Hello Folks, just for your information i will go to the sun this year from the 23rd of this month until around the 15th of october. I got the confirmation today. Hurray :-). hope we will meet here again after my holidays.


Monday, 28 August 2017

Texas Garage: The Livin' End - Unreleased Texas Garage Sounds 1965-68 (1998 Collectables) Flac & mp3@320

The Livin' End: Bill Leitner, Tommy Marlin (vocals); Wayland Huey, Robert Olivera (guitar); Lee Pence (organ, background vocals); Billy Robertson (drums).

The Coachmen: Don Nicholas (vocals); Wayland Huey (guitar); Tommy Nixon (bass); Tommy Swindle (drums). 

As far i know the band came from Abilene, Texas but that's nearly all i know about the guys. However the songs here are fine garage stuff often with a bluesy feeling. But also jangly tunes are presented here. And they were a band of very professionel players. A lot of highlights here. If you like garage of the sixties you are right here.

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Various Artists - The Best of the Girl Groups Vol.2 (1990 Rhino Records) Flac & mp3@320

Picking up where the first volume left off, The Best of the Girl Groups, Vol. 2 contains 18 classics from the golden age of girl groups. These are hardly leftovers; if anything, it feels like a greatest-hits collection, thanks to songs such as "My Boyfriend's Back," "Sweet Talkin' Guy," "The Loco-Motion," "A Lover's Concerto," "Chains," "Popsicles and Icicles," "Tell Him," "Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)," "Easier Said Than Done," and "Johnny Get Angry."

A few of these tunes may sound a little dated, but the startling thing about The Best of the Girl Groups, Vol. 2 is that the majority of the music sounds as fresh and exuberant as it did when it was originally released. Which only reiterates the fact that this isn't just some of the best girl group pop ever made -- it's some of the best pop of any era.(

Here is vol.2 of this very fine part of sixties pop music.

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Various Artists - The Best of the Girl Groups Vol.1 (1990 Rhino Records) Flac & mp3@320

Rhino's Best of the Girl Groups, Vol. 1 collects 18 of the greatest girl group singles, including the Ad Libs' "The Boy From New York City," Betty Everett's "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)," the Exciters' "He's Got the Power," and Claudine Clark's "Party Lights." The Shangri-Las have no less than three of their singles -- "Leader of the Pack," "Remember (Walking in the Sand)," and "Give Him a Great Big Kiss" -- included here, while two of the Shirelles' finest, "Baby It's You" and "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," and the Chiffons' "He's So Fine" and "One Fine Day" reaffirm why all three acts are among the best girl groups.

Most of the style's big hits, such as the Dixie Cups' "Chapel of Love," are featured, but the lesser-known tracks, like the Jaynetts' "Sally, Go Round the Roses," Evie Sands' "I Can't Let Go," and Skeeter Davis' "I Can't Stay Mad at You," keep the collection interesting for more serious fans of girl group pop. A solid, entertaining album, Best of the Girl Groups, Vol. 1 is a must for anyone interested in one of the most distinctive sounds of the '60s.(

This is the first disc of two rhino released in 1990 who gathers popular and successful girl groups of the sixties. If you are interested in this kind of pop music you will know most of the groups here. This two discs ( i will post the second subsequent after this one) are great pop music and if you don't know this part of pop history you should give it a try.

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The Unrelated Segments & The Tidal Waves - Where You Gonna Go 1968 (1998 Collectables) Flac & mp3@320

This 21-song collection should be a killer disc, highlighted not only by six classic sides from the original Unrelated Segments, which existed through 1967, but six songs from their Detroit compatriots, the Tidal Waves. Unfortunately, it also includes further tracks by the reconfigured group circa 1969, and five additional songs by Ron Stults from his early post-1969 solo career, and the latter, alas, along with the later Segments songs, detract from the overall value.

The core of this CD is lean, mean garage punk with a mournful, late-teens angst and a huge amount of talent involved: hooks that guitarist Rory Mack pulls out of thin air and spins into a bluesy folk-rock proto-psychedelic web; Ron Stults' powerful singing; and Barry Von Engelen's melodic bass work, reminiscent of Chris Hillman in his days with the Byrds. This is prime garage punk, which could easily have rivaled the 13th Floor Elevators or the Beau Brummels' best work.

The 15 Unrelated Segments tracks are augmented by the inclusion of six songs by the Tidal Waves, another Detroit-based band, even younger (three junior high schoolers in the lineup) than the Segments, who also recorded for S.V.R. Records. Their stuff is rawer and more sneering, less melodic but not a trace less impressive -- these boys incorporated the strongest elements of Paul Revere & the Raiders' early work ("Kicks" etc.) with the kind of hard-playing edge (especially on the guitars) that the British bands were bringing to music in 1964 -- a true, raucous, screaming punk sound with a crude, unpretentious energy, sort of the Kingsmen meet the British invasion.
Their version of "Farmer John" hit number one on the charts in Detroit, and would have put them on the map nationally if S.V.R. Records had only had better distribution; it's a highlight here, but most of the rest lives up to its promise. The sound is excellent, and the notes, although crudely assembled, give a good picture of the two bands' histories. The later tracks by the Segment and Ron Stults, however, are simply loud psychedelia with a raucous metal edge and no style.

They're a chore to listen to for anyone who likes the classic garage punk represented elsewhere on the CD, and that part of the disc is only rescued by some rehearsal tapes of the early band which finish off the album.(

Despite the weaker part of the disc as mentioned in the review this is nevertheless a really good
collection of fine garage sound of the sixties.

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The Rolling Stones - Complete BBC Sessions 1963 - 1965 2CD (2017 Ass Blaster Records, Fan Made Project-Not For Sale) Flac & mp3

The Rolling Stones' BBC sessions haven't been accorded the same deluxe bootleg treatment as those of The Beatles, for two big reasons: they didn't record nearly as much for the Beeb as The Fab Four, and (unlike The Beatles) didn't record many tracks that they didn't release on record. Good fidelity tapes exist of a few dozen of their mid-'60s BBC airshots, and fans will find them worth picking up. Heavy on R&B covers (the Stones, like The Beatles, didn't record for the BBC after 1965), the tracks, as is par for the course on radio sessions, don't better or usually even equal the studio renditions, but have an interesting rougher live feel.

They did manage to let rip on a half-dozen or so unreleased covers, and these items are naturally the most interesting, especially their takes on "Memphis, Tennessee" and their incendiary "Roll Over Beethoven," which is perhaps even better than the well-known Beatle version.(Richie Unterberger

There are a lot bootlegs of the BBC sessions by the Stones out there. This is a really good one. This is the Stones at a time the whole madness of superstardom was short before to begin.Very bluesy and a lot of rhythm and blues stuff is here but also the early pop hits of the band. It's a two disc fan ''release''. And it's like allmusic said, the Stones haven't done much recordings for the BBC. But here are some big fat gems. And what this recordings shows is how good the Stones really were. And i am not a Stones fan.

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VA - Fuzz, Flaykes & Shakes Vol.3 - Stay Out Of My World (1999 Bacchus Archives) Flac & mp3@320

There are 18 more obscurities from the mid- to late '60s on the third volume of this garage rock series, falling squarely in the middle of the pack as far as worth and interest. For some that might qualify as a ringing recommendation. Others might be put off by the relatively unexceptional songwriting and the limited melodic and creative range, often sticking to brooding minor keys, topped off with some fuzz guitar and folk-rock trimmings. This isn't wonderful stuff, but there are some songs here and there that stick out. The Soul Survivors' "Can't Stand to Be in Love With You," which is like a mating of a Zombies-type tune with U.S. garage raunch, was a number one hit in Denver in late 1965 (and if you're wondering, they were not the Soul Survivors who had a huge hit with "Expressway to Your Heart," but an entirely different band). The Tikis' "Somebody's Son," a first-person tale of an abandoned orphan, is pretty strong stuff for a teen-oriented 1966 single. The Merseybeats USA's "Nobody Loves Me That Way" is more in the typical teen rock mold, but is one of the few cuts here to feature (somewhat) name performers, as Terry Adams and Steve Ferguson went on to NRBQ. The Camel Drivers' "The Grass Looks Greener" is another effective utilization of a Zombies-type sheen to the songwriting.(

Here is part three of the Bacchus Archives series and i hope you like what you have heard till now by the first two volumes.

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