11.06.2008

The Dimensions: From All Dimensions (US, 1966)

From Park Ridge, Illinois. The album is a classic of the 'prep-rock' garage genre, rather like the Rising Storm album, only this supposedly had a pressing of just 100 making it a mega-buck rarity. The Eva reissue has an extra track and costs a lot less!

There were many obscure garage bands in the mid-'60s who released limited editions of all-cover albums to be given away at gigs and school. Most of these albums were virtually worthless except as time capsules, but there were a few scattered exceptions that proved the rule -- LPs of this kind by T.C. Atlantic and the Litter became valued collector's items. The Dimensions were another example. Nothing is known about this Chicago college group, whose derivative, but exciting, album achieved a much greater audience when it was reissued for the '60s collector audience in the '80s.



Album review

Not an original bone in their body on this 1966 album of 12 covers, but The Dimensions did a good job as aspiring Rolling Stones. Killer versions of "Carol" and "Do You Love Me" highlight this timepiece, with the kind of crudely amplified raw guitars and frenetic drums that could not be reproduced by the most exacting current scientific methods.






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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Celebrated Chicago frat-garage LP that's also one of the real rarities of the local mid-1960s LP scene. For those who find the North-East preprock LPs too lowkey this is the remedy - a solid party mood similar to the Raider's best albums with some Stones thrown in. The tape splice in "Mary Lou" derives from the original LP, apparently. A solid dose of mid-60s fun, all covers naturally.

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

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Ruza said...

Excelente blog. Dejé, que cosa más triste, el garage y el freak hace años y al ver todo esto sólo pienso en lo que me pierdo. Perdón, me perdía. Un saludo.

Ruza said...

Excelente blog. Dejé, que cosa más triste, el garage y el freak hace años y al ver todo esto sólo pienso en lo que me pierdo. Perdón, me perdía. Un saludo.

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

Nunca es tarde ruza!
que mejor manera de retomar esos caminos ahora...
y con ayuda de los blogs!

Abrazos

Anonymous said...

Great place & rare as hell stuff!!
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanx for your sharings, you have great things in your collection !

Outerpsych

Anonymous said...

Аааааааа! Эта музыка реально сносит крышу! СПАСИБО!

Михаил. Новосибирск.

Anonymous said...

Acabo de conocer tu blog
Gran trabajo. Me encantó :)

Gracias, Pablo!
Recuerdos de Brasil,

Ana Carolina