Sunday, February 17, 2008

V.A. - Shadows Falling

THIS IS A GARAGE COMPILATION! I must say this because when you take a look at the cover you must think that this is a "Barry Manilow Best of Compilation" done in the late 80's. I don't know who was responsible for the artwork at Past & Present Records but in most cases it was a catastrophe. There's also a total lack of liners notes or release dates of the tracks... and that for a release in the year 2004! Thank God the music is good, no it's GREAT! Most of the tracks you can find on other releases but if you're looking for a consistently good garage compilation this is first grade.

1. Apperson Jackrabbit - Shadows Falling
taken from the single That's Why/Shadows Falling (Calmis 45-001) 1967
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: Simi Valley (California/US)
2. Tom Dae Turned On - I Shall Walk
taken from the single I Shall Walk/It Could Be So Nice (Hitt 7002) 1970
Line-up incl.: Tommy Dae [real name Frank Draus Jr.] (vcls).
Band origin: Rockville (Connecticut/US)
3. Endd - Come On In To My World
taken from the single
Come On In To My World/This Is Really The Zoo Plus Two
(Seascape SS-504) 1967

Line-up incl.: Russ Sanders (lead vcls), Larry Anderson (bs).
Band origin: La Porte (Indiana/US)
4. 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)
5. Bob Morrison - Hey Puppet Man
taken from the single
Hey, Puppet Man/I Looked In The Mirror (Columbia 43451) 1965
Line-up incl.: Bob Morrison (vcls). Origin: Biloxi (Mississippi/US)
6. Poor - She's Got The Time (She's Got The Changes)
taken from the single
She's Got The Time (She's Got The Changes)/Love Is Real (York 402) 1967
Line-up: Allen Kemp (gtr, vcls), Randy Naylor (gtr, keyb’ds, vcls), Randy Meisner (bs, vcls), Pat Shanahan (drms).
Band origin: Denver (Colorado/US) → Los Angeles (California/US)
7. Red Dogs - Open Up
taken from the single
Open Up/We're Gonna Hate Ourselves In The Morning (Atco 6497) 1967
Line-up: Steve Dahl (vcls, horns), Steve Elliott (lead gtr), Jerry Knaack (rhythm guitar, vocals), Butch Neese (bs, vcls), Kent Leopold (organ, sax), Randall Grundy (keyb'ds, trumpet), Jack Blackett (sax), Mike Hatfield (sax, horns), Rob Barr (trumpet), Bob Meyerhoeffer (horns, vcls), Evan Johnson (drms). Band origin: Lawrence (Kansas/US)
8. Butlers - It's A Fine Time
taken from the single Shop Around/It's A Fine Time (Parkway P-148) 1967
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: US
9. Burning Bush - Evil Eye
taken from the single Keeps On Burning/Evil Eye (Mercury 72657) 1967
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: Georgia (US)
10. Hickory Hollow - Never Happen
taken from the single Never Happen/Home (Musitron M-107) 1968
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: Panorama City (California/US)
11. Kynd - Mr. America
taken from the single Mr. America/Clouds (Kynd Company 103169) 1969
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: New Jersey (US)
12. Chapter VI - Fear
taken from the single Fear/Oracle (Original Sound OS-78) 1968
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: California (US)
13. Third Booth - I Need Love
taken from the single I Need Love/Mysteries (Independence 86) 1968
Line-up: J.C. Clore (lead vcls), Debra Rodney (gtr), Tom Reid (bs), Tim Hackett, Steve.
Band origin: Canton (Illinois/US)
14. Xtreems - Facts Of Life
taken from the single Substitute/Facts Of Life (Star Trek 1221) 1967
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: St. Louis (Missouri/US)
15. Wanted - Here To Stay
taken from the single Here To Stay/Teen World (Detroit Sound 222) 1967
Here To Stay/In The Midnight Hour (Detroit Sound 223 + A&M 844) 1967
Line-up: Tim Shea (lead gtr), Arnie de Clark (gtr), Bill Montgomery (bs), Dave Fernstrom (keyb'ds), Chip Steiner (drms).
Band origin: Detroit (Michigan/US)
16. Kitchen Cinq - Determination
taken from the single
Determination/You'll Be Sorry Someday (LHI 17000) 1967

Line-up: Troy Dale Gardner (lead vcls), James Ervan Parker (gtr, vcls), Mark Gordon Creamer (gtr, keyb’s, vcls), James Dallas Smith (bs, vcls), John Joe Stark (drms, vcls). Band origin: Amarillo (Texas/US)
17. New Breed - Want Ad Reader
taken from the single
Want-Ad Reader/One More For The Good Guys
(World United 001 + HBR 508) 1966

Line-up: Tom Phillips (gtr, vcls, keyb'ds), Ron Flogel (gtr, vcls), Tim Schmidt (bs, vcls), George Hullin (drms). Band origin: Sacramento (California/US)
18. Pepper & The Shakers - Semi-Psychedelic
taken from the single
Semi-Psychedelic (It Is)/I'll Always Love You (Coral 62523) 1967
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: Michigan (US)
19. Bay Ridge - I Will Wait
taken from the single Without You/I Will Wait (Atlantic 2520) 1968
Line-up: Joseph 'Joey' Bone (lead vcls, bs), Richard 'Ritchie' Zito (lead gtr, vcls), Hugo 'Augie' Perotti (gtr, vcls), Robert 'Red' Gambale (organ), Peter Pinto (drms). Band origin: New York City (New York)
20. Five By Five - Hang Up
taken from the single Fire/Hang Up (Paula 302) 1968
Line-up: Ronnie Plants (lead gtr, vcls), Larry Andrew (rhythm gtr, vcls), Bill Merritt (gtr, lead vcls), Tim Milam (organ, vcls), Doug Green (drms).
Band origin: Magnolia (Arkansas/US)
21. Groundspeed - In A Dream
taken from the single In A Dream/L-12 East (Decca 32344) 1968
Line-up: Ken Kyle (vcls), Jesse Miller (gtr), Rick Scheuer (bs), Bob Telson (organ), Mike Jacobs (drms). Band origin: Cambridge (Massachusetts/US)
22. Guilloteens - Hey You
taken from the single I Don't Believe (Call On Me)/Hey You (HBR 446) 1965
Line-up: Louis Paul Jr. (gtr, keyb'ds, vcls), Laddie Hutcherson (bs, gtr, vcls), Joe Davis (drms). Band origin: Memphis (Tennessee/US)
23. Boyz - Hard Time All Over
taken from the single
Hard Times All Over/Never Be Lonely (Destination 627) 1966
Line-up: Bob Wilson (lead gtr, lead vcls), Eron Bucciarelli (rhythm gtr, vcls), Ray Paluzzi (bs, vcls), David Gruber (drms). Band origin: Joliet (Illinois/US)
24. Free - What Makes You?
taken from the single
Decision For Lost Soul Blue/What Makes You?
(Marquee 448 + Atco 6662) 1968

Line-up incl.: Dave Gilbert (lead vcls), Joe Memmer (gtr)
Band origin: Detroit (Michigan/US)
25. Counts IV - Spoonful
taken from the single Spoonful/Where Are You (Date 1526) 1966
Line-up: Don Roof (vcls, rhythm gtr, hrmnca), Joe Booher (lead gtr, vcls), Al Peluso (bs, vcls), Enrique Pacheco (drms).
Band origin: Goldsboro (North Carolina/US)
26. Third Evolution - Don't Play With Me
taken from the single
Gone, Gone, Gone/Don't Play With Me (Dawn 306) 1966
Line-up: Argot Meyer (vcls), Ron Lupi (gtr), Mike "Henderson" Saglimberi (gtr, vcls), Louis Bonilla (bs, gtr), Manny Colon (drms).
Band origin: New York City (New York)
27. Raves - Mother Nature
taken from the single Mister Man/Mother Nature (Smash 2088) 1967
Line-up incl.: Dave Jimenez, Michael Jimenez.
Band origin: New York City (New York)
28. Fountain Of Youth - Witness People
taken from the single Liza Jane/Witness People (Colgems 5033) 1969
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: Fredericksburg (Texas/US)

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Listen to Bob Morrison - Hey, Puppet Man

Listen to Pepper & The Shakers - Semi-Psychedelic


Anonymous said...

Great compilation like always on this label.No information in the booklet so better to have "fuzz acid and flower" if more informations on the groups needed ( a "deluxe cover" edition of 750 copies of the book is out a few weeks ago).

Gyro1966 said...

Good garage, but the worst album cover! I agree with you.

Anonymous said...

Yes, great compilation. Thankx

Anonymous said...

The cover are...rare? but the music are fantastic. Thank you. Merci.