The compilation series USA Garage Greats started on the old Twilight Zone blog in 2008, and Gyro1966 posted about 175 volumes before the blog was shut down. It’s a very important archive of American garage singles, since it contains hundreds of releases that have never been compiled before, often with superior sound to more ‘legit’ compilations that were also just recorded straight from stock or promo copies. It’s been the main source for many mixes I’ve made, including the Bitter Bells series, since Gyro1966 usually included the flipsides too, which is were the moody or downbeat ballads are to be found. As I’ve been working my way through the series, I’ve seldom had the time opportunity to listen back. The other day I was doing just that though, and ended up with a lot of rediscovered tracks from the first 30 volumes or so. So here they are in one neat package. The Rogues here,are an early incarnation of the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. The a-side of the single “One Day” is included on the WCPAEB comilation Volume One, but not this excellent variation on “Hey Joe”.

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The Galaboochees – It’ll Never Work Out
The Others – I Can’t Stand This Love, Goodbye
Mike Reynolds – When Will I Find Her
The Lykes of Us – Tell Me Why Your Light Shines
Nobody’s Children – Girl – I Need You
The Innsmen – I Don’t Know
Peter & The Prophets – Don’t Need Your Lovin’
The Drones – You Can’t Use Me No More
The Go-Betweens – Have You For My Own
The Tills – One Sided Love
Denny Provisor – It Really Tears Me Up
The Burgundy Runn – Stop!
The Medallions – Leave Me Alone
The Shandells – Caroline
The Lil’ Boys Blue – I’m Not There
The Continentals – Almost a Man
Dale & The Devonaires – Will It Be Easy
The Mysterions – Why Should I Love You
Jimmy Null & The Inversions – I Still Care For You
The Rogues – Wanted: Dead Or Alive
The Puddin’ Heads – Now You Say We’re Through
The Bad Roads – Blue Girl
The Run-a-Rounds – I Couldn’t Care Less
The Barons – I Hope I Please You
The Smoke (NZ) – Never Trust Another Woman

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July 15, 2012

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