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Remains
     

The Remains

by The Remains
 
Most 1960s garage rock obsessives collect singles rather than albums for a good reason: While plenty of snarling teenagers could come up with two decent songs at a stretch, a precious few seemed able to brainstorm a dozen tunes without reaching to the bottom of the barrel or resorting to covers of other people's hits. But there were exceptions to this rule, among them

Overview

Most 1960s garage rock obsessives collect singles rather than albums for a good reason: While plenty of snarling teenagers could come up with two decent songs at a stretch, a precious few seemed able to brainstorm a dozen tunes without reaching to the bottom of the barrel or resorting to covers of other people's hits. But there were exceptions to this rule, among them the Sonics, the Litter, and, especially, the Remains, who never enjoyed much success on the national charts but were fabled heroes in their home town of Boston. The Remains' 1966 album for Epic is a classic, packed with great songs from singer/guitarist Barry Tashian, bassist Vern Miller, and pianist Bill Briggs, and boasting exciting, fiery performances, and if the full firepower of their legendary live shows didn't always come through on tape, even the album's weakest moments made clear the Remains were tougher, smarter, and tighter than the vast majority of their competition. The Remains is mid-'60s American rock & roll at it's best, and you don't have to own any paisley clothing to enjoy it. [When Epic/Legacy reissued the album in 1991 (with the band's name augmented to Barry and the Remains), they added a handful of non-LP singles and unreleased tracks and gave the album a crisp digital remix, and against all odds, Epic actually improved a masterpiece. If the old analog version sounds harder and dirtier (a good thing for garage rock), the CD allows you to hear more of the details, and nearly every one of the 21 cuts on board is killer stuff (their cover of Don Covay's "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" shows them beating the Rolling Stones at their own game, and after you've heard "Don't Look Back," you'll always wonder why it wasn't a Top Ten hit).]

Product Details

Release Date:
05/15/2007
Label:
Epic
UPC:
0828768285121
catalogNumber:
82851
Rank:
4178

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Performance Credits

Remains   Primary Artist
Billy Briggs   Electric Piano,Vocals
Chip Damiani   Drums,Vocals
Vern Miller   Bass Guitar,Vocals
N.D. Smart   Drums,Vocals
Barry Tashian   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Ted Cooper   Producer,Audio Production
Robin McBride   Producer,Audio Production
Bob Morgan   Producer,Audio Production
Billy Sherrill   Producer,Audio Production
Jeff Jarema   Liner Notes
Bob Irwin   Producer,Reissue Producer
Barry Tashian   Liner Notes
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Jerry Schatzberg   Cover Photo
Jeremy Holiday   Package Manager

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