torsdag 11 maj 2017


Reissue of the German 1964 release "Shaking Time" (Electrola STE 83716). The copies I've seen of that 1st press have been way out of my price range so far so I'm quite happy with this for now. It's a compilation of single and EP cuts - one originally issued 1964, the rest 1963. There have been many collections by the band through the years. What's special with the original to this is all tracks came with true stereo mixes as early as 1964 and these are the same as captured here (don't mind the sleeve and label have a mono number cause stereo it is). The mixes do sound primitive with most of the tracks having vocals and some guitar in one speaker and bass, drums and further guitar in the other, but still no cheating and probably as good as you could expect from such early circumstances. The audio is tophole and music a mix of screamy amphetamine rock and positive pop, played by basic setting. All songs around two minutes long bursting with energy. Ideal if you need a boost, or just an excuse to sit back and reminisce. Favorite tracks - "Hippy Hippy Shake", "Good Golly Miss Molly", "You're No Good" and "Shake Rattle And Roll". Swedish issue at about the same time as this (Columbia 4E 054-94823). German reissue 1978 on Crystal Schallplatten (CRY 94123). Premiere MFP release had label as shown here and laminated cover. (PÖP*) (GÖXÄ*) (SXS*)

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