Les Baroques are an odd band. Though their name is French, the band is actually Dutch. Its peculiar pedigree is a good part of its charm.
Five or six similarly inspired Dutch boys the exact membership of the band at this point is not documented Too Shy To Say Hello - Les Baroques - Such A Cad The Complete Story Of Les Baroques (CD) up a beat group called The Modern Teenage Quartet. A name change to The Hurricane Combo, and a few more years working the local dance circuit, brought the band up to the British Invasion, when another name change—to Les Baroques—and forays into original material led to a contract with Europhon for two singles.
For You 9. We're Both to Blame Barbarians With Love Hold on to Me Oh, Look How Sweet I'm Coming Home Baby I Want to Tell You Indication When You're Feeling Good Without Feeling Without Mind. Part 1. Part 2. First time ever 4-tracks release of this Dutch beat group from Dordrecht. Very much inspired by the likes of The Kinks and The Motions.
Recorded Comes in very nice PS, designed after the legendary Dutch Fontana sleeves from the 60s. There are some nifty highlights, like two raw, bluesy '61 cuts by a young Roy Buchanan, uncommonly rocking items by Chet Atkins, and the early Danelectro bass workout by the Fireballs "Carioca".
But a lot of these are standard-issue three-chord instrumentals by no-names like the Atmospheres, or forgettable flop followups by one-hit wonders like Dave Cortez, Floyd Cramer, and the Champs. The energy level is always high, but that in itself isn't a high recommendation, although devotees of instrumental rock will certainly find a lot of cuts here that are hard to locate on CD.
Etiquetas: Paul Revere and The Raiders. B io from allmusic : Not the first but definitely the most popular rock instrumental combo, the Ventures scored several hit singles during the s — most notably "Walk-Don't Run" and "Hawaii Five-O" — but made their name in the growing album market, covering hits of the day and organizing thematically linked LPs.
Almost 40 Ventures' albums charted, and 17 hit the Top And though the group's popularity in America virtually disappeared by the s, their enormous contribution to pop culture was far from over; the Ventures soon became one of the most popular world-wide groups, with dozens of albums recorded especially for the Japanese and European markets. They toured continually throughout the s and '80s — influencing Japanese pop music of the time more than they had American music during the '60s.
The Ventures' origins lie in a Tacoma, Washington group called the Impacts. Aroundconstruction workers and hobby guitarists Bob Bogle and Don Wilson formed the group, gigging around Washington state and Idaho with various rhythm sections as backup. They recorded a demo tape, but after it was rejected by the Liberty Records subsidiary Dolton, the duo founded their own label, Blue Horizon.
They released one vocal single "Cookies and Coke"then recruited bassist Nokie Edwards and drummer Skip Moore and decided to instead become an instrumental group. Released on Blue Horizon inthe single "Walk-Don't Run" became a big local hit after being aired as a news lead-in on a Seattle radio station thanks to a friend with connections. In an ironic twist, Dolton Records came calling and licensed the single for national distribution; by summerit had risen to number two in the charts, behind only "It's Now or Never" by Elvis Presley.
After Howie Johnson replaced Moore on drums, Too Shy To Say Hello - Les Baroques - Such A Cad The Complete Story Of Les Baroques (CD), the Ventures began recording their debut album, unsurprisingly titled after their hit single. Two singles, "Perfidia" and "Ram-Bunk-Shush," hit the Top 40 duringbut the Ventures soon began capitalizing on what became a trademark: releasing LPs which featured songs very loosely arranged around a theme implied in the title.
The Ventures put their indelible stamp on each style of '60s music they covered, and they covered many — twist, country, pop, spy music, psychedelic, swamp, garage, TV themes. In the '70s, the band moved on to funk, disco, reggae, soft rock and Latin music. The Ventures' lineup changed slightly during Howie Johnson left the band, to be replaced by session man Mel Taylor; also, Nokie Edwards took over lead guitar with Bob Bogle switching to bass. One of the few LPs not arranged around a theme became their best-selling; 's The Ventures Play Telstar, The Lonely Bull featured a cover of the number one instrumental hit by the British studio band the Tornadoes and produced by Joe Meek.
Though their cover of "Telstar" didn't even chart, the album hit the Top Ten and became the group's first of three gold records. A re-write of their signature song — entitled "Walk-Don't Run '64" — reached number eight that year.
By the mid-'60s however, the Ventures appeared to be losing their touch. Considering the volatility of popular music during the time, it was quite forgivable that the group would lose their heads-up knowledge of current trends in the music industry to forecast which songs should be covered.
The television theme "Hawaii Five-O" hit number four inbut the Ventures slipped off the American charts for good in Instead, the band began looking abroad for attention and — in Japan especially — they found it with gusto. The group eventually sold over 40 million records in that country alone, becoming one of the biggest American influences on Japanese pop music ever.
Nokie Edwards left the Ventures in to pursue his interest in horse racing for a time, and was replaced by Gerry McGee; though he returned byMel Taylor left the group that year for a solo career, to be replaced by Joe Barile. Taylor returned also, in By the early '80s, the Ventures' core quartet of Wilson, Bogle, Edwards and Taylor could boast of playing together for over 20 years. Though Edwards left the band for good in replaced again by Gerry McGee Too Shy To Say Hello - Les Baroques - Such A Cad The Complete Story Of Les Baroques (CD) Mel Taylor died mid-way through a Japanese tour in replaced by his son Leon Too Shy To Say Hello - Les Baroques - Such A Cad The Complete Story Of Les Baroques (CD), the Ventures continued to pack venues around the world.
Etiquetas: The Ventures. Album Review: The Koala prove themselves to be above average players, full of passion and conviction on their lone album. At first, "Strange Feelings" seems to be teen-punk angst all the way, but features an unexpected yet seamless raga detour and the only time they would noticeably embrace Indian music. Like many garage vocalists from the mid- to late '60s, singer Jose Mala's super-snotty, Jagger-like snarl foreshadows punk, but Mala has so much New York attitude and an obvious dedication that he should stand with his peers as one of the most affective vocalists of the era.
In fact, it's the whole group's commitment to the material that makes it stand out from other lost garage-psych acts from the time. Their energy and enthusiasm is so infectious, with arrangements that are subtle, yet manic and appealing, it makes up for the handful of unremarkable numbers here. Drummer Joe Alexander and bassist Anthony Wesley are a competent rhythm section that manages to hold it all together even while flailing about; Cane's hyper lead guitar work is spot-on throughout; and the songs of Mala and rhythm guitarist Joey Guido are fine to fantastic tales of lost souls, wrecked relationships, and fading childhood.
Truly one of misplaced gems of '60s garage pysch-punk. New York-based band that released just one album, which was ignored at the time, but decades later became highly sought-after by collectors of obscure garage pysch. The label decided to market the group as Australian, a marketing gimmick that seemed to have worked for another New York group, the Strangeloves who hit the Top 40 in with "I Want Candy". Though it didn't receive any chart action, the band did proceed with recording their debut LP.
Produced by Wyld and Polhemus, their self-titled record was issued the following year. The Koala mixes the Who's frantic rhythms and Stones-style garage rock with riotous psych leads and venomous, proto-punk vocals. An impressive introduction, but the unit decided to call it a day soon after their album was made available and the record disappeared without much notice.
It was rediscovered in the s, with original LPs selling for high prices to fans of long-lost, high-energy garage psych-punk. It was eventually reissued on CD by the Fallout label in Etiquetas: The Koala. Highly Recommended. SouthAmerican Beat. Etiquetas: Los Gatos Salvajes. September, The group play their first shows billed as the 'Yard-birds'. Clapton already knew what he was doing with his instrument; his solo turns, while far enough from the gripping little gems for which he became famous soon enough, already set him apart from most of his peers among the British blues clubbers.
Between his sleek guitar playing and Keith Relf's improving harmonica style, the group could at least boast two attractive players that made listeners overlook their still-incomplete rhythmic attack. And, of critical importance, Crawdaddy Club impresario Giorgio Gomelsky—who had all but discovered the Rolling Stones but thought it beyond his range to become their manager—learned enough from his previous miss to become the Yardbirds' manager and, as it turned out, first producer.
Under Gomelsky's guidance, the Yardbirds got themselves signed to EMI's Columbia label in February, ; they set a precedent of a sort when their first album turned out to be a live album, Five Live Too Shy To Say Hello - Les Baroques - Such A Cad The Complete Story Of Les Baroques (CD), recorded at the legendary Marquee Club in London.
The group was well enough reputed that none other than blues legend Sonny Boy Williamson II himself invited the group to tour England and Germany with him, a union that survives to this day on a live album memorable for Williamson's trouper-like adaptation of his deep troubadour style of blues to the Yardbirds' raw, unpolished rock version.
Etiquetas: The Yardbirds. Most of the Yardbirds' original LP's are hard to find and weren't so great anyway, and the market is flooded with deceptive, cheaply packaged compilations, all of which I strongly urge you avoid even the Rhino Records greatest hits.
Most of these discs have been thrown together from the band's brief early demo tape, their live recordings from December, Crawdaddy Club and March, Marquee Cluband the - single and EP material that mostly ended up on their first two American LP's.
Some of these discs also feature forgettable blues workouts by Clapton and Beck that date from their immediate post-Yardbirds periods - ; be very wary if you see two or more of the Holy Trinity prominently advertised on any particular compilation.
Down the intervening years the Wailers have been appallingly treated by the bootleggers. The real sound of genuine Golden Crest masters is magic, but you would never know that by listening to the distorted, shrill junk that they have provided. Now, thanks to Ace's legendary care, we can all enjoy the true magnificence of the Wailers' sound as it was meant to be heard.
Not only have Ace succeeded in locating the original master tapes, but there are also a further four never-before-issued tracks to enjoy! This high-class release deservedly puts the name of the Wailers back in the hands of its true originators. Jokers Wild never made an official record, but are remembered as a band that included David Gilmour before the guitarist joined Pink Floyd. From the scant evidence that does survive, it seems rather incredible that Gilmour could have made the transition.
Jokers Wild did not entertain lofty artistic ambitions, but played covers of pop-rock materialoften emphasizing harmonies in the style of the Four Seasons and the Beach Boys. Etiquetas: Jokers Wild. One of the most popular and entertaining groups of the s, they enjoyed 10 years of serious chart action, and during their three biggest years got as much radio play as any group of that decade, sold records in numbers second only to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and received nearly as much coverage in the music press of the period which included a lot of teen fan magazines as the Beatles or the Rolling Stones.
Although the best of the Kinks' early work is among the best British Invasion music, their initial pair of albums was far less consistent than those of the Beatles, Stones, and Who. Aside from the great "You Really Got Me," this was a shabby, disappointing set with surprisingly thin production. The CD reissue, however, is a great improvement, adding a wealth of bonus tracks from early singles and their first EP, some excellent.
Etiquetas: The Kinks early years. The only album released by the group during their lifetime actually outstrips most of the Southern California-based competitiondue to the ferocious grit of the playing and a vaguely demented, go-for-broke recklessness.
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