Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Epitaph For A Legend

Originally released on the International Artists label, "Epitaph For A Legend" could be seen either as a "Greatest Hits"-type sampler, or as a quick cash grab release. However, I see it as a great piece of history documenting this seminal Texas record label. Although it is missing tracks by such bands as The Golden Dawn and Endle St. Cloud, it is a fairly complete representation of the output of the label. It has, however, been rendered sorta useless with the release of the 3CD set, "Never Ever Land".

CD1:

01.Big Walter - Breakfast In Bed
02.Dave Allen - C. C. Rider
03.Dave Allen - Saturday A.M. Blues
04.Lightnin' Hopkins - Conversation With Lightnin' Hopkins
05.Lightnin' Hopkins - Black Ghost Blues
06.Roky Erikson - Interview with Roky, KSAN 4/1/78)
07.The Spades - You're Gonna Miss Me
08.The Spades - We Sell Soul
09.Roky & Clementine Hall - Splash 1
10.Roky & Clementine Hall - Right Track Now
11.The 13th Floor Elevators - Wait For My Love
12.The 13th Floor Elevators - 60-Second Radio Spot for 'Bull Of The Woods'
13.The 13th Floor Elevators - Fire Engine

CD2:

01.The Chayns - Night Time (Is The Right Time)
02.The Patterns - In My Own Time
03.The Chaparrels - I Tried So Hard
04.Thursday's Children - A Part Of You
05.The Rubayyat - If I Were A Carpenter
06.Sonny Hall - Poor Planet Earth
07.Inner Scene - Communication Breakdown
08.The Red Crayola - Hurricane Fighter Plane (Demo)
09.The Red Crayola - Pink Stainless Tail (Demo)
10.The Red Crayola - Nickle Niceness (Demo)
11.The Red Crayola - Vile, Vile Grass (Demo)
12.The Red Crayola - Transparent Radiation (Demo)
13.The Emperors - I Want My Woman
14.Lost And Found - 25 M.P.H.


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Highs In The Mid-Sixties: The Texas Volumes

I've always been a fan of the "Highs In The Mid-Sixties" series. The albums showcase many garage bands that were previously uncomped. I have the entire series if anyone is interested in hearing them. I'm primarily focusing on Texas garage music for the first few posts on this blog.

Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 11: Texas Part 1

Side 1

1. Larry & the Blue Notes: "In and Out"
2. The Buccaneers: "You Got What I Want" (M. Dallon) — rel. 1965
3. Kit & the Outlaws: "Don't Tread on Me" (K. Massengill)
4. The Chants: "Hypnotized"
5. The Visions: "Route 66" (Bobby Troup)
6. The Esquires: "Judgment Day"
7. The Four More: "Problem Child" — rel. 1966

Side 2

1. Chaz & the Classics: "Girl of the 13th Hour" — rel. 1966
2. Terry & Tommy: "It Ain't No Good"
3. The By Fives: "I Saw You Walking"
4. The Staffs: "Another Love"
5. Five of a Kind: "Never Again"
6. Nobody's Children: "Good Times"
7. The Bourbons: "Of Old Approximately" — rel. 1967


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Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 12: Texas Part 2

Side 1

1. Tommy Jett: "Groovy Little Trip" (Tommy Jett)
2. The Derby-Hatville: "Turn into Earth" (The Yardbirds)
3. The Mind's Eye: "Help, I'm Lost" (The Mind's Eye)
4. The New Roadrunners: "Tired of Living" (Gary P. Nunn)
5. The Remaining Few: "Painted Air" (The Remaining Few)
6. The Stereo Shoestring: "On the Road South" (The Stereo Shoestring) — rel. 1968
7. Tuesday's Children: "Air-Conditioned Man" (Tuesday's Children) — rel. 1966

Side 2

1. The Buckle: "I've Got Something on My Mind" (Cameron/Martin/Brown)
2. The Brentwoods: "Babe You Know" (The Brentwoods) — rel. 1967
3. The Crabs: "Chase Yourself" (R. Leff) — rel. 1967
4. The Trackers: "You Are My World" (The Trackers)
5. The Soul Seekers: "Good Revelations" (The Soul Seekers)
6. The Y'All's: "Run for Your Life" (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
7. Leo & the Prophets: "Parking Meter" (The Prophets)


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Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 13: Texas Part 3

Side 1

1. The Chessmen: "No More" (N. Green)
2. The Briks: "Foolish Baby" (The Briks)
3. Robb London & the Rogues: "Gloria" (Van Morrison)
4. The Fanatics: "I Will Not Be Lonely" (The Fanatics)
5. The Venturie "5": "Good 'n' Bad" (The Venturie "5")
6. Mustache Wax: "I'm Gonna Get You" (Mustache Wax)
7. The Bards: "Alibis" (The Bards)

Side 2

1. The Barons: "Don't Burn It" (The Barons)
2. Theze Few: "Dynamite" (D. Feals) — rel. 1966
3. The Madison Revue: "Another Man" (R. Rountree/D. Fisher)
4. The Roots: "Lost One" (Rudy Wyatt)
5. The Night Crawlers: "Let's Move" (The Night Crawlers)
6. The Zone V: "I Cannot Lie" (R. Bartell/E. Davis)
7. The Moon-Dawgs: "Baby as Time Goes By" (The Moon-Dawgs)


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Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 17: Texas Part 4

Side 1

1. The Sparkles: "The U. T." (The Sparkles)
2. S. J. & the Crossroads: "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" (Jessie Hill)
3. S. J. & the Crossroads: "The Darkest Hour (Part 1)" (J. Sergio/S. Messina)
4. The Souncations: "Exit" (Jerry Rojas)
5. The Visions: "Humpty Dumpty" (The Visions)
6. The Spectrum: "Bald Headed Woman" (Talky)
7. The Gentlemen: "Come On" (B. Russo/E. Hackett) — rel. 1966

Side 2

1. Kempy & the Guardians: "Love for a Price" (Pat Davidson)
2. The Roks: "Hey Joe" (Billy Roberts)
3. Lost Generation: "They Tell Me" (Rhodes)
4. The Spades: "We Sell Soul" (Emil Schwartze)
5. Neil Ford & the Fanatics: "Bitter Bells" (Neil Ford/Stringfellow)
6. The Iguanas: "I'm Leaving You Baby" (Alan Melinger)


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Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 23: Texas Part 5

Side 1

1. The Wind: "Don't Take Your Love Away" (L. C. Johnson)
2. The Lost Generation: "Let Me Out" (Rhodes/Keating)
3. Gaylon Ladd: "Her Loving Way" (Gaylon Latimer) — rel. 1965
4. Kenny Wayne & the Kamotions: "A Better Day's A Comin'" (Kenny Wayne Hagler)
5. Larry Mack: "Last Day of the Dragon" (Larry Stanley) — rel. 1966
6. Wilshire Express: "Lose Your Money" (Laine/Pinder)
7. Jimmy C. & the Chelsea Five: "Leave Me Alone"

Side 2

1. The Blox: "Hangin' Out" (R. Turner)
2. Gaylon Ladd: "Repulsive Situation" (Gaylon Latimer)
3. Sterling Damon: "Rejected" (M. D. Gilmore) — rel. 1966
4. The Shayds: "Search the Sun" (S. Bailey)
5. The Children: "Enough of What I Need" (B. Ash/Quillian Marechal)
6. Sweet Smoke: "Morning Dew" (T. Rose/B. Dobson) — rel. 1968

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Austin Landing

This series focuses on the Austin garage/psych scene. Featuring tracks by bands such as Bubble Puppy, The 13th Floor Elevators and The Spades, these compilations showcase the roots of what would become the "Austin Psychedelic Scene".

Austin Landing #1 (Well Known, 1989)

Side 1
1 Lost & Found - Professor Black
2 Lost & Found - When Will You Come Through
3 Bubble Puppy - Thinkin' About Thinkin'
4 Bubble Puppy - Days Of Our Time
5 The Spades - You're Gonna Miss Me
6 The Spades - We Sell Soul

Side 2
1 The 13th Floor Elevators - Tried To Hide
2 Red Crayola - Hurricane Fighter Plane
3 Ginger Valley - Country Life
4 Endle St. Cloud - Tell Me One More Time (What's Happening ...)
5 Bubble Puppy - What Do You See
6 The Chayns - Live With The Moon


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Austin Landing #2 (Well Known, 1991)

Side 1
1 Roy Head - You're (Almost) Tuff
2 The Clique - Splash 1
3 Gaylon Ladd - Her Loving Way
4 The Chayns - Run & Hide
5 The Reasons Why - Don't Be That Way
6 Bob & Gaylon - Don't Go In My Room Girl
7 Bubble Puppy - Hurry Sundown
8 The 13th Floor Elevators - Maxine

Side 2
1 The Twilighters - Nothing Can Bring Me Down
2 The Emperors - And Then
3 The Remaining Few - Painted Air
4 Five By Five - Apple Cider
5 The Clique - Gotta Get Away
6 The Stereo Shoestring - On The Road South
7 The Cicadelics - We're Gonna Love This Way
8 Roy Head - Tush Hog

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Cicadelic Sixties: The Vinyl Editions

Although reissued on CD by Collecables Records, this series was originally released on vinyl by Cicadelic Records from 1982 to 1986. The tracklistings on these albums were, in my opinion, less disjointed and more enjoyable than the CD releases.

Psychedelic Sixties #1 - LP (Cicadelic, 1982)

Side 1
1 The Tidal Waves - Laugh
2 The Fifth Order - Goin' Too Far
3 The Headstones - Bad Day Blues
4 The Troyes - Rainbow Chaser
5 The Olivers - Beeker Street
6 Knights Bridge Quintet - Sorrow In C Major
7 The Painted Faces - Anxious Color

Side 2
1 The Shillings - Laugh
2 The Cellar Dwellers - Working Man
3 No-Mads - Liverpool Lover
4 The Tears - Weatherman
5 The Exotics - Come With Me
6 The Exotics - Queen Of Shadows
7 The Exotics - I Was Alone
8 The Exotics - Morning Sun

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Cicadelic 60's #2-Out Of Order - LP (Cicadelic, 1982)

15 Sounds from the Garage Bands of Today
Side 1
1 The Innsmen - Things Are Different Now
2 The Jagged Edge - Midnight To Six Man
3 The Olivers - My Little Red Book
4 The Olivers - I Saw What You Did
5 Swamp Rats - Hey Joe
6 The Brother Love Congregation - Bringing Me Down
7 The Laughing Kind - Empty Heart

Side 2
1 The Rumors - Without Her
2 The Rationals - Feelin' Lost
3 The Tidal Waves - Farmer John
4 The Outside In - You Ain't Gonna Bring Me Down To My Knees
5 The Dovers - I Could Be Happy
6 The Dovers - People Ask Me Why
7 Exchequers - Is There Some Girl
8 The Boss Todes - Sally The Pollywog

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Cicadelic 60's #3-Don't Put Me On! - LP (Cicadelic, 1984)

Side 1
1 The Pagens - Mystic Cloud
2 The Kings Court - Don't Put Me On
3 The Kings Court - In The Midnight Hour
4 The Innsmen - Things Are Different Now
5 The Hearsemen - I Get That Feeling
6 The House Of Commons - Till Tomorrow

Side 2
1 The Hearsemen - Christy Anne
2 The Lykes Of Us - 7:30 Said
3 The Lykes Of Us - Tell Me Why Your Light Shines
4 The Innsmen - I Don't Know
5 The Pagens - Someone Like You
6 The Solitary Confinement - A Winner Never Quits

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Cicadelic 60's #4: Never Existed! - LP (Cicadelic, 1984)

Side 1
1 The Basement Wall - Never Existed
2 The Cavaliers - Congregation For Anti-Flirts, Inc.
3 The Persian Market - Flash In The Pan
4 The Persian Market - Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White
5 The Neurotic Sheep - Drive My Car
6 The Chaparrals - Respect

Side 2
1 The Chaparrals - Blues From A Jefferson Airplane
2 The Rogues - I Don't Need You
3 The Lynx - You Lie
4 The Persian Market - The Gamma Goochie
5 The Persian Market - The Wind Calls Her Name
6 The Highlifes - Cloak And Dagger

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Cicadelic 60's #5-1966 Revisited - LP (Cicadelic, 1986)

The Savage Sounds of 12 Far-Out Groups
Side 1
1 The Chaparrals - So Good
2 The Savages - Cheating On Me
3 The Showmen - Almost There
4 The Story Tellers - Cry With Me
5 The Heard - Exit 9
6 The Evil I - Can't Live Without You
7 The Living Ends - I Don't Mind

Side 2
1 The Uncalled For - Since You've Been Gone
2 The Maltees Four - You
3 The Mods - Days Mind The Time
4 The London Knights - Go To Him
5 The Rogues - You Better Look Now
6 The Cascades - She'll Love Again
7 The Uncalled For - Masters Of War

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Texas Punk 1966 (Cicadelic Records)

For the first post on this blog, I am uploading the 10 volume set, "Texas Punk 1966" by Cicadelic Records. Cicadelic Records was a label out of Dallas in the mid-eighties. The label released a series of interview albums featuring The Beatles. However, Cicadelic was best known for releasing previously uncompiled garage band singles from Texas and other areas of the country.


Texas Punk 1966 Vol. 01

Side 1
1 The Beefeaters - Don't Hurt Me
2 The Livin' End - All Alone
3 The Livin' End - Get Off My Cloud
4 The Chevelle V - Come Back Bird
5 The Stumblin' Blox - It's Alright
6 The Royal Knights - I Wanna Know

Side 2
1 The Beefeaters - Change My Mind
2 The Chevelle V - I'm Sorry Girl
3 The Highlifes - No One To Tell Her
4 The Highlifes - Lucille
5 The Sounds Unlimited - Keep Your Hands Off Of It
6 The Sounds Unlimited - About You

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Texas Punk 1966 Vol. 02: Music From The Outer Limits

Side 1
1 The Outcasts - I'm In Pittsburgh (And It's Raining)
2 The Outcasts - Smokestack Lightning
3 The Outcasts - Route 66
4 The Outcasts - Sweet Mary
5 The Outcasts - I'll Set You Free
6 The Outcasts - The Birds

Side 2
1 The Esquires - Judgement Day
2 The Esquires - These Are The Tender Years
3 The Esquires - Come On, Come On
4 The Esquires - Time Don't Mean So Much
5 The Esquires - Loneliness Is Mine
6 The Esquires - Come On, Come On (Reprise)

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Texas Punk 1966 Vol. 03: The Sights And Sounds Of An Era

Side 1
1 The Livin' End - Roadrunner
2 The Centurys - Johnny B. Goode
3 The Chevelle V - Koko Joe
4 The Outcasts - My Love
5 The Outcasts - Everyday
6 Outcasts - Hard Lovin' Babe

Side 2
1 The Sights & Sounds - You Keep Me Hangin' On
2 The Sights & Sounds - Mystical Bells
3 The Sights & Sounds - Plastic People
4 The Sights & Sounds - Kind Of A Drag
5 The Livin' End - Your Enemies
6 The Outcasts - The Price Of Victory

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Texas Punk 1966 Vol. 04: Dallas Psychedelic Gold From The Sixties 1966-1968

Side 1
1 The Penthouse 5 - Vertigo Blue Sometime
2 The Penthouse 5 - It's All My Own Bizarre Dream
3 The Penthouse 5 - You're Gonna Make Me
4 The Penthouse 5 - Bad Girl
5 The Penthouse 5 - In His Shadow
6 The Penthouse 5 - Don't Mess Around With My Dream

Side 2
1 The Exotics - Come With Me
2 The Exotics - Queen Of Shadows
3 The Exotics - I Was Alone
4 The Exotics - Fire Engine Red
5 The Exotics - Morning Sun
6 The Exotics - Hymn To Her
7 The Exotics - Alone Again
8 The Exotics - Come With Me To Chevrolet


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Texas Punk 1966 Vol. 05: Journey To Pharoah's Valley With The Headstones

Side 1
1 The Headstones - Wish She Were Mine
2 The Headstones - 24 Hours (Everyday)
3 The Headstones - Bad Day Blues
4 Christopher & The Souls - Diamonds, Rats, And Gum
5 The Cavaliers - Congregation For Anti-Flirts, Inc.
6 The Cavaliers - Pride

Side 2
1 The Headstones - My Kind Of Girl
2 The Playboys Of Edinburg - Wish You Had A Heart
3 The Playboys Of Edinburg - Look At Me Girl
4 The Playboys Of Edinburg - News Sure Travels Fast
5 Jeanne Hatfield - My Babe
6 The Cavaliers - Sea Weed

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Texas Punk 1966 Vol. 06: Dallas 1966

Side 1
1 The Novas - And It's Time
2 The Novas - William Junior
3 The U.S. Britons - Come On
4 The U.S. Britons - I'll Show You A Man
5 The Briks - It Won't Be Wrong
6 The Briks - It's Your Choice
7 The By Fives - I Saw You Walking

Side 2
1 The Penthouse 5 - The Years Have Passed
2 The WordD - Today Is Just Tomorrow's Yesterday
3 The WordD - Keep On Walking
4 The WordD - You're Gonna Make Me
5 The WordD - You're Always Around
6 The Chessmen - You're Gonna Be Lonely
7 The Chessmen - No More

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Texas Punk 1966 Vol. 07: Feat. The Briks & The Chapparals

Side 1
1 The Briks - Over You
2 The Briks - Can You See Me
3 The Briks - Foolish Baby
4 The Briks - Baby, Let Me Take You Home
5 The Briks - Keep Down
6 The Briks - NSU

Side 2
1 The Chaparrals - Move On
2 The Chaparrals - One More Time
3 The Chaparrals - Wake Up, Girl
4 The Chaparrals - If Your Heart Were Only Wise
5 The Chaparrals - Get Off My Cloud
6 The Chaparrals - Satisfaction
7 The Chaparrals - So Good

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Texas Punk 1966 Vol. 08: Feat. The Briks & The Basement Wall

Side 1
1 The Basement Wall - Louie Louie
2 The Basement Wall - We Ain't Got Nothing Yet
3 The Basement Wall - Hungry
4 The Basement Wall - Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)
5 The Basement Wall - Like A Rolling Stone
6 The Basement Wall - The Basement Exit

Side 2
1 The Briks - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
2 The Briks - Till The End Of The Day
3 The Briks - NSU
4 The Briks - The Nazz Are Blue
5 The Briks - Heart Full Of Soul
6 The Briks - I'm A Man

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Texas Punk 1966 Vol. 09: The Far-Out Sounds Of 12 Groovy Groups

1 The Fugitives - Louie, Go Home
2 British Colonels - Come Back
3 The B.C.'s - Oh Yeow!
4 The Gypsies - Oh Girl!
5 The G's - There's A Time
6 The Chaparrals - I'll Go Crazy
7 The Debonairs - Lonely Is The Summer

Side 2
1 The Loose Ends - He's A Nobody
2 The Loose Ends - Free Soul
3 The Barons - Live And Die
4 The Dinks - Penny A Tear Drop
5 Cellar Dwellers - Bad Day
6 The Mods - It's For You
7 The Liverpools - Soho

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Texas Punk 1966 Vol. 10: Feat. S.J. & The Crossroads

Side 1
1 S.J. & The Crossroads - The Darkest Hour
2 S.J. & The Crossroads - Night Time
3 S.J. & The Crossroads - Ooh Poo Pah Doo
4 S.J. & The Crossroads - The Darkest Hour - Part 2
5 S.J. & The Crossroads - Breakdown
6 S.J. & The Crossroads - Get Out Of My Life Woman
7 S.J. & The Crossroads - Play Your Game

Side 2
1 S.J. & The Crossroads - Funny Woman
2 S.J. & The Crossroads - London Girl
3 Group Therapy - Take Me Back
4 Deuces Wild - Come Easy Go
5 Deuces Wild - Hey Little One
6 Knights Bridge Quintet - Sorrow In C Major
7 Knights Bridge Quintet - Love Of A Different Flavor

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