Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Music Explosion - Anthology

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One-hit-wonder Ohio garage band that reached number two in 1967 with "Little Bit O'Soul," a great gutsy pop/rock number with a classic bass-organ riff. Whatever personality they may have had was coated in the studio by producers Jeffrey Katz and Jerry Kasenetz, who would soon help create bubblegum with acts like the 1910 Fruitgum Co. and the Ohio Express. The Music Explosion didn't have nearly as juvenile a sound as those groups, but they never latched onto another piece of material nearly as attention grabbing as "Little Bit O'Soul," entering the Top 100 only once more with the tiny hit "Sunshine Games."

Although it could have been packaged and sequenced with more care, One Way's 21-track Anthology provides all the material a hardcore fan could want from a Music Explosion collection, and far more than the average listener needs. While "Little Bit O' Soul" is an incredible single, the remainder of the group's songs are generally undistinguished, ranging between competent garage covers and pleasant, but unmemorable, '60s pop/rock, making Anthology unnecessary for anyone but dedicated '60s collectors.

1. Music Explosion - Little Bit O' Soul (2:21)

2. Music Explosion - I See The Light (2:35)

3. Music Explosion - Everybody (2:29)

4. Music Explosion - Love, Love, Love, Love, Love (2:46)

5. Music Explosion - Good Time Feeling (2:35)

6. Music Explosion - 96 Tears (2:39)

7. Music Explosion - Can't Stop Now (2:50)

8. Music Explosion - Let Yourself Go (2:35)

9. Music Explosion - Patches Dawn (2:40)

10. Music Explosion - One Potato Two (3:08)

11. Music Explosion - What Did I Do To Deserve Such A Fate (2:25)

12. Music Explosion - (Hey) La,La,La (2:09)

13. Music Explosion - Little Black Egg (2:55)

14. Music Explosion - Stay By My Side (2:17)

15. Music Explosion - Sunshine Games (2:04)

16. Music Explosion - We Gotta Go Home (2:12)

17. Music Explosion - What's Your Name (2:22)

18. Music Explosion - Jack In The Box (2:05)

19. Music Explosion - What You Want(Baby I Want You) (2:11)

20. Music Explosion - Where Are We Going? (2:18)

21.  - Music Explosion - Yes Sir
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