3.26.2008

The Master's Apprentices: Complete Recordings (1965-68)

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One could easily make the case for designating the Master's Apprentices as the best Australian rock band of the '60s. Featuring singer Jim Keays and songwriter/rhythm guitarist Mick Bower, the band's earliest recordings combined the gritty R&B/rock of Brits like the Pretty Things with the minor-key melodies of the Yardbirds. The compelling "Wars or Hands of Time" and the dreamy psychedelia of "Living in a Child's Dream" were undiscovered classics, although the latter was a Top Ten hit in Australia. Bower left the group after suffering a nervous breakdown in late 1967, and the Masters grew steadily less interesting, moving from flower pop and hard rock to progressive and acoustic sounds. Plagued by instability (undergoing eight personnel changes between 1966 and 1968), the group moved to England in the early '70s, achieving some cult success with progressive rock albums before breaking up in 1972.


RAW ROCK MIXED WITH PSYCHEDELIC, THIS COMPILATION CAPTURES ALL THE BAND EARLY RECORDINGS. GIVE IT A TRY.

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7 comments:

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

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Pedro from Argentina said...

Excellent disc.Please post by MASTER'S APPRENTICES:CHOICE CUTS and MASTERPIECE and from HUMAN INSTINCT:HUSTLER and SNATMIN CUTHIN.Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hola desde Salamanca (España) Sólo conocía a estos bestias australianos por el nombre, y ahora que les he escuchado entiendo por qué han trascendido, aunque sólo sea a nivel underground. Muy buen Garage/Beat con algún tinte psicodélico, alejado de la excelencia de sus compañeros británicos pero recomendado para todos los fans del género.

boogieman said...

Fantastic! Love their bo diddey cover (Dancing girl). I knew some of their more "modern" (70s) output: competent hard rock but nothing much exciting. But this is great and can bear comparison with any UK freakbeat band.
Thanks again. I'll buy the CD if I can find it in Sydney.

Anonymous said...

could you plz upload it again??? the link doesnt work anymore!!

thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi. I would have this compilation! I'm too late. How can I do?
Bye by mpj, the greatest italian collector of rolling stones cover.

Pablo Cazorla (aka The Bomber) said...

hi there
think you can find stuff here

http://garagerocks.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Master%27s%20Apprentices

enjoy