Cowsills - All I Really Wanta Be Is Me / And The Next Day Too
Sonics - The Hustler / Boss Hoss
Runaways - Love / What's Happening Baby
Substantial Evidence - Death Angel / Hang Loose Mother Goose (You Got Soul)
Split Ends - Rich With Nothin' / Endless Sea
Catalinas - Someone To Love / Barbara
I remember when I was 6 or 7 (I'm not sure, probably six) my brother Vinny got this 45 from a department store or something, and we thought it was cool as hell because my father drove a Pontiac Catalina. (A 1960 in coral pink!!!) I thought these guys were the same "Catalinas" from Rochester, NY, but a very reliable source (my good pal Chuck) told me they're not! So I don't know where the hell these guys are from. A great garage two sider with an awesome maraca player!!!
Roaches - Someone With A Heart / Night Life
You gotta respect a band with enough guts to call themselves "The Roaches". REAL lo-fi cheesy garage on the 'A' side with a cool instro flip. From Virginia.
Satisfied Minds - I Can't Take It / Think About Me
Great fuzz drenched 45 from the West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky area. Read more about them on the fabulous Garage Hangover site
Romancers - She Took My Oldsmobile
A near perfect punk tune from the East L.A. legends. You have to feel for this guy, because it sounds like his car was more important than his crummy girlfriend.
Nickel Bag - Come On Back / The Woods
This one's from Chicago. Both sides are great organ driven punkers.
Cliches - Why, Why, Why / Save It For Me
Terrific lo-fi garage from somewhere in Ohio.
Sparkles - Daddy Gonna Put The Hurt On You / Something That You Said
Before The Sparkles released the awesome "No Friend Of Mine" and "Hipsville 29 B.C.", they had several 45's that were clearly not as aggressive. That being said, this one is still very cool. "Daddy" is a nice funky soul inspired number, while the flip is a great folky rocker.
Corporate Image - Not Fade Away / I'm Not The Same
Very interesting take on the Buddy Holly classic. They dispense with the Stones style Bo Diddley thing, and turn this into a real mover. The flip is great pop/psyche.
Rainy Daze - Make Me Laugh / My Door Is Always Open
The best offering (IMHO) from this Denver, Co outfit. Fantastic psych/pop on both sides. We used to cover this in my days as a member of The Riviera Playboys.
Denims - Adler Sock
I'm not sure what an "Adler Sock" is (I know at one time I actually did a Google search on this) but I guess they were real popular in the 60s. A two sided promo for socks. This band was originally thought to be from Ohio, then reports came in that they were from Elmira, NY, but according to "Fuzz, Acid, & Flowers" they were from Manhattan.
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