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UC164 - US Garage Gems, Pt. 18 - 60s (mostly) uncomped
November 3rd, 2013
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UC164 - US Garage Gems, Pt. 18
zz American Beetles_
Back again in the US, with 30 shiny gems that should be brand new to your ears (at least they were to mine). In fact, I might also drop the (mostly)-tag this time as all tracks here should be uncompiled, several are not even mentioned in the Holy Bible of Garage, i.e. Mike Markesich’s encyclopedia Teen Beat Mayhem (any further information on the whereabouts of the Bunches a Good, Jacob’s Investment, Krels, Missing Lynx, is much appreciated). As you’ll see, this time all tracks are simply put in an alphabetic order (don’t know why but to create a special play-list is the part I like less of my work, maybe because I love to hear the tracks all in a row as if it was for the first time, once I’ve finished the research and the booklet-job). You might also notice that the order is from A to O which means there will be a second part soon. So enjoy the show, and let me know if you really want more inapt, innocent, raw but genius sounds from the American 60s…


1/ American Beetles - You Did It To Me - US, FL
2/ Bunches 'a Good - See the Farmer - US, IL
3/ Bumps - Baby Blue - US, WA
4/ Cascades - My Best Girl - US, CA
5/ Chessmen – Lucille - US, IL
6/ Classics - The World Can't Take Time - US, NY
7/ Color Us Cool - Come To Me - US, NY
8/ Coming Generation - I Got Misery - US, TN
9/ Cult - You Really Know How To Hurt Me Girl - US, NY
10/ Dick & Deedee - Not Fade Away - US, CA
11/ Exits - Right Now - US, IL
12/ Four-Fifths - The Wanderer's Lament - US, NY
13/ Heywoods - Hey Joe - US, OH
14/ Insiders - Don t Need You Now - US, OH
15/ Jacob's Investment - Easily Done, Pts I & II - US, ?
16/ James Bond & Agents - Wild Angel - US, OK
17/ Jim Harris & Sidewinders - 3 Chartreuse Buzzards on a Fence - US, OH
18/ Jokers - My Baby's Coming Home - US, TX
19/ Jokers - Your Goose is Cooked - US, TX
20/ Knights – Why - US, NM
21/ K-Otics – Charlena - US, AL
22/ K-Otics - They don't know - US, AL
23/ Krels - Psychedelic Feeling - US, NC?
24/ Krels - It Could Have Been - US, NC?
25/ Mergers - Loving you - US, MI
26/ Missing Lynx - 13 Reasons - US, IL / NH?
27/ Muisc Box - Take A Look Outside - US, NY
28/ New Fourth Reich - That Girl - US, MA
29/ New Fourth Reich - We Don't Need Them - US, MA
30/ Ovations - I'll Cry - US, KY


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Date:November 4th, 2013 12:32 am (UTC)
This looks like that super refined musical niche of obscure garage beat that i've really been into lately thanks to sites like yours. The bands that filled the local venues during that era have been underapppreciated for way too long. The more you get into it the deeper into the abyss you go. Guess i'm a unapologetic, yet semi-functional, garageoholic! Thanks
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Date:November 4th, 2013 09:00 am (UTC)
dear anonymous friend,
my selections are designed to take you in the same neverending timewarp I got irreversably stuck in. you have been warned, but now it's too late, you're trapped. there's no cure. take me as your Charon to the abyss of obscurity. don't turn around!
Date:November 6th, 2013 12:46 pm (UTC)
More great stuff, I don't know how you manage to track down such obscure tracks but I'm glad you do! I'm still working my way through the back catalogue - have downloaded about 80 volumes so far and may try one of the "exotic" ones next as I've done most of the European and North American ones now. Any recommendations?

John (UK)
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Date:November 6th, 2013 02:41 pm (UTC)
Hi John,
thanks for your lines of appreciation. The "secret" how to track down uncompiled tracks from the 60s is simply I follow various blogs, the G45 forum and, more recently, youtube-channels (mostly, you can find the URL-addresses mentioned in the booklets to my selections). As for the exotic groups, I suggest to try Cambo Combos (from Cambodia) and the 4 Hala Hala-installments I posted (from Singapore, Mayalsia, Indonesia). I'm sure once you're accustomed to the high pitched voices you'll dig the Asian sounds as much as I do.

Edited at 2013-11-06 02:56 pm (UTC)
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Date:November 11th, 2013 07:46 pm (UTC)



Excuse me for inattention. I sent you an invitation.
Dmitrich (Old Melodies)
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Date:November 11th, 2013 08:10 pm (UTC)

Re: Invation

...Got it, thx a lot!can't wait to dig up all your treasures!!!!
Date:December 25th, 2013 05:27 pm (UTC)

U.S. Garage Gems Part 18-20

Hi Michael, Looks good at the end, couldn't find a lot of info on many, so only one on Part 18, (19 & 20 are all good!)

Part 18: Track 2 - Bunches 'A Good are not from the US , they are a Dutch Band, but i'm not sure where from.....That is all for now;

Will be grabbing another set, not sure what yet...Keep up the Tremendous Work, Loving it all!.....Skip
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Date:December 26th, 2013 06:55 pm (UTC)

Re: U.S. Garage Gems Part 18-20

Hi Skip,
so we've come to the end, huh? Great job brother, I couldn't have done it and I appreciate your meticulous labor a lot. I'm afraid tho' I don't agree on the origins of Bunches'a Good, in the meantime I found out TBM states they were from Chicago, Evanston, so I think I'll take that for good (moreover, I'm quite on top of Dutch 60s Bands and I've ever heard of that combo). Let me know if you spot more incorrect or missing data so I can update my database. Have a nice vacation and huge thanks again!

Edited at 2013-12-26 06:57 pm (UTC)
Date:December 28th, 2013 03:35 pm (UTC)

Re: U.S. Garage Gems Part 18-20

Cool, Michael, it was my pleasure!...I'm gonna take a break for a few days, Will be looking forward to the next volumes of Garage, when they arrive!
As for Bunches 'a Good, I'll go with the Illinois too, maybe there were 2 bands with that name, wouldn't surprise me.

One other note, i sent you the info on how i found the Long Island Rale Road is from Westbury NY, and Atilla from L.A. , not sure if you got that....Either way, it's been fun listening to a lot of stuff I never heard before!

Have a Great New Year...Will be in touch at some point....Skip
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Date:December 29th, 2013 05:01 pm (UTC)

Re: U.S. Garage Gems Part 18-20

Skip, I guess you're right on the Long Island Rale Rode from NY, I've posted a quest at the g45 forum and got one answer: "TBM has NJ based upon the record itself. The label, Air Conditioned Igloo Records, has an address in Fort Lee. Both sides list Wonder and Dellair as producers; songs, as above, credited to Shelley." No answer on Atilla yet....
Have some marvellous days under the FL-sun (here in Milano it's raining all day long...)
Date:May 4th, 2017 04:47 am (UTC)

Request UC164 - US Garage Gems, Pt. 18

The ol' zippylink is dead, Anyway to reupload this?
It has a great selection on the tracklist. TIA
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Date:May 4th, 2017 07:48 am (UTC)

Re: Request UC164 - US Garage Gems, Pt. 18

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