All Kinds of Highs: A Mainstream Pop-Psych Compendium 1966-70

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Though the Mainstream record label is best known for its jazz, blues, and soundtrack releases, in the late '60s its founder, Bob Shad, explored the rock world to search for new talent. His first rock band signing, Big Brother and the Holding Company, released their debut album on the label, only to have their contract sold to Columbia as Janis Joplin's star began to rise, but dozens of likeminded artists waited in the wings. All Kinds of Highs: A Mainstream Pop-Psych Compendium 1966-70 collects the best cuts from the psychedelic pop catalog of Mainstream and related label Brent, offering a heady hodgepodge of vintage sounds and crafting an immersive experience by using original mono mixes where available, and ...
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All Music Guide
Though the Mainstream record label is best known for its jazz, blues, and soundtrack releases, in the late '60s its founder, Bob Shad, explored the rock world to search for new talent. His first rock band signing, Big Brother and the Holding Company, released their debut album on the label, only to have their contract sold to Columbia as Janis Joplin's star began to rise, but dozens of likeminded artists waited in the wings. All Kinds of Highs: A Mainstream Pop-Psych Compendium 1966-70 collects the best cuts from the psychedelic pop catalog of Mainstream and related label Brent, offering a heady hodgepodge of vintage sounds and crafting an immersive experience by using original mono mixes where available, and including extensive liner notes. Where the similar compilation With Love: A Pot of Flowers focused on Mainstream's west coast-based signees, All Kinds of Highs tackles the rest of the country, pulling two to four songs apiece from about a dozen artists. Most familiar are Detroit acid rockers the Amboy Dukes -- featuring a young Ted Nugent as guitarist -- who offer their consciousness-heightening break-out hit "Journey to the Center of the Mind" and a fiery take on Big Joe Williams' "Baby Please Don't Go," plus Houston band Fever Tree, with the pre-"San Francisco Girls" orchestral, Baroque-influenced singles "Girl, Oh Girl Don't Push Me" and "I Can Beat Your Drum." Record hunters will also note three tracks featuring the sweeping harmonies and deft guitar work of Chicago-centric group Growing Concern, as well as selections by Cleveland-based, England-influenced psych rockers the Tiffany Shade, and upstate New York wildmen the Jelly Bean Bandits. And don't count out the virtually unknown bands appearing here: West Haven, Connecticut's the Wrongh Black Bag sic serve up a tight slab of garage rock featuring soaring vocals by Christine Bernardoni aka Christine Ohlman, who would become lead singer of the Saturday Night Live Band decades later; Paraphernalia stretches out in the grass with the fantasy-like "Sunny Days And Good Good Living," and the Underground refresh with their breezy folk-rock. ~ Chrysta Cherrie
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/3/2012
  • Label: Big Beat Uk
  • UPC: 029667430623
  • Catalog Number: 6743062
  • Sales rank: 42,891

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Journey To The Center Of The Mind - The Amboy Dukes (3:17)
  2. 2 For A Moment - The Orient Express (2:05)
  3. 3 Saturday Night - The Country Gentlemen (1:56)
  4. 4 Mr Grey - Stone Circus (3:07)
  5. 5 Caught In The Rain - Ellie Pop (2:34)
  6. 6 Nature's Children - Tangerine Zoo (3:51)
  7. 7 Girl, Oh Girl (Don't Push Me) - Fever Tree (2:36)
  8. 8 An Older Man - The Tiffany Shade (3:05)
  9. 9 Please Come Home - Sixpentz (2:18)
  10. 10 Riddles & Fairytales - Bohemian Vendetta (2:42)
  11. 11 Get Him Out Of Your Mind - The Underground (2:42)
  12. 12 You'll Walk Away - The Art of Lovin' (2:25)
  13. 13 Now He's Here - The Grammy Fones (2:17)
  14. 14 Generation - The Jelly Bean Bandits (2:57)
  15. 15 Crazy Town (Move On Little Children) - The Superfine Dandelion (2:26)
  16. 16 Twenty Light Years Away - The Orphans (6:12)
  17. 17 Edge Of Time - Growing Concern (4:32)
  18. 18 Someone Must Have Lied - The Fun & Games Commission (2:38)
  19. 19 Can't You See - Tangerine Zoo (3:50)
  20. 20 I Don't Know Why - The Wrongh Black Bag (2:22)
  21. 21 Easy - The Underground (2:49)
  22. 22 One Good Reason - The Tiffany Shade (2:23)
  23. 23 Timekeeper - The Scarlet Letter (3:14)
  24. 24 You've Got The Power - The Art of Lovin' (2:58)
  25. 25 Can't Be Love - Ellie Pop (2:35)
  26. 26 Tapestries - The Jelly Bean Bandits (2:24)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Can Beat Your Drum - Fever Tree (2:04)
  2. 2 Trip To The Zoo - Tangerine Zoo (2:45)
  3. 3 Seven North Frederick - Ellie Pop (2:22)
  4. 4 Good Times - The Art of Lovin' (2:29)
  5. 5 A Quiet Revolution - The Tiffany Shade (2:05)
  6. 6 Mary Maiden - The Scarlet Letter (2:59)
  7. 7 All Kinds Of Highs - Bohemian Vendetta (3:41)
  8. 8 Baby Please Don't Go - The Amboy Dukes (2:43)
  9. 9 Take Me Back - The Underground (2:34)
  10. 10 Imitation Situation - Sixpentz (2:36)
  11. 11 You're A Drag - The Off-Set (2:08)
  12. 12 Sit Down I Think I Love You - Growing Concern (2:25)
  13. 13 Neon River - The Jelly Bean Bandits (2:37)
  14. 14 A Little Star - The Orient Express (2:24)
  15. 15 Another Morning - Tangerine Zoo (2:47)
  16. 16 Sara Wells - Stone Circus (3:07)
  17. 17 Day And Night - The Superfine Dandelion (2:49)
  18. 18 Satisfyin' Sunday - The Underground (2:36)
  19. 19 Paul's Circus - The Art of Lovin' (3:14)
  20. 20 Today - Tomorrow - The Fun & Games Commission (2:34)
  21. 21 All I Really Want - Growing Concern (2:21)
  22. 22 Sunny Days (and Good Good Living) - Paraphernalia (2:39)
  23. 23 Would You Take My Mind Out For A Walk - The Tiffany Shade (2:21)
  24. 24 200 Years - Maxx (2:44)
  25. 25 Tinkle Talk - Sixpentz (2:20)
  26. 26 I Need Your Lovin' - Freeport (2:44)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Big Joe Williams Composer
Eric Carmen Composer
Ted Nugent Composer
Stephen Stills Composer
Ray Thomas Composer
Rob Landes Composer
Robert Benevides Composer
Mike Collins Composer
Jack Dougherty Composer
Steve Farmer Composer
Wayne Gagnon Composer
Scott Holtzman Composer, Producer
Vivian Holtzman Composer
Sam Irwin Composer
Don Passaglia Composer
Nick Robbins Mastering
John Seanor Composer
Bob Shad Producer
Brian Cooke Composer
Gary Praeg Composer
Alec Palao Liner Notes, Memorabilia
Ron Artis Composer
Jim Musil Composer, Producer
Roger Romano Composer
Fred Buck Composer
Jonathan Caine Composer
Barry Wickham Memorabilia
Michael Barnes Composer
Larry OKeefe Composer
Tom LeBlanc Composer
Bob Kirby Composer
Maxx Producer
William Alessi Composer
Vic Bernadoni Composer
Tony Camp Composer
Thomas Meccarielo Composer
Ron Medeiros Composer
Ron Kossajda Composer
Robert Leonard Composer
Paul Applebaum Composer
Mike Raab Composer
Mike McFadden Composer
Mike Butler Composer
Len Gervasi Composer
Joe Scalfari Composer
Jerry Wright Composer
Jack Murphy Composer
Guy Duris Composer
George Kouri Composer
Gail Winnick Composer
Farshid Golesorkhi Composer
Ellsworth Apgar Composer
Donald Smith Composer
Don Sallah Composer
DJ Greer Composer
Christine Bernardoni Composer
Bruno Geit Composer
Billy Donald Composer
Alphonse Ranaudo Composer
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