Wednesday, March 12, 2008

V.A. - Oddities Vol. 2

Mostly Mod tunes on the second Oddities volume (ODDS-002 / 2002). But there is also an excellent psychedelic number by Rifkin and a fine pop tune by The Candydates. This compilation came with an one-sided bonus single. It's an acetate of an early Stones number called "We Were Falling In Love". You find the first volume on High All The Time.

1. Chris Andrews - Hold On
taken from the single Hold On/Easy (Decca F 22668) 1967
Line-up incl.: Chris Andrews (vcls). Origin: Romford (Essex/UK) → London
2. O'Hara's Playboys - Blue Dog
taken from the single Voices/Blue Dog (Fontana TF 949) 1968
Line-up: John O'Hara (lead vcls, tenor sax), William A. Simpson (lead gtr), William "Sweet" Mathiesen (bs), Bobby Campbell (organ, vcls), Peter Green (sax), Dave McHarg (drms).
Band origin: Glasgow (Scotland) → Sheffield (Yorkshire/UK)
3. Eddie Cave & The Fyx - It's Almost Good
taken from the single
Fresh Out Of Tears/It's Almost Good (Pye 7N 17161) 1966
Line-up: Eddie Cave (vcls), Dennis Swale (lead gtr, vcls), Peter Newton (bs), Geoff Workman (keyb'ds, bs, vcls), Ray Remms (sax), Richard "Dick" Hanson (trumpet), Dave Irving (drms).
Band origin: Liverpool (Merseyside/UK)

4. Peenuts - Trouble
taken from the single
Theme From The Monkees/Trouble (Continental PD 9233) 1967
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: UK
5. New Formula - Burning In The Background Of My Mind
taken from the single
My Baby's Coming Home/Burning In The Background Of My Mind
(Pye 7N 17552) 1968

Line-up: Mike Harper (vcls), Martin Fallon (lead gtr), Bruce Carey (bs, gtr), Ricky Dodd (vcls, sax, hrmnca, flute), Tommy Guthrie (drms).
Band origin: Corby (Northamptonshire/UK)
6. Epics - Henry Long
taken from the single Travelling Circus/Henry Long (CBS 3564) 1968
Line-up: Vic Elmes (lead gtr, lead vcls), Ian Jansen (gtr, vcls), Stuart Tann (bs, lead vcls), Mike Blakely (drms, vcls). Band origin: London
7. Justin & Karlsson - Somewhere They Can't Find Me
taken from the single
Somewhere They Can't Find Me/What More Do You Want
(Piccadilly 7N 35295) 1966

Line-up: unknown. Band origin: UK
8. Robb & Dean Douglas - Phone Me
taken from the single
I Can Make It With You/Phone Me (Deram DM 132) 1967
Line-up: Robb Douglas [real name Ray Fench], Dean Douglas [real name Joe Fagan]. Band origin: London
9. Heinz - Movin' In
taken from the single Movin' In/I'm Not A Bad Guy (Columbia DB 7942) 1966
Line-up incl.: Heinz Burt (vcls). Origin: London
10. Rifkin - Continental Hesitation
taken from the single
We're Not Those People Any More/Continental Hesitation
(Page One POF 071) 1968

Line-up: Rifkin [Ed Furst] (vcls, gtr, sitar), Dee Murray (bs, vcls), Colin Frechter (harpsichord, vcls), Dave Swarbrick (drms, vcls).
Band origin: London
11. Group Therapy - Remember What You Said
taken from the single
Remember What You Said/River Deep, Mountain High
(Philips BF 1744) 1969

Line-up: Ray Kennedy (vcls), Art del Gudico (gtr, bs), Jerry Guida (organ), Tommy Burns (vcls, drms), Michael Lamont (drms, perc).
Band origin: New York (US)
12. Glorious Revolution - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
taken from the single
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood/Rudi's In Love (Oak acetate) 1968
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: UK
13. Brendan Phillips - Something's Happening Outside
taken from the single
Pack Your Bags/Something's Happening Outside (Mercury MF 931) 1966
Line-up incl.: Brendan Phillips (vcls). Origin: Surrey
14. Andy Ellison - Arthur Green
taken from the single It's Been A Long Time/Arthur Green (Track 604018) 1968
Line-up incl.: Andy Ellison (vcls). Origin: London
15. Candydates - Don't Let Me Down
taken from the E.P. The Candydates (Oak EP OAK 409) 1966
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: UK
16. Rolling Stones - We Were Falling In Love (bonus)
taken from an one-sided Emidisc acetate (1964)
Line-up: Mick Jagger (vcls, hrmnca), Keith Richards (gtr, vcls), Brian Jones (gtr, vcls), Bill Wyman (bs, vcls), Charlie Watts (drms).
Band origin: London

Get it here (Artwork included / vinyl rip)

Listen to Peenuts - Trouble

Listen to Candydates - Don't Let Me Down


Anonymous said...

Buffalo Billycan, Thank You For another fine collection!! Just cool Stuff!!
Thanks Again Roger

Anonymous said...

Thankx for this vol. 2 Oddities. I appreciate your great work.


Hazy Dave said...

Yeah, some cool-sounding Mod stuff. And an interesting Stones rarity, with one of the more Motown-ish rhythms I've heard from a group of white boys just lately!