Kicks! The Anthology 1963-1972

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Paul Revere & the Raiders didn't have an especially high perceived hipness quotient by the time their run as hitmakers came to a close in the mid-'70s, thanks to their revolutionary war costumes, their near-constant presence on television, and their goofy sense of humor. Then again, it might have been hipper to like Kansas or Emerson, Lake & Palmer by that point, but how many folks listen to them of their own volition today? Slap Kicks! The Anthology 1963-1972 into your CD player and you'll get 77 minutes of high quality proof that the Raiders and their music have truly stood the test of time -- this is prime quality American rock & roll, replete with killer ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Paul Revere & the Raiders didn't have an especially high perceived hipness quotient by the time their run as hitmakers came to a close in the mid-'70s, thanks to their revolutionary war costumes, their near-constant presence on television, and their goofy sense of humor. Then again, it might have been hipper to like Kansas or Emerson, Lake & Palmer by that point, but how many folks listen to them of their own volition today? Slap Kicks! The Anthology 1963-1972 into your CD player and you'll get 77 minutes of high quality proof that the Raiders and their music have truly stood the test of time -- this is prime quality American rock & roll, replete with killer hooks, tough guitars, and high attitude vocals. While garage rock enthusiasts have come around to the virtues of the Raiders in recent years, Peter Shillito's track sequence dares to venture beyond the band's glorious fuzztone period into the final post-"Indian Reservation" years of the original lineup, and he's cherry-picked enough worthy tracks to support the argument that they managed to quit before they began to flat-out suck. While fans of "Louie Louie" won't have much use for "Country Wine," "Birds of a Feather" is a pleasingly sunny slice of country-accented pop, and "Just Seventeen" and "Powder Blue Mercedes Queen" are unexpectedly muscular hard rock. And can you really argue against an album that has "Just Like Me," "Hungry," "Good Thing," "Him or Me -- What's It Gonna Be" and "Kicks" on it? Not to mention the equally brilliant if lesser known "The Great Airplane Strike," "Ballad of a Useless Man" and "Louie Go Home"? Paul Revere & the Raiders were masters of that most vital of all rock formats, the three-minute single, and Kicks! The Anthology 1963-1972 collects thirty of their best sides on one disc. If this isn't the definitive Paul Revere collection, it's close enough to satisfy nearly anyone with a taste for their many virtues.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2005
  • Label: Raven [australia]
  • UPC: 612657021521
  • Catalog Number: 215
  • Sales rank: 44,866

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Louie Louie - Paul Revere (2:45)
  2. 2 Steppin' Out - Paul Revere (2:32)
  3. 3 Just Like Me - Paul Revere (2:35)
  4. 4 Kicks - Paul Revere (2:29)
  5. 5 Action - Paul Revere (1:30)
  6. 6 Hungry - Paul Revere (2:57)
  7. 7 I'm Not Your Stepping Stone - Paul Revere (2:48)
  8. 8 Louie, Go Home - Paul Revere (2:41)
  9. 9 Ballad of a Useless Man - Paul Revere (2:14)
  10. 10 The Great Airplane Strike - Paul Revere (2:59)
  11. 11 Good Thing - Paul Revere (3:05)
  12. 12 Why? Why? Why? (Is It So Hard) - Paul Revere (2:56)
  13. 13 Louise - Paul Revere (2:08)
  14. 14 Him or Me - What's It Gonna Be? - Paul Revere (2:52)
  15. 15 Mo'reen - Paul Revere (2:31)
  16. 16 Gone - Movin' On - Paul Revere (2:36)
  17. 17 Tighter - Paul Revere (2:01)
  18. 18 I Had a Dream - Paul Revere (2:23)
  19. 19 Ups and Downs - Paul Revere (2:50)
  20. 20 Peace of Mind - Paul Revere (2:03)
  21. 21 Too Much Talk - Paul Revere (2:14)
  22. 22 Cinderella Sunshine - Paul Revere (2:02)
  23. 23 Don't Take It So Hard - Paul Revere (2:24)
  24. 24 Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon - Paul Revere (2:48)
  25. 25 Let Me! - Paul Revere (2:17)
  26. 26 Just Seventeen (3:51)
  27. 27 Indian Reservation (2:54)
  28. 28 Birds of a Feather (2:37)
  29. 29 Country Wine (2:31)
  30. 30 Powder Blue Mercedes Queen (2:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Revere & the Raiders Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Joe South Composer
Richard Berry Composer
Barry Mann Composer
Terry Melcher Composer, Producer
Tommy Boyce Composer
Rick Dey Composer
Bobby Hart Composer
Drake Levin Composer
Mark Lindsay Composer, Producer
John D. Loudermilk Composer
Cynthia Weil Composer
Roger Hart Composer, Producer
W. Micah Watkins Composer
Warren Barnett Mastering
Peter Shillito Concept
Steve Venet Composer
Jesse Lee Kincaid Composer
Paul Revere Composer
Ian McFarlane Liner Notes
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Good Music at a Reasonable Price

    This anthology of Paul Revere and the Raiders (yes, although Mark Lindsay was the front man, one of the band members WAS actually named Paul Revere) is pretty good, beginning with the two songs that first got them local attention and ending with their final song as a group. All the familiar ones are included: "Kicks," one of the first anti-drug songs of the '60s; "Indian Reservation," which boosted their career when it was starting to wane, and even "Mister Sun, Mister Moon," which many listeners old enough to remember will connect with the '60s "Swingy Doll" commercials (my last day of second grade was a talent show/show-and-tell type of thing that included a Swingy in action, "dancing" to what I later learned was "Mister Sun." This CD covers all the bases and I would recommend it to those who might not want to shell out the money for the more extensive anthology.

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