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Friday, August 10, 2012

Various Artists - Essential Pebbles Vol. 2 (60's us, fantastic garage beat gems, double disc set)



With 28 volumes in their vinyl version of the series and another 23 volumes in the companion High in the Mid-Sixties series (not to mention its ten-volume Rough Diamonds set), to put it all out on compact disc would have been perhaps a bit much, even for the most perversely dedicated of fuzz fanatics. What Bomp has opted for instead is to cherry-pick the absolutely most-requested tracks from the original volumes, then pad it out with a similar number of super-obscure and ultra-rare bonus tracks. 

Highlights include the Rogues' "How Many Times," Neal Ford & the Fanatics' "Shame on You," Jaybees' "I'm a Loner," the Baker Street Irregulars doing a great version of the Yardbirds' version of "I'm a Man," the Original Sinners' "You'll Never Know," the Fading Tribesmen's "More Feathers," the Vistas' "Don't Know" and Ye Court Jesters' "But I Still Love Her." If fuzz-toned guitars, Farfisa organs and lots of tambourine is what floats your boat, then this is the compilation you've been waiting all your life for. 
by Michael "Cub" Koda


Artists - Tracks
Disc 1
1. Rogues - How Many Times - 2:24
2. Neal Ford And the Fanatics - Shame on You - 2:13
3. Jelly Bean Bandits - Generation - 2:58
4. Sonny Flaherty And Mark V - Hey Conductor - 2:30
5. Denims - I'm Your Man - 2:22
6. Evil Encorporated - Hey You - 2:08
7. Ravin' Blue - It's Not Real - 2:29
8. Jaybees - I'm a Loner - 2:20
9. Spirit - Man Enough for You - 3:06
10. Wig Wags - On My Way Down the Road - 2:16
11. Four Fifths - If You Still Want Me - 2:07
12. Soul Survivors - Shakin' with Linda - 2:56
13. Magic Plants - I'm a Nothing - 2:43
14. Live Wires - Love - 3:21
15. Inmates - More Than I Have - 2:34
16. Sinners - Nice Try - 2:13
17. Cole And the Embers - Hey Girl - 2:25
18. Kama Del Sutra - She Taught Me Love - 2:17
19. Sweet Acids - That Creature - 3:01
20. Evil Encorporated - The Point Is - 2:34
21. Danny's Reasons - Triangles - 2:10
22. Baker St. Irregulars - I'm a Man - 4:47
23. Dee And Tee - Something's Comin' - 2:25
24. Yo Yo's - Crack in My Wall - 2:56
25. Original Sinners - You'll Never Know - 2:33
26. Les Lutins - Laissez-Nous Vivre - 3:23


Disc 2
1. Purple Haze - Shades of Blue - 2:18
2. Dawn 5 - Mike's Bag - 1:42
3. Denny Noie And the Catalinas - It Ain't a Big Thing - 2:20
4. Fading Tribesman - More Feathers - 2:22
5. Lost Souls - It's Not Fair - 2:06
6. Spirits Of Oxford - But You're Gone - 2:42
7. Vistas - Don't Know - 2:34
8. Chimes - #38 - 2:28
9. D.C. Drifters - Louisiana Blues - 3:23
10. Dean Kohler - Gooseberry Pie - 2:52
11. Children - I Can Feel It - 2:29
12. Why Four - Hard Life - 2:07
13. Why Four - Not Fade Away - 2:13
14. Doo And the Diddits - I'm a Man - 2:51
15. Night Watch - The Good's Gone - 2:18
16. Night Watch - Shake - 2:12
17. Rick And the Rivals - Stricken by You - 2:34
18. Sinders - Get Out of My Life - 1:34
19. Abstracts - Always Always - 2:10
20. Crying Shame - Come on Back - 2:37
21. Berries - Baby Won't You Follow Me Down - 2:34
22. Outcasts - I Wanted You - 1:59
23. Lunduns - It's Gonna Be Alright - 3:31
24. Ye Court Jesters - But I Still Love Her - 2:08
25. Checkmates - Eyes on You Baby - 2:18
26. Inner Prism - Bad Seed - 2:49
27. Classics 5 - Wine, Wine, Wine - 2:12
28. Inn Crowd - Gotta Find a Girl - 2:14
29. Lawson And Four More - If You Want Me - 2:42

More Pebbles
Essential Pebbles Vol. 3

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6 comments:

psychonaut said...

Well compiled collection! I've got most of these tracks on the original vinyl series and, FYI, they're all picked from the second "season" of the Pebbles' saga (from vol. 11 upwards).
Thanks for posting!

sorogan said...

GREAT !!!
Thank you very much Cudawaver and Marios !!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot !

Chris

peter said...

What a great set of forgotten shit:)! Thx!

filldemontgat said...

Much like the previous :)
Thanks in advance Marios.

Marios said...

.....Collection....Two....