I really like this compilation, one of my favs: "She wont have me".
Rare recordings, amateurs band pulling out all of their repertoire!.
Well... what do you think? *-
These gems are from a 12-track LP compilation of young, fledgling New Jersey rock bands from the mid to late 1960s, produced by Alyn Heim and Bill Neale.
hese gentlemen magnanimously provide 11 different amateur rock bands the venue to showcase their talents and original songs on this promotional record (only "The People" get two spots, with what sounds like two completely different bands anyway). Some are just OK, some outright awful, none are actually what you'd call proficient, but all are utterly sincere. The music is unfailingly charming on a ‘locals' level, and there are actually some decent tunes and arrangements buried underneath some often brutal performances and productions. The Avlons in particular should certainly get some kind of award for crafting a rather appealing pop record out of exactly two notes.
It sounds as though the bands were given one take, and then hustled out of the studio, which would seem to defeat the purpose of such a noble venture. Nonetheless, there is an abundance of youthful innocence and joie-de-vivre in these tracks. The true star is whoever wrote the liner notes, which make each of these bands (none of which ever amounted to anything at all) sound like the second coming of the Beatles.
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