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Break a Way

  • 01. You Can't Keep A Good Man Down
    02. How She's Hurtin' Me
    03. A Change Is Gonna Come
    04. Xanthia (Lisa)
    05. A Change Is Gonna Come
    06. Lies I Spoke
    07. Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself
    08. A Change Is Gonna Come
    09. Look In Her Eyes
    10. Reflections
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    JAGGED EDGE aka OFF–SET, THE

    A change is gonna come

    [engl] Part of the mystique of the ’60s garage legacy is that the bands seemed to put all of their considerable talents into one or two singles, and that was it. But behind every 45 there often lurked a handful of equally killer tunes – performed or even recorded, but never released at the time. So many bands had the potential to make it but there was very little room at the top. The Jagged Edge from Brooklyn, New York, seemed to have it all – the chops, an excellent and decent–selling debut 45, and even competent management. They’d performed with a veritable who’s who of big–name artists, and they seemed poised for better things. But it all went downhill suddenly, beginning with a threatening lawsuit over their name. Crucial momentum was lost and the Jagged Edge never reached the prominence they deserved. Now the exposure they warranted all along is finally here. Break–A–Way presents the bands first complete long player incl. their two sharp 45s and for the first time a fistful of six vintage demos. The LP has the bands 1966 all–time garage classic debut 45, "You Can´t Keep A Good Man Down b/w How She’s Hurtin Me" and their second single release "A Change Is Gonna Come" b/w their wild psychedelic raga classic "Xanthia" recorded under the moniker "Off–Set". Additionally there are two alternate takes of single tracks and four completely unreleased 1965/66 recordings such as the psych/punker "Lies I Spoke" completely with psychy effects and a raga–esque break; the strong moody folkrocker "Look In Her Eyes" as well as "Reflections" and "Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself", two tracks from the poppier side of the band. This collection proves : the Jagged Edge were way ahead of their times and finally carve out their slice of rock history. All tracks are painstakingly remastered for the garage connoisseurs listening pleasure. The 10–track vinyl LP comes in a full colour cover and with an LP sized insert featuring rare pics and the bands complete and detailed history as told by former members Art Steinman and Harley Wishner.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.01.2008
     
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    JUJUS, THE

    You treat me bad

    [engl] Since their arrival on the music scene in 1965, the mystique of The JuJus and their lead singer, Ray Hummel, has continued to grow over the ensuing decades. This was helped along by the inclusion of their first single, "You Treat Me Bad" on volume 1 of Pebbles in 1979. This debut 45 catapulted the band to regional fame in Michigan. The JuJus initially blended an impressive brand of folk–rock and British–Invasion sounds with a raw garage band attitude best demonstrated on their classic 45´s such as "I´m Really Sorry" and the aforementioned "You Treat Me Bad". In 1967 they opted for a change in sound, documented in their more psychedelic recordings such as "Sometime Or Other" and "If You Really Love Me". Compiled on this release are 14 tracks including all The JuJus classic garage singles, as well as a number of unreleased gems recorded during the band’s existence from 1965 to 1967. A detailed insert contains a retrospective of The Jujus as related by band member Rod Shepard, alongside cool photos and band memorabilia.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.01.2009
     
  • 01. No More (Alternate Version)
    02. I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone
    03. Look At Me Now
    04. Go Away
    05. Touch Of Magic
    06. Be A Friend
    07. Winter Dreams
    08. No More (45 Version)
    09. Sycamore Dreamer
    10. Cherry Street
    11. Rainbow Woman
    12. Lady Soul
    13. Sing Out
    14. Young Man
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    MORNING DEW

    Early years, 1966–69

    [engl] The Morning Dew are mainly known for their highly regarded 1970 psychedelic album recorded for Roulette Records. Between 1966 – 1969, the band had already established a live–and recording history as a local and regional garage and psychedelic band and along with The Blue Things, were one of Kansas’ most exciting regional top–acts. This LP presents fourteen early recordings including the 1966 Audio House session, both their 1966/67 singles A´s & B´s for Fairyland Records and alternative versions on side one. Side two features the band’s 1968 Fairyland summer sessions, which forged a complex psychedelic sound that culminated in a record deal with Roulette Records. This release covers the band’s local years from 1966 – 69 and includes material never before released or unavailable on vinyl for years. LP comes with an in–depth insert with a cache of photos and trivia tracing the genesis of a band that started as an instrumental group in 1963 and ended after their garage days as a now much respected psychedelic band.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.01.2009
     
  • 01. Fire In My Heart
    02. Without Your Love
    03. Someone To Hold
    04. That's Why I Need You
    05. Baby I'm Forgettin' You
    06. My Love For You Won't Die
    07. Do You Have To Be So Cruel
    08. Tomorrow Never Comes
    09. I'll Go Crazy
    10. Land Of 1000 Dances
    11. You Make Me Feel So Good
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    EMBERMEN FIVE

    Fire in their hearts

    [engl] 11 track collection of classic US 60’s garage sound, some of them unreleased until today. Includes their rare singles "That’s why I need you" and "Fire in their hearts". 4 page insert with pictures and detailed infos. 500 copies.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.01.2002
     
  • 01. Troubles
    02. Cuttin’ Out Time
    03. Press Buttons Firmly
    04. My Flash On You
    05. Steve’s Song
    06. I Can’t Keep From Crying
    07. Tell Me
    08. 7 And 7 Is
    09. Smokestack Lightnin’
    10. Gloria
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    HORDE, THE

    Press buttons firmly (Cover 1)

    [engl] Rarest 60s Garage Album by North Carolina students from early 1967 Great LP sized full glossy Inlay w/pic and liners 300 copy repress with 3 different handmade, lavish front covers of 100 copies each Even too rare for Pokora but finally received a 6–star rarity scale at his 7001 book LP contains a blend of exciting originals and well chosen, inspired covers, played in a raw, crude and frantic style. If ever it were true that the over–used assertion that a band’s cover versions measured up to the originals, then it is true of The Horde. Why? These five 19–20 year old students from all over the United States did not only blaze a trail for 60s rock in then conservative North Carolina, they also had a general attitude that finds its origins in the young people’s mindset of the mid–sixties. This is one of the sharpest local ’60s garage albums
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.01.2015
     
  • 01. Troubles
    02. Cuttin’ Out Time
    03. Press Buttons Firmly
    04. My Flash On You
    05. Steve’s Song
    06. I Can’t Keep From Crying
    07. Tell Me
    08. 7 And 7 Is
    09. Smokestack Lightnin’
    10. Gloria
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    HORDE, THE

    Press buttons firmly (Cover 2)

    [engl] Rarest 60s Garage Album by North Carolina students from early 1967 Great LP sized full glossy Inlay w/pic and liners 300 copy repress with 3 different handmade, lavish front covers of 100 copies each Even too rare for Pokora but finally received a 6–star rarity scale at his 7001 book LP contains a blend of exciting originals and well chosen, inspired covers, played in a raw, crude and frantic style. If ever it were true that the over–used assertion that a band’s cover versions measured up to the originals, then it is true of The Horde. Why? These five 19–20 year old students from all over the United States did not only blaze a trail for 60s rock in then conservative North Carolina, they also had a general attitude that finds its origins in the young people’s mindset of the mid–sixties. This is one of the sharpest local ’60s garage albums
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.01.2015
     
  • 01. Troubles
    02. Cuttin’ Out Time
    03. Press Buttons Firmly
    04. My Flash On You
    05. Steve’s Song
    06. I Can’t Keep From Crying
    07. Tell Me
    08. 7 And 7 Is
    09. Smokestack Lightnin’
    10. Gloria
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    HORDE, THE

    Press buttons firmly (Cover 3)

    [engl] Rarest 60s Garage Album by North Carolina students from early 1967 Great LP sized full glossy Inlay w/pic and liners 300 copy repress with 3 different handmade, lavish front covers of 100 copies each Even too rare for Pokora but finally received a 6–star rarity scale at his 7001 book LP contains a blend of exciting originals and well chosen, inspired covers, played in a raw, crude and frantic style. If ever it were true that the over–used assertion that a band’s cover versions measured up to the originals, then it is true of The Horde. Why? These five 19–20 year old students from all over the United States did not only blaze a trail for 60s rock in then conservative North Carolina, they also had a general attitude that finds its origins in the young people’s mindset of the mid–sixties. This is one of the sharpest local ’60s garage albums
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.01.2015
     
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    LIBERTY BELL, THE

    Thoughts and visions

    [engl] Corpus Christie, Texas 1967 – the town is a hotbed for young music groups. One of the local bands to cause attention are The Zulus. They are playing local gigs, have a certain popularity and a record deal is overdue. Carl Becker, co–owner of J–Beck Records, who had already managed the Zakary Thaks, offers the band a contract for his newly established Cee–Bee Label. On Beckers suggestion, the band changes their name to LIBERTY BELL and in 1967 their debut 45 "The Nazz Are Blue" b/w "Big Boss Men" gets released. The name Liberty Bell is indissoluble wedded with other self penned devasting garage recordings such as "That’s How It Will Be", "For What You Lack" or the unreleased "I Can See". In 1968 lead singer Ronnie Tanner leaves the band and gets replaced by former Zakary Thaks lead singer Chris Gerniottis. The change in line–up and the arising spirit of time gives a more psychedelic edge to the bands sound and leads to another load of classic Gerniottis written scorching fuzz recordings such as "Reality Is The Only Answer", "Recognition" or "Look For Tomorrow". For the first time in 25 years, the music of the Liberty Bell is available again on vinyl. Brillant Texas–Garage–Punk!.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.01.2014