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Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Mad Hatters / The Fallen Angels / The Loved Ones / The Time Stoppers - The Mad Hatters Meet The Fallen Angels (1965-66 us, terrific raw garage psych rock)

In 1965, Barry Seidel formed a music company called Traydel Productions.   The first band Seidel signed was The Mad Hatters from Washington DC.   In the course of one year the band released three stunningly great singles- “I Need Love”, “Go Find A Love” and “I’ll Come Running”, all with Dylanesque-PF Sloan sounding folk-rock songs as the b-sides.  

Mad Hatter live shows were legendary as well, as is exemplified by the explosion of the amps during their electrifying medley of “Since You’ve Been Gone>I’m All Right>The Mad Hatter Theme” and their rocking version of “I Need Love”, both included on this album along with all their singles, making this the most complete collection of Mad Hatters’ material ever released. 

The Mad Hatters were originally from Annapolis, Maryland and had been around for almost a year before Barry Seidel saw them one Monday night in September 1965. He went to The Roundtable (Riley Carter's Club) on M Street in Georgetown. The band did an original song written by lead guitarist, Tom Curley, called "I Need Love".

The Fallen Angels were the second band Seidel signed and they are represented by a six song set of singles and unreleased recordings from 1966.  These are the earliest recordings by the band and range from folk-rock (Pebble In My Sand, Hello Girl, I Have Found) to “Love”(Arthur Lee) type ballads (Have You Ever Lost A Love, Every Time I Fall In Love) and garage (Who Do You Love). In addition to all this excitement are two previously unreleased 1966 folk-rock Byrds sounding gems from The Loved Ones, plus a 1967 version of “I Need Love” by The Time Stoppers.  Rare photos and radio promos make this a complete trip back to 1966, when The Mad Hatters and The Fallen Angels were the two hottest bands in Washington DC and “I Need Love” mania swept the airwaves.

The Mad Hatters
1. I Need Love (Curley) - 2:33
2. Go Find A Love (Curley) - 2:46
3. I'll Come Running - 2:22
4. Hello Girl - 2:06
The Fallen Angels
5. Have You Ever Lost A Love - 2:56
6. I Have Found - 2:45
The Loved Ones
7. Where You Gonna Run To - 3:02
8. Being Here With You - 3:39
The Mad Hatters
9. This Is How It's Gonna Be (Curley) - 2:36
10.Blowin' In The Wind (Dylan) - 2:55
The Fallen Angels
11.A Pebble In My Sand (Jones) - 3:04
12.Hello Girl - 2:10
13.Every Time I Fall In Love - 2:44
14.Who Do You Love (McDaniel) - 2:36
The Time Stoppers
15.I Need Love (Curley) - 2:54
The Mad Hatters
16.The Mad Hatters Theme (Set 1) - 1:48
17.I Need Love - 3:26
18.Since You've Been Gone - I'm All Right - The Mad Hatters Theme (End Of Live Set) (Curley, McDaniel) - 8:40
19.I Need Love - Weam Pick Hit ToGo Go Go Go !!! - 0:40

The Mad Hatters (1965 – 1966)
*Dave Vittek - Lead Vocals
*Tom Curley - Lead Guitar, Harmonica
*Alan Folwer - Bass
*Richard Kumer - Drums

The Fallen Angels 
*Charlie Jones C.J..- Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar
*Jack Bryant - Lead Vocals, Bass
*Wally Cook - Rhythm Guitar
*Ned Davis - Drums
*Rocky Isaac - Drums

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