Wildfire: Complete Imperial Recordings 1968-1969

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All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
Notorious rock & roll deviant Kim Fowley may go down in the history books more for his antics and role of either production or mentorship to greater stars, but the wild child has issued dozens of his own records to varying degrees of acclaim. Wildfire: Complete Imperial Recordings 1968-1969 captures Fowley in his golden hour, compiling all three albums he did for the label in a relatively short time frame. Outrageous and Good Clean Fun boast some of his most memorable hits, among them the lascivious "Bubblegum," the truly feral "Animal Man," and the softly proggy "I'm Not Young Anymore." Tucked in the back behind these two albums are tracks from Born to Be Wild, a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
Notorious rock & roll deviant Kim Fowley may go down in the history books more for his antics and role of either production or mentorship to greater stars, but the wild child has issued dozens of his own records to varying degrees of acclaim. Wildfire: Complete Imperial Recordings 1968-1969 captures Fowley in his golden hour, compiling all three albums he did for the label in a relatively short time frame. Outrageous and Good Clean Fun boast some of his most memorable hits, among them the lascivious "Bubblegum," the truly feral "Animal Man," and the softly proggy "I'm Not Young Anymore." Tucked in the back behind these two albums are tracks from Born to Be Wild, a schmaltzy instrumental record of mostly cover tunes that were hip and happening in the burgeoning psychedelic era.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/30/2013
  • Label: Tune In
  • EAN: 5013929090927
  • Catalog Number: 2909092
  • Sales rank: 48,489

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Animal Man (2:45)
  2. 2 Wildfire (4:10)
  3. 3 Hide and Seek (2:10)
  4. 4 Chinese Water Torture (0:46)
  5. 5 Nightrider (2:24)
  6. 6 Bubble Gum (2:30)
  7. 7 Inner Space Discovery (4:03)
  8. 8 Barefoot Country Boy (2:03)
  9. 9 Up (4:05)
  10. 10 Caught In the Middle (5:40)
  11. 11 Down (4:47)
  12. 12 California Hayride (1:22)
  13. 13 Born To Be Wild (2:46)
  14. 14 I Can't Stop Dancing (2:07)
  15. 15 Shake a Lady (2:05)
  16. 16 Hello I Love You (2:06)
  17. 17 Soul Limbo (2:39)
  18. 18 Space Odyssey (2:48)
Disc 2
  1. 1 One Man Band (2:13)
  2. 2 Ode To Sweet Sixteen (1:26)
  3. 3 Good Clean Fun (2:18)
  4. 4 Search For a Teenage Woman (2:17)
  5. 5 Energy (2:04)
  6. 6 Baby Rocked Her Dolly (2:21)
  7. 7 Motorcycle (2:22)
  8. 8 Kangaroo (3:55)
  9. 9 Lights the Blind and Lame Can See (1:55)
  10. 10 Good To Be Around (2:15)
  11. 11 The Great Telephone Robbery (6:30)
  12. 12 I'm Not Young Anymore (4:29)
  13. 13 Wild Weekend (2:30)
  14. 14 Pictures of Matchstick Men (3:04)
  15. 15 Savage In the Sun (2:44)
  16. 16 Sunshine of Your Love (2:30)
  17. 17 Classical Gas (2:29)
  18. 18 Fresno, 1963 (2:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kim Fowley Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals
Mars Bonfire Guitar
Red Rhodes Steel Guitar
Wayne Talbert Keyboards
Joe Torres Percussion
Rodney Bingenheimer Guest Appearance
Mike Allsup Guitar
Ben Benay Guitar, Harmonica
Richard Frost Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Jimmy Greenspoon Keyboards
Joe Schermie Bass
Motorcycle John Guest Appearance
Eddie Hoh Percussion
Carmen Riale Bass
Thomas Frost Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Harlow & Cow Guest Appearance
Frog Prince Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Jim Morrison Composer
Kim Fowley Arranger, Producer
Ray Manzarek Composer
David Brand Engineer
Bruce Ellison Engineer
Dino Lappas Engineer
Michael Lloyd Producer
Woody Woodward Art Direction
Ron Wolin Art Direction
Kilgore Composer
Landis Composer
Mike Henderson Arranger
Simon Murphy Mastering
Fowley Composer
Todaro Composer
Robby Krieger Composer
Densmore Composer
Cropper Composer
Gary Newell Liner Notes
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