Elemental Instrumentals

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Founded in tiny Sauk City, WI, in 1959, Cuca Records would go on to become one of the most prolific independent labels of the 1960s -- home to everything from polka to gospel, founder Jim Kirchstein would release about 2,000 singles and 150 LPs during the company's 14-year existence, many of which spotlighted the Midwest's vast garage rock scene. The superb Elemental Instrumentals assembles 28 incendiary instrumentals from Cuca's heyday, most if not all of them making their first-ever appearance on CD -- this is guitar rock at its rawest and most vital, making up in sheer frenzy what it lacks in sophistication. Highlights include the Tornados' "Scalping Party," the Zakons'...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Founded in tiny Sauk City, WI, in 1959, Cuca Records would go on to become one of the most prolific independent labels of the 1960s -- home to everything from polka to gospel, founder Jim Kirchstein would release about 2,000 singles and 150 LPs during the company's 14-year existence, many of which spotlighted the Midwest's vast garage rock scene. The superb Elemental Instrumentals assembles 28 incendiary instrumentals from Cuca's heyday, most if not all of them making their first-ever appearance on CD -- this is guitar rock at its rawest and most vital, making up in sheer frenzy what it lacks in sophistication. Highlights include the Tornados' "Scalping Party," the Zakons' "Wasted," the Voodoos' "Voodoo Walk," and Frank Gay & the Gayblades' "Hades."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2005
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667007924
  • Catalog Number: 1044
  • Sales rank: 145,449

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Scalping Party - The Tornados (2:09)
  2. 2 7-0-7 - The Tornados (2:00)
  3. 3 Wasted! (2:09)
  4. 4 Moon Race - Citations (2:15)
  5. 5 Trackin' (3:05)
  6. 6 Rocker - The Montereys (1:52)
  7. 7 Fall Out - The Stage-Men (2:30)
  8. 8 Moon Dawg - Johnny & The Shy Guys (1:51)
  9. 9 Hades - Frank Gay & The Gayblades (2:02)
  10. 10 Rewind - Grand Prix (2:44)
  11. 11 Sands of Arabia (2:39)
  12. 12 War Party (2:23)
  13. 13 Rotation - The Six Shooters (1:48)
  14. 14 Cyclone - The Nocturnes (2:18)
  15. 15 Slippin' and Slidin' - Citations (2:02)
  16. 16 Rick-O-Shay (2:19)
  17. 17 The Lonely Huns - Attila and the Huns (2:55)
  18. 18 Spin Out - Teen's Men (2:16)
  19. 19 Odyssey - Thundermen (1:52)
  20. 20 Rawhide - Vikings Guadeloupe (1:57)
  21. 21 Midnight Express - Willie Tremain's Thunderbirds (2:09)
  22. 22 Tic Toc - The Continentals (2:01)
  23. 23 This Way Out - The Furys (1:38)
  24. 24 The Voodoo Walk - The Voodoos (2:48)
  25. 25 Side-Winder - The Vibratones (2:02)
  26. 26 Mondo Caravan - The Caravans (2:24)
  27. 27 Rock Casual - The Stage-Men (2:32)
  28. 28 When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again - Crossfires (2:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jeff Hammer Drums
Dennis Madigan Vibes
George Cash Saxophone
Dave Gustin Rhythm Guitar
Ron Evans Bass Guitar
Wesley Phillips Guitar
Les King Drums
Bob Olsen Guitar, Saxophone
Eric Henry Drums
Steve Sperry Guitar
Kenny Knoll Rhythm Guitar
Roger Bader Keyboards
Allen Ace Bauman Guitar
Barry Berdal Bass Guitar
Rick Berkanovic Guitar
John Bernadot Guitar
Lee Breest Drums
Technical Credits
Ron Thompson Composer
Link Wray Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Harvey Scales Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Ricky Henry Composer
Nick Robbins Mastering
James H. Smith Composer
Juan Tizol Composer
Eddie Bocage Composer
Gene Sullivan Composer
Richard Penniman Composer
Wiley Walker Composer
Derry Weaver Composer
Rob Finnis Liner Notes, Creative Consultant, Annotation
Jim Kirchstein Composer
Betty Moore Composer
Al Collins Composer
Wally Messner Composer
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