Saturday, November 14, 2009

VA - Scream Loud!!! The Fenton Story 2 СD



"... One of the most eagerly awaited compilations of this (or any year) will be available for ordering on November 6th. Hans Kesteloo's Wayback Records is close to releasing Scream Loud: The Fenton Story, "61 prime slabs of mid-'60's Michigan teen punk." The limited edition set will be available as either a double-digipack CD set or as a 3-LP set, and features 32 bands. Some of the great groups include Tonto & The Renegades (who actually recorded for the Fenton offshoot label, Sound of the Sceen), JuJus, Jades, Aardvarks, Plagues, Quests, Penetrations, Mussies, Fugitives, Me & Dem Guys, and Barons (and more). Visit the release's webpage for photos, tracklistings, and more!...."

News & Nuggets OCTOBER 23, 2006*

The 60's Release of the year!!!
Scream Loud!! -The Fenton Story - 61 Prime Slabs of Mid 60's Michigan Teen Punk by 32 Bands. The extremely limited vinyl Boxset contains 3 individual LP's each with their own sleeve + a very informative inserts contain story and liner notes. The 2CD version comes with an ultra extensive 44 page book ! This is the Reissue of the year 2006 !! One of the last lost treasures out of the wild mid sixties now available after 40 years. Many for the very first time. Beautifully re-mastered in gorgeous mono. The sounds presented herein were largely recorded by young people blessed with the innocence of youth, which made all things seem possible even as college, the draft, marriage, and the other responsibilities of the real world were bearing down upon them. Some 40 years later they still possess considerable charm, at the very least evoking the magical aura of the mid-1960s, and at their best standing as enduring musical statements! IMPORT

Often with a label, the encouragement and visions of the head decides what kind of groups sound is promoted. Dave Kalmbach from the Fenton label, a young musician himself, provided a starting support which local groups from the Western Michigan area needed. Most of the 100 singles and few albums that were produced were garage bands. Frank Uhle explains in his splendid introduction, that these groups were less influenced by blues and soul compared to other regional scenes. With some influence of the known more power-melodic beat groups, he writes that this was “…combined with teenage exuberance and a dose of hormonally-induced male aggression” (a description which fits actually with most mid ‘60’s garage, punk), which resulted in a sound that became associated with the label (which also had a few sub-labels). The attitude shown by the bands is much more than usual for a teenage garage/punk style (also related with the area ?) is a ‘feel sure about yourself’ approach, perhaps the uncompromising local way of living tended to take no risks with weak feeling. Like was common in the ‘60’s the singles were meant as potentional hits, and more than once they also succeeded to hit local radio charts. Also great to see is how each of the 32 groups listed (with 62 songs in total) gets extensive background information.

The sound quality is much better than most garage compilations. The two cd’s have a different title and perhaps can be put in a slightly different category as well.

CD 1:

01. The Quest's - I'm Tempted (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.) (1:41)
02. Tonto & The Renegades - Little Boy Blue (Grand Ledge, MI, U.S.A.) (2:29)
03. The Beaux Jens - She Was Mine (Grand Ledge, MI, U.S.A.) (3:14)
04. The JuJus - I'm Really Sorry (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.) (2:27)
05. The Chancellors - 5 Minus 3 (Lansing, MI, U.S.A.) (1:50)
06. The Saharas - They Play It Wild (MI, U.S.A.) (1:39)
07. The Jades - We Got Something Going (Sparta, MI, U.S.A.) (2:27)
08. The Chentelles - Be My Queen (Fennville, MI, U.S.A.) (2:09)
09. The Headhunters - Times We Share (MI, U.S.A.) (3:32)
10. The Assortment - First I Look At The Purse (Lansing, MI, U.S.A.) (2:48)
11. 9th Street Market - You're Gone (Muskegon, MI, U.S.A.) (2:55)
12. The Blokes - All American Girl (MI, U.S.A.) (2:50)
13. The Sheffields - Nothing I Can Do (Holland, MI, U.S.A.) (2:39)
14. The Aardvarks - I Don't Believe (Muskegon, MI, U.S.A.) (2:26)
15. The Blues Company - She's Gone (Bay City, MI, U.S.A.) (2:56)
16. The Soulbenders - 7 And 7 Is (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.) (1:56)
17. The Black Watch - Left Behind (Cedar Springs, MI, U.S.A.) (2:32)
18. The Penetrators - What Went Wrong (MI, U.S.A.) (2:35)
19. The Jades - Surface World (Sparta, MI, U.S.A.) (2:34)
20. The Aardvarks - I'm Higher Than I'm Down (Muskegon, MI, U.S.A.) (2:18)
21. The Mussies - 12 O'Clock, July (South Haven, MI, U.S.A.) (3:45)
22. The JuJus - You Treat Me Bad (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.) (1:55)
23. The Tribe - Fickle Little Girl (U.S.A.) (2:05)
24. The Plagues - Why Can't You Be True (Lansing, MI, U.S.A.) (2:44)
25. Peter & The Prophets - Don't Need Your Lovin' (Detroit, MI, U.S.A.) (2:41)
26. Tonto & The Renegades - I Knew This Thing Would Happen (Grand Ledge, MI, U.S.A.) (2:50)
27. The Barons - Try A Love With Me (MI, U.S.A.) (1:50)
28. The Quest's - Shadows In The Night (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.) (2:38)
29. Me & Dem Guys - Come On Little Sweetheart (MI, U.S.A.) (2:11)
30. Renegades V - Wine Wine Wine (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.) (2:27)

CD 2:

01. The Plagues - I've Been Through It Before (Lansing, MI, U.S.A.) (2:39)
02. The Mussies - Louie Go Home (South Haven, MI, U.S.A.) (2:24)
03. The Fugitives - You Can't Blame That On Me (Lansing, MI, U.S.A.) (2:45)
04. Legends - I'll Come Again (Holland, MI, U.S.A.) (2:10)
05. The JuJus - Do You Understand Me (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.) (2:36)
06. The Quest's - Psychic (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.) (2:36)
07. 9th Street Market - I'm A Baby (Muskegon, MI, U.S.A.) (2:39)
08. Peter & The Prophets - Johnny Of Dreams (Detroit, MI, U.S.A.) (2:49)
09. The Pedestrians - It's Too Late (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.) (1:59)
10. The Beaux Jens - Trouble Baby (Grand Ledge, MI, U.S.A.) (1:59)
11. The Bed Of Roses - I Gotta Fight (Bay City, MI, U.S.A.) (2:47)
12. The Aardvarks - That's Your Way (Muskegon, MI, U.S.A.) (2:15)
13. The Barons - Don't Come Back No More (MI, U.S.A.) (2:16)
14. The Jades - Confined Congregation (Sparta, MI, U.S.A.) (1:52)
15. The Fugitives - I'll Hang Around (Lansing, MI, U.S.A.) (1:53)
16. The Blokes - Slander's Child (MI, U.S.A.) (2:17)
17. Lyn & The Invaders - Boy Is Gone (MI, U.S.A.) (2:39)
18. Tonto & The Renegades - The Easy Way Out (Grand Ledge, MI, U.S.A.) (2:21)
19. The Jades - Please Come Back (Sparta, MI, U.S.A.) (2:11)
20. The Pentagon's - Try And Find (Muskegon, MI, U.S.A.) (2:41)
21. The Plagues - (Clouds Send Down) Tears From My Eyes (Lansing, MI, U.S.A.) (2:48)
22. The Poor Boys Pride - The Place (Muskegon, MI, U.S.A.) (2:25)
23. The Chancellors - Dear John (Lansing, MI, U.S.A.) (2:33)
24. The Assortment - Bless Our Hippy Home (Lansing, MI, U.S.A.) (2:32)
25. The Plagues - Through This World (Lansing, MI, U.S.A.) (2:11)
26. The Aardvarks - I Don't Need You (Muskegon, MI, U.S.A.) (2:30)
27. The Blues Company - Experiment In Color (Bay City, MI, U.S.A.) (2:07)
28. The JuJus - Hey Little Girl (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.) (2:00)
29. Tonto & The Renegades - Anytime You Want Some Lovin' (Grand Ledge, MI, U.S.A.) (2:04)
30. The Quest's - Scream Loud (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.) (2:30)
31. The Pedestrians - Think Twice (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.) (2:47)

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