Texas Flashbacks, Vol. 1-6

Texas Flashbacks, Vol. 1-6

     
 
David Shutt was a record collector from Austin, TX with a passion for garage rock and early psychedelia from the Lone Star State. Eager to spread the word about the many great but hopelessly obscure records he'd unearthed over the years, Shutt was responsible for a series of limited-edition vinyl compilations released under the umbrella title Flashback, which

Overview

David Shutt was a record collector from Austin, TX with a passion for garage rock and early psychedelia from the Lone Star State. Eager to spread the word about the many great but hopelessly obscure records he'd unearthed over the years, Shutt was responsible for a series of limited-edition vinyl compilations released under the umbrella title Flashback, which featured choice rarities from his archives. The original LP editions of the Flashback series (the last two volumes were billed as Texas Flashbacks) were pressed in small runs of only a few hundred copies, but they've been reissued in various forms by several collectors' labels over the years, and now Psychic Circle (run by Nick Saloman of the Bevis Frond) has brought together the complete series in a box set called Texas Flashbacks, Vols. 1-6. The material has been cleaned up sonically for this edition, with greater success on some tracks than others; a few bits show the effects of a bit too much digital noise reduction, but for the most part, this sounds better than the average collection of vinyl-sourced rarities from the '60s. From a musical standpoint, these six discs lean to rarity over strict quality, but on average, each volume is at least as good as the average installment in the Pebbles or Teenage Shutdown series, and the fact all this music came from one state within a space of a few years says a lot about how good the rock & roll scene in Texas was in the mid-'60s. This also is a bit more eclectic than most garage-centric compilations, often acknowledging the Lone Star psychedelic scene, which more strongly dominates the track listings on the final two discs on this set. This also may be the only garage rock collection that features not one but two bands featuring a violin (Shiva's Headband and the Mind's Eye), as well as two bands boasting future members of ZZ Top (the Moving Sidewalks and the Warlocks). The set is a bit bulky and the packaging leaves a lot to be desired (the sleeves for the six discs reproduce the original artwork for the LPs, which would be more impressive if the graphics weren't so ugly), but the accompanying booklet includes useful data on nearly all the bands (a few still remain unknown all these decades later), and if this is for hardcore garage and psych fans, most of them will feel well-served by this box set.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/08/2010
Label:
Psychic Circle
UPC:
5051125100538
catalogNumber:
5

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Come On, Come On
  2. Wish She Were Mine
  3. 24 Hours (Everyday)
  4. Bad Boy
  5. Wish You Had a Heart
  6. Come On Over
  7. Let's Dance
  8. Don't Be That Way
  9. We're Gonna Love This Way
  10. Uncle Kirby (From Brazil)
  11. You Lie
  12. If You Really Want Me To Stay
  13. Come To Me
  14. That's the Way My Love is
  15. So Many Times
  16. I Know You Cried

Disc 2

  1. I'm Alright
  2. 4th Street Carnival
  3. Twist and Shout
  4. Pushover
  5. Hey Now Little Girl
  6. You Deceive Me
  7. Joy and Sorrow
  8. Nothing Can Bring Me Down
  9. I'm in Pittsburgh (And It's Raining)
  10. Get Out of My Life Woman
  11. I Can Only Give You Everything
  12. Come Back Bird
  13. 18th Floor Girl
  14. She Lied
  15. C.J. Smith
  16. Make Me Some Love

Disc 3

  1. Hangin' Out
  2. Born Loser
  3. Wild Illusions
  4. And I Know
  5. Hypnotized
  6. Wake Me Up Girl
  7. Don't Burn It
  8. Unchain My Heart
  9. Humpty Dumpty
  10. My Baby's Gone
  11. Fluctuation
  12. Bad Seed (You're a Bad Seed)
  13. Kaleidoscoptic
  14. Morning Dew
  15. Help, I'm Lost!
  16. On the Road South

Disc 4

  1. Don't Take Your Love Away
  2. Stop Your Running Around
  3. When Will I Find Her?
  4. Everything's Alright
  5. Queen of Shadows
  6. I Was Alone
  7. Margaret
  8. What To Do
  9. Hey Joe
  10. Tilt-a-Whirl
  11. Hate
  12. Another Man
  13. Out of Our Tree
  14. Cry
  15. You're Gonna Miss Me
  16. Exit 9

Disc 5

  1. Alibis
  2. Foolish Baby
  3. You Are My World
  4. I Want To Hold Your Hand
  5. Groovy Trip
  6. Come With Me
  7. I'm Lonely
  8. Train Kept A'rollin'
  9. I Will Not Be Lonely
  10. So Sophisticated
  11. This Seat is Saved
  12. You Got What I Want
  13. Higher Education
  14. Don't Tread On Me
  15. Never Alone
  16. In and Out

Disc 6

  1. Route 66
  2. Ooh-Poo-Pah-Doo
  3. Dinah Wants Religion
  4. Disillusion
  5. I Need You There
  6. Big Time
  7. Society
  8. Of Old Aproximately
  9. Drive It Home
  10. I'm Gonna Get In That Girl's Mind
  11. Situations
  12. Psychedlic Seat
  13. Ginger Bread Man
  14. Love For a Price
  15. The Phycle
  16. Good Times

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