Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Dedikation (1969)

The Dedikation were from Upper Hutt near Wellington and their interpretation of the Marmalade number "Wait For Me Mary-Anne" reached number 2 in the New Zealand charts. It was a pretty good piece of psych-pop with lots of phasing. Their follow up "Ruby Tuesday" (charted at No. 12) was a ridiculous version of the Rolling Stones song. Every time I hear the track I can't get Kermit the Frog out of my mind. Their only album (reissued on Breeder Backtrack Archive Series BY 843088 / 2001) contains the two hit singles and a really great remake of the Cryan' Shames "Greenburg, Glickstein, Charles, David Smith & Jones", with loads of phasing and psychedelic behaviour. Also notable is "Pretender" that could easily fit onto a mod-allnighter. If you dig late sixties sounds like Apple and/or Grapefruit (it's not as good as THAT though) this one's might be for you.

Tracklist:
- Greenburg, Glickstein, Charles, David Smith & Jones
- Here Comes Jane
- Be A Woman
- Bare Footin'
- Roly
- Season Of The Witch
- Wait For Me Marie-Anne
- Travelling Circus
- Pretender
- Ruby Tuesday
- Reach Out
- Mr. Diengly Sad

Personnel:
Graeme Collins (organ, piano, lead vcls) [AB]
Graham Harvey (bs) [AB]
Ray Mercer (lead gtr) [AB]
Michael Parlane (drms) [A]
Bruce Whitelaw (drms) [B]


Band origin:
Hutt Valley (New Zealand)

Discographie:
Albums:
1. (B) The Dedikation (Philips BY 843088) 1969

45's:
1. Hayride/Bare Footin' (Polydor 425211) 1969
2. Wait For Me Marie-Anne/Sally Had A Party
   (Polydor 425213) 1969
3. Ruby Tuesday/Be A Woman (Polydor 425224) 1969

Get it here (Artwork included / vinyl rip)

Listen to
Greenburg, Glickstein, Charles, David Smith & Jones

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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mr. magoo said...

Thanks for this link

Pep Sonic said...

Dear friend,
Your posts are great! Never heard of this album before. Thanks for the music and the comments to it. Cheers and Merry Xmas!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for that LP, and especially for "Mary-Anne", yet another Howard/Blaikley track I was not aware of.
You've got a marvelous blog, and it's not the first time I find some wonderful Beat.

Likewise (from New-Zealand), another blog once uploaded Larry's Rebels, with what seem to be great covers of The Creation and more.
But the link was gone in only a matter of days... Too bad!

Buffalo Billycan said...

I think I can help you out with "Larry's Rebels". I will post it in the next few days.