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Best '60's Garage Compilations

Postby (lennon211) » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:02 am

Okay, I figured I'd start this here so that maybe a good resource of classic garage band material could be put together for those interested. Odds are if you've been around CD's and albums of music from the '60's, then you've heard of Nuggets. It's basically the gold standard for the '60's garage band/proto-punk material. There have been a couple of variations on this, with the box set, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, being the most complete incarnation of the most definitive tracks of this sub-genre. The sequel, Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts from the British Empire and Beyond, features tracks from all around the world and is a great companion piece to the first set. Nuggets didn't mine all of the great material out of this area though. Sundazed Records, who seem to have taken over where Rhino left off, has put together a series of discs called Garage Beat '66. So far there are 6 of these that have been released, but each one is very well done. All of the tracks are of superior quality and could have been on the Nuggets set from Rhino had there been room. Are there any compilations in this area of music that you've found that are worth recommending?

Recommended Listening:
Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Age
Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts from the British Empire and Beyond
Garage Beat '66 series
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Re: Best '60's Garage Compilations

Postby (sowhat) » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:36 am

Right off the top of my head.
"Back from the grave" series — great compilation of bands most of which are completely forgotten. Good if you manage to get them on CD (and i hope it's possible if you live in US), i only managed to get them on cassettes, with bonus tracks from Chicago garage bands — still haven't found out which compilation they were taken from, maybe the names will ring a bell to you: the Exterminators, the Exceptions, the Prophets, the Skunks, the Night Flight, etc.
"Garage punk: unknowns" — i have a compilation of 2 CDs, not sure if there's more, best tracks imho are "Junco Partner" by Nobody's Children (later covered by the Clash on Sandinista!), "Like what, me worry?" by OO6, "Gathers no moss" by Shadows 5, a funny version of "Roses are red" by Savages, and many more, 50 tracks in total.
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Re: Best '60's Garage Compilations

Postby (expomick) » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:49 pm

What about all the Pebbles and Boulders series? Tons of good stuff on those, and the occasional gem that bowls me over.
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Re: Best '60's Garage Compilations

Postby (lennon211) » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:52 am

sowhat wrote:Right off the top of my head.
"Back from the grave" series — great compilation of bands most of which are completely forgotten. Good if you manage to get them on CD (and i hope it's possible if you live in US), i only managed to get them on cassettes, with bonus tracks from Chicago garage bands — still haven't found out which compilation they were taken from, maybe the names will ring a bell to you: the Exterminators, the Exceptions, the Prophets, the Skunks, the Night Flight, etc.
"Garage punk: unknowns" — i have a compilation of 2 CDs, not sure if there's more, best tracks imho are "Junco Partner" by Nobody's Children (later covered by the Clash on Sandinista!), "Like what, me worry?" by OO6, "Gathers no moss" by Shadows 5, a funny version of "Roses are red" by Savages, and many more, 50 tracks in total.



I'll check out the Back From the Grave series as soon as I get out of Christmas debt. Some of the tracks on the Garage Punk set you talk about made it into the Garage Beat '66 series that I was talking about.
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Re: Best '60's Garage Compilations

Postby (lennon211) » Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:44 pm

For Christmas, I received a new compilation in the Nuggets series by Rhino: Love is the Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets, 1965-1970. Along with some of the more obvious bands like the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, there are a number of garage band rarities that show the rougher side of the Bay Area's music scene. It clearly wasn't all acoustics down at Haight-Ashbury. There are some really good tracks all over this series. Highly recommended. Also, the liner notes are very well done and the photos of the bands are really cool.
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Re: Best '60's Garage Compilations

Postby (kenposurf) » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:43 pm

+/- I guess re: the topic..the Born Bad set :twisted:
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Re: Best '60's Garage Compilations

Postby (beatleboots) » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:09 pm

There are alot of garage comps out there but be prepared,most of them do not feature the sterling sound of the Nuggets series as most were made with only original 45's being available.The previously mentioned "Back from the Grave" series was probably the first serious collecting of unknown recordings."Teenage Shutdown","Quagmire" and "Fuzz,flaykes and shakes" and the Gear Fab labels "Psychedelic States" series are all worth seeking out.
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Re: Best '60's Garage Compilations

Postby (whojamfan) » Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:11 pm

Love it, love it, let's get a good list going here. The nuggetts series were always a good source, but it's really great to have a big being compiled here. With the internet now, tracking these gems down should be a snap :D
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Re: Best '60's Garage Compilations

Postby (lennon211) » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:02 am

I've recently picked up quite a few. I'll try to get a few reviews/rundowns done while I'm enjoying the last week of my Christmas break.
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Re: Best '60's Garage Compilations

Postby (danbind) » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:51 pm

+1 on Back from the Grave series.

A great collection is "A History of Garage and Frat Bands in Memphis 1960-75", particularly Volume 1. Some really great stuff there--on Shangri-La Records at http://www.shangri.com/garage.html.
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Re: Best '60's Garage Compilations

Postby (sowhat) » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:31 pm

"Garage punk unknowns" - track list (if anyone's interested).

Part 1. The Teenage Garage Rock explosion of America: 65–67
1. King-Beez — Now
2. Lost Generation — I’d Gladly Pay
3. End — Not Fade Away
4. Primates — Don’t Press Your Luck
5. Big Beats — Beware
6. Fink Muncx Four — Coffee, Tea or Me
7. Ravens — Sleepless Nights
8. Teddy Boys — Jezebel
9. Bobby Roberts & the Raveons — How Can I Make Her Mine
10. Temptations — Hey Bo Diddley
11. Undecyded — Make Her Cry
12. Avengers — I Told You So
13. Lincolns — We Got Some
14. King-Beez — I Gotta Move
15. Brymers — Sacrifice
16. Hard Times — I Can’t Wait Till Friday Comes
17. Brothers & Sisters — And I Know
18. Trademarks — If I Was Gone
19. Kempy & the Guardians — Love for a Price
20. Night Riders — Don’t Say
21. Chargers — Taxi
22. Lancers — The Witch
23. Five More — I’m No Good
24. Big Beats — I Need You
25. Danny & the Other Guys — Hard Times
26. Savages — Roses Are Red My Love
27. Vandals — I Saw Her in a Mustang
28. Jay-Beez — Good Times
29. Avengers — Shipwrecked
30. Motor City Bonnevilles — Make Up Your Mind
31. Odds & Ends — Be Happy Baby

Part 2. Mid-Sixties Americas Teen Garage Rock Action Blast! 1965–1967
1. The Ardels — Piece of Jewelry
2. The Odds & Ends — Cause You Don’t Love Me
3. The Wooly Ones — Put Her Down
4. The Sultans 5 — You Know You Know
5. The Dirty Shames — Makin’ Love
6. The Lost Souls — My Girl
7. The Rollin’ Ramsaxes — You’ve Hurt Me So
8. The Tremors — Wondering Why
9. The Torquays — Stolen Moments
10. The Mo-Shuns — What Can I Say
11. The Galaboochees — It’ll Never Work Out
12. The Individuals — I Really Do
13. The Levis — Hear What I Say
14. The King-Beez — Found and Lost
15. The Huns — Destination Lonely
16. The Vydels — What I’m Gonna Do
17. The Little Boy Blues — You Don’t Love Me
18. The Munks — Long Time Waiting
19. Nobody’s Children — Junco Partner
20. The Shadows 5 — Gathers No Moss
21. Spyder & the Mustangs — So Long Child
22. The Enchanters 4 — Lost You
23. The Londons — Old Man
24. The Traits — High on a Cloud
25. The Ambertones — I Can Only Give You Everything
26. The Grapes of Wrath — Cause It Was Her
27. The Inmates — You Tell Lies
28. 006 — Like What, Me Worry?
29. The Jades — I Ain’t Got You

If anyone's interested in any particular track, just let me know.
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Re: Best '60's Garage Compilations

Postby (whojamfan) » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:42 am

Interested in all of them :shock: :D
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Re: Best '60's Garage Compilations

Postby (paologregorio) » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:39 pm

Cool topic! :D
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Re: Best '60's Garage Compilations

Postby (sowhat) » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:27 pm

In a couple of days, Mike, i promise.
The quality of records is far from perfect, though. Unfortunately. :(
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Re: Best '60's Garage Compilations

Postby (winston) » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:55 am

My old band from the 60's is on this compilation disk set from 2004.

You Gotta Have Moxie, Vol. 2 : Various Artists (CD, 2004)

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Track listing
DISC 1:
1. Seance - Ebb Tides
2. Come on Babe - Eddie & the Showmen (previously unreleased)
3. Danny Boy - Eddie & the Showmen (previously unreleased)
4. Sheila - Eddie & the Showmen (previously unreleased)
5. Mean Town - Edge Of Darkness
6. Foolin' Around - Eggheads
7. Try Harder - Electric Train
8. Thru Winter & Sunshine - Electric Train
9. Why Girl - Emergency Exit
10. It Don't Mean a Thing - Enchanted Forist
11. Mad, Mad, Mad - The Escapades
12. Confusion - Ethics
13. Three's a Crowd - Evergreen Blues Band
14. Goin' Too Far - 5th Order/Fifth Order
15. Everybody Needs Somebody - Five Cards Stud
16. Hey You - Five Of Us
17. You Do Things - 49th Parallel
18. Don't Blame Me - Fountain Of Youth
19. You Gotta Leave - Gentlemen Wild
20. Louise, Louise - The Checkmates/H.B. & The Checkmates
21. Babba Diddy Baby - The Heart Attacks
22. Long Way Around - Huns (previously unreleased)
23. World You Cannot Hide From, The - Huns (previously unreleased)
24. I've Got You on My Mind - Huns (previously unreleased)
25. I Gotta Move - Huns (previously unreleased)
26. Monkey on My Back - Individuals (previously unreleased)
27. I Need Love - J. Michael & the Bushmen
28. Sugaree - Jackass

DISC 2:
1. Get off My Roof - Jerry & The Landslides
2. I Just Gotta Get a Little More Sleep - Jimmy Solley
3. Practice What You Preach - Layman/Laymen
4. Portrait of Youth - Legend/The Legend
5. Gather My Things and Go - Limey & The Yanks
6. It's Only You - Little Boy Blues
7. Orange Rooftop of My Baby's Mind - The Livin' End
8. She's a Teaser - The Livin' End
9. You're My Woman - The Livin' End
10. Let Me Know - Love Affair
11. Never Let Go - Magic Mushrooms
12. Bonnie - The Man-Dells
13. Sha-La-La-La-Lee - Meddy's People
14. I Can Tell - Mersey Men
15. Cause I Believe - Michel & The French-Canadians
16. Please Kill Me - Mops
17. I Put a Spell on You - Mystic Number National Band
18. I Need Love - New Wing
19. Go Go Radio Moscow - Nikita The "K"
20. Love - One Eyed Jacks
21. Streetcar - The Otherside
22. Hate - Perils
23. So Mystifying - Petrified Forest
24. You Got Me - Prodigal
25. Sound, The - R. Rogues
26. E.S.P. - Rain
27. Outta My Life - Rain
28. My Way of Thinking - Randy & the Radiants


Details
Playing time: 140 min.
Distributor: Caroline Distribution
Recording type: Studio
Recording mode: Stereo
SPAR Code: n/a
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