Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Everything You Ever Wanted
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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Impressive Set List, Poor Sound Quality...
Mike S. | 09/24/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"5 Stars for Set List, Minus 2 Stars for sound Quality...
I saw this cd about a year back and wanted to order it, but couldn't because there were no copies in stock. So I waited until about a week or two ago and ordered it. I just finished listening to it, and i'm quite impressed with the song list, but not so much on the sound quality.
I looked up a lot of these artists, and majority of them are impossible to get on cd, if they even make them on cd, or to even find much information on most of these bands. I also noticed that tracks 24-26 are actually 3 songs from the 101 strings album: Astro Sounds From Beyond the Year 2000, a psychedelic masterpiece album.
ALL of these songs on this compilation are also instrumental, NONE have lyrics, which personally I enjoy, some people may not.
The booklet even gives you a couple of sentences about each song to, which is pretty cool.
I will also mention a lot of these songs are not the typical 3 chord structure, with the whole I-IV-V progression (some are though). I have both of the 60's nuggetts box sets, which I love, but do not expect that sound entirely, same length (about 3 minutes each) but those songs had lyrics with the 3 chords mostly, these don't. If you like Surf Rock with a hint of psychedelia then you will probably like this.
I will say though that the quality of the tracks are poor (noticeable hiss), a little better then bootleg quality, but not much, and certainly not even close to a remaster.
Track 27 (last track of cd) is pointless, it's just a beep (for 2 minutes), like an alarm, that's it. I don't understand the signifigance of this track.
Also be aware when amazon says "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About 60's Mind Expansive Punkadelic Garage Rock Ins", the Ins are short for instrumentals, having not known that could keep you from enjoying the album.
Overall it has a good set list, but bad sound quality. Remember, most of these tracks are hard to hunt down, so that might in it-self tempt you to buy this cd. So if you are a psychedelic fan like I am, consider it, it's 77 minutes of pure rare psychedelic/surf bliss.