Northwest Battle of the Bands, Vol. 1

Northwest Battle of the Bands, Vol. 1


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All 30 of these mid-'60s tracks (six previously unissued) are drawn from the vaults of Jerry Dennon, producer, and the man behind Jerden Records and its subsidiaries. The Sonics are the only name here that might instantly click for most browsers (and even they were pretty unknown outside of the Northwest in the 1960s, prior to their retroactive emergence as a cult band starting in the late '70s). The Northwest garage sound is frequently overrated, but this well-selected anthology does much to highlight the best aspects of the mini-style. Indeed it's the best compilation of the sort that does not include the few well-known tracks to emerge from the region during the era. It does unavoidably emphasize what compiler Alec Palao rightly terms the "pounders," but it selects some of the very best of the R&B-frat-British Invasion "pounders," like the Raymarks' "Louise," the Juveniles' "I've Searched," and the Sonics' "You've Got Your Head on Backwards." Some welcome diversity is on hand via several slower-tempo organ-based mid-tempo tunes, with the Live Five's "Yes You're Mine" and Mr. Lucky & the Gamblers' "I Told You Once Before" specifically emulating the Zombies. Future Buffalo Springfield drummer Dewey Martin turns up as lead vocalist on Sir Raleigh & the Cupons' fine 1964 recording of "Tomorrow Is Another Day," more familiar as done by the Monkees. Several of these groups, and indeed a half-dozen of the exact same tracks, show up on Sundazed's Knock You Flat! The Northwest Battle of the Bands, Vol. 2, but although that disc is respectable, this collection has the edge in quality.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/13/2001
Label: Big Beat Uk
UPC: 0029667420426
catalogNumber: 204
Rank: 73572

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dewey Martin   Drums,Vocals
New Yorkers   Track Performer
Bandits   Track Performer
Jim Valley   Guitar,Vocals
Sneaky Pete Kleinow   Guitar
Jim Brady   Vocals
Gary Church   Bass
Jim DeLong   Drums
Larry Evans   Bass
Don Gallucci   Organ
Bob Holden   Drums
Brett Hudson   Bass,Vocals
Mark Hudson   Guitar,Vocals
John Kennedy   Drums
Rob Lind   Harmonica,Vocals
David Lucas   Bass
Charlie Mack   Guitar
Don McKinney   Vocals
Alan Park   Guitar
Andy Parypa   Bass
Larry Parypa   Guitar
Gary Peterson   Drums
Luther Rabb   Bass
Dennis Richey   Vocals
Gerry Roslie   Keyboards,Vocals
Mardi Sheridan   Guitar
Bob Bennett   Drums
Joe Villa   Guitar
Jim Walters   Guitar
Charlie Warren   Bass
Mike Robbins   Organ
Jeff Afdem   Flute,Vocals
Bob Perry   Guitar
Harry Wilson   Guitar
Mike Beck   Bass
Terry Craig   Guitar
Raymarks   Track Performer
Pete Sack   Drums
John Simpson   Drums
Jeff Beals   Bass
Tom Dietz   Bass
Mike Spencer   Organ
Gary Reynolds   Vocals
Billy Burns   Drums,Vocals
Steve Valley   Guitar
Trick Bag   Track Performer
Mike Parker   Organ
Scotsmen   Track Performer
Richard Lawson   Drums
John Odgers   Drums
Live Five   Track Performer
Juveniles   Track Performer
Mercy Boys   Track Performer
Terry Afdem   Keyboards
Fred Aldrich   Bass
Jim Wolfe   Organ
Tom Yook   Organ
Ron Wood   Drums
Mike Balzotti   Organ
George Guilmet   Organ
Jeff LaBrache   Drums
Malosky   Drums
Gus Molvik   Guitar
Fred Cook   Organ
Joe Smith   Bass
Tom Blessing   Guitar,Vocals
Dave Child   Bass
Ken Fillmore   Drums
Jerry Hawkes   Guitar
Steve Heard   Organ,Vocals
Larry Gadler   Bass
Paul Goldsmith   Guitar
Ken Huff   Guitar
Gordon Kjellberg   Guitar
Bill Leyritz   Drums
Craig Martell   Drums
Jerry Meier   Guitar
Lee Dark   Vocals
Bud Garrison   Bass
Jim Graziano   Drums
Clyde Heaton   Organ
Bill Hoak   Drums
Dave Maitland   Guitar
Harris   Guitar
Norman Raleigh   Guitar
Johnny Meeks   Bass
Bill Hudson   Guitar,Vocals
Brave New World   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Kearney Barton   Memorabilia
Don Gallucci   Producer
Bob Holden   Producer
Jan Kurtis   Producer
Larry Levine   Producer
Jeff Miller   Memorabilia
Donald Anderson   Producer
Jerry Dennon   Producer,Liner Notes
Alec Palao   Liner Notes,Memorabilia
Gil Bateman   Producer
Tex Hughes   Producer
Don Covay   Composer

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