Thursday, October 2, 2008

V.A. - Pebbles Vol. 7

After their excursion to the British R&B classics on Vol. 6 the compilers return on the following volumes (up to Vol. 14 to be exact) to good old garage, although there's an english band on this edition too. Everybody knows "The Craig" and their Freakbeat classic "I Must Be Mad" but embed between these cool '60s punkers they could go through as an american band. There's hardly a bad track on this volume (BFD-5024 / 1979) and they only mucked-up a bit the opener by "Something Wild" as they pushed too late the recording button... but I always found it more charming than annoying.

1. Something Wild - Trippin' Out
taken from the single
Trippin' Out/She's Kinda Weird (Psychedelic Records 1116) 1966
Line-up: Kal X. Blue (vcls), Bill "Pretty Boy" Evans (lead gtr), Joe Geppi (bs), Bill Payne (organ, hrmnca), Red Libben (drms).
Band origin: Santa Maria (California)
2. Descendants - Lela
taken from the single Lela/Garden Of Eden (MTA 112) 1966
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: Yonkers (New York)
3. Denims - White Ship
taken from the single White Ship/Salty Dog Man (Mercury 72613) 1967
Line-up: Steve Curry (lead vcls), Doug Super (lead gtr), Pete Punchowski (gtr, lead vcls), Arnie Belosic (bs, sax), Ronnie Lisowski (keyb's), Mike Zaccor (drms). Band origin: New York City (New York)
4. Heard - Stop It Baby
taken from the single
Stop It Baby/Laugh With The Wind (Audition 6107) 1966
Line-up: Jeff Wheat (lead vcls), Kerim Capli (lead gtr, hrmca, vcls), Brad Wheat (rhythm gtr, vcls), Gary Quinn (bs, vcls), Peter Genovese (drms, vcls).
Band origin: Rochester (New York)
5. Hysterics - Everything's There
taken from the single
Why Should You Treat Me This Way/Everything's There (Bing B-303) 1965
Line-up: Don Dismukes (vcls), David Archuleta (gtr), David Donaghue (bs), Gary Walker (keyb'ds), Larry Walker (drms).
Band origin: San Bernadino (California)
6. Silver Fleet - Look Out World
taken from the single Come On Plane/Look Out World (UNI 55271) 1971
Line-up: Harry James Boyle (lead gtr, vcls), Tommy Morrissey (rhythm gtr, keyb'ds, vcls), Jim Tragas (bs, vcls), Ralph DePalma (drms, vcls).
Band origin: New York City (New York)
7. Human Beings - You're Bad News
taken from the single
You're Bad News/Ling Ting Tong (Impact 1006) 1966
Line-up: Ted "Teddy" Licavoli (gtr, lead vcls), Ronnie Blythe (rhythm gtr), Steve Fava (bs), John Ruff (drms). Band origin: Detroit (Michigan)
8. Chocolate Watchband - Sweet Young Thing
taken from the single Sweet Young Thing/Baby Blue (Uptown 740) 1966
Line-up: Dave Aguilar (vcls), Mark Loomis (gtr), Sean Tolby (gtr), Bill Flores (bs), Gary Andrijasevich (drms). Band origin: San Jose (California)
9. Craig - I Must Be Mad
taken from the single
I Must Be Mad/Suspense (Fontana TF 715) 1966
Line-up: Geoff Brown (vcls), Richard Pannell (gtr), Len Cox (bs), Carl Palmer (drms). Band origin: Birmingham (West Midlands/UK)
10. Edge - Seen Through The Eyes
taken from the single
Seen Through The Eyes/Something New (Enith 1011) 1969
Line-up: Richard Barcellona (lead gtr, vcls), John W. Keith (gtr, keyb'ds), Gallen Murphy (bs, gtr, vcls), David Novogroski (drms, vcls).
Band origin: Los Angeles (California)
11. We The People - When I Arrive
taken from the single
Ain't Gonna Find Nobody [Better Than You]/When I Arrive
(RCA Victor 47-9498) 1968

Line-up: Tommy Talton (gtr, vcls), David Duff (bs), Randy Boyte (organ, piano), Terry Cox (drms). Band origin: Orlando (Florida)
12. Soul Survivors - Shakin' With Linda
taken from the single
Devil With A Blue Dress On/Shakin' With Linda (Decca 32080) 1966
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania)
13. Four Fifths - If You Still Want Me
taken from the single
If You Still Want Me/Have You Ever Loved A Girl (Columbia 4-43913) 1966
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: New York City (New York)
14. Dovers - She's Not Just Anybody
taken from the single
She's Not Just Anybody/About Me (Miramar 124) 1966
Line-up: Tim Granada (lead vcls, rhythm gtr), Bruce Clawson (lead gtr, vcls), Robbie Laudewig (bs), Randy Busby (drms, vcls).
Band origin: Santa Barbara (California)
15. Sunday Funnies - A Pindaric Ode
taken from the single
A Pindaric Ode/Whatcha Gonna Do [When The Dance Is Over]
(Valhalla 671) 1967

Line-up: unknown. Band origin: Los Angeles (California)
16. Painted Ship - Frustration
taken from the single
Little White Lies/Frustration (London 17351) 1966
Line-up incl.: Bill Hays (vcls), Bob Rowden (lead gtr), Ken Wain (organ), Barry Rowden (drms). Band origin: Vancouver (British Columbia/Canada)
17. Live Wires - Love
taken from the single Love/Being Alone (R.E.F. 301) 1966
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: Dubois (Pennsylvania)

Get it here (Artwork included / vinyl rip)

Listen to Human Beings - You're Bad News

Listen to Live Wires - Love


Anonymous said...

thanks for good taste


Anonymous said...

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Robert Charbonnier said...

Those Pebbles are always a great pleasure. Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

Great record,still for sal at for about $14.