Back in the late sixties I was stationed at Cannon AFB near Clovis, NM. Through mutual acquaintances, I met Bill Jones (who is quoted in the CD booklet) and, over a two year period, helped him do light shows for some local Clovis bands, which were mostly managed by Dan Miller. One was the Lodestone Rode, most of whose members became the version of the Apple Glass Cyndrum that has two of the best cuts on this CD. I believe on one occasion we did lights for Group Axis, and also once for the The Tyme of Day at a concert which featured several bands. It certainly was an interesting and edgy time in the evolution of American popular music, and this CD generally captures that atmosphere. Not every cut is successful. The Fireballs, who could be a good band with more conventional rock material, seem woefully unauthentic on "Groovy Motions." The Cyndrum and Group Axis acquit themselves well here, and I had forgotten what a good song the Tyme of Day's "Listen to What is Never Said" was. Though I was aware of several Canadian groups coming to Clovis to record with Norman Petty, many of these bands from there and elsewhere in the US are unknown to me. Of those, I am particularly impressed with The Frantics, The Cords, White Lightin', and The Hooterville Trolley. At that time in the late sixties, Clovis, New Mexico, was probably unique among towns of its size in having such an interesting music scene. Of course so much of that was due to Norman Petty and his studio, made famous by the pioneering rock work he did with Buddy Holly. I'm glad that Big Beat has given me the opportunity to hear these groups and their mostly forgotten takes on psych-pop.