Yeah Yeah Yeah

Yeah Yeah Yeah

     
 

"Though large-scale success eluded these prophetic '60s combos, consider them the foot soldiers in the Holy War against the establishment," proclaims the back cover of this collection of 28 obscure garage rock singles. When they call these foot soldiers obscure, they mean it; no band here had minor or regional hits, or even accumulated a lasting cult reputation. So… See more details below

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"Though large-scale success eluded these prophetic '60s combos, consider them the foot soldiers in the Holy War against the establishment," proclaims the back cover of this collection of 28 obscure garage rock singles. When they call these foot soldiers obscure, they mean it; no band here had minor or regional hits, or even accumulated a lasting cult reputation. So this will duplicate little if any of the items in the collection of the garage enthusiast, and the sound is better than it is on most such anthologies. In all, though, it's fair but unremarkable for its type. Some cuts jump out a little, like "Girl Give Me Love" by the Little Bits, who sound all of ten or so years old (although the lead singer snarls and screams quite convincingly), or the Maniacs' "Now I Know," an inversion of the "Walk Don't Run" riff to fit garage-punk purposes. There is one future star hidden among these moldy 45s: it's fairly certain that Lou Reed is the one responsible for singing "You're Driving Me Insane," a cool primitive tune recorded in his pre-Velvet Underground days, when he knocked off some not-quite-serious garage singles. It's the highlight of this release, although serious Velvet Underground collectors probably have it, as it's been included on some of the group's bootlegs.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/1998
Label:
Arf Arf
UPC:
0737835507526
catalogNumber:
75
Rank:
146644

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Tracks

  1. Now I Know  -  Maniacs
  2. Down
  3. Girl Give Me Love  -  Little Bits
  4. Fool for Temptation  -  Contemporaries
  5. Drawbridge
  6. I Cannot Lie
  7. Pseudo Psycho Intuition  -  Colony
  8. She's Bad
  9. With My Love  -  Shades
  10. What Can I Do  -  Mod IV
  11. It's High Time
  12. Junction No. 1  -  Nightrockers
  13. Stop and Look
  14. You Say You Love Me  -  Hallucinations
  15. Mama Wears the Pants  -  Sophamores
  16. Be Good to Me
  17. The Red Invasion  -  K-Pers
  18. The Invaders Are Coming  -  Young Savages
  19. Wondering  -  Skeptics
  20. Wild About You
  21. You're the One  -  Roving Mob
  22. Because We're Young
  23. Never Gonna Stop Lovin' You
  24. You're Driving Me Insane  -  Roughnecks
  25. All You Wanted Was a Stand By  -  Friars Of Youth
  26. Sparrley Manurpuss  -  Friars Of Youth
  27. Night After Night  - Early Americans
  28. Coming Down to You  -  Boy Blues

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