Tommy & The True Blue Facts – I’m Back / Who’s Got The Right (1968)
Tommy Faia was a singer guitarist from LA who released this interesting “anti drug” song in ‘68, and although it’s predominantly “acoustic”, it does have a nice hard driving sound to it so I think it merits inclusion here. You can read more about Tommy HERE.
Z.Z. Top – Salt Lick / Miller’s Farm (1969)
Whoa!!!! What the hell is ZZ Top doing in this blog?????? To be perfectly honest, I like ZZ Top, especially their early material before they descended into bearded MTV buffoonery, and you gotta admit they have remained consistent delivering their formula of blues and boogie over 40+ years, but this 45 was recorded before Dusty Hill and Frank Beard joined when it was Billy Gibbons, Lanier Grieg on keyboards, and Dan Mitchell on drums. According to Grieg, he played bass parts on a B-3 organ and Gibbons overdubbed electric bass over it. The results are quite extraordinary as you hear the genesis of their boogie vibe, but the eerie organ gives it a spacey, almost psychedelic feel to it. It was initially released on the local Scat label out of Houston, and later they managed to cut a deal with London after Hill and Beard joined, so I’d assume that this was all they had for recordings at the time they signed their contract. They came out with the “1st Album” a short time later and the rest is history.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
In Dan’s Garage…#84
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Another great post - a nice mix of the familiar (to me) and some new soon-to-be faves. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Thanks again Dan!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the No-Mads 45, especially the flip side "Breaking Free" which I have never heard.
Cheers Dan! Much appreciated.ReplyDelete
I want to be the first: great picks, Dan, and as always, a good share of unheard beauties, thxReplyDelete
enjoy your day (must be pretty similar the weather here in Milano, some days are still pretty cold, even snowing, but spring is right around the corner... )
Thanks for another great comp Dan. I'm getting a USB flashdrive just for your comps :-)ReplyDelete
As usual, a great mix of tunes with some good suprises thrown in. I never heard that early ZZ Top before. As always, thanks!ReplyDelete
If it makes you feel any better, it was nearly freezing last night here in west-central Florida with more tonight. hotrodmike
Last Word (Mo'reen) came from Miami, FLReplyDelete
Another great collection!ReplyDelete
I'm back is classic stuff (and good read at the garagehangover site about it)
also the last 8 bars of the nonlp last words side are ccol rave-up
Those Tommy Faia songs are really really good. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Hello Dan, Thanks for another great bunch of songs and a few I haven't heard before--always exciting to hear something new.ReplyDelete
cool shits, enjoying them allReplyDelete
Thanks for another batch of goodies. Cops N Robbers= 'effing awesomeReplyDelete
Hey Dan- just discovered your site. Many thanks for your efforts here!!ReplyDelete
Hey Dan! Thanks for #84. I think I've downloaded everything you have here now, so a big (Mr Big) THANK YOU for keeping all of this wonderful music available. I hope I get to meet you someday. Maybe we'll do a Rochester Talas reunion show!ReplyDelete
Thanks again for all you do--
Thanks so much for visiting and the kind comments. I remember seeing Talas a couple of times when they were regular visitors at The Penny Arcade, one of the FIRST clubs I ever went to when I turned 18 because that was THEE place to rock back in those days. If Talas does have a reunion I will definitely be there and we can chat. I'd love to pick your brain about band gear, your life as a musician, etc. If you're ever passing through Rochester look up my band "The Imaginary Band" and you can sit in with us. We're just a typical commercial classic rock band, but were pretty savvy and can pull pretty much anything out of our backsides. We play the Beale on Empire Blvd. every last Saturday of the month. OK, I had to get that one out, but seriously, It would be great to meet you. I'm glad you're enjoying the blog. I'm a big fan of Rock & Roll in general, but the stuff from the mid 60s to the early 70s are my passion, a time when the music was more "innocent" and heartfelt. Keep rockin', feel free to stay in contact with me, and stay tuned fro #85 which is in the works right now.
Your freind as well,
I really liked your article Beautifull photos and great blog!ReplyDelete
Reading your reply to the last comment I just saw that you are located in Rochester. What a pitty to discover that too late. I was driving through Rochester last year when I did my yearly US trip. This year I will be west and south of the rockies. Mayby at one of my next journeys I will be in your area again. If so I will have with me some recordings of my Garage Band made in 69 while performing on stage at an US GI Club in Germany. Maybe you are interested how and what a German Garage Band was playing those days.ReplyDelete
Greetings from Germany.
Dan, the No-Mads were indeed from Braintree, Ma and the 45 is from 1967. I know the band.ReplyDelete
You know these guys??? Please!! Tell us more!!!Delete