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Melts in Your Brain Not On Your Wrist: The Complete Recordings! 1965-1967 CD

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  • Audio CD (2 May 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Big Beat / Ace
  • ASIN: B0007RFONE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,426 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. LET'S TALK ABOUT GIRLS (new Aguilar vocal)
  2. SWEET YOUNG THING
  3. BABY BLUE
  4. MISTY LANE
  5. DON'T NEED YOUR LOVIN'
  6. SITTING THERE STANDING
  7. SHE WEAVES A TENDER TRAP
  8. IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (original Aguilar vocal)
  9. COME ON
  10. ARE YOU GONNA BE THERE
  11. GONE & PASSES BY
  12. NO WAY OUT
  13. I'M NOT LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE
  14. I AIN'T NO MIRACLE WORKER
  15. MEDICATION (new Aguilar vocal)
  16. TIL THE END OF THE DAY (new Aguilar vocal)
  17. PSYCHEDELIC TRIP (backing track)
  18. HOT DUSTY ROADS (backing track)
  19. MILK COW BLUES
  20. LET'S TALK ABOUT GIRLS (Don Bennett vocal)
  21. DON'T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING

Disc: 2

  1. SINCE YOU BROKE MY HEART
  2. DARK SIDE OF THE MUSHROOM
  3. EXPO 2000
  4. GOSSAMER WINGS
  5. VOYAGE OF THE TRIESTE - THE YO-YOZ
  6. IN THE PAST - THE YO-YOZ
  7. THE INNER MYSTIQUE - THE YO-YOZ
  8. UNCLE MORRIS
  9. HOW YA BEEN
  10. DEVIL'S MOTORCYCLE
  11. I DON'T NEED NO DOCTOR
  12. FLOWERS
  13. FIREFACE
  14. AND SHE'S LONELY
  15. IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (Don Bennett vocal)
  16. HOT DUSTY ROADS (Don Bennett vocal)
  17. MEDICATION (Don Bennett vocal)
  18. LET'S GO LET'S GO LET'S GO - THE INMATES (Don Bennett vocal)
  19. LET'S GO LET'S GO LET'S GO - THE INMATES (backing track)
  20. THE UNCHARTED SEA - THE YO-YOZ
  21. BABY BLUE (LP mix)
  22. BLUES THEME
  23. LOOSE LIP SYNC SHIP

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• In the roll-call of 1960s garage rock heroes, few bands have as powerful and instantaneous name recognition as the Chocolate Watchband. This legendary combo from San Jose, California has come to be known as the definitive psychedelic punk outfit, a notoriety derived from the handful of rare singles and LPs that they made, balanced between the Watchband’s own intense Anglophilic blueswailing, and the mysterioso studio trickery supplied by their producer, Ed Cobb. The last word on this schizophrenic discography has now come with Big Beat’s new 2CD Watchband anthology, MELTS IN YOUR BRAIN, NOT ON YOUR WRIST.

• Unlike all previous reissues, this powerful set gathers together every note recorded and released under the name Chocolate Watchband during the 1960s.

• DISC ONE is devoted solely to material performed by the classic mod 60s line-up of the band featuring charismatic lead singer Dave Aguilar, on such acknowledged punk classics as ‘Sweet Young Thing’, ‘Misty Lane’ and ‘Are You Gonna Be There (At The Love In)’. It features an exciting bonus in the form of new vocals Aguilar has recently added to three original tracks, including the Watchband’s best-known cut ‘Let’s Talk About Girls’, thereby reclaiming the song upon which producer Cobb had originally substituted the voice of a session singer.

• DISC TWO presents the alternate Chocolate Watchband, with two 1965 demos by the group’s original incarnation, the complete post-Aguilar album "One Step Beyond", and the full complement of overdubbed and pseudonymous recordings released on the band’s earlier albums "No Way Out" and "The Inner Mystique". Furthermore, extensive research into the vaults has revealed the source of this material, and thrown a couple of alternate versions that are also included.

• "Melts In Your Brain, Not On Your Wrist" also features the most exhaustive liner note research ever afforded a reissue package on the Watchband, with the participation of all surviving members of every line-up, as well as comments from producer Cobb and manager Ray Harris. Additionally, the group have opened their personal files and the result is a stunning array of photos and memorabilia , most of which have not been used before. The release of this CD is a major event for all 60s garage fans.

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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.
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The good thing about this double cd compilation is that it manages to bring together the vast majority of the band's output. The Chocolate Watchband were one of the better 60s garage/psych bands out there but you can see they went through a number of different phases veering from psych punk like "Lets Talk About Girls" (later covered by the Undertones) to more standard blues rock "Sweet Young Thing" to some more experimental psych rock like "No Way Out". They did have a couple of incarnations with different singers and in fact a couple of the tracks have re-recorded vocals from one of them. They definitely sound more comfortable covering The Kinks and Dylan as opposed to less successful tracks like "Midnight Hour" but they deserve a lot of credit for their own compositions too. If you like bands like Electric Prunes, Standells, Blues Magoos then this is a great collection to have.
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Again another group to discover or to re-discover through the Riot on Sunset Strip soundtrack. They are as good as the Standells: A rock that sounds ten years younger than its real age: No wonder it was engraved in my memory for over fourty years until I finally could listen to them again last month. It is a recommended journey to memory lane.
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