Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Reality Is the Only Answer: Corpus Christi 60's
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
South Texas Garage Punk
Robert Schell | Townsville, Texas | 05/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Liberty Bell was a first class garage rock outfit from Corpus Christi, Texas, trailing only The Zakary Thaks as the greatest 60's rock band from South Texas. "That's how it'll be" (later covered by the Lime Spiders) is an absolute classic garage/psych number, featuring the heaviest fuzz guitar you'll ever hear, a screaming Eastern-scaled solo, and angry lyrics quite atypical of other Summer of Love fare. This compilation of their various single releases dating from 1967-1969 also includes other fine originals by the group, including the driving "I Can See," the beautiful "For What You Lack," and the haunting Western ballad "Eveline Kaye." The highlight is the title track of this collection, a brooding, explosive track with "I can see for miles"-type drum interjections. There are also good covers of The Yardbirds' "The Nazz are Blue" and Jimmy Reed's "Big Boss Man." Chris Gerniottis, lead singer of the Zakary Thaks, is the lead singer on some of these tracks, having replaced original lead singer Ronnie Tanner in 1968. Recommended for 60's garage/psych enthusiasts!