Wow. At the risk of sounding redundant (as I often do), I’ve got to say that I never thought this blog would get this far. I’d personally like to thank all of my followers, who number well over 200, and all the people that have visited this blog since I started keeping count about 3½ years ago. We’re hovering somewhere around 375,000 hits, which probably isn’t earth shattering, but I’ll take it. Someone out there likes what we do here, and I say WE because this blog is not just about what I put up here, but your informative comments, anecdotes, corrections, and contributions as well, make this thing even more entertaining. You know who you are. I’d also like to acknowledge a few blogs and websites that I’ve “borrowed” either photos or info from: First, I would all like you to visit “Flower Bomb Songs”, a blog run by a guy named Colin from the UK who digs into this stuff FAR deeper than I do and features PRIMO stuff from the swingin’ 60’s as well as fine goods from the 70’s. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! You should also peruse “Garage Hangover”, a website that has more info and factoids than I could ever list here in this modest blog, and has been an inspiration to me since I was able to hook up my stereo system to my PC. If any of you are interested in some real IN DEPTH coverage of garage bands from the 60s, please, please,please (in my finest James Brown imitation) visit “60sgaragebands.com” So much info it will make your brain blow up. I should also mention some other great blogs listed in my “Blog List” where you can find record collector and/or music loving nut-jobs sharing the best of the best. If it’s cool, I list it. Garage fanatics should check out “60’s Mostly Uncomped”, as well as “The Paradise Of Garage Comps”. Both excellent. For those who are aficionados of Americana, Soul, Blues, as well as garage, certainly visit “Twilight Zone”, a bevy of sounds that I cannot keep up with. It’s that good.
On to this post. I guess this is a milestone of sorts mostly because it’s the 100th offering here and the number 100 is mostly held in high esteem. You know, the “top 100” or the “100th anniversary”, or…well….you get the picture. I had so many ideas for what the 100th post would be that I really couldn’t decide on one particular theme. I definitely did not want to do a “best of” because that would be cheating, and doing a “pop” or “novelty” post would have been a halfhearted attempt in my opinion, so I decided to do what I always do. Grab a stack of records and go for it business as usual! I’m sure everyone who is familiar with this blog will find something cool here and there are a few interesting items.
I can’t really express my gratitude to all of the fine folks out there who have either written or contributed some kind of something in the comments which I always try to respond to (except for the SPAM). I really have had some interesting ones (comments that is) and I’d say about 95% of them have been published, but I have avoided political rants and a couple of disturbing comments from the son of an artist which I had featured in a couple of earlier posts. I won’t go there. Mostly it’s been an excellent ride which I hope to continue forever, so without further adieu, I present (drum roll please) In Dan’s Garage…#100.
Forum Quorum – Your Turn To Cry / No More Tears (1967)
A group of NYC area guys that flirted with fame and fortune but never quite hit the “big time”. They had an LP and a couple two/three 45s and even appeared on The Mike Douglas Show, but unfortunately immortality eluded them. It’s a shame because this is one finely crafted 45. If you’d like some in depth info click HERE.