3.18.2008

Garage Beat '66, Volume 1: Like What, Me Worry?! (Great and essential)

ALBUM INFO

Sundazed's Garage Beat '66 series of mid-'60s garage rock takes much the same approach as hundreds, if not thousands, of such compilations that have been issued since the late '70s. Each volume has an assortment of tracks from all over North America, many of them rare, none of them national hits, and most of the acts known only within their region, if at all. The emphasis is on raw, fuzzy outrage, often inspired by (but not as polished as) the more R&B-aligned end of the British Invasion. It's not as good as the Nuggets box set (in part because it's lacking in pop hooks as strong as those that made many of the Nuggets selections actual hits), and not as good as the best of the many sub-Nuggets comps of '60s garage. It's better than the average '60s garage rock anthology, though, in part because unlike virtually all other such animals, the tracks are mastered from the original sources, and the liner notes include copious commentary on each selection by garage rock authorities. So if you're the kind of fan likely to collect such stuff, although you may well already have items like 006's "Like What, Me Worry," the Fe-Fi-Four Plus 2's "I Wanna Come Back (From the World of LSD)," and the Sparkles' "Hipsville 29 B.C. (I Need Help)" elsewhere, you may well not have them in as good fidelity as they boast here. While the songs do tend toward basic bluesy teen rants, there's room for some eclecticism, particularly in the inclusion of John Hammond's cover of Billy Boy Arnold's "I Wish You Would" from a 1966 single (with Bill Wyman on bass and Robbie Robertson on guitar, and a different version than the one that appears on his album So Many Roads); Matthew Moore Plus Four's garage-folk-rock cover of Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Codyne (She's Real)"; and Words of Luv's version of an obscure P.F. Sloan folk-rocker, "I'd Have to Be Outta My Mind." The no-holds-barred absurdity of the aforementioned "I Wanna Come Back (From the World of LSD)" and the crunching soul-rock-pop of the Sparkles' "No Friend of Mine" stick out as the highlights, however.

BANDS IN THIS COMPILATION

1. 006 2. Country Gentlemen 3. Fever Tree 4. Sparkles 5. Century's 6. The Kreeg 7. The In 8. The Ban 9. Executioners 10. The Odyssey 11. Matthew Moore Plus Four 12. Words of Luv 13. The Five of Us 14. John Hammond 15. Just Two Guys 16. Olivers 17. Neal Ford & the Fanatics 18. Somestack Lightnin' 19. Sparkles 20. Fe-Fi-Four Plus 2

DONT YOU HAVE IT ? ? ? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING ? ? ? ! ! !
A GARAGE MUST.

NEW LINK: I Wanna Come Back (From The World Of LSD) ! ! ! !

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

password please! I can´t wait to listen to it! I love this blog, man!

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

Cant find/remember the damn password... so new rip and link will have to be done, if i ll do that at bitrate of 320, more than 1 link...so ... less bitrate?
If anyone finds the right password...let me know...
it was
mza-garagebeat1, or mza-garagevol1
cant remember ! ! my apollogies...

Pablo
(new link coming)

Anonymous said...

the two passwords are wrongs.

Anonymous said...

Greetings from England!

Please post the correct password or re-up the file.

Thank You :-)

from montreal said...

anyone found it ???

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

new link - new password:
sory

llopdelblues said...

Congratulations by the creators of this blog and their musica garage. Please somebody can indicate to me qual is the password

Anonymous said...

hey whats the right pass help please

chino said...

The password is: sory
Wasn't that clear?!?!

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

PASSWORD:


sory

Botánico said...

Thanks again!

May I make one suggestion? Could you change your blog appearance? Because white letters on black are going to destroy my eyes! I know black on white is not so interesting or cool, but it's better for reading. Or maybe you can use bigger letters. Don't misunderstand, it's fine, but my eyes and my head pain in a while.

Thank you for all the information and the great music.

imadouchebag said...

Totally far out. Thanks.

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

hehehe sory to hear that this appearance hurt your eyes ! ! uuuu so sory to hear this...i chose black cause... i really dont know ! jajajaja sory man... i ll think about a new image perhaps.

Yes i suppose it would be bad if i really like a blog but the appearance makes my eyes hurt, ill think about that, a tip perhaps, if it helps
try to copy the info a stick it in word or in another program with white `pages.

Thanks again man for your comments, hope to see you here more often

Anonymous said...

thanks home boy

Anonymous said...

ahhh pass :(
i loves this..

cheers!

Pablo Cazorla (a.k.a. The Bomber) said...

passw:
sory

Anonymous said...

how about VVol. 6 & Vol. 7?

The Bomber said...

do not have those vols in my collection.

gregg said...

One of the groups on this vol. is THE BAN, from Lompoc, CA. They would move to L.A., change their name to The Now, and with the exit of Tony McGuire (the original guitarist.. '66 we were still drafting kids to die in Vietnam!) the bass player on this cut, Frank Straight, would move to lead, they would go through a half a dozen new bass players until they settled on David Zandanotti and cut a bunch demos for Embassy Records in LA. Following great giging in and around Southern California but little effort on Embassy's behalf to push their only single as The Now, they would catch the eye of Matthew Katz and move to San Francisco becoming Tripsichord Music Box. Matthew had already been associated with the Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape and was also signing David LaFlame and crew to become It's A Beautiful Day. Those Guys from Lompoc did a lot of recording work in SF, but very little would ever surface. Only 3 tracks on the "Fifth Pipe Dream" compilation, and one LP "Tripsichord" both on the San Francisco Sound label(distributed originally by Janus Records. Both are now available on CD.)

The Bomber said...

Fuaaa gregg..thanks for the info man!!
Didnt know all that...shame that Nam was happening at that time... :(

Yes heard about the fith pipe dream & tripschord...both highly recommended.

Sundazed said...

Please remove this an all other Sundazed titles from your blog. These are still in print with us and active in our catalog. Thank you!