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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Rock Shop - Mr Lee's Swingin Affair Presents (1968 us, amazing folk psych garage rock)

Hailing from California, they became one of the most popular bands in the area, playing regularly at Mr Lee's Swingin' Affair nightclub in West Covina to packed houses. The band's one and only album, featured 12 self-penned tracks of fuzz-led blues and psych.

Despite enjoying a minor level of success including supporting both the Shirelles and Big Joe Turner, the band called it a day in 1969, leaving this lone recording as their epitaph.

This extremely rare album has a strong mix of psychedelia, garage and folk sounds mid to late sixties, given the high musical standard and excellent recording quality, still stand up amazingly well today. 

1. Soap Suds And Cream - 5:44
2. Stop (Pat Edwards) - 1:57
3. Leaving Just Isn't Fair (John Dalbeck) - 2:29
4. Yes I Love You - 3:39
5. Bad Case of Booze (Pete's Theme) - 4:46
6. Goodbye Sunshine - 3:19
7. Why Not Three Or Four (John Dalbeck) - 2:35
8. Lay It On The Line - 2:46
9. Mediocre Blues (John Dalbeck) - 2:50
10.It's Hurting Me - 2:33
11.Look Looky Look (John Dalbeck) - 2:19
12.I Can't Go on - 3:38
All songs by Alan Clark except where stated

The Rock Shop
*Alan Clark - Vocals, Lead Guitar, Bass, Organ
*John Dalbeck - Guitar
*Pat Edwards - Bass
*Pete Stevens - Drums

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juan manuel muñoz said...

thanks a lot, Marios. Cheers

Unknown said...

Thanks, Marios.

psychonaut said...

Thank you very much!

mscmichael said...

Thanks a lot...

lmelis said...

Thank you!!!

jose kortozirkuito said...

Thanks my friend.
Greetings from Spain

sorogan said...

Thanks a lot, Marios!

Alexandr said...

Cd edition 2006

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Tommy Duque said...

Thanks Marios for always bringing us amazing treasures

adamus67 said...

Thank you,my friend !!!

Mickey Bitsko said...

Wow, this is for real? At first listen I thought it was a parody of '60s fuzz bands. I gotta hand it to them, they made some kind of masterpiece. Thanks very much!