Here is the complete story of The Monocles and their later incarnation, The Higher Elevation. 31 Tracks, many of them never before released, from the Greeley, Colorado band that used to drive around in a Hearse!! Hard rocking and psychedelic music from 1966-1970!!
Most people were introduced to the strange 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 1979 compilation Pebbles Vol. 3 (the "acid-punk" volume). These youngsters from Colorado formed in 1964 and were famous for driving to gigs in a custom Cadillac hearse. Between 1965 and 1968, they released a bunch of singles for different labels: Chicory, Denco, Liberty... This retrospective collection includes the best of their 45 sides plus some tracks previously unreleased on vinyl. You'll find demented psychsploitation ("The Spider & the Fly," "The Diamond Mine") crude garage-psych ("Psychedelic (That's Where It's At)," "Odyssey"), sunshine-pop/jangly folk-rock ("Summer Skies," "Here Comes Sunshine"), teen garage/frat-rock ("Boogie Man," "You Don't Know"), pop-psych ("Crazy Bicycle"), and more. Includes insert with detailed liner notes and rare photos.