Late 60's west coast Psychedelic band. Micky Brooks - Drums, Don Ferris - Bass, Vocals, Nicky Indelicato - Guitar, Vocals, Nick Jameson - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Todd Rundgren - Producer, Engineer, Don Lee Van Winkle - Guitar, Vocals. Seems to be a simultaneous project to Tod Rundgren's Nazz, but could not find info about it. 01 - Good News 02 - Big Brother 03 - The Other Side 04 - Credempels 05 - Storm 06 - Cadillac 07 - My Babe 08 - I Ain't Searchin' 09 - Future's Folly 10 - I Am You 11 - Flankford El 12 - Raspberries LINK
Black Pearl was a San-Francisco-based band that existed from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. They released two albums, Black Pearl (1969) and Black Pearl - Live! (1970). Black Pearl was composed of Bernie "B.B" Fieldings (vocals), Bruce Benson (guitar), Oak O'Connor (drums), Geoffrey Morris (guitar), Tom Mulcahy (guitar) and Jerry Causi (bass). The band was formed after Barbarians' singer and drummer Moulty refused to travel to Boulder, Colorado for a two week engagement. A new drummer, Oak O'Connor, plus Mulcahy and Fieldings, joined with ex-Barbarians Morris, Causi and Benson, all initially based in Boston, to form Black Pearl in 1967. The band relocated from Boston to San Francisco, after a period of time in Colorado. The band, after fulfilling the Boulder, Colorado engagement, became quite popular in that city, influencing local bands such as Zephyr, featuring guitarist Tommy Bolin and lead singer Candy Givens. Givens was greatly influenced by Fieldings' stage presence, and through Fieldings, met his then girlfriend, Janis Joplin, who commented favourably on Givens' stage performance. 01 - Crazy Chicken 02 - Thinkin' 'bout The Good Times 03 - White Devil 04 - Mr. Soul Satisfaction 05 - Forget It 06 - Climbing Up The Walls 07 - Bent Over 08 - Endless Journey 09 - Reach Up LINK
The New Mix's sole album is stereotypical 1968 pop-influenced trendy psychedelia. The ten original songs favor San Francisco psych-folk-rock-influenced minor keys, Doors-Strawberry Alarm Clock-influenced organ, and the odd screeching distorted guitar. The arrangements also nod to a pop influence with harmonies that sometimes recall the Hollies' brief psychedelic phase, a Beatles-like Brit-psych bounce in the tempo of "Follow Me," and some fruity instrumentation that might have made it into sunshine pop records by the likes of the Association. It's a real melange, in other words, and like a salad made up of various excerpts from the week's leftovers, it doesn't go together too well or taste too good or fresh. There's little memorable about the songs, and some of the lead vocals have a distasteful stiff, strident air. Perhaps as a rough comparison, you might liken the New Mix to groups with awkward mixes of pop and freaky psych, like Fever Tree and the Strawberry Alarm Clock, but the band isn't even close to their level. (AMG) 01 - While We Waited 02 - Ursula 03 - The Man 04 - Nothing Matters More 05 - The New Harpoon Song 06 - Ever Brighter 07 - Get Me Out 08 - Sun Down 09 - Doorway To An Open Light 10 - Follow Me LINK
The Colours were a West-Coast Psychedelic Pop act that came together in 1967 at the request of songwriters, Jack Dalton and Gary Montgomery, two hard-working, former Motown songwriters who also penned songs for The Turtles, Nino & April and The Moon. Essentially a "studio project" Colours'epounymous album was assembled over several months in late 1967, and subsequently issued by Dot Records the following year. Dot Records, had little experience dealing with a band like Colours and thusly the album failed to explode as a result of their poor marketing. To call this an unsung gem is an understatement. Colours is a brilliant Beatlesque masterpiece that, while somewhat derivative, is rife with bouyant arrangements, strong melodic hooks and sophisticated soundscapes. From beginning to end, the album is tight and focused. Like a cross between Left Banke, The Beatles and The Moon, the band's slight Psychedelic temperment is perfectly balanced with their impeccable musicianship and pitch perfect harmonies. 01 - Bad Day At Black Rock, Baby 02 - Love Heals 03 - Helping You Out 04 - Where Is She 05 - Rather Be Me 06 - I'm Leaving 07 - Brother Lou's Lvoe Colony 08 - I Think Of Her (She's On My Mind) 09 - Lovin' 10 - Cataleptic 11 - Don't You Realize LINK
The Savage Resurrection were a rock band from the San Francisco Bay area. Founded in 1967, the group was signed to the major label Mercury Records, on which they released their eponymous debut in 1968. Singer Bill Harper and bassist Steve Lage quit the band shortly thereafter, leading to the demise of the group. Nick Saloman of The Bevis Frond has cited the Savage Resurrection as one of his biggest influences, and in October 2008 performed a live set with guitarist Randy Hammon. There was some suspicion that Randy Hammon was actually legendary guitarist Randy Holden due to some citing that was done in Joe Carducci's book The Pop Narcotic; this seems to be a misconception. Bill Harper, Randy Hammon, John Palmer, Steve Lage and Jeff Myer 01 - Thing In E 02 - Every Little Song 03 - Talking To You 04 - Tahitian Melody 05 - Jammin 06 - Fox Is Sick 07 - Someones Changing 08 - Remlaps Cave Pt2 09 - Appeal To The Happy 10 - Expectations 11 - Thing In E 2 12 - Tahitian Melody 2 13 - River Deep Mountain High LINK
Steven Krikorian, along with friends Alan Shapazian, Steve Olson, Nick van Maarth, and Duane Scott, in 1966, formed a surf-funk/psychedelic-punk band called The Raik's Progress, which recorded a single for Liberty Records, released in 1966. Known for their Dadaist-inspired between-song routines, one reviewer described their performance while opening for Buffalo Springfield at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium as being like "The Three Stooges playing strip poker with Iggy and the Stooges.” This full-length album by the band, Sewer Rat Love Chant, was eventually issued on Sundazed Records in 2003. 01 - Sewer Rat Love Chant 02 - Why Did You Rob Us, Tank 03 - 'f' In 'a' 04 - Baby, Please Don't Go 05 - Don't Need You 06 - It's No Use 07 - Call My Name 08 - All Night Long 09 - Prisoner Of Chillon 10 - Sewer Rat Love Chant [Live] 11 - Why Did You Rob Us, Tank [Live] 12 - I'm Going To Change The World LINK
The Reeperbahn is a street in Hamburg's St. Pauli district, one of the two centres of Hamburg's nightlife and also the city's red-light district. In the early 1960s, The Beatles (who had not yet become world-famous) played in several clubs around the Reeperbahn, including the Star-Club, Kaiserkeller, Top Ten and Indra. Stories about the band's residencies, onstage and offstage antics are legendary; some stories are true (on a dare, John Lennon played a song set in his underwear, while George Harrison replied by playing a later set with a toilet seat around his neck), others inflated (the band urinating in an alley as nuns walked past was told rather differently later). A fellow musician, Ted "Kingsize" Taylor, made a crude tape recording of their last New Year's Eve show, at the Star-Club in December 1962; a cleaned-up version of the tape was later released as an album, later characterized by Harrison as "Awful." Famously John Lennon is quoted: "I might have been born in Liverpool - but I grew up in Hamburg".In memory of this time a Beatles-Platz was built at the cross of Reeperbahn and Große Freiheit.
01 - I Saw Her Standing There 02 - I'm Going To Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) 03 - Roll Over Beethoven 04 - The Hippy Hippy Shake 05 - Sweet Little Sixteen 06 - Lend Me Your Comb 07 - Your Feets Too Big 08 - Where Have You Been All My Life 09 - Twist And Shout 10 - Mr. Moonlight 11 - A Taste Of Honey 12 - Besame Mucho 13 - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby 14 - Kansas City (Hey Hey Hey Hey ) 15 - Nothin' Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Tree) 16 - To Know Her Is To Love Her 17 - Little Queenie 18 - Falling In Love Again 19 - Sheila 20 - Be-Bop-A-Lula 21 - Hallelujah, I Love Her So 22 - Ask Me Why 23 - Red Sails In The Sunset 24 - Matchbox 25 - I'm Talking About You 26 - I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate 27 - Long Tall Sally 28 - The Beatles I Remember You
01 - Revolution 02 - Yer Blues 03 - Not Guilty 04 - Lady Madonna 05 - Tomorrow Never Knows 06 - The Bus 07 - Strawberry Fields Forever 08 - Jealous Guy 09 - Mucho Mungomount Elgar 10 - Many Rivers To Cross 11 - How Do You Sleep 12 - Subterranean Homesick Blues 13 - One After 909 14 - Get Back 15 - Mail Man, Bring Me No More Blues 16 - The Walk 17 - Two Of Us 18 - Don't Let Me Down 19 - Save The Last Dance For Me 20 - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 21 - Strawberry Fields Forever 22 - Dig It 23 - Let It Be 24 - Her Majesty
The Beatles - Get Back - With Don't Let Me Down And 15 Other Songs. Tracks 1-14: George Martin mix of Let It Be material (in fact Glyn Johns mix), Tracks 15-20: "bonus trakcs" live from the Apple Studios roof-top. 30 Jan 1969
01. One After 909 02. Rocker 03. Save The Last Dance For me 04. Don't Let Me Down 05. I've got A Feeling 06. Get Back 07. For you Blue 08. Teddy Boy 09. Two Of Us 10. Dig it 11. Maggie Mae 12. Dig It 13. Let it Be 14. The Long and Winding Road 15. Get Back 16. Dont Let me Down 17. Ive Got A Feeling 18. One After 909 19. Dig A Pony 20. Get Back
01 - Sie Liebt Dich 02 - Thank You Girl 03 - All My Loving 04 - Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand 05 - I'll Cry Instead 06 - And I Love Her 07 - Any Time At All 08 - I Feel Fine 09 - She's A Woman 10 - Yes It Is 11 - We Can Work It Out 12 - The Word 13 - I'm Looking Through You 14 - I'm Only Sleeping 15 - Tomorrow Never Knows 16 - Penny Lane 17 - She's Leaving Home 18 - Only A Northern Song 19 - Hey Bulldog 20 - Blue Jay Way 21 - Sexy Sadie 22 - Helter Skelter 23 - Not Guilty 24 - Across The Universe
What A Shame features numerous takes and versions of the John Lennon composition "What's The New Mary Jane" which was left off the White Album. 01 - Comment About Mary Jane 02 - Whats The New Mary Jane 03 - You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (Original Test Pressing) 04 - Whats The New Mary Jane (Demo) 05 - Whats The New Mary (First Take) 06 - Whats The New Mary Jane #2 (Unreleased Album Sessions) 07 - Whats The New Mary Jane #3 (Overdubbed Version) 08 - Whats The New Mary Jane #4 (More Overdubbed) 09 - Whats The New Mary Jane #5 (More Overdubbed) 10 - Whats The New Mary Jane #6 (Final Session - Unreleased Single 1969) 11 - Whats The New Mary Jane #7 (Final Take) 12 - Not Guilty #1 13 - Not Guilty #2 14 - Not Guilty #3 15 - You Know My Name (Demo) LINK
A Toot and a Snore in '74 is a rare bootleg album of the final recording session in which John Lennon and Paul McCartney played together, which gained wider prominence when McCartney made reference to the session in a 1997 interview. Lennon did the same in a 1975 interview. The story is corroborated by biographies such as Christopher Sandford's 2006 McCartney. Also present, though possibly not playing, at the star-studded session were Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, and Klaus Voorman. Lennon was in his "lost weekend", kicked out of the house by Yoko for a year; thus he was with his girlfriend May Pang. Sandford paints the scene very vividly, as the room froze when Paul walked in, and remained perfectly silent until John said, "Valiant Paul McCartney, I presume?" Paul responded: "Sir Jasper Lennon [a character John played during an early TV appearance skit], I presume?" Paul extended a hand, John shook it, and the mood was pleasant but subdued, cordial but not especially warm (at least initially). Paul may (says Sandford) have encouraged John to repair his marriage with Yoko, possibly at Yoko's request.
01 - A Toot And A Snore 02 - Bluesy Jam Session 03 - Studio Talk 04 - Lucille 05 - Nightmares 06 - Stand By Me 07 - Stand By Me II 08 - Stand By Me III 09 - Cupid - Take This Hammer