Friday, 5 October 2007

Sir Walter Raleigh - If You Need Me

Sir Walter Raleigh - If You Need Me (Tower 156. 1965)

From Seattle, and featuring Dewey Martin and "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow.

Sir Raleigh & the Cupons released the punker "Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day" on Jerden in 1965. This was followed by two released on A&M "White Cliffs Of Dover" & "While I Wait". After a move to LA, they signed with Tower and released this Mersey influenced 45 as Sir Walter Raleigh. There was one final 45 on Tower, but by this point Martin (Sir Walter) had sacked the original line-up.

After the band split Martin of course went on to drum with the Springfield, while Kleinow joined the Burritos.

Leaping Ferns - It Never Works Out For Me

Leaping Ferns - It Never Works Out For Me (Xpanded 103. 1965)

The Chantays will always be known for their massive hit, Pipeline. As the surf boom died out the band recorded a number of garage and folk-rock tracks. They chose not to issue these under the Chantays name, probably due to name being so closely associated to the surf scene.

The band released two very cool Folk-Rock 45s on Reprise ("So Be On Your Way/Fear Of The Rain" and "I Idolize You/A Letter") as the Ill Winds, as well as this garage 45 under the Leaping Ferns pseudonym. The band didn't revert back to their old moniker and after the Ill Winds 45s the 60s incarnation of the band called it a day.

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Bossmen - On The Road

Bossmen - On The Road (Lucky Eleven 231. 1966)

Another Michigan 45 here, this time I'm certain they were from the area. From Flint, Michigan infact.

Featuring Dick Wagner who would later write and produce for Terry Knight & The Pack, amongst others and play with Lou Reed and Alice Cooper in the 70s.

The Bossmen were prolific putting out 7 x 45s, mixing up punk, pop, beat and ballads.

Travelers - Brimstone and Fire

Travelers - Brimstone and Fire (Trash 127)

Garage with flute, not what you might think is a winning combination, but I really dig this 45. On the Trash label out of Detriot. I assume the band were also from the Michigan area.

Monday, 1 October 2007

Nobody - Painted Dreams

Nobody - Painted Dreams (Commerce 100)

A bouncy number, probably out of California. Plenty of ba-ba-ba's on this one!

Cellar - Think About Now

Cellar - Think About Now (Monica 6591. 1969)

Here's some cool West Coast style psych rock from Philadelphia.