* - Full CD title: 'Uncrushed: Previously Unreleased British Punk From The Underground 1969-1971' / Their members included Jesse Hector, later of The Hammersmith Gorillas, Gorillas (who do Sara J's intro theme for her great "Gorilla Got Me" show on Friday afternoon) According to the 2008 book "Pretty Vacant: A History of UK Punk," the band "was, in many ways, Britain's first proto-punk band". Active from 1969 to 1971.
From Lansing, MI /This was co-produced by Jill Gibson, who was Jan Berry's (of "Jan & Dean") girlfriend. / The "Stormy" mentioned in the song was their singer Stormy Rice // IMHO, this is one of the VERY BEST Bo Diddley covers ever!! - LsA /// Click on Link above, left, to view the original single
* - But first recorded in 1939 by The Ray Noble Orchestra; later used in the 1980s as the theme song of the TV series "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer" (1984 - 1987), with Bud Shsank on alto sax // Click on Link above, left, to view the original album.
* FULL CD title: 'Uncrushed: Previously Unreleased British Punk From The Underground 1969-1971' / Members included Jesse Hector, later of The Hammersmith Gorillas/ Gorillas (who do Sara J's intro theme) According to the 2008 book "Pretty Vacant: A History of UK Punk," the band "was, in many ways, Britain's first proto-punk band. Active from 1969 to 1971.
* - There was also an American "T-Bones", a Liberty Records studio group (usually members of what is now known as "The Wrecking Crew") who first released records in 1964, and later had a hit with 'No Matter What Shape (Your Stmach's In', in late 1965) which is probably why the English group is usually called 'GARRY FARR & The T Bones'. / Click on Link above, left, to view the original English single, with a picture sleeve.
Multi-instrumentalist (Keyboards, mandolin, double bass, flute/ recorder), producer Michael "Mo" Foster died July 3rd, at age 78. His college group 'The US Jazz Trio' morphed into Affinity, a Jazz-rock band, active from mid-1968 to January 1972. They only recorded one LP, released in 1970. AS A SESSION musician, he has recorded with: Jeff Beck, Ringo Starr, Cher, Peter Green, Scott Walker, Joan Armatrading, Neil Innes and many others.// Click on the Link above, left, to view the CD.
The original (IMHO, VERY ill-advised - LsA) album, released in Jan 1967, consisted of all covers of recent hits; for the CD reissue 2 tracks that were on the 'Dirty Water' album were dropped, and 7 much more obscure tracks added, including this.
Group is from New York City, NY; their name was taken from the "Tibetan Book Of The Dead" / * - Although several unreleased (at the time) recordings were released by Sundazed records later, in 1993 / Click on Link above/ left, to view the original single
This album is unique in their catalog, in that it contains songwriting credits by all five bandmembers. / It is listed in the book "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die" by Robert Dimery and Michael Lydon.
From Memphis, TN. Through their association with Knox Phillips, son of Sam Phillips, they released two singles in 1965 on the revived Sun label; the second, "My Way of Thinking", became one of the top hits in the area, reaching #1 on charts of radio station WGMN.
* - although he claimed writing credit, this bears a strong resemblance to a 1962 single by Big Bo & the Arrows, 'Hully Gully Now', especially the "Watch it, watch it now" interjections. "Big Bo & the Arrows" were a local Dallas band that played the same circuit as Sam The Sham. // It was reissued nationally on the MGM label, March 1965. It was their first single and biggest hit, being named the #1 song for all of 1965 by Billboard, despite not reaching #1 in any week. / Click on Link above, left, to view the original single, and also scroll down to the "Comments", which expand on what I wrote before.
From Minneapolis MN // "Warick" was producer WAR ren Kendr ICK's label // ... This was the first track on Volume ONE of the "Pebbles" series of 60's Garage (mostly) obscurities, released in 1979 / Click on Link above, left, to view the original single
* -The Yardbirds 2nd English single; it wasn't released in the US till the 'Having a Rave-UP ..." album, Nov 1965. It was also covered by The Animals on their second UK album, April 1965 / Full CD title: 'A History Of Garage & Frat Bands In Memphis 1960-1975'. / Click on Link above/ left, to view the original single
Their group name reflected their original from Lithgow( a prominent bcoal-mining center), west of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. They started in in 1965, but relocated to Sydney in 1967. / Full name of comp: 'Before Birdmen Flew ... Volume Four - Australian Beat, R&B & Punk: 1965 - 1967' Click on the Link above/ left, to view the original Australian single.
This was originally recorded by LA-area band Rain earlier (Oct 1966/ A.P.I.) - is it possible that they heard that, and did a cover of Rain's ripoff" of 'L.S.D.'? To add to the mystery, the songwriting credits are different for each version, although it's clearly the same song. Interesting coincidence - The Beaver Patrol were from Hollywood, Florida; Rain were from Hollywood, California.