Friday, February 8, 2008

V.A. - Wild Things [Wyld Kiwi Garage 1966-69]

The subtitle says it all. Great wild garagy sixties sounds from New Zealand. This was first released on vinyl, two years later Flying Nun (right, the label that brought us great music from The Clean, Verlaines, Tall Dwarfs ect.) put out the CD (Flying Nun FNCD 190 D30620 / 1992).

1. La De Da's - Don't You Stand In My Way
taken from the single
Don't You Stand In My Way/I Take What I Want (Philips PF 338078) 1966
Line-up: Phil Keys (vcls), Kevin Borich (lead gtr, vcls), Trevor Wilson (bs), Bruce Howard (organ), Brett Neilson (drms, vcls).
Band origin: Auckland (New Zealand)
2. La De Da's - How Is The Air Up There?
taken from the single
How Is The Air Up There?/Pied Piper (Philips PF 338077) 1966
Line-up/Band origin: See Track 1
3. Smoke - No More Now
taken from the single
Never Trust Another Woman/No More Now (RCA Victor 60438) 1967
Line-up: Ray Nixon (vcls), Brett Tauri (lead gtr), 'Roly' Nixon (gtr), Len Monk (bs), Lester Dempster (drms). Band origin: Auckland (New Zealand)
4. Sandy Edmonds - Come See Me
taken from the single
Come See Me/Now That You've Made Up Your Mind (Zodiac Z45 1261) 1966
Line-up incl.: Sandy Edmonds (vcls). Band origin: Auckland (New Zealand)
5. Cresendos - Now She's Mine
taken from the single
Now She's Mine/I'll Be Around (Allied Int. JAR 548) 1966
Line-up: Graham Johnson (lead gtr), Max Johnson (rhythm gtr), Ian Irvine (bs), Bryan Stewart (drms). Band origin: Wanganui (New Zealand)
6. Action - I Can't Make A Friend
taken from the single
Romeo And Juliet/I Can't Make A Friend (Zodiac Z45 1304) 1967
Line-up: Evan Silva (vcls), Dan Stradwick (gtr, vcls), Jack Stradwick (bs, vcls), John Bissett (organ, gtr, vcls), Brian Harris (drms).
Band origin: Auckland (New Zealand)
7. Tom Thumb - You're Gonna Miss Me
taken from the single
What'cha Gonna Do 'Bout It/You're Gonna Miss Me
(La Gloria GSP 085) 1967

Line-up: Graeme Thompson (lead gtr, vcls), Richard White (gtr, vcls, bs), Paul Newton (bs), Warren Willis (organ, vcls), Sammy Shaw (drms).
Band origin: Wellington (New Zealand)
8. Tom Thumb - I Need You
taken from the single I Need You/Got Love (La Gloria GSP 087) 1967
Line-up/Band origin: See Track 7
9. Bluestars - Social End Product
taken from the single
Social End Product/I'm Over Here (Allied Int. JAR 540) 1966
Line-up: Rik van Bokhoven (lead vcls, rhythm gtr), John Harris (lead gtr, vcls), Murray Savidan (bs, vcls), Jim Crowley (drms).
Band origin: Auckland (New Zealand)
10. Challenge - The Crunch
taken from the single The Crunch/Now You Shake (Impact 1049) 1969
Line-up: Owen Christiansen (lead vcls), John Bush (lead gtr), Gary Clarke (bs), Stephen Clarke (organ), Ricky Ball (drms).
Band origin: Auckland (New Zealand)
11. Principals - I Can't Stop
taken from the single I Can't Stop/I'll Be Around (Allied Int. JAR 558) 1967
Line-up: Bob Graydon (vcls), Gary Frazer (lead gtr), Ray Morgan (rhythm gtr), John Melhop (bs), Graham Dukeson (drms).
Band origin: Auckland (New Zealand)
12. Pleazers - Hurtin' All Over
taken from the single
Is It Over Baby?/Hurtin' All Over (Zodiac Z45 1258) 1966
Line-up: Billy London (vcls), Bob Cooper (vcls), Bruce Robinson (lead gtr), Peter Newing (rhythm gtr), Ronnie Peel (bs), Dennis Gilmore (drms).
Band origin: Brisbane (Australia) → Auckland (New Zealand)
13. Chants R&B - I Want Her
taken from the single
I've Been Loving You Too Long/I Want Her (Action AC 1001) 1966
Line-up: Jim Tomlin (lead gtr), Michael Rudd (rhythm gtr, vcls), Martin Forrer (bs), Trevor Courtney (drms). Band origin: Christchurch (New Zealand)
14. Chants R&B - I'm Your Witchdoctor
15. Chants R&B - Neighbour, Neighbour
taken from the single
I'm Your Witchdoctor/Neighbour Neighbour (Action AC 1012) 1966
Line-up: Max Kelly (lead gtr), Michael Rudd (rhythm gtr, vcls), Martin Forrer (bs), Trevor Courtney (drms).
Band origin: Christchurch (New Zealand)

16. Tomorrow's Love - 7 And 7 Is
taken from the single 7 And 7 Is/What Shall I Do? (Allied Int. JAR 566) 1968
Line-up: Ron Jenkins (gtr), Max Fletcher (bs), Derek Allan (organ), Kevin Tonycliffe (drms, vcls).
Band origin: Hamilton (New Zealand)

Get it here (Artwork included)

Listen to Action - I Can't Make A Friend

Listen to Tom Thumb - You're Gonna Miss Me


Anonymous said...

Yes, wild things. Chants R&B are fantastic. Thankx.

Roddus said...

Cool glad this link is still active, use to have the vinyl of this exellent comp.

Looking for Vol 2 if you happen to come across it.