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Northwest Battle of the Bands Vol. 2 CD

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  • Audio CD (1 Oct. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Big Beat
  • ASIN: B00005O0QN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 368,527 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. You were a child - Don & the Goodtimes
  2. Along comes the man - The Galaxies
  3. I can't make it - The Ceptors
  4. You weren't using your head - Rocky & the Riddlers
  5. Please come down - The Bumps
  6. 100 or two - The Springfield Rifle
  7. Please help the man - The Liberty Party
  8. I see - The Brave New World
  9. Hard times - The Raymarks
  10. Move over and let me fly - The Live Five
  11. High time - The Sonics
  12. Knock you flat - The Dimensions
  13. Who do you love - Jack Horner & The Plums
  14. You better slow down - The Heirs
  15. Alice designs - Mr Lucky & The Gamblers
  16. Feelin' down - The London Taxi
  17. Daddy walked in darkness - Gil Bateman
  18. You gotta understand - The Express
  19. Lost and found (alternate version) - The Mercy Boys
  20. Try me - The Moguls
  21. How much lovin' - Noises N' Sounds feat. Terry Dale
  22. Runnin' not walking - Don & The Goodtimes
  23. My generation - The Bards
  24. Lazy meadow - The New Yorkers
  25. It's tomorrow - The Brave New World
  26. Little lies - The Spindle
  27. I know what I am - The Purple Gang
  28. About him - The Menagerie
  29. High flyer - The Magic Fern
  30. Nordstrom - The Springfield Rifle

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Format: Audio CD
The Northwest garage had a very particular sound, that gravitated from the danceable frat-rock of the Wailers, Kingsmen and early Riders to the demented punk of the Sonics. The second volume of the 'Northwest Battle of the Bands' series is a good sampler of the scene, offering 30 tracks released at the time by Jerden Records and its subsidiaries.

The sound is superb for a garage comp, as the liner notes; and there are lots of highlights, like the opener 'You Were a Child', by Don & the Goodtimes (one of the best Northwest bands, check the anthology released by Munster); the irresistible 'You Weren't Using Your Head', by Rocky & The Riddlers (much better than the Wailers version, in my opinion); or the fuzz-drenched ballad 'Daddy Walked in Darkness', by Gil Bateman (a variation of 'House of the Rising Sun').
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