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Pebbles Vol. 1 Original 60s Punk & Psych Classics

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (17 Oct 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Aip
  • ASIN: B000026HGN
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 149,944 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Action Woman - The Litter
2. Who Do You Love - The Preachers
3. Dance Franny Dance - Floyd Dakil Combo
4. I'm in Pittsburg - The Outcasts
5. Going Away Baby - The Grains Of Sand
6. You Treat Me Bad - Ju Ju
7. 1-2-5 - The Haunted
8. Like a Rolling Stone - The Soup Greens
9. Crackin' Up - Wig
10. Psychotic Reaction - Positively 13 O'Clock
11. The Trip - Kim Fowley
12. Spazz - Elastic Band
13. Rich With Nothin' - Split Ends
14. Potato Chip - The Shadows Of Knight
15. Beaver Patrol - Wild Knights
16. Ain't No Friend of Mine - The Sparkels
17. Blackout of Gretely - Gonn
18. I Need Love - Third Booth
19. It's Your Time - Weeds
20. Action Woman - Echo and the Bunnymen

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Finally now back in print this classic album will always just keep selling. First volume in the infamous series dedicated to original punk rock and psychedelic rock from the fabulous sixties. With the Outcasts, Preachers, Split Ends etc.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Hate to say I was disappointed 5 Dec 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
There are several killer songs in this compilation, but you have many reasons to buy something else instead. The sound quality is very poor, two songs (Wig's and Third Booth's) are in the track list, but not on the album, the inner booklet is only a black'n'white six pager, five songs (The Litter's, Kim Fowley's, Gonn's, The Elastic Band's and The Sparkles') are available and much better sounding on Nuggets. The Haunted's 1-2-5 probably received the worst treatment. It is just appalling compared to the versions available on Nuggets II and You Tube. The only consolation is Echo & The Bunnymen's cover of Action Woman.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good kick-off to an essential series 2 Jun 2004
By Casey Scott - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The PEBBLES series is well-documented as the underdog follow-up to the infamous NUGGETS set, but real music lovers in the know have learned it is the far superior collection, compiling more obscure tunes by more obscure bands. Now, to be fair, not all the volumes in the series are really worth getting. VOL. 1 is a superb introduction to the series. Word of warning: The Litter's "Action Woman", The Haunted's "1-2-5", Kim Fowley's "The Trip", The Elastic Band's "Spazz", The Sparkles' "No Friend of Mine", and Gonn's "Blackout of Gretely" all have appeared on either NUGGETS or NUGGETS II, but they're presented here sounding like they're blaring out of your turntable, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Plus "Blackout of Gretely" is much longer here than it appears on NUGGETS!
Not all the songs on this set are worth a relisten, but some of the real gems are The Preachers' "Who Do You Love" (quite a departure from the familiar Woolies version), The Grains of Sand's "Going Away Baby", The Split Ends' "Rich With Nothin'" (great song about a rich girl who turns her back on her roots), and The Wild Knights' "Beaver Patrol", which must be one of the raunchiest rock records ever recorded. A bonus track, "It's Your Time" by The Weeds, is really cool, too!
Another word of warning: Wig's "Crackin' Up" and The Third Booth's "I Need Love" are not included on this CD, despite being on the track listing. Most of the best songs on this CD would be included on the later ESSENTIAL PEBBLES compilations, but this is still one disc you shouldn't be without in your 60s garage band collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great garage sloppers from the masters! 3 May 2006
By Cool Cat - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This whole damn series is great! This is what rock is about! The pebbles series is the best in psychedelic freak outs and punk that makes Jhonny Rotten hide under his bed. This is a good primer for what lies ahead. The politcally incorrect song "Spazz" by the Elastik band is a great funny song about, how do I say it nicely, the mentally challenged, then you got "Beaver Patrol" by a bunch of horny teenagers looking for some action and then the song "Black Out of Greteley" the best line of the song being " the universe is permeated with Kerosene" then a insane scream and they just rip in to the song. Picks up where Rockabilly stopped in 1959.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'Pebbles, Volume 1: Original '60's Punk & Psych Classics' (AIP) Various Artists 26 May 2010
By Mike Reed - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Twenty track collection - just as good as the 'Pebbles, Volume 2' (see my review). Bands here that I dug the most include The Litter (from Minneapolis) - has several lp's out - WHY haven't I heard of these guys before? Plus there are stellar cuts by the one-song wonder Psychotic Reaction (band, now - not the song) with "Positively 13 O'Clock", Shadows Of Knight, the Texas garage band the Sparkles, The Haunted, Third Booth and and then on the very last track, it's an 'unidentified' surprize tune. Worthy of many repeated spin(s) in your home entertainment center. A+
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5.0 out of 5 stars it's your time! 29 Nov 2011
By Michael Dobey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is like the classic series of records that put out tons of lost music from the sixties. Mainly garage rock and psych rock , alot of it premetal and prepunk in style. It's great stuff. Songs like 'it's your time' are what it's all about. The best stuff is usually from the midsixties. Simple and fun and this comp series brings that to you. If you love punk rock then this is a must have to see what some guys or gals in garages came up in the 60's. Which still has some of the best pop rock ever ,but this is the heavier sounds. There was no metal so these folks got loud and hard in their own way. The sound quality is basic , they took rare singles and put on here. many of these songs were only on some regional singles, so when they created the pebbles series in the 70's-80's they just did what they could. They did not clean the sound up for this series on cd. SO if you hear crackling that's what it is. Nuggets does a better job than this series but this one found alot of really rare songs and there's no other way to get them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Batch With Some Minor Side Effects 11 Oct 2012
By Lee Wrecker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
This is a review of the vinyl edition of Pebbles Vol.1 which has the following tracks on it;

Side 1:

1.The Litter: "Action Woman", 2:30 -- rel. 1967
2.The Preachers: "Who Do You Love" (Ellas McDaniel), 2:11 -- rel. 1965
3.The Floyd Dakil Combo: "Dance Franny Dance", 2:10 -- rel. 1964
4.The Outcasts: "I'm in Pittsburgh (and it's Raining)", 1:56 -- rel. 1966
5.The Squires: "Going All the Way", 2:18,
6.The Grains of Sand: "Going Away Baby", 2:10 -- rel. 1966
7.The Ju-Ju's: "You Treat Me Bad", 2:18 -- rel. 1966
8.The Haunted: "1-2-5", 2:46 -- rel. 1966

Side 2:

1.The Soup Greens: "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan), 2:40 -- rel. 1965
2.Positively 13 O'Clock: "Psychotic Reaction", 2:00 -- rel. 1966
3.Kim Fowley: "The Trip" (Kim Fowley), 2:00 -- rel. 1965
4.The Elastik Band: "Spazz", 2:45 -- rel. 1967
5.The Split Ends: "Rich with Nothin'", 2:15 -- rel. 1966
6.The Shadows of Knight: "Potato Chip", 3:23 -- rel. 1967
7.The Wild Knights: "Beaver Patrol", 2:16 -- rel. 1965

This tracklist is significantly different from those listed by Amazon but fortunately in line with the original release of this album. The songs are underground psych classics and range from the hard rocking Action Woman to bizarre and hilarious Spazz by the Elastik Band. A few songs lag a little behind classic status and that's why it is four stars rather than five. Another thing to be aware of is that this is by no means a remastered of anything. The original Pebbles albums were re-recordings, albeit high quality, of the artists original LP's or singles and due to the obscurity of many of the songs the quality varies dramatically. Some songs have very audible pops and even repetitive scratch noises in some cases but this is not a flaw in the current vinyl but a legacy of the original release that has not been altered for the current re-issue. However, that said the recordings are vibrant and clearly recorded in every other respect but may be a challenge for those born in the CD Remastered era. So the presentation of some songs may detract from the overall sound of the product but is the product worth putting up with these short-comings. Hell,YES and get Vol.2 while yer at it.
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