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Forgotten series: The Walker Brothers – Images (1967)

Forgotten series: The Walker Brothers – Images (1967)

This was the last 1960s album by the Walker Brothers, released just as they initially broke up to pursue solo careers. The obvious Spector-like Wall of Sound orchestration influence is definitely in place.

On Second Thought: Graham Day and the Gaolers – Soundtrack to the Daily Grind (2007)

Wow, do these Medway, England, fellas really pack a whallop! They impress me as a strong cross between the Jam and the Creation, with some freakbeat and mod flourishes. Really rockin’ the rafters here!

Forgotten series: The Cynics – Spinning Wheel Motel (2011)

Not enough people heard the full-throttle contemporary garage music hurtled at you by these Pittsburgh legends, as the Cynics made a solid comeback a few years ago.

On Second Thought: The Draytones – Up In My Head (2008)

The Draytons emerged as an exciting new British three-piece band with their Byrds/Beatles/Kula Shaker hybrid on this, their debut album. I also detect a little bit of the La’s more shuffley sound

On Second Thought: Bert Sommer – The Road To Travel (1968)

I did not discover the late Bert Sommer until 2008, which is a damn shame because he was a fantastic New York-based songwriter much in the same league as Tim Buckley

Forgotten series: Q65 – Nothing But Trouble: The Best of Q65 (1966-68)

Forgotten series: Q65 – Nothing But Trouble: The Best of Q65 (1966-68)

Were these guys the real deal or what? I just love the tough garage sound seeping from all of the tracks here. Q65 combined the best aspects of the Pretty Things and their main competitors the Outsiders

Forgotten series: The Stevenson Ranch Davidians – Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs (2006)

Forgotten series: The Stevenson Ranch Davidians – Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs (2006)

You gotta give ‘em credit for coming up with an original band name: The Davidians have been favorably compared to the Verve and who am I to argue with that comparison.

Forgotten series: Jet Harris and Tony Meehan – Diamonds and Other Gems: The Complete Singles (2008)

True to its name, this is a complete singles collection of ex-Shadows bassist Jet Harris and drummer Tony Meehan, recorded between 1962-1964 both as a duo and as solo artists for Decca UK.

Greg “Stackhouse” Prevost – Mississippi Murderer (2013)

A terrific debut solo album from the lead singer of the Chesterfield Kings, Mississippi Murderer is an all-blues affair — and a much welcome one, at that!

Forgotten series: Lulu – Shout! The Complete Decca Recordings (2009)

You’ll find everything Lulu recorded for Decca Records UK from 1964-67, which includes all of the firecracker from Glasgow’s singles, first two albums, non-album singles, a rare EP and a German language single.