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Beyond the Garage
Bonniwell Music Machine
Beyond the Garage
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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The Music Machine recorded for Warner Brothers released under the name Bonniwell Music Machine. This has been extremely hard to find, until this excellent 20-track Sundazed reissue. This contains the entire contents of ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Bonniwell Music Machine
Title: Beyond the Garage
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
Release Date: 1/14/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Style: Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090771103024

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The Music Machine recorded for Warner Brothers released under the name Bonniwell Music Machine. This has been extremely hard to find, until this excellent 20-track Sundazed reissue. This contains the entire contents of the 1968 Bonniwell Music Machine album (some of which had actually been released on the Music Machine's 1967 singles for Original Sound), plus various rare singles and a couple of unreleased tunes. This Sundazed release has been completely remastered and has 20 tracks.

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CD Reviews

Minor Chord Bliss
Roscoe C. Pernwickle | Morgan Hill, CA USA | 03/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album once again proves that the vast majority of people frequently dismiss brilliant albums into complete obscurity if VH1, MTV, or Rolling Stone don't happen to give it their oh-so important seal of approval. This album is, by far, one of the very best of the '60s psych-garage-proto-punk genre. Not because its totally unknown, mind you, but because its just that good. It's maturity and sophistication blow away most "garage" acts, yesterday and today, bar none. I wouldn't exactly call this album the "birth of prog" like the first reviewer, since this was performed with a punchiness and pop-sensibility that prog so often lacks. Sounds like a haunted kaleidoscopic monster rock aural movie. Flawless."
Lame Title, Great Collection!!!
andy7 | Los Angeles, CA United States | 05/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Standing next to Tom Jones and Glenn Danzig as the most tormented voice in music is Sean Bonniwell (who survived seven step-fathers. That's enough to make any dude cry!) His weepiest classics include "Absolutely Positively", "Discrepancy" (about breaking up with your loved one), and "Double Yellow Line" (about getting a ticket from the Man! Outtasite!!!).
And how about that awesome guitar player on "Soul Love" predating Robert Quine of The Voidoids by about ten years? You never heard such a wailing din of distorto-spazz sludge.
My stereo almost threw a rod on that track.
I'll never spend $[money] on that autobiography of his, but I'll keep listening to his awesome records. Wail on, Sean, wail on!"
Way Beyond Garage
Steven Moore | Ann Arbor, MI USA | 01/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The title is apt: this is way beyond garage, and I've never understood why the MM is lumped in with that movement. Garage is all about passionate amateurs belting out three-chord songs. MM's music is much more complex, anticipating prog rock: minor chords predominate, along with unexpected chord modulations, unusual syncopation, counter-melodies, all tighly arranged and played with machine-like precision and theatrical menace. The "solo" in "Absolutely Positively" is taken not by a fuzzed-out guitar but by ... a high-hat with syncopated handclaps. The lyrics are much more mature in theme, dealing with alienation and the psychology of relationships, not just joyful affirmations about how good a skank named Gloria makes one feel. I love true garage bands--Shadows of Knight, early Leaves and Love, etc.--but MM has more in common with King Crimson than with Count Five. If metal began with Blue Cheer, prog rock begins here."