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Be a Caveman: The Best of the Voxx Garage Revival
     

Be a Caveman: The Best of the Voxx Garage Revival

 
From 1979 onward, the Voxx label has been the home of more 1960s garage revivalist bands than any other company, although the label's activities tapered off in the early '90s. This is a 27-song survey of Voxx's output (excluding the actual '60s garage bands whose material it reissued occasionally). Many of these names were among the best-known groups in this rather

Overview

From 1979 onward, the Voxx label has been the home of more 1960s garage revivalist bands than any other company, although the label's activities tapered off in the early '90s. This is a 27-song survey of Voxx's output (excluding the actual '60s garage bands whose material it reissued occasionally). Many of these names were among the best-known groups in this rather insular movement, such as DMZ, the Crawdaddys, the Barracudas, Plan 9, the Unclaimed, the Pandoras, the Tell Tale Hearts, the Fuzztones, the Cynics, and the Chesterfield Kings. There are a few names that might be unfamiliar to those steeped in the style, like the Time Beings, the Leopards, the Event, and the Laughing Soup Dish. But even if you're the purist who only wants to hear the original 1960s garage recordings, you'll probably recognize most of these bands, if only because so many of them advertised in (and wrote for) fanzines detailing obscure 1960s garage music. The music on this disc? It's a cliché by now to note that it's not as exciting as the obscure 1960s recordings it's modeled on, but that's no less valid a statement than it ever was. Those songs that are covers of old nuggets don't match the original versions; much of the original material sounds like form without the content. Some non-standard garage influences peek through occasionally, such as surf, punk, and polished late-'60s British psychedelia, but for the most part it's bluesy, simple 1966-style ranting. The Leopards' late-'60s Kinks-style vaudeville-mod satire "Psychedelic Boy" really stands out (refreshingly so) in this context as something a little different. Should you want just one overview sampler of the genre, though, this -- despite the absence of some of the more celebrated names, such as the Lyres -- has got to be the best one out there.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/21/2000
Label:
Voxx
UPC:
0095081207325
catalogNumber:
2073
Rank:
101948

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Miracle Workers   Track Performer
Plan 9   Track Performer
Barracudas   Track Performer
Dwarves   Track Performer
Jeremy Gluck   Vocals
Chesterfield Kings   Track Performer
Steppes   Track Performer
Dave Anderson   Drums
Cynics   Track Performer
Peter Greenberg   Guitar
Ron Silva   Guitar,Vocals
Nik Turner   Drums,Vocals
Robin Wills   Guitar,Vocals
Surf Trio   Track Performer
Tell-Tale Hearts   Track Performer
Steve Potterf   Guitar
Paula Pierce   Guitar,Vocals
Rich Coffee   Guitar
Shelley Ganz   Vocals
Gerry Mohr   Trumpet,Horn,Vocals
Eric Stumpo   Guitar,Vocals
Mark Zadarnowski   Bass
Laughing Soup Dish   Track Performer
Mike Stax   Bass,Vocals
Vertebrats   Track Performer
Bambi Conway   Bass
Troy Howell   Drums
Time Beings   Track Performer
Eric Bacher   Guitar
Barry Shank   Bass
Roy Axford   Bass,Vocals
Matt Brandabur   Guitar,Vocals
Jim Wald   Guitar,Drums,Vocals
Ray Brandes   Maracas,Vocals
John Hanrattie   Guitar
Matt Rogers   Guitar,Vocals
Matt Roberts   Drums
Bill Calhoun   Vox Organ
Dave Klowden   Drums
Michael Meehan   Drums
Joel Barnett   Bass
Wombats   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Lou Reed   Composer
Vipers   Composer
Phil May   Composer
Dick Taylor   Composer
Bobby Graham   Composer
Greg Shaw   Liner Notes
Hank Williams   Composer
Robin Wills   Composer
Bill Calhoun   Composer
Mary Connolly   Composer

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