Friday, January 18, 2008

V.A. - The Bad Vibrations of 16 U.S.A.
Lost Bands

This was the second edition of the garage compilation that was originally released by Fossil a year earlier. Why Akarma (Akarma AK 123 / 2000) changed the Soul Inc. track from the first edition with the boring cover "Light My Fire" by Colossal is a mystery to me. But there are some great garage songs here for instance by Mixed Emotions, Gil Bateman or The Disciples.

Tracklist:
1. Jim Doval & The Gaucho's - Mama Keep Yo! Big Mouth Shut
taken from the single
Mama Keep Yo! Big Mouth Shut/She's So Fine (Diplomacy 17) 1965
Personnel: Jim Doval (lead vcls, keyb'ds, hrmnca), Al Hernandez (gtr), Joe Silva (bs), Al Lopez (sax, flute, bs, gtr), Martin Murilly (drms), Kelly Smith (drms).
Band origin: Fresno (California/US)
2. Wanted - Lots More Where You Came From
taken from the single
Knock On Wood/Lots More Where You Came From (Detroit Sound 230) 1967
Personnel: Tim Shea (lead gtr), Arnie de Clark (gtr), Bill Montgomery (bs), Dave Fernstrom (keyb’ds), Chip Steiner (drms).
Band origin: Detroit (Michigan/US)
3. Mersey Beats U.S.A. - Nobody Loves Me That Way
taken from the single
30 Second Lover/Nobody Loves Me That Way (Top Dog 2322) 1967
Personnel incl.: Bob Yates (vcls) [ABC], Steve Fergusson (lead gtr) [AB], Bob Webb (bs) [ABC], Chaucey Hobbs (keyb'ds) [A], Don Szymansky (drms) [ABC], Terry Adams (keyb'ds) [B], Gary Fust (keyb'ds) [C], Rick Micka (lead gtr) [C], Rudy Helms (lead gtr), John Wilson (bs), Ron Reed (keyb'ds), Dutch Kirchner (drms).
Band origin: Shively (Kentucky/US)
4. Boys Next Door - Suddenly She Was Gone
taken from the single
Why Be Proud/Suddenly She Was Gone (Soma 1439) 1965
Personnel: Steve Lester (lead vcls, lead gtr), Jim Adams (gtr, vcls), Steve Drybread (bs, vcls), Skeet Bushor (keyb’ds, vcls), Jim Koss (drms, vcls).
Band origin: Indianapolis (Indiana/US)
5. Tree - Man From No Where
taken from the single
No Good Woman/Man From Nowhere (Barvis 7010) 1967
Personnel: Jeff Cook (gtr), David Farrar (bs, vcls), Anthony Cloud (organ, vcls), Johnny Laspoda (drms).
Band origin: Wilmington (Delaware/US)
6. Mixed Emotions - Can't You Stop It Now

taken from the single
Can't You Stop It Now/I'll Fade Away (Kustom Kut 45001) 1968
Personnel: Ronnie Ghetti (vcls), Jerry Simmons (lead gtr, vcls), Tim Hayes (bs, vcls), Wendall Herrington (keyb'ds, vcls), Rodney Linder (drms).
Band origin: Coden (Alabama/US)
7. Colossal - Light My Fire
taken from the single
Light My Fire/? (Gaff GF-247) 196?
Personnel/Band origin: unknown
8. Rocks - Because We're Young
taken from the single
Because We're Young/My Only Love (Woodrich WR-1249) 1965
Personnel: unknown
Band origin: Alabama [unconfirmed]
9. Dimensions - Penny
taken from the single
She’s Boss/Penny (Panorama 25 + HBR 1477) 1966
Personnel: Lee Dark (vcls), Joe Villa (gtr), Ron Villa (bs), Clyde Heaton (organ), Bill Hoak (drms).
Band origin: Mercer Island (Washington/US)
10. Gil Bateman - Wicked Love
taken from the single
Wicked Love/Goodnight Irene (Panorama 12) 1965
Personnel incl.: Gil Bateman (vcls, gtr), Dan Olason (lead gtr), Pete Riches (bs), Bill Olason (organ), Dave Hummon (drms).
Band origin: Seattle (Washington/US)
11. Abstract Sound - I'm Trying
taken from the single
Blacked Out Mind/I'm Trying
(Gray Sounds GS 006 + Sound of Soul 1002) 1967

Personnel: unknown
Band origin: Springfield (New Jersey/US)
12. Sandmen - World Full Of Dreams
taken from the single
World Full Of Dreams/You And I (Night Owl J-6769) 1967
Personnel: Bob Scott (lead vcls, keyb’ds), David St. Louis (lead gtr), Clint Gundrum (gtr), Bill Boettche (bs), Jerry Bast (drms).
Band origin: West Bend (Wisconsin/US)
13. Monacles - Everybody Thinks I'm Lonely
taken from the single
Everybody Thinks I'm Lonely/Now That I'm Here (Variety Films 601) 1967
Personnel: Marlow Hendrix [aka Marlow Stewart] (lead gtr) [AB], Skip Hahn (gtr, organ) [A], Jim Newby (bs, vcls) [AB], Phil Gray (drms) [AB], Joe Cunningham (organ) [B].
Band origin: Orange County (California/US)
14. Disciples - Junior Saw It Happen
taken from the single
Junior Saw It Happen/Only The Blind Can See (Ivanhoe 50,001) 1966
Personnel: John "Moon" Martin (gtr, vcls), Jim Pulte (bs, vcls), Phil Hope (keyb'ds), Eric Dalton [aka Milton Sanders] (drms).
Band origin: Oklahoma City (Oklahoma/US)
15. Distant Sounds - It Reminds Me
taken from the single
It Reminds Me/Dreamin' (Citation 17371/2) 1966
Personnel incl.: Ben Bembenek (gtr), Dennis Casaubon (drms).
Band origin: Webster (Massachusetts/US)
16. New Chains III - The End
taken from the single
The End/Like A Friend (Enterprise 5242) 1967
Personnel: Steve Bacall (lead gtr, vcls), Steve Salaz (rhythm gtr), Rob Campbell (bs), Ron Fontes (organ), Eddie Doros (drms).
Band origin: Fort Myers (Florida/US)

Get it here (Artwork included / vinyl rip)

Listen to Mixed Emotions: Can't You Stop It Now



Listen to Disciples: Junior Saw It Happen

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

very good compilation.
jeanbernardFrance

Pablo "Cazorla" said...

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Anonymous said...

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jeanbernardFrance

Xyros said...

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