Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
THE ORIGINAL "WAILERS" WERE A SEATTLE GARAGE BAND!!!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"SEATTLE HAD THE ORIGINAL "WAILERS" (1963-1965) And this is an excellent example of THEIR "SEATTLE GARAGE BAND" SOUND! (NO RAGGAE HERE!) Two of their most well known songs are on this album; 1. "Out Of Our Tree" is a hard hitting sound from the mid'60s that really captures the garage sound that's still going on today!!!! 2. "It's You Alone" is a slow love melody that's hauntingly familiar from the distant past!! If you are into the "Northwest" or "Seattle Sound" You've got to add this album to your collection! It WON"T be complete without it!!"
The Wailers Get Vocal
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fine example of the abilities and flexibility of those Boys from Tacoma, The Wailers. By the time this album came out, The Wailers had made a successful transition from an instrumental band into a fine vocal group. The voice of their new drummer, Dave Roland, joining the Wailers in 1965 adds a new dimention to this already established and popular Northwest band. After listening to this album, it is difficult to understand why The Wailers never became national sensations. They should have."
Northwest rock meets the British Invasion
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 12/24/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"By the time The Wailers released this LP on United Artists in 1966, the British Invasion had rewritten the rock 'n' roll rulebook by which the Pacific Northwest powerhouse had been playing. In contrast to the blazing saxophone instrumentals of their earlier years, this LP relies ever more heavily on vocals and harmonies, and sounds more like The Beau Brummels than frat-rock.
There's still a dollop of the band's earlier sound in a replay of 1965's incendiary "Out of Our Tree" and the rave-ups "Hold" and "Turn and Run," but it's the folk-rock and pop tunes that find the band invigorated. Fans looking for material to match their earlier works on Etiquette may be disappointed, but those who love The Leaves and other mid-60s Sunset Strip folk-rockers will be intrigued.
This 1995 reissue is typical of the Collectables label: a clean stereo reproduction (except track #5 which is mono, and #4 which sounds simulated) mated to cheap packaging (no original cover art, a typo on the back cover) and liner notes that give a by-the-book history of the band and virtually no commentary on this specific album. Though this CD is out of print, it can still be found at a regular CD price if you look around. A deluxe stereo/mono reissue (from a different label) is rumored for 2005."