vibes. The problem, at least inasmuch as playing this back to back with something like Forever Changes, is that the words and music don't penetrate nearly as deeply, or coalesce into nearly as strong a group identity. They're pleasing but indeed fleeting in their impression, lacking the indelible hooks or songwriting brilliance of their apparent inspirations, the songs tending to run together in their similar moods. All that said, this isn't a bad album at all; had it not been dismissed by many Hendrix collectors as irrelevant, it might well be getting rediscovered by revisionists and championed as a minor nugget of obscure British light psych. The 1992 reissue on Sequel adds five previously unreleased bonus tracks, undated but from the sound of things cut around the same time as the album or slightly afterward, most of them using a heavier instrumental approach. (All 15 songs from the 1992 reissue are also included on the 2000 Fat Mattress compilation Black Sheep of the Family: The Anthology.)
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The Viscounts - The Pye Anthology

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by Bruce Eder
The Viscounts were one of those odd pop/rock & roll hybrid groups that were common to both America and England at the end of the 1950s and the start of the '60s, but which always seemed to do better in England. The trio coalesced out of an eight-piece outfit called Morton Fraser's Harmonica Gang based in London — they were a variety act that were popular on television, and did a few world tours during the second half of the '50s. Manchester-born Don Paul, who had won a few important talent competitions, including Opportunity Knocks on British television, joined the octet in 1956, and he soon met another newcomer, Ronnie Wells, winner of a recent harmonica competition, from Farnborough, Hampshire. And in 1958, Indian-born ... Read More...
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The Viscounts - The Pye Anthology

Not the American outfit of that name, but the British trio of Gordon Mills, Don Paul, and Ronnie Wells are featured here, on 31 of their early-'60s recordings for Pye Records. The sound is a uniquely British/European adaptation of rock & roll, melding pop and traditional tunes with guitars and drums and a beat — picture a branch of teen pop spun out of the same sensibilities that yielded "Ain't She Sweet" and "My Bonnie" by the Beatles and Tony Sheridan from their Hamburg sessions. The Four Preps' "Money (Is the Root of All Evil)," which is covered here from 1961, is a long way from the Motown-generated "Money (That's What I Want)" as a notion or a song, but it represents what the Viscounts and their management aimed for as an audience — and as a warning, a lot of Americans (and Britishers too young to know) may really hate this sort of hybrid of rock & roll and the music hall represented here. The three singers seemed willing to do whatever would sell, and some of what's here did do that — "Shortnin' Bread" peaked at number 16 in England — but there were some decent rock & rollers present on many of these records, including British rockabilly guitarist Joe Brown (who played on their debut Pye single, "Rockin' Little Angel" b/w "That's All Right"), and the group did tour with Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent. They did do a decent cover of "Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp Bomp Bomp)," but it's juxtaposed with "Honey Come On, Dance With Me," a decided pop-style number that was theme to the Spin-A-Long TV show, hosted by DJ Alan Freeman, whose notions of pop-based rock & roll were perfectly represented by the Viscounts. These guys were hip enough to share a program with the Beatles early in the latter's national stardom, but not to survive what the Beatles and the acts they pulled onto the national U.K. charts did to rock & roll and pop music. Actually, the group's material here from 1962 onward is not bad, and is of a piece with the work of Helen Shapiro and other pre-Beatles pop/rockers, but be warned — the last half-dozen songs here were derived from their contribution to a trad jazz compilation album, and feature the Viscounts shoehorned into a 1920s repertoire that will only be appreciated by listeners familiar with that British offshoot of Dixieland jazz.

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1. Shortnin' Bread 2. Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum 3. That's Alright 4. Rockin' Little Angel 5. Money (Is The Root Of All Evil) 6. One-Armed Bandit 7. Banned In Boston 8. Moonlight Promises 9. Joe Sweeney 10. Honey Come On, Dance With Me 11. Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) 12. What Am I Saying 13. Mama's Doin' The Twist 14. I'm Going - But I'll Be Back 15. One Of The Guys 16. Dear Mary Brown 17. Everybody's Got A Ya-Ya 18. A Lot Of Livin' To Do 19. That Stranger (Used To Be My Girl) 20. Silent Night 21. Don't Let Me Cross Over 22. I'm Coming Home 23. It's You 24. I'll Never Get Over You 25. Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue 26. Yes Sir, That's My Baby 27. Well I Ask You 28. I Wanna Be Loved By You 29. That's My Weakness Now 30. Ain't She Sweet 31. You'Ve Got To See Mama Every Night

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The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - (Vol 2 Breaking Through) (1967)

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The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - (Vol 2 Breaking Through)

Review by Richie Unterberger :
The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, no strangers to weirdness on their prior 1967 album Part One, had still often stuck to relatively straightforward, concise, and pop-flavored songs on that LP. Here they stretched out into less structured, more avowedly psychedelic (and indeed experimental) territory, with mixed results. "Smell of Incense" (covered for a small hit by Southwest FOB) was sublime psych-pop. Yet "Suppose They Give a War and No One Comes" was just some fool — actually the band's chief investor, lyricist, and tambourine player, Bob Markley — grafting silly, self-consciously freaky recitation of a vintage 1936 Franklin Roosevelt speech onto an ominous fuzz guitar backup. Other cuts like "In the Arena" and "Overture — WCPAEB Part II" were free-form psychedelic creepiness without the strong content of, say, likely influence Frank Zappa. Yet some of the strangest efforts exert their own strange charm, like "Buddha," with its unfathomable delineation of a garden of delights set against chimes, tinkles, and gongs. Interspersed with all this was some generic country-folk-rock (although the wavering backup bagpipes on "Delicate Fawn" give even that a weird sheen), fair harmony soft rock ("Queen Nymphet"), and unhinged garage-psych-fuzz madness. There's half a decent (if screwy) psychedelic album here, and half incoherence, particularly when so many disparate tracks and styles are slung against each other. The CD reissue on Sundazed adds mono single mixes of "Smell of Incense" and "Unfree Child."

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1. In The Arena 2. Suppose They Give A War And No One Comes 3. Buddha 4. Smell Of Incense 5. Overture -- WCPAEB Part II 6. Queen Nymphet 7. Unfree Child 8. Carte Blanche 9. Delicate Fawn 10. Tracy Had A Hard Day Sunday 11. Smell Of Incense (Single Mix) 12. Unfree Child (Single Mix)

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FREDDIE & THE DREAMERS - A's B's & EP's

Mp3 192\73 Mb
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Review by William Ruhlmann :
Freddie & the Dreamers released 17 singles and seven EPs on the Columbia Records subsidiary of EMI in the U.K. (no relation to the American Columbia label) between 1963 and 1969. Even allowing for some overlap, those releases added up to more than the 24 tracks on this CD. In part, that's because the selections only run up to 1966, when the hits ran out, but this simply is not a comprehensive collection of the recordings featured on the group's singles and EPs. Rather, the title is just an excuse for another Freddie & the Dreamers best-of. In fact, the main point about the emphasis on selections from singles and EPs has to do with the mixes that were used. The word in the largest print face on the CD cover is "mono," and indeed the tracks are presented in monophonic sound. All of the band's U.K. Top 40 hits are included, but U.S. fans will be less pleased by the omission of "Do the Freddie," which was released only on LP in Britain. Freddie & the Dreamers seem to have filled out their EPs with the kind of American R&B covers also being played by the other British beat groups. Their version of Leiber & Stoller's "Kansas City," like the Beatles' version, is actually a medley with Little Richard's "Hey! Hey! Hey!" copied from Little Richard's 1959 recording. A complete, chronological collection of their singles and EPs would make for a good portrait of the band. This is not that collection.
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1 If you gotta make a fool of somebody2 Feel so blue3 I'm telling you now4 What have I done to you5 You were made for me6 Send a letter to me7 Money (that's what I want)8 Zip A dee Doo Dah(Song of the south)9 Over you10 Come back when you're ready11 Kansas city12 I'm a hog for you13 I love You Baby14 Don't make me cry15 Just for you16 I just don't understand17тI Understand18 I Will19 A Little love20 Things I'd like to say21 Silly girl22 In my baby's arms23 I wonder who the lucky guy will be24 A Love like you
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The Raik's Progress - Sewer Rat Love Chant (1966)

Mp3 320\91 Mb
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Biography by Richie Unterberger :
The Raik's Progress made just one garage-psychedelic single, "Why Did You Rob Us, Tank?"/"Sewer Rat Love Chant," in 1966. Though the song titles might lead you to believe the group dealt in weirdness along the lines of early Mothers of Invention or the Red Krayola, actually the songs were not as strange lyrically as the titles seemed to portend. The music, though, was fairly strange for its time, with "Sewer Rat Love Chant" one of the earlier examples of raga-rock to filter down into the garage substratum. The less distinctive, but still worthy, flip side, "Why Did You Rob Us, Tank?," had a similar approach, but bore a more audible folk-rock Byrds influence. Both sides were reissued on the Sundazed CD Sewer Rat Love Chant... Read More...
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The Raik's Progress - Sewer Rat Love Chant

Review by Richie Unterberger :
Although the Raik's Progress only released one single in their brief career (both sides of which are included here), Sundazed magically conjured the Sewer Rat Love Chant album out of their legacy by tacking on ten songs from a live 1966 performance at the Rainbow Ballroom in Fresno. It's the studio single, though, that's the highlight of this disc, as "Sewer Rat Love Chant" is an above average piece of early minor-keyed raga-rock (and not as lyrically weird as its title indicates), with its flip side, "Why Did You Rob Us, Tank?," showing a more pronounced Byrds influence, particularly in the vocal harmonies. The live material actually boasts pretty good sound quality for a 1966 concert recording, and is comprised mostly of original material that's more in the standard raw garage mold than their sole 45. Although the performances and vocals are a mite unrefined, most of the tunes aren't bad at all. "Don't Need You" is soaked in the morose Farfisa organ swirl common to much 1966 garage, punctuated by what sounds like clanks of a rusty anvil, and several of the other group originals are overheated, semi-incoherent punk blues. There are also live versions of both songs from the single, as well as covers of songs by Them, the Byrds, and the Animals that testify to their good taste, though enjoyment of the version of the Byrds' "It's No Use" is compromised by the group's apparent unfamiliarity with all of the words and chord changes. On the other hand, there must have been few other American groups indeed who covered the non-LP Animals B-side "I'm Going to Change the World," done here with considerable guts.
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1. Sewer Rat Love Chant 2. Why Did You Rob Us, Tank? 3. "F" In 'A' 4. Baby, Please Don't Go - 5. Don't Need You 6. It's No Use - 7. Call My Name - 8. All Night Long 9. Prisoner of Chillon 10. Sewer Rat Love Chant 11. Why Did You Rob Us, Tank? 12. I'm Gonna Change the World
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Ranetki - Ranetki 2005 Russia

Mp3 320\ 105 Mb
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Luv'd ones - Truth Gotta Stand ('66 - '68)

Mp3 320\130Mb
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Members
Char Vinnedge Chris; Vinnedge Mary; Gallagher ;Faith Orem.
The Luv'd Ones were an all-female American garage rock band in the 1960s. Led by singer/guitarist Charlotte 'Char' Vinnedge, the group released singles on the Chicago-based Dunwich Records. Vinnedge sang lead vocals and played lead guitar and the rest of the band was filled out by her sister Chris on bass, Mary Gallagher on rhythm guitar and Faith Orem on drumset. The band was mostly Vinnedge's project: she wrote all of their songs, designed their artwork, fixed their equipment and even drove their van on tours. ... more From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Luv'd ones - Truth Gotta Stand
Review by Cub Koda:
Rising from teen girl band ashes known as the Tremolons, guitarist-gal rocker visionary Char Vinnedge put together the Luv'd Ones, Dunwich's only all-girl punk group. But the Luv'd Ones were no mere boy toys with instruments; under Vinnedge's direction, she wrote the dark, somber originals, played lead guitar and generally directed the band in the male-infested waters of mid-'60s rock & roll. That their siren song was unheard 'til now (a small batch of singles only) is no reflection on their material or their talents, both in abundance on this excellent 20-track compilation. Largely comprising unissued demos and long lost sessions (their sides as the Tremolons are on a separate Sundazed vinyl EP) and all of it steeped in fuzztoned swirls of sound, this is a pretty amazing little collection of DIY female punk spirit done just right. A missing chapter in rock & roll history
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01 - Dance Kid Dance02 - Up Down Sue03 - Stand Tall04 - Yeah I'm Feelin' Fine05 - Walkin' The Dog06 - Come Back07 - Scratchy08 - The Memory Of It All09 - I'm Leaving You10 - Truth Gotta Stand11 - It's Quiet12 - He Cried13 - Come On In14 - Please Get Up15 - And When I'm Sad16 - Walk Me To The Door17 - You'll Never Know18 - One Day's Mood19 - Portrait20 - Your Mind Is
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