Rebel Kind: Girls with Guitars, Vol. 3

The Rebel Kind: Girls with Guitars, Vol. 3

     
 
The third volume of Ace's Girls with Guitars series focuses once again on all-female and female-fronted garage rock bands from the mid- to late '60s, as well as tougher than average solo acts from the same period. This set gathers up songs from a wider geographic range than the others did, reaching out to Japan, New Zealand, and Italy to bring back peppy

Overview

The third volume of Ace's Girls with Guitars series focuses once again on all-female and female-fronted garage rock bands from the mid- to late '60s, as well as tougher than average solo acts from the same period. This set gathers up songs from a wider geographic range than the others did, reaching out to Japan, New Zealand, and Italy to bring back peppy rockers, mascaraed-up spy tunes, and a classic garage stomper by the Chicks ("The Rebel Kind"). It even jumps out of the '60s and into the '80s to grab a track from the Billy Childish-affiliated Delmonas. Their groovy version of the Merseybeat rarity "Peter Gunn Locomotion" sounds a little out of place but certainly captures the same spirit the rest of the tracks do. As with any collection, the quality goes up and down, but as with the other two, it's consistently on the up side here. Three more tracks from the Detroit all-girl band the Debutantes, who contributed a rocking version of "Shake a Tail Feather" to the second GWG collection, are some of the most exciting finds here. Their three songs range from the minor-key melancholy of "A New Love Today" to the fun R&B of "Love Is Strange" and the incredible smooth soul ballad "Strong Foundation," which was produced by Andre Williams and sounds like a lost classic. The quality of the songs and their playing is so high, it's a real shame they weren't able to cut more singles or a full album. Mousie & the Traps also impress with their psychedelic girl group handclapper "How About You," as do the Chymes and their folk-rock girl group jangler "He's Not There Anymore," which was co-written by Turtle Howard Kaylan. Brenda Lee's rip-roaring take on "What'd I Say," recorded in 1964 and featuring a young Jimmy Page on guitar, is another fun track, and Dana Gillespie's "You Just Gotta Know My Mind" is one of the great freakbeat tracks. Add to these gems the Girls' classic outsider girl group anthem "Chico's Girl," a couple of great songs from maybe the best all-girl band of the era, Goldie & the Gingerbreads, and "Dream Boy," a wonderfully tough Jackie DeShannon cut from 1964 that also featured Page on guitar, and it ends up as the strongest, most varied volume of Girls with Guitars to date.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/2014
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0029667055727
catalogNumber:
1161673
Rank:
39294

Tracks

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Andre Williams   Producer
Mickey Baker   Composer
Lee Hazlewood   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Mike Vickers   Music Direction
Richard Barrett   Composer,Producer
Ginger Bianco   Photo Courtesy
Wayne Bickerton   Producer
Tommy Boyce   Composer
Buddy Buie   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
John Clemente   Photo Courtesy
Jackie DeShannon   Composer
Harley Hatcher   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Guy Hemric   Composer
Ike Turner   Composer
Howard Kaylan   Composer,Producer
Terry Knight   Producer
Carol MacDonald   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
Richard Morris   Composer
Mickie Most   Producer
Big John Patton   Composer
Sylvia Robinson   Composer
Jerry Styner   Composer,Producer
Shel Talmy   Producer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Jimmy Holvay   Composer,Producer,Photo Courtesy
Tony Rounce   Photo Courtesy
Sonia Goring   Composer
Lois Harris   Composer
Jackie Landry   Composer
Rene Minus   Composer
Arlene Smith   Composer
Ady Croasdell   Photo Courtesy
Steve Douglas   Producer
Rob Finnis   Memorabilia
Peter Stuart   Photo Courtesy
Mick Patrick   Liner Notes,Memorabilia,Photo Courtesy
John Carter   Composer
Kay Rogers   Composer
Giorgio Calabrese   Composer
Chet de Milo   Composer
Steve Venet   Composer
Gail Harris   Photo Courtesy
Vito Pallavicini   Composer
Bob Barrett   Producer
Donovan Leitch   Composer
Charles Blackwell   Arranger,Producer
Rich Strauss   Memorabilia
Ken Lewis   Composer
Sheila Burgel   Memorabilia
Steve Guarnori   Memorabilia
Denise Kaufman   Photo Courtesy
Eric Charge   Photo Courtesy
Mogol   Composer
Martin Roberts   Memorabilia
Albert Hamilton   Composer
Nita Garfield   Composer,Producer
Mary Gannon   Composer
Shinzou Teraoka   Producer
John Adkins   Composer
Graham Welch   Memorabilia
Jimmy Sloggett   Music Direction
Motoko Tani   Composer
Mary Ann Madrid   Photo Courtesy
Mark Wiley   Composer
Jeff Sturgeon   Photo Courtesy
Jan McClellan   Composer,Photo Courtesy
Haruko Arai   Composer
Benny Levin   Producer

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