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Calm Before & Alive Again
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
First released in 1967, this is the crown jewel of sixties garage, with original copies fetching over $4,000 on eBay. Originals plus savvy covers of The Remains, Rockin' Ramrods, and Love make this a classic. Bonus 1983... more »
First released in 1967, this is the crown jewel of sixties garage, with original copies fetching over $4,000 on eBay. Originals plus savvy covers of The Remains, Rockin' Ramrods, and Love make this a classic. Bonus 1983 live LP Alive Again at Andover.
Excellent Garage Record!!!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the great,pure garage rock records that actually lives up to its great reputation. Bands like the Barbarians, Savage Resurrection, and Knickerbockers seem to enjoy great reputations while their albums suck! I believe this record was released in 1966. The soul covers are the only downfall to this album but even these songs are solid and quite respectable. Mr. Wind, Frozen Laughter, A Message To Pretty, and To L.N. are excellent folk rock songs with a garage touch. Frozen Laughter in particular is the album's standout being a sublime slice of folk-psychedelia. Don't Look Back, I'm Coming Home, and She Loved Me are effective, driving garage numbers as well. In addition, the label has added a reunion concert as a bonus. This material is not included in the review and should be ignored completely."
A nice slice of New England garage!
John A. Alfano | Elon, NC United States | 01/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a pleasant enough compilation from a group that is is essentially an unknown entity by most oldies enthusiasts. "Frozen Laughter" is undoubtedly the highlight but I thought the group did a credible job on Love's "A Message To Pretty" as well as most of their other original 60s recordings.
In my book the final ten "reunion" songs are not total throwaways but taken for what they are worth, an amateurish uncoordinated goof session, they are certainly listenable. The guys appear to be having a good time, no doubt fueled by a bit of spirits, and that comes through loud and clear.
I would not recommend this to the casual listener but I believe that anyone with a devout interest in 60s garage would find this CD to be attractive from both a musical and historical perspective."