Post Tagged with: "Gear Fab Records"

Drywater – Backbone of the Nation (2017)

Drywater – Backbone of the Nation (2017)

Sounding like nothing on the airwaves, or even in underground music circles, Drywater was either several years behind or a few years ahead of its time.

Maundy Quintet, Fewdle Lords, Cosmic Camel + others, Psychedelic States: Florida in the ’60s Vol. 4 (2015)

Maundy Quintet, Fewdle Lords, Cosmic Camel + others, Psychedelic States: Florida in the ’60s Vol. 4 (2015)

‘Psychedelic States: Florida in the ’60s Vol. 4’ focuses on teen garage rock sounds rather than the acid-drenched dementia its title suggests.

Tommy Bolin – Captured Raw Jams Vol. 1 (2014)

Tommy Bolin – Captured Raw Jams Vol. 1 (2014)

His star shined brightly, but far too briefly. Born August 1, 1951 in Sioux City, Iowa, Tommy Bolin went on to become one of the most versatile and admired guitarists of his era.

The Ones – The Ones! (1966; 2013 reissue)

Now here’s an album I’ve been hearing about for years, but never actually heard. Rarer than a Bigfoot sighting, The Ones! (Gear Fab Records), which was initially called Volume One and pressed on the Ashwood House label in 1966

The 21st Century Sound Movement – The 21st Century Sound Movement (2013)

Here’s a reissue of an album so obscure that even the most obsessive fan and collector of such period pieces didn’t realize it existed until recently.

The Love Machine – Electronic Music To Blow Your Mind By!!!; Flower Power Sitar – Rajput and The Sepoy Mutiny (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDQbIWo94uU&w=500&h=305] Paired now as a single disc by Gear Fab Records, these albums were initially pressed on the Design label in 1968 and 1967 respectively.

Big Boy Pete – Cold Turkey (2012)

From 1961-65, Big Boy Pete (aka Pete Miller) was the lead guitarist and singer for Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers. Upon departing the well known British band, he launched a prolific solo career.

Guilty pleasures: The Mind Expanders – What’s Happening? (1967)/ Psychedelic Guitars (1968; 2011 reissue)

More than a few clueless shoppers, when purchasing albums like these, were fooled into thinking they were buying a brain-melting slice of sonic revelations from a new groovy group

Forgotten series: Impala Syndrome – Impala Syndrome (1969; 2012 reissue)

Previously known as Los Impalas, this Venezuela-based group eventually moved to Spain where they met with great success. The band’s discs, which encompassed a mix of different styles, were well received and are now relished by collectors

Cosmic Michael – Cosmic Michael (1969)/ After A While (1970; 2012 reissues)

No matter how much research has been expended on Cosmic Michael, he remains an enigmatic figure.

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