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It Came from the Garage! Nuggets from Southern California

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Jack and Bill Wenzel were brothers who owned a music shop in Downey, CA, and between selling gear to up-and-coming bands and records to teenagers digging the latest sounds, they were in a position to know what the kids wanted to hear, and in 1962 they founded the Downey Records label to put promising acts on wax. It Came from the Garage! Nuggets from Southern California is Big Beat's third collection of goodies from the Downey archives, featuring 24 tunes from West Coast rock bands, and while the title might lead some to expect a nonstop blast of paisley and fuzz, this set is more diverse than that. The horn-fueled blast of the Barracudas suggests the influence of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Jack and Bill Wenzel were brothers who owned a music shop in Downey, CA, and between selling gear to up-and-coming bands and records to teenagers digging the latest sounds, they were in a position to know what the kids wanted to hear, and in 1962 they founded the Downey Records label to put promising acts on wax. It Came from the Garage! Nuggets from Southern California is Big Beat's third collection of goodies from the Downey archives, featuring 24 tunes from West Coast rock bands, and while the title might lead some to expect a nonstop blast of paisley and fuzz, this set is more diverse than that. The horn-fueled blast of the Barracudas suggests the influence of R&B-leaning instrumental rockers, Pat & the Californians were a surf act that took a left turn into the same place where the Surfaris ended up on "Be Billy," Johnny MacRae's "Penicillin" could have come from pen of Nervous Norvus' VD-infected brother, and "The Frog" from Sir Frog & the Toads is one of the more memorable dance crazes to fail to grab the fancy of America's youth. But if you're looking for guitar-fueled pre-psych eccentricity, there's plenty of that here from the likes of the Sunday Group "Edge of Nowhere", The Last Word "Sleepy Hollow", Craig & Michael "Drifty" ESP Limited "Tell Me", and the New Breed "The Words Ring Back", while "These Ironic Days" finds the Barracudas making a game stab at folk-rock and Bud & Kathy's "Hang It Out to Dry" is a rare example of sexually integrated high-voltage garage punk. It Came from the Garage! boasts some solid lesser-known sides from genuine teenage rockers, and if a few garage purists may quibble at the results, it's 57 minutes of solid listening for fans of second-era rock.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2007
  • Label: Big Beat Uk
  • UPC: 029667426121
  • Catalog Number: 261
  • Sales rank: 73,219

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Edge of Nowhere - The Sunday Group (1:54)
  2. 2 Hang It out to Dry - Bud & Kathy (2:24)
  3. 3 Be Billy - Pat & the Californians (2:04)
  4. 4 Feel Aw Right, Pt. 1 - The Bel Cantos (2:19)
  5. 5 Hey Did-A-Da-Da - The Rumblers (2:16)
  6. 6 Sleepy Hollow - The Last Word (2:51)
  7. 7 The Frog - Sir Frog & The Toads (2:20)
  8. 8 Penicillin - Johnny MacRae (2:37)
  9. 9 Clap Hands - The Rumblers (2:22)
  10. 10 I Got Nothin' to Say to You - The New Breed (2:27)
  11. 11 What I Want You to Say - The Barracudas (2:21)
  12. 12 Don't Call Me, I'll Call You - The Last Word (2:25)
  13. 13 The Words Ring Back - The New Breed (2:20)
  14. 14 The Reason Why - The Barracudas (1:57)
  15. 15 Tell Me - ESP Limited (2:58)
  16. 16 I'll Still Be Waiting There - The New Breed (2:16)
  17. 17 I Can't Believe You're Really Mine - The Barracudas (2:28)
  18. 18 Pink Grapes - The Sunday Group (2:11)
  19. 19 Jump Point and Shout - The Last Word (2:15)
  20. 20 Bad - Pat & the Californians (2:47)
  21. 21 A Fool in Love - The Bel Cantos With Barry White (2:34)
  22. 22 These Ironic Days - The Barracudas (2:25)
  23. 23 Oh My Baby - Kicks (2:11)
  24. 24 Drifty - Craig & Michael (3:04)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Barry White Composer
The New Breed Composer
Gary Bodily Composer
Bob Duncan Composer
Ike Turner Composer
Johnny MacRae Composer
John Kirkland Composer
Alec Palao Memorabilia, Label Design, Photo Courtesy
Brian Carman Composer
Greg Crowner Composer
Rex DeLong Composer, Photo Courtesy
Wayne Matteson Composer
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Jack Stern Composer
Bob Duran Composer
Brian Nevill Liner Notes, Memorabilia, Label Design
Mitch O'Connell Cover Art
Jools DeVere CD Layout
Rob Shread Remastering
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