Category Archives: Garage, Surf and Frat

TRINI LOPEZ – More Trini Lopez at PJs – (Reprise) – 1963

I'm in a rush. Trini, Johnny, Melanie? When I'm in a rush to put out a comment I turn to old favourites –  or rather new favourites. Artists who haven't let me down, left my spirits and cause the words … Continue reading

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PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS – Alias Pink Puzz – (Columbia) – 1969

There is plenty of biographical information on this blog about Paul Revere & The Raiders so have  a look at all that for background. Also, by now there are quite a few of their albums commented on also, so you … Continue reading

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THE ASTRONAUTS – Everything is A-OK! – (RCA) – 1964

I have waxed lyrical about The Astronauts on this blog before so refer to those comments for background and philosophical ruminations, if any. I can't move forward without saying The Astronauts were a working bad. By that I mean , … Continue reading

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(PAUL REVERE & THE) RAIDERS – Collage – (Columbia) – 1970

The Raiders had been struggling for the previous  two years to distance themselves from their earlier incarnation, Paul Revere and the Raiders. There was nothing wrong with that, and they were a hell of a band, but they felt that … Continue reading

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PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS – Hard ‘n’ Heavy (with marshmallow) – (Columbia) – 1969

Paul Revere & the Raiders are a joy and should be in the pantheon of rock groups. Perhaps The Raiders are closer to that status in the United States but here, in Australia, they are relatively unknown. I suspect we … Continue reading

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PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS – Revolution! – (Columbia) – 1967

There is nothing quite like a Paul Revere and the Raiders album. To a relatively recent convert to their music, like myself, each album is a revelation. They have always worked a kind of musical juggling act between trying to … Continue reading

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SAM THE SHAM AND THE PHARAOHS – Lil Red Riding Hood – (MGM) -1966

I have commented on another “Sam the Sham” album in a very early post on this blog, when this blog was just an email list actually. Since then I’ve decided to flesh these things out a bit, well at least … Continue reading

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THE ASTRONAUTS – Down The Line – (RCA) – 1965

Yes, another Astronauts LP – hey, don’t complain it could have been another Bobby Vee. I get on these kicks. Look at my other comments on The Astronauts for background detail on them. I would be repeating myself (again) if … Continue reading

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THE ASTRONAUTS – Travellin’ Men – (RCA) – 1967

  1967.     This is the final recorded gasp of The Astronauts.     Despite trying to keep up with the times they had changed quickly. It was only 4 years earlier, in 1963, that their first album was … Continue reading

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THE CRYAN’ SHAMES – Sugar & Spice – (Columbia) – 1966

It’s nice to get some straight ahead rock every now and then. It’s also nice to play an entire album by a US garage band. Normally you only get to hear the singles or selected tracks on garage compilations. With … Continue reading

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