Friday, September 5, 2008

V.A. - Pebbles Vol. 3 (The Acid Gallery)

Would the Pebbles compilations (and others) have ever seen the light of day without the BOMP magazine? I doubt it. BOMP editor Greg Shaw (R.I.P.) and his writers were always the number one prayers of Garage-Punk. Based on an article written by Greg Shaw about Acid-Punk the Pebbles makers released the legendary third volume: The Acid Gallery (BFD-5020 / 1979).
"Obviously, psychedelic drugs affected different people in different ways. Tim Leary and his intellectual friends were wafted into oriental mysticism, but imagine the effects on the kids in punk bands whose mental worlds up to then had to revolved around cars, girls, beaches and detention. They saw the colors, heard the voices, and what else could they do? They freaked out!" Greg Shaw

Can anyone say it better? One note: "Horror Asparagus Stories" by the Driving Stupid listed on the cover but not actually included.

1. Dave Diamond & The Higher Elevation - The Diamond Mine
taken from the single Crazy Bicycle/The Diamond Mine (Chicory 408) 1967
Line-up: Dave Diamond (vcls), Jon Floth (lead gtr), Rick Hull (bs), Peter Johnson (keyb'ds), Tom Behm (drms).
Band origin: Los Angeles (California)/Greeley (Colorado)
2. Teddy & His Patches - Suzy Creamcheese
taken from the single Suzy Creamcheese/From Day To Day (Chance 668) 1967
Line-up: Teddy Flores Jr. (vcls, hrmnca), Bernie Pearson (gtr), Steve Urbani (bs), Dave Conway (keyb'ds), Steve Marley (drms).
Band origin: San Jose (California)
3. Crystal Chandelier - Suicidal Flowers
taken from the single Suicidal Flowers/Land Of Love (Cobblestone 730) 1969
Line-up incl.: Arnie Micarelli (lead vcls), Frank Giammarco (lead gtr), Vin Vento (rhythm gtr). Band origin: Providence (Rhode Island)
4. William Penn Fyve - Swami
taken from the single Swami/Blow My Mind (Thunderbird 502) 1966
Line-up: Mike Shapiro (gtr), Steve Leidenthal (bs), Greg Rolie (organ, lead vcls), Ron Cox (drms, lead vcls). Band origin: San Mateo (California)
5. Jefferson Handkerchief - I'm Allergic To Flowers
taken from the single
I'm Allergic To Flowers/The Little Matador (Challenge 59371) 1967
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: Los Angeles (California)
6. Bonus Track (Excerpt from »Prana« by Unfolding)
taken from the album
How To Blow Your Mind And Have A Freak-Out Party
(Audio Fidelity AFSD-6184) 1967

Line-up: David Dalton (vcls), Andrea Ross (vcls), Victoria Sackville (soprano), Peter (gtr), Ken (lead gtr, bs), Gary (drms), Steve Kapovitch (narrator). Band origin: New York City (New York)
7. Calico Wall - Flight Reaction
taken from the single Flight Reaction/Beep (Turtle 1107) 1967
Line-up incl.: Peter Steinberg (vcls). Band origin: Minneapolis (Minnesota)
8. Hogs - Loose Lip Sync Ship
taken from the single Blues Theme/Loose Lip Sync Ship (HBR 511) 1966
Line-up: [= Chocholate Watch Band] Dave Aguilar (vcls), Mark Loomis (gtr), Sean Tolby (gtr), Bill Flores (bs), Gary Andrijasevich (drms).
Band origin: San Jose (California)
9. Driving Stupid - The Reality Of (Air) Fried Borsk
taken from the single
Horror Asparagus Stories/The Reality Of (Air) Fried Borsk
(KR 102/Kr 0116) 1966

Line-up: Roger Kelley (lead gtr, vcls), Richard Ehrenberg (rhythm gtr, vcls), Dwight Harris (bs, vcls), Jeff Hildt (drms, gtr, vcls). Band origin: New Jersey
10. Third Bardo - I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time
taken from the single
I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time/My Rainbow Life (Roulette 4742) 1967
Line-up: Jeffrey Monn [real name Jeffrey Neufeld] (vcls, gtr), Ricky Goldclang (lead gtr), Richy Seslowe (gtr), Damian Kelly (bs), Bruce Ginsberg (drms). Band origin: New York City (New York)
11. Bees - Voices Green And Purple
taken from the single
Voices Green And Purple/Trip To New Orleans (Liverpool LIV 62225) 1966
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: Covina (California)
12. Monocles - The Spider And The Fly
taken from the single
The Spider And The Fly/On The Other Side Of Happiness (Chicory 407) 1967
Line-up: Jon Floth (lead gtr), Rick Hull (bs, vcls), Peter Johnson (keyb'ds), Tom Behm (drms, vcls). Band origin: Greeley (Colorado)
13. Godfrey - Let's Take A Trip
taken from the single Let's Take A Trip/The Trip (Cee Jam # 3) 1965
Line-up incl.: Godfrey [real name Godfrey Kerr] (vcls).
Origin: Los Angeles (California)
14. T.C. Atlantic - Faces
taken from the single Faces/Baby Please Don't Go (Turtle T-1103) 1966
Line-up: Bob Wells (lead gtr), Joe Kanan (bs), Freddie Freeman (vcls, keyb'ds), Rod Eaton (drms). Band origin: Minneapolis (Minnesota)
15. Commodore Condello's Salt River Navy Band -
    Soggy Cereal

taken from the E.P. Makes A Comeback (Blitz-Big 006) 1967
Line-up incl.: Mike Condello (lead gtr, keyb'ds), Ray Trainer (bs, keyb'ds, flute). Band origin: Los Angeles (California)
16. Lea Riders Group - Dom Kallar Os Mods
taken from the single
The Forgotten Generation/Dom Kallar Oss Mods (Philips PF 350334) 1968
Line-up: Hawkey Franzén (accordeon, gtr, vcls), Sigge Ehlin (harpsichord, perc, gtr, vcls), Bogge Häggström (bs), Slim Borgudd (drms), George "Jojje" Wadenius (gtr). Band origin: Stockholm (Sweden)
17. Race Marbles - Like A Dribbling Farm
taken from the single
Like A Dribbling Farm/Someday (Capitol 72312) 1965
Line-up incl.: Garry Ferrier. Band origin: Toronto (Ontario/Canada)

Get it here (Artwork included / vinyl rip)

Listen to Teddy & His Patches - Suzy Creamcheese

Listen to Godfrey - Let's Take A Trip


Anonymous said...

thx !!!!!
great sound

Anonymous said...

Buffalo Billycan said...

Big THANKS for the Crystal Chandelier link! Fantastic sound too!

Anonymous said...

it's just return for your help
but not my work
sorry no cover

Louis D. Lys said...

MERCI for the pebbles serie!

j said...

d00d! you rock! and i will be rockin' now, too, thanks to yr wonderful series of posts here! Springtime is great for weirdo garage 'n roll. Keep up the good work.