Here then, is the 4th set of Bitter Bells that I put together over a year ago. The plan was four volumes with 23 tracks each, featuring all my favourite moody garage and folk-punk singles. Most of them I’ve found on the epic USA Garage Greats compilations. But there probably will be one or two more volumes in the near future.

Tracks 1-4 are perennial favourites, along with tracks 12,13 and 16. While most of the cuts are from Byrds-mania year 1966, this volume is still quite eclectic, featuring Dutch beat group The Sound Magics, The Gremlins from Auckland, New Zealand, as well as early single from The Flock. The insanely rare Beachnuts 45 is not by the Lou Reed group of the same name, and the other rarity here is the Ruff 45 by The Page Boys (never comped, only available at Garage Hangover).

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01 The Mods – Days Mind the Time Cee Three 1000, 1966
02 The Roosters – You Gotta Run PSA 11032, 1966
03 The Trolls – Are You the One ABC-Paramount 10823, 1966
04 The Gremlins – I Can’t Say Zodiac 3000, 1967
05 The Bees – Forget Me Girl Mira 210, 1966
06 The Rooney Brothers – Just a Friend Columbia 44393, 1968
07 The Briks – It’s Your Choice acetate, 1966
08 The F.B.I. – Day Time – Night Time Gemini 501, 1967
09 The Shondells – It’s True Ikon Enterprises 167/168, 1965
10 The Page Boys – Sweet Love Ruff 1020, 1966
11 The Grapes of Wrath – Not a Man Storm, 1967
12 The Rovin’ Flames – Seven Million People Tampa Bay 1111, 1966
13 The Bad Seeds – Taste of the Same J-Beck 1002, 1965
14 The Sound Magics – Don’t You Remember Philips JF327972, 1965
15 The Enemys – My Dues Have Been Paid MGM K13525, 1966
16 The Plagues – I’ve Been Through It Before Fenton 2070, 1966
17 The Mysterions – Is It a Lie Jox 040, 1965
18 The Wrong Numbers – I Wonder Why Hit Cat 201, 1965
19 The Maltees Four – You Pacific Challenger 111, 1966
20 The Beachnuts – Nature’s Company Showcase 9902, 1967
21 The Flock – Can’t You See (That I Really Love Her) Destination 628, 1966
22 The Del-Fi’s – Now It’s Time DC 150, 1965
23 The Guilloteens – For My Own HBR 451, 1965

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May 9, 2012

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