Essential Pebbles Collection, Vol. 1: The Best of American Garage

The Essential Pebbles Collection, Vol. 1: The Best of American Garage

     
 
The Essential Pebbles Collection, Vol. 1 is a budget-priced, two-CD set that serves two functions. The first, fulfilled by disc one, is to distill the first ten volumes of the Pebbles '60s garage rock singles compilation series. The second is a bonus disc full of even more insanely rare material that has never appeared on Pebbles albums or myriad

Overview

The Essential Pebbles Collection, Vol. 1 is a budget-priced, two-CD set that serves two functions. The first, fulfilled by disc one, is to distill the first ten volumes of the Pebbles '60s garage rock singles compilation series. The second is a bonus disc full of even more insanely rare material that has never appeared on Pebbles albums or myriad other '60s compilations. Considering the staggering amount of material reissued by Archive International, in addition to myriad '60s compilations released by other companies worldwide, casual observers of this phenomenon might wonder what the fuss is all about. The singles compiled by these releases are from an era where local bands' records shared airplay with the major hitmakers. The Pebbles series' most important accomplishment has been to provide a glimpse of the musical life beyond the hits in constant rotation on many oldies radio stations. Pebbles compiles the best independent-label '60s singles that weren't national hits, but their local reputations have insured that the records trade for high prices on the collectors' markets. Lack of significant sales outside of its geographical region doesn't mean that the records lack polish; tracks like the Motifs' "Someday" demonstrate a mix of Motown and Atlantic soul influences with some of the harder-edged British Invasion group sounds, while the bands from Chicago have a bluesy sound but incorporate other influences as well, like the jagged Zombies-esque organ solo on the Omens' "Searching." There was even a Pebbles volume called Ear-Piercing Punk, showcasing the hardest-rocking songs, packaged to appeal to fans of the then-current wave of late-'70s punk. With this look back at its legacy, The Essential Pebbles Collection, Vol. 1 looks backward and forward at the same time, providing listeners with something old and new -- the true essence of garage rock compilations.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/11/1997
Label:
Archive Int'l / Aip
UPC:
0095081105829
catalogNumber:
1058

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Who Do You Love
  2. Going Away Baby
  3. You Treat Me Bad
  4. 1-2-5
  5. Beaver Patrol
  6. So What!
  7. Green Fuz
  8. Suzy Creamcheese
  9. Faces
  10. Swami
  11. No Good Woman
  12. Go Away
  13. It's a Crying Shame
  14. Searching
  15. Need a Little Lovin'
  16. Rebel Woman
  17. One Girl Man
  18. Every Night and Every Day
  19. I Never Loved Her
  20. No Correspondence
  21. She's Not Just Anybody
  22. Everything's There
  23. Shattered
  24. I Ain't Dead Yet
  25. Do Like Me
  26. Doin' Me In
  27. Bottle up and Go
  28. Enough
  29. Don't Crowd Me

Disc 2

  1. Someday
  2. Brainwashed
  3. Sinnerisme
  4. Hang Around
  5. Can't You Stop It Now
  6. Heart So Cold
  7. What a Life
  8. You Gotta Run
  9. Hey Mama
  10. Only Everything
  11. Travel Agent Man
  12. Down the Road Apiece
  13. Sick and Tired
  14. You're Through
  15. Sky Is Black
  16. Girl With the Long Black Hair
  17. I'm in Love
  18. I've Gotta Go
  19. I Want You to Know
  20. I Want You
  21. I Just Don't Know
  22. Fed Up
  23. I've Had It
  24. It's Your Fault
  25. Some Other Guy
  26. Go Go Girl

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Haunted   Track Performer
Hysterics   Track Performer
Other Half   Track Performer
Starfires   Track Performer
Bohemian Vendetta   Track Performer
Tree   Track Performer
Thunderbolts   Track Performer
Gonn   Track Performer
Strangers   Track Performer
Breakers   Track Performer
Creations   Track Performer
Hustlers   Track Performer
Roadrunners   Track Performer
Roosters   Track Performer
Sinners   Track Performer
Missing Lynx   Track Performer
T.C. Atlantic   Track Performer
Uncalled For   Track Performer
Wild Knights   Track Performer
Bristols   Track Performer
Mile Ends   Track Performer
Lyrics   Track Performer
Dean Carter   Track Performer
Trolls   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jerry Leiber   Composer
Juliana Hatfield   Composer
Ray Davies   Composer
William Anderson   Composer
Richard Barrett   Composer
Evan Dando   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Pat DiNizio   Composer
Lonnie Williams   Composer
J.K. Simmons   Composer
Michael Higgins   Composer
Avril Lavigne   Composer
Rick Day   Composer
Arlie Miller   Composer
Dodie Pettit   Composer

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