Jan and Dean were a rock and roll duo, popular from the late 1950s through the mid 1960s, consisting of William Jan Berry and Dean Ormsby Torrence. They became associated with the vocal "surf music" craze that was later popularised by The Beach Boys. Popsicle is the 16th album of the duo, arranged & produced by Jan Berry and Snuff Garrett, released in 1966 by Liberty Records. 01 - Popsicle 02 - The Restless Surfer 03 - She's My Summer Girl 04 - Down At Malibu Beach 05 - Summer Means Fun 06 - Tennessee 07 - Norwegian Wood 08 - A Surfer's Dream 09 - Surf Route 101 10 - Surfin' Wild 11 - Waimea Bay 12 - One-Piece Topless Bathing Suit LINK
Shocking Blue was a Dutch rock band from The Hague, the Netherlands, formed in 1967. Their biggest hit, "Venus", went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1970, and the band had sold 13.5 million discs by 1973, but the group disbanded in 1974. Shocking You aka Third Album is an album released in 1971 by Pink Elephant Records. 01 - Venus 02 - Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind 03 - Long And Lonesome Road 04 - Send Me A Postcard Darling 05 - Hot Sand 06 - Mighty Joe 07 - Blossom Lady 08 - Hello Darkness 09 - Time Slips Away 10 - Shocking You 11 - Pickin' Tomatoes 12 - Fireball Of Love 13 - Never Marry A Railroad Man 14 - Velvet Heaven 15 - Roll Engine Roll LINK
CD reissue of this unreleased album of West Coast psych recordings from 1969. Monstrous & unreleased at the time heavy/psychedelic/West Coast artifact of the highest order. This is one of the five best-ever promo-only releases to emerge from California. Only released in a quantity of a couple of copies to get a major record deal that never materialized. Three of the songs were used in a low-budget biker flick called Black Angels. The original demo LP had only a plain black label with no kinds of credits. The original producer told us that a demo-only LP was released by The Zoo after the Chocolate Moose album. The slightly different line-up had the name Joyful Noise (you can see a scan of the acetate in Hans Pokora's 4001 Record Collector's Dreams) but at this time they were looking for a tougher name to fit to the music and they found Mad Dog. Under this name a couple of test pressings were done. So we made a re-release deal straight away. To our surprise the guy told us, after hearing the tape, that he knew the music and that it had already been re-released by another label without any kinds of info using the numbers from the dead end part of the vinyl which was C1/C2! The C was for Cavett, the producer's name. Since the project was already paid, we decided to go on with the release to please collectors with an amazing remastering straight from the master tapes, and an insert with unseen pictures and a band bio written by Morgan Cavett. Howard M. Leese (lead guitar, background vocals), Terry Gottlieb (bass, background vocals), Vincent "Murphy" Carfagna (rhythm guitar), Steve Goldstein (drums, percussion) and Gary Witkosky (lead vocals, background vocals, tenor sax, flute)
01 - Suite For Two Guitars 02 - Military Disgust 03 - Ala Ala 04 - Fort Huachuca Blues 05 - Everything's Alright 06 - Dawn Of The Seventh Sun 07 - The Fast Song 08 - When It Touches You 09 - Soulful Bowlful 10 - Free Fall
Beggars Opera were a progressive rock band from Glasgow, Scotland, and were formed in Glasgow in 1969 by guitarist Ricky Gardiner. Members: Ricky Gardiner (Guitar), Alan Park (Organ), Martin Griffiths (Vox), and Marshall Erskine (Bass) and Raymond Wilson (Drums). Virginia Scott (Mellotron) and Gordon Sellar (Bass) joined in 1971. Waters Of Change is the second album of the band, released in 1971.
01 - Time Machine 02 - Lament 03 - I've No Idea 04 - Nimbus 05 - Festival 06 - Silver Peacock Intro 07 - Silver Peacock 08 - Impromptu 09 - The Fox
October Country was created in 1967 by singer, musician and composer Michael Lloyd, who with 13 years of age was "under the wing of the famous producer Kim Fowley. Michael Lloyd - guitar, composer, songwriter, Caryle (Carol) De Franca - female vocals, Joe De Franca - vocals, Marty Earle - guitar, Bob Wian - keyboards, Bruce Wayne - bass and Eddie Beram - drums. The group, created for this sole LP, disbanded after the recording. About the music, an obvious influence of Lloyd's favorite The Beatles (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band) and The Beach Boys (Pet Sounds).
01 - October Country 02 - Painted Sky 03 - Little Boy Smiling 04 - She's Been Away 05 - Good To Be Around 06 - I Was A Fire 07 - Cowboys And Indians 08 - I Just Don't Know 09 - End Of The Line 10 - My Girlfriend Is A Witch 11 - Caryle's Theme 12 - Baby What I Mean 13 - October Country (Mono) 14 - I Just Don't Know (Mono) 15 - I Wish I Was A Fire (Mono) 16 - Cowboys And Indians (Mono) 17 - My Girlfriend Is A Witch (Bonus Track)
Ptarmigan was formed in Vancouver B.C. in 1970 by Michael Bieling, James Lithgow and Glen Dias. The band performed in coffee houses and small venues around the Vancouver Island and Victoria areas and attracted the attention of world renowned American flautist Paul Horn who had just moved to B.C. They began writing songs with Bieling accompanying on congas & soon added Dennis Lelonde on alto sax, piano & vocals; Monte Nordstrom on 12 string guitar & vocals with a second percussionist, Shawn Mullins. The sextet performed on Vancouver lsland & eventually came to the attention of the renowned flautist Paul Horn who had moved to Victoria, BC to escape the rigours of life in Los Angeles. He was impressed with the group's unorthodox style & encouraged the band to stay in touch. When the group fragmented with Lithgow & Bieling departing Peter Wheeler, an American percussionist, joined the band. Ptarmigan's music creates passages of flowing dreamy progressive almost psychedelic folk. Glen Dias : lead vocal, alto, tenor & bass recorder, incidental percussion, Monte Nordstrom : vocals, 12 string guitar (lead vocals on "A great northern Lake"), Kat Hendrikse : drums, Dave Field : acoustic bass, Richard Mayer : electric bass (on "The Island") and Peter Wheeler : hand drums. 01 - Rise 02 - Go Dancing 03 - The Island-Intro 04 - The Island-Preamble 05 - The Island-Main Theme 06 - Vancouver-Reflections 07 - Vancouver-The City 08 - Night Of The Gulls-On The Water 09 - A Hymn Tio The Ocean & A Great Nothern Lake-Ocean Song 10 - A Hymn Tio The Ocean & A Great Nothern Lake-Afternoon Rain 11 - Coquihalla 12 - Chimborazo(Bonus Track) 13 - Chimborazo-Studio Tag(Bonus Track) LINK