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Not complete, but excellent collection,
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This review is from: SRC, MILESTONES, TRAVELER'S TALE (Audio CD)
BGO Records, UK, has combined SRCs 3 Capitol LPs along with a non-LP single bonus track, to make a wonderful, affordable 2 cd introduction to this tremendous Michigan hard/psychedelic rock band's 1968-1970 recordings. The bands first two albums, "SRC" and "Milestones" comprise disc one of the set, 78 minutes of tremendous Ann Arbor/Detroit rock and roll, featuring the blistering guitar work of Gary Quackenbush, filled with sustained feedback on the classic psychedelic single "Black Sheep" along with tremendous organ work by Gary's brother, Glenn Quackenbush, and introspective lyrics and vocals by Scott Richardson. Disc two contains the band's third LP, "Traveler's Tale" recorded during the 9 month window when Gary had been replaced by Motown/soul/r and b style guitarist Ray Goodman and includes the non-LP single side "My Fortune's Coming True." While not as exciting or memorable as their first two albums, it is certainly not a throw away by any means. The run time on disc two is a bit over 44 minutes. The set comes with an informative, color, 16 page booklet with notes by well known rock historian David Wells. While this set is by no means the complete works of SRC, containing none of the tracks from the "Lost Masters" cd, nor any of the early singles on Jeep Holland's A2 label, or the rest of the Capitol Records singles or the live version of "Black Sheep" found on other SRC collections it is certainly a wonderful and rather inexpensive way to add SRC to your record collection, and SRC is definitely requisite for any collector of late 60s/early 70s Michigan rock and roll, along with The Rationals, The MC5, The Stooges, etc. The tracks have been remastered and sound better than ever coming from excellent source materials. Definitely 5 star material, although I would like to have seen at least one other version of "Black Sheep" and one or two other non-LP single sides included since disc two obviously has plenty of empty space. Regardless, the good folks at BGO have once again put together an excellent package that not only is great as an introduction to SRCs Capitol recordings but will actually serve as the only absolutely necessary collection by this band although I highly recommend the above mentioned "Lost Masters" cd on One Way Records, the "Black Sheep" compilation on RPM Records, and Big Beat (Ace) Records collection of A2 singles. Well worth the asking price, I highly recommend this collection and give kudos the good folks at BGO Records, UK.
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Initial post: 18 Aug 2012 01:09:49 BDT
OMG! It's got a plug! says:
Excellent review. Thanks.
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