Recorded Live at State Fair Park Rock and Roll Festival, West Allis - July 26, 1969. Wisconsin State Fair Park Grounds in West Allis, Wisconsin, is a park in a suburb southwest of Milwaukee. This was a rock & roll festival, that included several other well-known groups of the late 1960's.
"The happening was promoted as "The Mid West Rock & Roll Festival". Opening acts were local, followed by another British group called Taste (with Rory Gallagher), then by the Motor City (MC) 5, John Mayall, and Delaney, Bonnie & Friends. Prime time in the late afternoon was the new super group from England, Blind Faith..." 01 - Had To Cry Today 02 - Can't Find My Way Home 03 - Sleeping In The Ground 04 - Well All Right 05 - Presence Of The Lord (Cut) 06 - Do What You Like 07 - Sunshine Of Your Love LINK (RS) or New LINK (FS)
The Earwigs become The Spiders in 1965. Musically, the group was inspired by artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, and The Yardbirds. For the next year the band performed regularly around the Phoenix area with a huge black spider's web as their backdrop, the group's first stage prop. In 1965 they recorded their first single, "Why Don't You Love Me" (originally performed by The Blackwells), with Furnier learning the harmonica for that song. In 1966 "The Spiders" graduated from high school, and after North High School footballer, Michael Bruce, replaced John Tatum on rhythm guitar, the band scored a local #1 radio hit with "Don't Blow Your Mind," an original composition from their second single release. By 1967 the band had begun to make regular road trips to Los Angeles, California to play shows. In 1967 renamed themselves as The Nazz and released the single "Wonder Who's Lovin' Her Now," In 1968 upon learning that Todd Rundgren also had a band called Nazz, the band was again in need of another stage name. Believing that the group needed a gimmick to succeed, and that other bands were not exploiting the showmanship potential of the stage, Furnier chose "Alice Cooper" as the band's name. Vincent Furnier (Alice Cooper) - vocals, harmonica, Glen Buxton - lead guitar, Dennis Dunaway - bass, John Speer - drums and John Tatum - rhythm guitar ( Michael Bruce - rhythm guitar on track 03). 01 - Why Don't You Love Me.mp3 02 - Hitch Hike.mp3 03 - Don't Blow Your Mind.mp3 04 - Why Don't You Love Me (Instrumental).mp3 LINK (RS) or LINK (FS)
The Original Surfaris were a surf rock group from Orange County, California, active in the 1960s. Around 1960, The Original Surfaris were formed. Originally called the Surfaris, they changed their name to the Original Surfaris after another band also called the Surfaris became widely famous for the song "Wipe Out". Larry Weed (Lead Guitar), Chuck Vehle (Rhythm Guitar), Jim Tran (Bass Guitar), Doug Wiseman (Saxophone), Al Valdez (Piano) and Mike Biondi (drums). 01 - Delano Soul Beat 02 - Gear Down Boogie 03 - Dirt Track Baby 04 - Speed Jocking 05 - Wheel Soul 06 - Wheels Theme 07 - Shutdown Daddy 08 - Spinout 09 - Floorboarding 10 - Way-Out Wheeler LINK (RS) or LINK (FS)
Produced by the legendary Tom Wilson when he launched his Raputin Productions in 1968 that included such bands as Fraternity Of Man, Ill Wind, and Bagattelle, this one somehow was lost in the shuffle, an obscure funky rockin' bluesy combo, with an integrated lineup, and instrumentation that includes organ, guitar, bass, and drums. The tracks are all originals, with a funky feel to them, and some good grooves on the best tracks.The lead singer's in kind of an Eric Burdon mode, but on the groovers, this comes off as sort of a mod soul/beat group sound, which gives the cuts a great A-Go-Go beat.(DG) John-John McDuffy (organ-piano-vocals), Fluffer Hirsch (guitar), Johnny Mitchell (alto sax-vocals), Sam Wright (bass), and "Chocolate" Wright (drums). 01 - Dustcracks, Bugs And Roaches 02 - Doin' The Everything 03 - Give In 04 - Life Of Love 05 - Jump Up 06 - Hippie Chick 07 - Hog For You Baby 08 - Nosey, Nosey People 09 - Forgive Me 10 - I Feel It LINK (RS) or LINK (FS)
A very '65 Garage group hailing from New York City. Farfisa Organ driven sounds abound. Eight songs in all of their known recordings. Think The Castaways' 'Liar, Liar' mixed with some Frat-Rock for a good idea. 'Shed a tear' being a good example. Your typical 60's teenage ups & downs Boy/Girl song themes. The moody ballad, 'Please Don't Go' is pretty good and alternates its' slow/fast tempos back & forth well. The title track appears twice here, first as the band's only A-Side released single and secondly, as a similar sounding abet, a slightly slower early first version. Both are very typical but, very likeable 1965 Garage. It's B-side, Dylan's 'Like A Rolling Stone' (and featured on Pebbles Volume 1) is given the Farfisa driven treatment with upbeat harmony vocals working very well as a Garage tune. 'Satellite' is a pleasant sounding 'Telstar' like instrumental which, reminded me of music you would've heard played in a 60's roller rink. 'You can't have my woman' their first demo from late 1964 is an atypical mid-tempo Garage rocker yet, features more guitar than their later Farfisa lead stuff. 01 - That's Too Bad 02 - Like A Rolling Stone 03 - Shed A Tear 04 - Hard To Find 05 - Please Don't Go 06 - That's Too Bad (First Version) 07 - Satellite 08 - You Can't Have My Woman LINK (RS) or LINK (FS)
The Ugly Ducklings were a five piece garage rock group based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, most notable during the mid 1960s. The group was formed in 1965 with Dave Bingham (lead vocals, harmonica), Glynn Bell (rhythm guitar), Roger Mayne (lead guitar), John Read (bass), and Robin Boers (drums). In their early days their music was partially influenced by The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds and The Kinks, however the band was still able to create a rough individual sound typified by their solid garage-punk original material and raw delivery. They released six singles in 1966 and 1967 on the Yorktown and Yorkville labels, and one album, Somewhere Outside in 1967. In the summer and fall of 1967, the band's fifth single "Gaslight" became a Top 40 hit across Canada, peaking at #17 on the RPM Chart, and reaching #1 on CHUM 1050 in Toronto on October 2 that year. Their first three singles also made the local 1050 CHUM AM charts in Toronto. 01 - Nothin' 02 - Do What You Want 03 - She Ain't No Use To Me 04 - Just In Case You Wonder 05 - Not For Long 06 - I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore 07 - Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut 08 - 1030 Train 09 - Just A Thought 10 - Postman's Fancy 11 - Windy City LINK (RS) or LINK (FS)