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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Twist-A-Rama was a local Utica, NY, version of American Bandstand. When host Hank Brown started recording the local groups, he put them on this compilation album, which was sold at his record shops. Recorded in a basement studio under the most primitive of conditions and pressed on the cheapest low-grade plastic, this reissue really pushes the boundaries of lo-fi recording and barely capable garage band playing. Even with the inclusion of two better-played and -recorded bonus tracks by the Galaxies, this is one of the crudest '60s compilations you'll ever come across, and all the more charming for it.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Twist-A-Rama was a local Utica, NY, version of American Bandstand. When host Hank Brown started recording the local groups, he put them on this compilation album, which was sold at his record shops. Recorded in a basement studio under the most primitive of conditions and pressed on the cheapest low-grade plastic, this reissue really pushes the boundaries of lo-fi recording and barely capable garage band playing. Even with the inclusion of two better-played and -recorded bonus tracks by the Galaxies, this is one of the crudest '60s compilations you'll ever come across, and all the more charming for it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/18/2000
  • Label: Norton
  • UPC: 731253027529
  • Catalog Number: 275
  • Sales rank: 143,740

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Yabadabado - Andy & The Classics (2:05)
  2. 2 The Brick - The Brix (1:56)
  3. 3 The Second Time Around - Patty & The Hangmen (2:11)
  4. 4 See That Girl - The Mercy-Side 5 (2:38)
  5. 5 Crazy Woman - The Galaxies (2:21)
  6. 6 Sometimes - Willie & New Yorkers (2:41)
  7. 7 I Want You (2:38)
  8. 8 One Way Highway - The Galaxies (4:06)
  9. 9 Too Much - Eric & The Chessmen (2:10)
  10. 10 All I Want to Do - The El Dorados (2:50)
  11. 11 Jaguar Jazz (2:24)
  12. 12 Where Have You Gone To - The Toffs (2:25)
  13. 13 I Won't Shed Tears over You (2:38)
  14. 14 One Last Time - The Turfmen (2:32)
  15. 15 Nothing About LIfe at All - The King-Beats (3:08)
  16. 16 Journey to the Stars - The Galaxies (3:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Originals Track Performer
The Galaxies Track Performer
Reveres Track Performer
Jaguars Track Performer
The King-Beats Track Performer
Technical Credits
Miriam Linna Liner Notes
Vic Anesini Mastering
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