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Simply Excellent 1960's Garage Pop,
This review is from: Melts in Your Brain Not On Your Wrist: The Complete Recordings! 1965-1967 (Audio CD)
Whilst the extensive liner notes acknowledge that the malign influence of the 1960's record industry ultimately destroyed this band, as it did with many other, it also glories in the wonderful legacy of a fantastic body of work, which is completely represented here.
There are some excellent songs such as the iconic "Let's Talk About Girls" , which is what drew me to this album via the excellent Nuggets album that is subtitled "Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era" check that out too. This album has loads of brilliant covers such as Dylan's "Baby Blue" and the Kinks' "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" which is wonderfully deliveredand stands up to the original very well, none of the covers is a pale immitation.
Although this is a band that was obviously manipulated, and had sessions musicians imposed on recording dates, there is still enough snarl and rough edges in the delivery of many of the songs to make them something much better than the average compliation of a forgetten 60's group with a cult following.
The packaging and liner notes are wonderful and it is worth having for the cover and title alone.
Essential for anyone interested in 60's pop.