A promised new album from the Fleshtones called Wheel of Talent, due in January 2014, brought me back to this 24-tune tribute project.
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This quite-fun Italian 1960s beat/pop collection from Boss A Tone Records, spanning the years 1967-75, is the kind of thing you want to play in your car or at your next party.
Imagine an amalgam of a psychedelic R.E.M. and the Grapes of Wrath, and you’ve got the Strange Flowers from Italy.
A fantastic debut album, That’s Mister Attack to You is an all-original group of songs that are so immediately catchy, dynamic, and powerful that they saturate the grooves.
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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