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3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (8 Dec. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: BGO Records
  • ASIN: B00004T2JN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,237 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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CD-18 TRACKS-BGO CD487-EAN 5017261204875

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The Koobas are a sadly overlooked part of the Mersey scene, the album came to late for any form of coat tail fame but stands up in its own right as a fine piece of late sixties progressiveness which does not lose its pop sensibilty check out the tough blue eyed soul of their take on Little Peice of My Heart and the awesome Barricades which is as fine hard rock/pyschedlic cross over as you could wish to hear.
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Having previously heard a couple of Koobas songs, I expected to hear some well-above average music from this album. I did too. The playing on the uptempo material is tight, the bass-playing superb and the guitar work is pleasingly restrained but with a touch of the psych.
Unfortunately, the direction on this album was led astray. It might have been better if The Koobas hadn't heard anything after 1965 as they were clearly at their best with straight-ahead pop a la early Who/Small Faces. The energetic "Royston Rose" shows the way though, like the rest of the album, it suggests that the band weren't great songwriters.
Instead, someone had the bright idea of throwing poetry, dialogue, studio tomfoolery and other devices into the gaps between songs. That sort of thing worked for The Beatles, but not here, where it sounds as if The Koobas thought they had a duty to shove in a gimmick. Worst of all is their very own "Mr Kite" which finishes the album. On this they portray several circus acts in music and the result is hideous.
The eight bonus tracks enhance the CD, but show the band's dilemma. They were easily led according to fads. Why else would they cover the archaic "Sally"?
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This is a genuine overlooked gem! There are so many albums from really great groups which, for reasons such as record labels going bust, managers fleecing all the money and so on, just got buried. Definitely essential listening if you're into late 1960s psych/pop on the highly interesting verge of the heavy/underground scene before it all fossilised into prog, glam, pub rock and so on.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9e48de28) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
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HASH(0x9e4c9ec4) out of 5 stars Obscure Psychedelia from minor Liverpool band 15 Feb. 2001
By Randall E. Adams - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The Koobas (also known as "Kubas") originated from Liverpool in the wave of groups who came after the Beatles. They produced a string of singles on a variety of labels in the prevailing styles of whatever era the single was released in.
This set consists of the Koobas' one and only LP--a low budget "concept album" of great psychedelic guitar rock with the tracks running together in the most classic 1967/68 mode. This is a good entertaining set, but do not expect soul because the Koobas definitely were not doing soul music by this time. The extra tracks include the Mod classic "My Face," the overblown psychedelicized version of Cat Stevens' "First Cut is the Deepest" and the one song which can lay some limited claim to the soul designation--"Sweet Music." If you love low budget British psych rockers such as The Smoke, you will love the Koobas.
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HASH(0x9e506ac8) out of 5 stars Masterpiece 12 Aug. 2013
By Owsley - Published on Amazon.com
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A stunningly creative late 60's masterpiece in a class with Family's 'Music In a Dolls House', Gary Walker and the Rain and the Small Faces 'Odgens Nut Gone Flake' all recorded around the same time in '68. A diverse collection of hard rock and psych-pop (there's Mellotron on several tracks for you 'Tron heads). The lp is full of first rate songs such as Barricades, Royston Rose, Gold Leaf Tree (to me this stunning track alone is worth the purchase of this CD) and the band display absolutely killer harmonies and well crafted catchy melodies. A shame that this lp was recorded as the band was on its way out but like the Zombies 'Odessey and Oracle' the band left behind a stone cold classic before they called it a day. Sound quality on this BGO re-issue is superior to the initial Essex CD release from many years ago. Bonus tracks include most of their '67 and '68 non-lp 45's, many of which make their first cd appearance.
HASH(0x9e50dc84) out of 5 stars GREAT COLLECTION BUT I WISH THERE WAS MORE 14 Jan. 2013
By Edward J. mccarthy Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
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great re issue of this 1969 classic lp with some of koobas singles from the mid to later 60s included, i only wish they had included more of the singles that the koobas had done before the classic album in 69, regardless this is a very decent reissue by 1999s standards, the booklet will tell you everything you need to know if you decided to buy this, the koobas where one of many great psych and acid rock bands to come out of the uk in the mid 60s, this music still sounds as fresh today as it did 45 + years ago, bgo did a decent job with t his reissue and with the way sales on the psysical product are dying more each year that passes im not 100% sure if this will get another reissue so if interested id grab this now before its oop and you will only find a few sellers that have it for something like 50 to 75 bucks, anyway this music is right out of the rubbles collection series so if you enjoyed that 20 disc series then this cd is for you no doubt, i hope you enjoy it as much as i did if you buy it.................... ps there is a very interesting version of ANOTHER PEICE OF MY HEART covered on here that you will like.
HASH(0x9e50dd68) out of 5 stars Write ups. 21 Dec. 2013
By Christopher A. Webb - Published on Amazon.com
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What some percieve as great didnt do it for me. A couple of tracks was about all i liked and maybe the fact they backed the Beatles etc etc prompted me to buy it. I will be wary in future to things i cant play up front. Perhaps Amazon do this deliberately. I would like to see all music on this site playable as many of my decisions are based on this feature for my radio listeners.
HASH(0x9e50dd74) out of 5 stars Wouldn't purchase again 7 April 2014
By K. D. - Published on Amazon.com
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Nothing about this cd stands out, really. There are SO many bands from this tiny segment of music history that you should save yourself the $$$ and find another band to listen to. Honestly, I listened to maybe 1-2 songs before I bought this on a whim and I am kind of annoyed I did. Not much replay value. But, if you were living around this time and know the group I am sure you will love this??? I guess??? I am just randomly finding old bands in my spare time (20-something yr old here).
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