IMPORT This essential LP includes an insert with detailed liner notes and rare photos.
This retrospective collection includes the best of their 45 sides, plus some tracks that are previously unreleased on vinyl.
Most people were introduced to the bizarre psychedelic sound of The Monocles (later The Higher Elevation) thanks to the inclusion of the bizarre 'The Spider & The Fly' and 'The Diamond Mine' on the legendary 3rd volume of'Pebbles' Vol. 3 (the "acid-punk" volume). These youngsters from Colorado formed in 1964 and they were famous for driving to gigs in a custom Cadillac hearse. Between 1965 and 1968, they released a bunch of singles for labels s.a. Chicory, Denco, Liberty.
You'll find demented psychsploitation ('The Spider And The Fly', 'The Diamond Mine'), crude garage-psych, sunshine-pop and jangly folk-rock, teen garage and frat-rock, pop-psych and more.
A1 –The Monocles Psychedelic (That's Where It's At)
A2 –The Monocles Boogie Man 2:18
A3 –The Monocles Crazy Bicycle
A4 –The Monocles Summer Skies
A5 –The Monocles You Don't Know
A6 –The Monocles Thoughts Of Lila
A7 –The Monocles Country Club Affair
A8 –The Monocles Odyssey
A9 –The Monocles The Spider & The Fly
B1 –The Higher Elevation The Diamond Mine
B2 –The Higher Elevation What Is It
B3 –The Higher Elevation Treat Me Nice
B4 –The Higher Elevation Highway 101
B5 –The Higher Elevation Here Comes Sunshine
B6 –The Higher Elevation Heartbreak Hill
B7 –The Higher Elevation Where is My Life
B8 –The Higher Elevation Psychedelic (That's Where It's At) instrumental
B9 –The Higher Elevation Boogie Man (alternate version)