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FADING YELLOW #18 has arrived!

FADING YELLOW - VOL.18 (psych)-Label:busy bee Long running series 'Fading Yellow' originated as a tiny DIY project in 1995. Since then it's become its own genre and a way for collectors all over the world to update their wish lists, but even if you're not a die hard collector and just really enjoy the sunnier side of psychedelia, then Fading Yellow is for you. Over 18 installments the series is curated by leading experts on rare psych. Sometimes the volumes might dig into a specific country or theme, but mostly they're just a way to collect fine tunes. Busy Bee presents this 18th volume that includes gems from all over the world, including an unreleased song by Howling Wind (pre-Candle), an obscure Rhodesian 45 and a Danish cover of Keith West's 'On A Saturday' among other treats. Comes in fold out soft pack with booklet. COMP CD $17 SKU:24342

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KIDNAPPERS - WILL PROTECT YOU (power pop Nick Lowe/Cheap Trick style!) Label:ALIEN SNATCH! What better album title than go for the the last song on the album - ,"Will Protect You"! Its a record to be filed next power pop one hit wonders, a perfect dose of NICK LOWE inspired pop songwriting and utter respect for the CHEAP TRICK knack and the DICTATORS guitar riffage. They sing are about girls, girlfriends and whores. CD $18 SKU:24384

KIDNAPPERS -RANSOM NOTES AND TELEPHONE CALLS (power pop Nick Lowe/Cheap Trick style!) Label:ALIEN SNATCH! With Spanish Girls 7" (Zaxxon) as Bonus tracks! Rerelease of that now considered as the outstanding punk album of 2003 by this german three-piece. "Ransom Notes and Telephone Calls" got raving reviews and fans all over the world and was ranked in many Top Ten lists that year. CD version comes with the no equally acclaimed follow-up 7" on Zaxxon Records, Canada. Both vinyl records are out of print, so finally we decided to rerelease the songs remastered on this new format for all Johnny Come-Lates and another round of world conquest of these highschool fellows. Comes with all their hits and also their mindblowing covers of LOLI & THE CHONES, TEENGENERATE and one song Brian Hermosillo (The FEVERS) once wrote for them. The KIDNAPPERS took the KIDS punk, drenched it with has undeniable power pop of the late 70s one hit wonders, those 90s fast paced killer nippon sound and the howling of the MURDER CITY DEVILS. CD $18 SKU:24387

LORD'S FAMILY- COMPLETE SCHLOSSL RECORDINGS (legendary hippie commune band 1971)Label:SIREENA This CD contains all the audio recordings of the legendary German hippie commune band, dating back to the years 1971-1974. Lord's Family was a rural and music commune that at the time lived in an old castle called The Schlossl! The group's mystical and ecological self-image, being one of the first bands to combine German-language texts with idiosyncratic music, made them a forerunner of the ecological, green movement. CD $19 SKU:24413

VICIOUS VISIONS - RETRODISRESPECT 1980-83 (holy grail in punk rock collector circles,)Label:BUSY BEE Vicious Visions' single 'I Beat You' is a holy grail in punkrock collector circles, not just because of its limited run of only 109 copies but also because it is a MONSTER of a hit. Formed in Halmstad, Vicious Visions soon moved to Berlin and honed their craft in squats in the shadow of the iron wall. They may come from the same little town as Roxette but they sound more Berlin than Halmstad. Where the single was musically defined by the fact that the band at that time didn't have a drummer so they were forced to use a drum machine. 'Retrodisrespective' can broaden the perception of
Vicious Visions as it includes both full band recordings as well as ones by the original core duo behind 'I Beat You'. You'll get to enjoy everything from chaotic punk anthems to minimal Suicide-like no wave. CD $19 SKU:24349

CORNFLAKE ZOO 24( mind blowing psychedelic pop and freakbeat from the '60s)Label:PARTICLES Here's another great serving of mind blowing psychedelic pop and freakbeat from the '60s, featuring bands from a.o. Germany, Switzerland, France, Scandinavia, Belgium, The Netherlands, Peru... The CD comes with remastered audio and a 16-page booklet to guide you to the end safely. COMP CD $19 SKU:24211

FLOWERS IN MY GARDEN-SUNSHINE, SOFT & STUDIO POP 1966-1970-Label:TEENSVILLE Compiled on this 80-minute CD are 30 cuts from the second half of the '60s that sound like hits, but unfortunately remained under the radar. The featured genres include sunshine-pop, soft-pop, folk-pop and more. COMP CD $19 SKU:24273

RUBBLE COLLECTION-01-10 - acid rock and pop from the late 1960s(10 CD BOX)Label:FALLOUT REPRESSED! Following constant demand, here is a numbered, limited repressing of the legendary Rubble Collection Volumes 1-10 CD boxed set. Amongst the first and best psych compilations ever put together, each and every volume is a mind-blowing treasure trove of acid rock and pop from the late 1960s, and comes housed inside a slipcase card replica of the original LP artwork. Featuring famous names such as Kaleidoscope, Tomorrow, The Misunderstood and the Pretty Things alongside a myriad of lesser-known acts like Edwick Rumbold, the Orange Seaweed and the Pudding, and compiled and sequenced by leading collectors, the series has long been a byword for the best in psychedelia. Its presented here complete with a fully-revised andoverhauled colour booklet featuring updated band histories, rare photographs and full discographies (incorporating a mass of information not in included in previous editions), making this the most compre-hensive and authoritative psych boxed set ever assembled. 1000 numbered copies pressed. COMP CD $65 SKU:19724

KNUCKLE GIRLS, VOL. 1-14 BOVVER BLITZERS FROM THE SEQUINED SISTERS TUFF ENUFF TO RUMBLE WITH ANY MISTER-Label:ANGRY YOUNG WOMEN An all-girl foot-stompin' bovver rock compilation. Bovver Birds & Knuckle Girls... a rare burst of etiquette. So what would you get on a date with a Bovver Bird or a Knuckle Girl? A few harsh words and a cheap thrill- or a competitively-priced thrill, at least. Up against the wall. Nothing fancy, just a bit of "hanky panky" with your tougher-than-average Knuckle Sandwich Nancy. "Girls used only to resort to psychological bullying. Now they're moving in gangs and using bicycle chains, knives and clubs. In fact they're beginning to behave in a way once only associated with the roughest of boys." ~Henry Clover, Press Officer Of The National Union Of Teachers. COMP LP $24 SKU:24377

KRAUTROCK & PROGRESSIVE- SECRET ARCHIVES (60s and 70s UK and German prog rock/pop, psych & kraut)MARBLE VINYL DBLLabel:MUSIC BROKERS Released as a DOUBLE-LP on two OPAQUE MARBLE VINYL records is a diverse selection of weird and wonderful UK and German progressive rock/pop, psychedelia and kraut from the late '60s and early '70s. Included are tracks from highly rated bands s.a. Fuchsia, Andromeda, Kluster, Fruupp, Beggars Opera, Art bears, Consortium, Affinity and others. COMP LP $34 SKU:24012

PSYCHEDELIC ROCK BOX -A TRIP DOWN THE EXPANSIVE ERA OF EXPERIMENTAL ROCK MUSIC-(60s psych/pop and obscurities )Label:MUSIC BROKERS Released as a DOUBLE-LP on COLOURED VINYL is a diverse collection of mind expanding psychedelic rock and pop by both classic and more obscure '60s bands (including The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, John's Children, The Spencer Davis Group, Circus, Fat Mattress, pre-July band The Tomcats, The Deviants) as well as by later acts s.a. Sun Dial, Plasticland and (surprisingly) The Monochrome Set. COMP LP $38 SKU:24013

BRAINTICKET - PSYCHONAUT (ACID PSYCH 1971) CLEAR VINYL +CD)Label:LILITH While the band's debut album, 1971's 'Cottonwoodhill' was a heavily acid-laden affair dominated by droning organ, disturbing vocals and a collection of cacophonic sound effects (causing it to carry a warning label and be banned in several countries) for their second effort, band-founder Joël Vandroogenbroeck brought in a completely new line-up and changed the band's sound dramatically. While 'Psychonaut' still takes listeners into the realm of altered consciousness - making heavy use of a droning Hammond, sitar, tablas, etc. - this time the vocals are more melodic and the music itself is more song-oriented. This is by far Brainticket's most accessible album, and perhaps their most timeless. Fully remastered from the original master tapes! Comes on clear vinyl. LP $25 SKU:24430

CHUZPE- TERROR IN KLEIN BABYLON(early Aussie punk rock)Label:BACHELOR Don't be ashamed of your "record collection" you can now upgrade your possessions of early Austrian punk rock with the purchase of this essential album. Bachelor Records did spare no expense or effort to present you this groundbreaking masterpiece, the first recordings of the first punk band from Vienna, Austria: Chuzpe. This ain't no shabby thing here, no bootleg pressing of practice room tapes that spent decades under someones filthy mattress. No wrong liner notes, no thin paper sleeve... sorry. This is just what this band deserves. Eric Brady took the audio and did some wizardry, Robert Wolf himself took care of all artwork, Al Bird Dirt - impresario extraordinaire - was responsible for the liner notes, and all of this is now housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve. This is a limited edition of 500 copies. LP $28 SKU:24372

FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND -SATORI (Japanese 1971 heavy rock)Label:LIFE GOES ON Can you pick up a better iconic band than the Japanese Flower Travellin' Band? Have a look at Julian Cope's 'Japrocksampler' cover with the band bare naked wildly ridin' on their wheels. Is any description more appropriate? A sense of freedom has always enhanced their music, a heavy rock manifesto clearly informed by British stalwarts. Their second album 'Satori' has been released on Atlantic Japan in 1971 and still is a masterpiece on its own. The band was made up of Joe Yamanaka (vocals) - possibly an eastern version of Rob Tyner (MC5) - Hideki Ishima (guitars), Jun Kobayashi (bass) and George Wada (drums). By the end of 1970, they had relocated to Toronto, Canada and lived there until March of 1972. In April 1973, the band split up, but they reunited in January 2008 with all original members joined by Nobuhiko. LP $25 SKU:24341

KORAY,ERKIN -ELEKTRONIK TURKULER PIC DISC (1974 Turk psych hero) Label:PHARAWAY SOUNDS The second album by the Turkish psych hero, a 1974 classic, gets reissued as a stunning PICTURE DISC LP in an edition of 500 copies. LP $32 SKU:24400

MANCO, BARIS - 2023 (Turkish psych legend) PICTURE DISC ltd to 500-Label:GUERSSEN The 1975 masterpiece by the Turkish psych legend gets reissued as a stunning PICTURE DISC LP in an edition of 500 copies. LP $34 SKU:24401

PROJECT GRIMM-CRASS MENAGERIE (Texas psych)Label:VINCEBUS ERUPTUM Project Grimm features MIKE GUNN's vocalist/guitarist John Cramer. The band is clearly influenced by vintage heavy metal, the legacy of Texas psychedelia and the dusty feel of desert rock. Intensely personal, melodic, dynamic, subtle and bloody minded, these are extaordinary slabs of spine tingling rock. 'Crass Menagerie' is Project Grimm's first album in 15 years! Edition on BLACK VINYL. LP $24 SKU:24434

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GUILLOTEENS- ACTION! ACTION! ACTION!(60s GARAGE) Deluxe DBL CD w booklet,bios and photos -Label:Breakaway This 20-track collection presents for the first time in one place the titanic trio's complete output, along with rare related 45s and amazing side ventures by the band or various members. Disc one of this de-luxe double CD release has their complete set of 45 As & Bs incl. long time compilation classics such as "Hey You", "For My Own", "I Sit And Cry" or "Wild Child". Disc two presents the bands ,Odds and Sods" incl. among others the complete 45 A & B side releases by pre-Guilloteens instro band The LeSabres, a rare 1966 local single release by the Memphis Marks feat Laddie Hutcherson plus an amazing 45 by hitmaking brother & sister duo Nino Tempo & April Stevens recorded with the Guilloteens on backing instrumental duties. Along with a detailed band bio and cool pictures collected in a 16-page booklet, this CD captures and distills what the Guilloteens stood for during their halcyon three-year existence - Action! Action! Action! IMPORT CD $12 SKU:23380

MACARTHUR - ST (1979 U.S basement psych-prog monster)Label:OUT SIDER U.S. basement psych-prog monster released in 1979 as an ultra-rare private pressing of 200 copies. MacArthur were formed when a young guitar player and songwriter named Ben MacArthur met a 17-year old prodigy musician called Bill Heffelfinger in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1978. Bill was not only a gifted guitar player but also a genius arranger and keyboard wizard. When Ben showed him some of the stuff he had written, Bill took the songs and transformed them into classic pieces of music. They soon recruited Jeff Bauer on bass and Scott Stockford on drums. The chemistry of MacArthur was born. The first MacArthur album, known in collector's circles as The Black Forest due to the vinyl bootleg of the same title released in the '80s, was recorded in 1979 using a four-track machine. Produced by Bill Heffelfinger, MacArthur is a progressive/psychedelic concept album highlighted by devastating, ripping fuzz guitar solos and Mini-Moog/synths attacks. CD $18 SKU:17694

ROCCO'S RED CLOUD -CIRCUS DE PLAGUE (Psych, prog, stoner, blues, rock 60s style)Label:CLOSTRIDIUM Psychedelic, progressive, stoner, blues, rock from Dortmund. The late '60s and early '70s, that was the great time of classic rock trios. With irrepressible energy, boundless passion, improvisation and incredible dynamics, three-pieces like The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, Rory Gallagher's band Taste, Blue Cheer, Mountain or Johnny Winter and his band, revolutionized rock music. Keeping up their tradition, Rocco's Red Cloud, a young trio from the eastern Ruhr area, are getting ready to add new facets to that classic sound. The heavy, psychedelic blues rock sound of the sixties role models is now enriched by the youngsters with the musical benefits of subsequent rock generations, to create their own sound. Limited to 300 copies in digipack. CD $17 SKU:24319

THREE MOONS AGO-WRITE YOUR STORY (heavy 70s infl blues rock Label:M&O Heavy, '70s influenced blues rock, enlaced with bits of psychedelia, soul and funk. Three Moons Ago is a duo featuring Pat Martin (also known from Scarve) playing guitar, bass and drums, and José Dos Santos on keayboards and vocals. 'Write Your Story' is their debut-album. CD $17 SKU:24210

CORNFLAKE ZOO # 23 -VA (60s soul beat garage punk)-Label:PARTICLES Includes 20-page, full color booklet with comprehensive liner notes and rare color photographs. Volume 23 offers another beguiling blast of international dance floor disasters from the heyday of mod as well as the psychedelic era. Included are 20 slices of funky soul-beat and garage-punk, that wasn't known as punk at the time and wasn't recorded in a garage, but who cares when it sounds this good! COMP CD $17 SKU:23801

FADING YELLOW - VOL. 1( 60s Pop / Psych) - Label:FLOWER MACHINE REPRESSED!! AT LAST, HERE IT IS - The second press of much sought after Fading Yellow Volume 1 CD. Already considered a bona Fide Classic! Including magical 60s Popsike & other delights. Out of print since 2003. Limited edition of 500 copies. From the people who brought us the mighty 'Diggin'; For Gold' series comes the long awaited CD version of the FADING YELLOW comp. from 1995. 25 Tracks, 8 of which were on the original vinyl version. Mostly UK acts, but also some unique tracks from Europe. Included is a track by KOOBAS,(only available as a 7" b-side in Denmark) + other timeless pop-sike COMP CD $16 SKU:18692

FADING YELLOW - Vol 16 Sad About the Times - Label:FLOWER MACHINE Released five years after the previous 'Fading Yellow' CD, Volume 16 offers more delightful '60s psych obscurities, this time around featuring bands/artists from the UK, USA and, in one case, Australia. COMP CD $16 SKU:20047

IMAGINATIONS -Psychedelic Sounds From The Young Blood, Beacon & Mother Labels, 1969-1974-Label:GUERRSEN 16 page booklet -Famous in collector circles for being the home of rare progressive/psych albums such as Salamander, Julian's Treatment or Moonkyte, Miki Dallon's group of labels also released many obscure 45s during the late '60s/early '70s. Here's a selection of the most psychedelic-sounding ones, plus some overlooked LP-only tracks. From mod-psych to hard-rock, from psychedelic pop to early glam, including the devastating hard-psych sounds of Taiconderoga (featuring a young, pre-Damned Brian James!), Small Faces mod-influenced sounds by Revolver, Moog psych/proto-glam by The Damned and much more. Features remastered sound COMP CD $12 SKU:21509

LOOK OUT! -THE SAN DIEGO SCENE 1958-1973-Label:RELAMPAGO-GO Spanning genres s.a. rockabilly, r&b, surf and related instrumentals, garage rock, psychedelia and more, here are 33 tracks from San Diego's rich and lively music scene during 1958-1973. The CD is presented with a 36-page booklet filled with band biographies, photos and extensive liner notes by Mike Stax, plus a foreword by Andy Rasmussen. Bonuses include radio spots, local ads, and live segments. T COMP CD $21 SKU:24230

ACROSS THE WATER-ST (1975 prog rock rarity)Remastered, Gatefold-Label:SEELIE COURT Split LP has neo-classical prog rock epic on side one, and “gorgeous” downer folk on side two. "An unknown and precious album recorded in 1975 by two friends who recorded one side each, they made just two acetates and then handmade beautiful covers from two enlargements of a photograph of the Isles of St Kilda. Side one is a neo classical prog rock epic in the style of Renaissance and Continuum, inspired by the wild and pagan isles of St Kilda where, as a 16 yr old, the composer Peter McKerrow was taken by military launch to conduct a census on the rare Soay Sheep that live there. A storm blew away his tent on the first night. The other side is by his Canadian pal who attended the same Uni in england, deeply homesick for Canada and surviving a broken relationship these songs are melancholic and Leonard Cohen-esque. The original Lp is astonishingly gorgeous and one of the most desirable artifacts of the prog era.” Gatefold edition, limited to 500x copies. LP $28 SKU:24143

BEATRICE-TAMADAS! (70s Hungarian power trio) Label:KEPT ALIVE Punkish, boogie-ish, ironical, but at its roots it is blues rock - played by a Hungarian power trio (guitar/bass/drums) and led by Nagy Feró, singer and lyric writer. Beatrice caused a huge scandal in Communist Hungary during their 1978-1981 period, which ended with a total ban of the band! Here is their legendary September 1980 gig played for a public of 10.000 fans, titled 'Támadás!' (Attack!). Some excerpts were already published, but the entire set remained unreleased to this day. Limited to hand numbered 350 copies. LP $32 SKU:24231

CADDY - TEN TIMES FOUR (powerpop!) ONE ONLY Label:SUGARBUSH Caddy features Tomas Dahl, known as the drummer of Turbonegro and The Yum Yums. Another very fine selection of fantastic songs, this really is the last word in powerpop, influenced by bands as diverse as The Beach Boys, Teenage Fanclub, The Shadows and Kraftwerk. With fantastic production, a killer cut and a fantastic sound, this 140 gram pressing is housed in a PVC lined inner for added protection. Only 300 copies pressed, this is expected to sell out very quickly. LP $25 SKU:24115

CRAMPS-TRASH IS NEAT #5 THE BAND THAT TIME FORGOT-Label:KRAKATOA Ultra limited repress of one of the rarest (unofficial) Cramps albums with 3 additional tracks including a second, little known version of 'The Band That Time Forgot' and revised artworks. This originally came out about 8-9 years ago on a pressing of 250 copies and features some of the rarest tracks that the Cramps performed. Original copies of this (when they appear) usually sell in the 75-100 euro range. LP $26 SKU:21083

CRAMPS- BORN BAD AT THE BARROWLAND BALLROOM Feb 1980-Label: CTHULHU FHTAGN Live at the world famous Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow 21 February 1980. LP $25 SKU:23721

CRAMPS -Psychedelic ReduX-Label:ILL EAGLE Another superior release from Ill Eagle Records (they did that'R'n'R Monster Bash' and the revamped alt version of 'Songs The Lord Taught Us'). Now... This is truly an amazing piece of vinyl, 'Psychedelic Jungle' but not as you know it! Looks like a lot of research and hard work has gone into this. Compiled from very rare sources, demos, rehearsals and selected live tracks it chronicles the development of The Cramps' second release. Plain and simply magnificent! LP $25 SKU:24350

DEGRADS-ST (1983 Doors, Shoes,Lou Reed inf)Label:CAMELEON This American group released a single in 1983 which is included on this LP. Also includes 8 previously unreleased tracks from the same year, which are not only influenced by The Buzzcocks but also Television, Lou Reed, The Doors, The Shoes and art punk. Limited to 500 copies. LP $24 SKU:24340

ELECTRIC HOLYLAND - ST( 60s obscure Jesus fuzz psych) LTD REPRESS Label:Lysergic Sound Distributors A small vinyl repressing of this much-revered psychedelic compilation, out of print for nearly ten years! A compilation of some of the rarest, most obscure and guitar-driven Jesus Rock ever recorded, all from the 1960s and '70s. There's 12 different tracks from 12 different groups, including cuts from the mega-rare Earthen Vessel, Shekina Glory and The Ark albums. There's also fuzz-drenched offerings from such unknowns as Renacimiento, Children Of The Lamb and The Wild Olive Branch Band. This is a great combination of the obscure and heavy, yet it's all Jesus Rock. This comes in an absolutely stunning colorful original art psychedelic cover that will flash you back to San Francisco circa 1967! LP $28 SKU:22477

JULIAN'S TREATMENT - A TIME BEFORE THIS (2LP) GATEFOLD (spacy 70s prog rock)Label:GUERSSEN Debut, double album by musician/sci-fi writer Julian Jay Savarin. Originally relased on Miki Dallon's Youngblood label in 1970, this is a classic since the early days of record collecting. Hammond dominated, spacey, psychedelic prog-rock with long tracks, cool female vocals and a cosmic, sci-fi concept vibe. This reissue features the original gatefold sleeve, master tape sound in 180g vinyl, and detailed liner notes by Andy Morten (Shindig!). Essential to anyone into early UK prog-rock! LP $28 SKU:24233

MODIFICACION -ST( 1971 heavy underground psych/prog rock)-Label:MUNSTER This heavy underground psych/prog rock band from Valencia, Spain, released two sought after singles in 1971 and 1973 respectively, plus a further promotional 7-inch in 1974. Now, for the first time ever, all the tracks from those releases are collected on one LP with the addition of previously unreleased recordings. The band was influenced by a.o. Led Zeppelin, Iron Butterfly, Vanilla Fudge and Grand Funk Railroad. Fans of those bands will definitely love this compilation. LP $30 SKU:23397

OCEAN (USA) -ST (1969 hippies, lost psych folk gem) with CD Label: LOLLIPOP SHOP Recorded in 1969 by an NYC-based hippie group, comprising ex-members of The Family Of Apostolic, a long lost psychedelic folk-rock gem sees its first ever vinyl release! Featuring gorgeous male and female vocals and virtuoso playing, the songs (originals mostly!) reveal influences from the British late '60s folk boom, Middle-Eastern music and traditional US genres s.a. bluegrass. Includes and insert with liner notes and archival photos. Second press ion black vinyl, includes a 2020 CD by band member John Townsley ('The Old Sailor') LP $26 SKU:24294

Q65-REVOLUTION(MONO) BLACK VINYL Label:PSEUDONYM To all their fans - then and now - Q65 were more than a musical group, they were a way of life. Formed in The Hague in 1965, Q65's wild, unconventional music and rebellious image quickly inspired a large and fiercely fanatical following. Q65 became legendary with their first album 'Revolution', it became a worldwide collectors item by collectors of Dutch beat. Finally this deluxe edition of 'Revolution' sees its first official reissue on 180 gram audiophile vinyl since 1966 in original glorious mono. Dynamically remastered from the original master tapes the songs sound like they never did before. Beautifully packaged in a gatefold sleeve with liner notes by Mike Stax of Ugly Things magazine. The 'Revolution' mono version presents Q65 in their prime, making music of a deeply inspired brilliance few bands could ever hope to match. LP $28 SKU:24270

SONIC'S RENDEZVOUS BAND - DETROIT TANGO (2LP/BLACK )Label:SVART The vinyl debut of the legendary Sonic's Rendezvous Band's 'Basement Tapes' from 1976! Previously only available as part of a six CD set. This album includes some outstanding live rarities as bonus on the second disc, original photos, new liner notes and a new vinyl master! Released on deluxe band-approved double LP. LP $32 SKU:23356

SPARKLES -THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS Texas 60s garage (+7"/CD)-Label:JUKEBOX MUSIC FACTORY The Sparkles were associated with the garage-band and psychedelic rock scene of 1960s Texas, as epitomized by their classic underground hit 'No Friend Of Mine'. The line-up changed few times before 1962, and Stanley Smith finally recruit Harold "Lucky" Floyd (drums and vocals), Donnie Roberts (guitar) and Bobby Smith (bass). Their first recording was the single 'U.T.' under the small label Caron. This third incarnation proved a great hit among the clubs of West Texas, notably the Music Box and The Village Swinger. Indeed, in 2000, local legend Joe Ely described them as the "city's best rock'n'roll band" in the history of the Lubbock music scene published by Texas Monthly. Interestingly, The Sparkles boasted a pair of drummers, with one, the flamboyant Harold Floyd, also lending his voice to their performances. 1966 would constitute a turning point for The Sparkles. Larry Parks -drummer for Roy Orbison, turned producer in Nashville, Tennessee- invited them to sign with Hickory Records, the historic music label founded by Roy Acuff and Fred Rose in 1954. The band came up with 'The Hip', which proved an immediate hit in Austin and extremely popular within the fraternity scene at the University of Texas. On a roll, The Sparkles then recorded 'Something You Said' followed by 'Jack And The Beanstalk'. In 1967, The Sparkles, already a decade old, recorded their chef-d'oeuvre 'No Friend Of Mine', with Nunn's raging guitar riffs and Floyd's remarkably tense vocals. This fiery tour de force would be consecrated by its inclusion on the first CD set of the legendary compilation 'Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968'. Following their final single, 'Hipsville 29 B.C.', for Hickory Records, The Sparkles once again entered rocky waters, with Nunn and Holt finally deciding to throw in the towel in 1968. Floyd, Smith and Marriot immediately set sail for California, along the way renaming their group The Pearly Gate. This brief interlude would include a handful of appearances on the ABC sitcom 'Judd, For The Defense'. Legend has it, they were also scheduled to perform before Bobby Kennedy the evening of his tragic assassination on June 5th 1968... Returning to Texas, Floyd, Smith and Marriot resurrected The Sparkles, bringing into the fold Steve Weisberg, future guitarist for John Denver. But Floyd's departure in 1975 for California to join Red Wilder Blue spelled the end of this group's 15-year musical odyssey, a tumultuous journey typical of such modest rock'n'roll heroes posthumously crowned by multiple thematic compilations. However, the one you're now holding constitutes the very first anthology dedicated to these incredible Texans LP $32 SKU:21875

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