VA - Psychedelic States: Alabama In The 60s - Vol. 1 (2xLP)

VA - Psychedelic States: Alabama In The 60s - Vol. 1 (2xLP)
VA - Psychedelic States: Alabama In The 60s - Vol. 1 (2xLP)
Format: Vinyl (2xLP) 
Availability: In Stock
Label (Code): Gear Fab Records ‎(GFE/LP-180)
Special Attributes: Compilation, Gatefold Cover
Release Date: 06/2002
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"...this collection has a heavy R&B and blues flavor, quite natural for music that originates in the Deep South, which perhaps accounts for its maintenance, for longer stretches of playing time, of a more distinct and gritty spunk..." (

"...By this fifth installment, it had already become quite clear the logic that reissue label Gear Fab used to put together the LPs in its Psychedelic States series. The modus operandi entails recovering as many obscurities and unknowns as possible from the maw of the '60s on a regional basis and presenting them, for better or worse, to the public no frills. If rather more than fewer of the songs tend to lean toward the "for worse" side of the spectrum, so be it. Even the stinkers tend to be loveable in their hormonal, beetle-booted, eczematous mediocrity, instant time capsules to transport the listener to a halcyon rock era when virtually every suburban garage and Elks club came stocked with its own Beatles or Rolling Stones manqué no matter how remote or unlikely the region in which they were situated. In the case of this entry in the series, those garages were located in tumultuous Alabama, a hotbed for political turmoil during the era, yes, but not usually considered a haven for rock. With this album, though, Alabama teens quite famously make a case for their state. There are really no out-and-out lost classics here as on other Psychedelic States CDs, but the hack, adenoidal, insolent misses are actually fewer per capita than the intriguing-to-wonderful cuts (tracks by the Versatiles, the Rites of Spring, Randy & the Holidays, the Seeds of Time, and the Rockin' Rebellions are particularly worthwhile, if not all psychedelic), a nice flip-flop of prevailing States ratios..." (Read more:

Track List

A1 The Versatiles - Cyclothymia
A2 The Yardleys - Your Love
A3 Days Of The Week - Home At Last
A4 The Movement - Green Knight
A5 The Jerks - I'm Leavin' You
A6 The Dedications - Midnight Gray
A7 The Rites Of Spring - Comin' On Back To Me

B1 The Tories - Walkin' The Dog
B2 The Stolen Children - I Need You
B3 The Changin' Tymes - Bye Tyme
B4 The K-Pers - The Red Invasion
B5 Sheffield's Gate - Tell Her No
B6 The Judges - The Judge And Jury
B7 The Mixed Emotions - Can't You Stop It Now

C1 The Bittersweett - She Lied
C2 Randy & The Holidays - Paul Revere 250
C3 The Illusions - Shadows Of You
C4 The Lost Chords - I Won't Have To Worry
C5 The Very-Ations - She Can't Be Won
C6 The K-otics - I'm Leaving Here
C7 Mickey Buckins & The New Breed - Reflections Of Charles Brown

D1 The Seeds Of Time - She's Been Travelin' 'Round The World
D2 The Mad Lads - Come Back To Me
D3 This Side Up - Why Can't I Dream?
D4 The 5 - I'm No Good
D5 The Rockin' Rebellions - By My Side
D6 Fox & The Huntah's - Funny Kinda Day
D7 The 5c Stamp - Gotta' Go Now
D8 The Omen & Their Luv - Maybe Later

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