maandag 16 april 2012

You Got Yours-East Bay Garage 1965-1967

Big Beat UK's ongoing series documenting the groovy sounds of 1960s California, "Nuggets From The Golden State", makes a welcome return with "You Got Yours: East Bay 60s Garage 1965-1967". Returning to the regional themes espoused in earlier volumes, this power-packed collection focuses on one of the grungiest and most prolific garage rock scenes in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Directly across the bay from San Francisco raged a teen scene so vibrant that the `adult' rock shenanigans of the early hippie clique had little impact, at least for a couple of years. The tough, blue collar environs of the East Bay demanded entertainment, not enlightenment, and sought it in the garage soul of the Spyders and US Male, the bright, British sounds of the Baytovens, Shillings and Peter Wheat & The Breadmen, or the droll Stonesy punk of the Harbinger Complex, Just VI and Soul Vendors. Kids raved at area hotspots like the Penthouse Club in Hayward and the Teens N' Twenties dances at San Leandro's Rollarena.

"You Got Yours" celebrates this intriguing facet of SF music history with rare singles, unreleased studio cuts and a booklet jam-packed with photos and memorabilia. It also forms the audio soundtrack to a recent book documenting East Bay 60s garage bands. Many of these tracks are acknowledged 60s punk classics, others are gems waiting to be discovered. For fans of vintage punk and garage as well as those fascinated with all things San Francisco.

1 The Baytovens - Waiting For You (Oakland, CA, U.S.A.) *
2 Peter Wheat & The Breadmen - Baby What's New (Fremont, CA, U.S.A.)
3 The Harbinger Complex - Tomorrow's Soul Sound (Fremont, CA, U.S.A.) *
4 The Just VI - I'm Gonna Be Gone (Hayward, CA, U.S.A.) *
5 The Shillings - It's Up To You (Oakland, CA, U.S.A.)
6 The Blue Lite Conspiracy - Her Heart Said No (CA, U.S.A.) *
7 The Baytovens - My House (Oakland, CA, U.S.A.) *
8 The US Male - You Got Yours (Hayward, CA, U.S.A.) *
9 The Harbinger Complex - Sometimes I Wonder (Fremont, CA, U.S.A.)
10 The Just VI - Bo-Said (Hayward, CA, U.S.A.)
11 The Epics - Humpty Dumpty (Walnut Creek, CA, U.S.A.)
12 The Donnybrookes - You're Gonna Cry (Fairfield, CA, U.S.A.)
13 The Gotham City Crime Fighters - Who Stole The Batmobile (Fremont, CA, U.S.A.) *
14 The Shillings - Not The Least Bit True (Oakland, CA, U.S.A.) *
15 The Soul Vendors - Get Out Of My Eye (Hayward, CA, U.S.A.)
16 The Baytovens - Luv Look Away (Oakland, CA, U.S.A.) *
17 The Flintrocks - Dynosaur (Hayward, CA, U.S.A.) *
18 The Bristol Boxkite - I'm Feeling Good (Castro Valley, CA, U.S.A.) *
19 The Immediate Family - You're Takin' Hold Of Me (Concord, CA, U.S.A.) *
20 The Towaway Zone - Away Girl (San Leandro, CA, U.S.A.) *
21 The Spyders - Gotta Find A New Love (Castro Valley, CA, U.S.A.) *
22 The Gants - Look At The Sun (Fremont, CA, U.S.A.) *
23 The Baytovens - Such A Fool (Oakland, CA, U.S.A.) *
24 The Day Trippers - Where I Belong (San Leandro, CA, U.S.A.) *

* indicates that the track only appears on this compilation

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