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Friday, August 29, 2014

THE TROPICS - AS TIME'S GONE


Whoop! Whoop! In many cases, a song with a repeated chanted such as this would prove obnoxious, but in the hands of these cats, it's quite alright. Maybe it's the stomping beat, trippy drone-out guitars, and overall outrageous attitude that's in these grooves...

Hailing from the tropics of southwest Florida, legend has it that the group traveled to Chicago in 1966 to compete at the International Battle Of The Bands in which they took first place- a contract with Columbia Records.

The group released a handful of singles (showing a strong British Invasion/ folk rock influence) on Columbia that never broke nationally. The group was fantastic, boasting strong vocals and musicianship, as well as excellent production work from Teo Macero, known mostly as a jazz producer who is immortalized by his groundbreaking work with Miles Davis, among others.

from 1967...

THE TROPICS - AS TIME'S GONE

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

the final 45 RPM release from The Bang Girl Group Revue; a few copies left!


The Bang have broken up, but we have a very LIMITED (200 copies) colored vinyl 45 RPM epitaph available. It's a red hot little number titled 'Hey Mr Beatmaker', and it finds The Bang joined by none other than Joel Gion (Brian Jonestown Massacre) on tambourine. The b-side is 'Drink In Hand', from The Bang's debut LP, and is released in a special mono mix to appease DJ's worldwide who have requested this song on 45 RPM wax.

Give a listen to the video below for a sneak preview.

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Canada/ Mexico:


UK/ Europe/ Japan: