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Ultimate Turn on
Music Machine
Ultimate Turn on
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
  •  Track Listings (28) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (22) - Disc #2

Over twenty years ago Big Beat reissued garage rock legends the Music Machine?s classic 1966 debut 'Turn On' on vinyl. And now we present that same groundbreaking album in a gloriously expanded 2-CD format as 'The Ultimate...  more »


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All Artists: Music Machine
Title: Ultimate Turn on
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Big Beat UK
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 9/15/2006
Album Type: Enhanced, Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Oldies, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 029667427128


Album Description
Over twenty years ago Big Beat reissued garage rock legends the Music Machine?s classic 1966 debut 'Turn On' on vinyl. And now we present that same groundbreaking album in a gloriously expanded 2-CD format as 'The Ultimate Turn On'. Famed for the two-minute heart-stopping avant-rock hit ?Talk Talk?, the Music Machine are revered amongst aficionados of 1960s rock?n?roll. An intelligent, hard-edged group with a sound and image to match, fuelled by the quirky songwriting genius of Sean Bonniwell, 'The Ultimate Turn On' collects together the complete recordings of the original, definitive line-up of the band. Disc 1 of the set includes the differing mono and stereo versions of 'Turn On', along with the four non-LP singles issued on the band?s first label Original Sound. Disc 2 consists wholly of superlative unissued material, including rehearsals, demos and alternate versions of tracks, all originally intended for the second album that the band would have released on Original Sound, had they not broken up in the spring of 1967. As an even more enticing bonus, Disc 2 ends with footage of the band?s riveting performance on a local Los Angeles TV show. To top it all off the booklet features tons of photos and memorabilia plus an in-depth career retrospective based on fresh interviews with all the members of the band plus producer Brian Ross, making 'The Ultimate Turn On' a consummate and unmissable package.

CD Reviews

Macobb garage punk.
William Purcell | wilmington nc. | 10/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Music Machine is one of rocks best kept secrets. The Ramones borrowed their look, Michael Jackson and OJ stole the one glove idea and no one sounds like them. A must for garage punk collectors. Check it out."
The Utimate Music Machine
Kevin D. Rathert | Carbondale, IL | 08/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Forty years after Sean Bonniewell and his band the Music Machine hit the AM radio airwaves with their smash hit, the two minute blast of roaring guitar and organ rage known simply as "Talk Talk" UK reissue specialty label, Big Beat, under the divine guidance of psychedelic rock guru Alec Palo, present Bonniwell and company in ultimate fashion. The original lp is lovingly stretched to a two disc collection. Disc one contains the original album in both mono and stereo versions, as well as non-lp singles. The second disc is filled with previously unissued tracks, a total of 22, ranging from rehearsal and demo recordings, as well as alternate versions, original mixes, and to top the package off two video clips. The highlights are far too numerous to mention, but along with the hit single, killer album tracks such as "Masculine Intuition" and "The People In Me" show the band at its punk rock best. The band also shines on covers such as the Beatles "Taxman" and ? and the Mysterions "96 Tears." The 48 audio and 2 video tracks add up to a real "ultimate" presentation of a band that was years ahead of its time. The hefty booklet, with liner notes by Palao and full of previously unreleased photos also paints an accurate portrait of the band's instant rise to fame equally rapid fall from grace. Unable to follow up their smash single the band imploded with Sean Bonniwell carrying on as Bonniwell's Music Machine, but never again approaching the fame and fortune of their signature song. Listening to "The Ultimte Turn On" it is apparent that the band's unique sound was worthy of a much better fate. However, in the heady days of the mid 1960s bands were only as popular as their latest hit, and the Music Machine all too quickly became just another "one hit wonder" band. This despite killer tracks such as a rocking cover of "Hey Joe." Such was the fickle music industry of the mid to late 1960s. Filled with fuzz guitars, swirling organs, and full of punk attitude, the Music Machine deserved a much better fate. But it was not to be. However, treat yourself to this wonderful collection and travel back into time via Sean Bonniewell and the magical Music Machine."