Garage Beat '66, Vol. 6: Speak of the Devil

Garage Beat '66, Vol. 6: Speak of the Devil

     
 

The garage band era of the mid-'60s was the modern equivalent of a folk movement as seemingly every town in America had a half-dozen or more energetic, ragged and often musically challenged young rock combos vying for weekend gigs and small independent record deals. These bands frequently made up for what they lacked in ability and originality with an abundance of… See more details below

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The garage band era of the mid-'60s was the modern equivalent of a folk movement as seemingly every town in America had a half-dozen or more energetic, ragged and often musically challenged young rock combos vying for weekend gigs and small independent record deals. These bands frequently made up for what they lacked in ability and originality with an abundance of verve and self-perceived panache, and if they did manage to make a record, it was usually derivative and crude, but often fascinatingly so, even if few of these releases ever so much as dented a regional play list. These are the kinds of musical artifacts that Sundazed has collected in its Garage Beat series, of which this is the sixth volume. Subtitled Speak of the Devil, this installment features a heavy dose of sneering, attitude-laden garage gems recorded between 1965 and 1967, including the William Penn Fyve's wry "Swami" (the organ player from the band, Gregg Rolie, went on to greater fame with Santana and then later still with Journey), Neal Ford & the Fanatics' "Good Men (Are Hard to Find)," the Road Runners' "Goodbye" (this one could have easily been a big pop hit in a world with a fair and equitable music distribution system) and a spirited version of Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love" by the Druids of Stonehenge. Nothing here would have toppled the Beatles or the Rolling Stones back in the day, but now, some forty years on, these tracks still sound wonderfully snotty and free of annoying finesse. What a time it was.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/22/2007
Label:
Sundazed Music Inc.
UPC:
0090771118622
catalogNumber:
11186
Rank:
228552

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Acuff   Vocals
Sean Bonniwell   Guitar,Vocals
Neal Ford   Vocals
Gregg Rolie   Keyboards,Vocals
Ronny Cox   Drums,Vocals
Joe d'Elia   Keyboards
Richard Fortunato   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Bryan Garofalo   Bass
Jerry Harris   Drums
Bill Jordan   Guitar
Lonnie Knight   Guitar,Vocals,Slide Whistle
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Steve Lagana   Drums
Beau Maggi   Vocals
Larry Robinson   Rhythm Guitar
Frank Smith   Guitar
Tommy Talton   Bass
Jim Baker   Guitar,Vocals
Alan Fowler   Drums,Background Vocals
Steve Canali   Rhythm Guitar
Eddie Jones   Bass
Mike Bridges   Guitar
Mike Shapiro   Guitar
Carl "Doc" Hauser   Guitar
Peter Huber   Drums,Background Vocals
Jack Shelton   Rhythm Guitar
Steve Tindall   Drums
David Budge   Vocals
Bill Tracy   Rhythm Guitar
Denny Johnson   Bass,Background Vocals
Wayne Proctor   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Runolfsson   Harmonica,Keyboards,Vocals
Bill Schnare   Guitar
Rick McNeil   Vocals
Gerry Archer   Drums
Wayne Forrest   Rhythm Guitar
Mike Delia   Drums
Randy Boyte   Electric Piano
David Duff   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Lee Ferguson   Drums
Randy Hall   Bass,Vocals
Lynn Rominger   Guitar
Charles Brodowitz   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Len Demski   Bass,Background Vocals
Johnny Stringfellow   Guitar
Bob Bailey   Percussion,Vocals
Lloyd Bell   Guitar,Keyboards
Buddy Busch   Drums
Zeke Camarillo   Bass
John Carvey   Drums
Collins   Vocals,farfisa organ
Denver Cross   Guitar,Background Vocals
Charlie Gardin   Bass
Steve Heitkotter   Drums
Thom Hetzler   Bass
Chris Holmes   Guitar,Vocals
Dave Isner   Bass
Bill Kufis   Bass
Steve Leidenthal   Bass,Vocals
Craig Maggi   Drums
Bob Melchor   Drums
Tom O'Bonsawin   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Jon Pereles   Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Dale Samuelian   Organ,Background Vocals
Greg Springer   Organ
Bob Trippell   Saxophone
Allen Wisdom   Guitar
Harry Garfield   Keyboards,Vibes

Technical Credits

Bruce Dickinson   Graphic Design,Photo Courtesy
Sean Bonniwell   Graphic Design,Photo Courtesy
Joe d'Elia   Graphic Design,Photo Courtesy
Dale Davis   Producer
Richard Delvy   Producer
Jerry Goldstein   Producer
Don Grant   Producer
Buddy Killen   Producer
Lonnie Knight   Graphic Design,Photo Courtesy
Robin McBride   Producer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
Irving Spice   Producer
Shel Talmy   Composer
Leo de GarKulka   Producer
Brian Ross   Producer
Alan Fowler   Graphic Design,Photo Courtesy
Jeff Jarema   Annotation
Bob Irwin   Mastering
Tony Moon   Producer
Neal Ford & The Fanatics   Composer
Mike Shapiro   Composer
Kings Verses   Composer
Wayne Proctor   Composer
René Cárdenas   Producer
Galaxies IV   Composer
Richard Ames   Producer
Buddy Busch   Composer
Max Allan Collins   Graphic Design,Photo Courtesy
Frank Salamida   Graphic Design,Photo Courtesy

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