måndag 16 november 2015


One of many German record club issues from the sixties - here through "Club Sonderflauge" in collaboration with Star-Club label. What I like most with these German compilations is that they often included cuts by UK, US and domestic beat bands that can be almost impossible to get on early vinyl otherwise. This is no exception. Sixteen cuts where of a couple ordinary UK recordings from Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, Spencer Davies, Walker Brothers, Ian & the Zodiacs and Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders. The rest apparently original German Star-Club productions (see the ones marked with stars on track list below). Two domestic beat bands - The Rattles and The Rivets - and two Liverpool Merseybeat combos who didn't make it at home but through touring and TV appearances got a career i Germany. "Liverbirds" was probably the only early all female Merseybeat band on record. Their two cuts here have a true garage quality and are very charming, especially "It's So Exciting" uptempo with simple instrumental backing and strained unison vocals. At least this old lover of garage and female vocal find it exciting. Lee Curtis & The All Stars did one non-selling single for UK Decca, but the cut here was German only. After Pete Best got sacked from Beatles Brian Epstein helped him to get a place in the band and he's the one on drums here. "Ecstasy" sounds very fifties with Lee Curtis singing Elvis style, but there's certainly nothing wrong with the drumming. All cuts are true stereo. The audio shifts a little but is very good trough out. Don't know of any other issues. This came with label as shown here and thin fully laminated cover. (SÄM*) (GÖXÄ*)

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