SURFADELIC MOD EXPLOSION !!! Vol.7 (Freakbeat Pandemonium!)

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One more volume of MOD EXPLOSION series featuring 60’s Frakbeat/Mod action and performers as TONY COLTON, THE SNAPPERS, THE CARNABY, THE WHO, FIRE, THE ACTION, THE TROGGS, KATCH 22, CASEY JONES & THE GOVERNORS, THE ‘N BETWEENS, DOWNLINERS SECT, RIOT SQUAD, THE HABITS, ELBOW BABY, THE SECRETS, JAN PANTER, THE SMOKE, THE KINKS, THE SCOTS OF ST. JAMES THE PRIMITIVES, THE DEEJAYS, THE MEDDYEVILS, THEM, THURSDAYS CHILD. Enjoy!

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SURFADELIC MOD EXPLOSION !!! vol.6 (Freakbeat Special!)

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This is brand new volume of Mod Explosion series, and it’s dedicated to raw beat sound of 60’s freakbeat but there are some Mod stuff as well! Featuring groups & performers as The Clique, The Truth, The Movement, The Poets, Tracy Rogers, Mary Mccarthy, The Renegades, Simon Raven, Downliners Sect, The Secrets, Alma Cogan, Dave & The Diamonds, Evil Eyes, Riot Squad, Fingers Lee And The Upper Hand , Thane Russal, The Martells, The Pretty Things, Razor… Gotta dig!

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THE SORROWS – Take A Heart (60’s Freakbeat)

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“The Sorrows from Coventry, England released a good handful of singles on the Pye (Piccadilly) label from 1965-67. A few of them were minor hits; best known is “Take a Heart” which was also the name of their first album released in 1965.

The Sorrows had their own hard rhythm`n blues sound with occasional fine ballads. Most of their material was original either written by band members Pip Witcher and Don Fardon of by the songwriter Mike Dallon, who wrote most of their singles. The had the potential of making it big, but like many others they never really broke through.

The 1965 album is actually pretty stong, containing several of their singles. Lead singer Don Fardon left the band in 1966 and the others continued a few years more with some succes in some European countries like Italy and Germany. This later line-up released one more album ( uneven) on a new label and also some more singles. The best of these post Fardon singles “Pink, Purple, Yellow and Red” / “My Gal” showed a new more psychedelic side of the band and these two tracks are among the very best of this compilation. Unfortunately they never continued in this direction, and after that single it was downwards, both musically and commercially and they split up in the late 1960`s.”

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“The Sorrows were the raunchiest, hard-edged, most agressive band in England in 1965. Their brand of thumping R & B/Blues/Garage-Rock at the time was groundbreaking and way ahead of it’s time.
Their music made The Stones sound like easy listening, which was no mean feat. The musicianship is excellent for the era, the lead guitar breaks by Pip Witcher are lightning fast and raw. The drumming of Bruce Finley is frantic yet still tight. The pounding, booming vocals by Don Maughn(Fardon) literally take your breath away.
Formed in 1963, they were from the gloomy industrial city of Coventry, which is close to Birmingham and not all that far from where Ozzy Osbourne grew up, although by their sound, you could easily mistake them for being from NYC or Detroit. All songs rock with extreme intensity and literally beat away any other claims to the Freakbeat crown.”

“If it weren’t for The Creation, The Sorrows might just claim the biggest gap between quality of catalog and dearth of fame. Unlike The Creation, who had a small measure of acclaim in their native UK (and bona fide stardom in Germany), the beat-era Sorrows barely even dented their home chart. In place of The Creation’s brashness, The Sorrows were pure beat era, mixing the danceable modness of the Kinks with the R&B muscle of The Pretty Things and Who.
The band’s catalog is filled with great R&B-tinged stompers and ballads, with start/stop rhythms, riffing guitars, pounding drums, strong harmonies and Don Maughn’s gritty vocals. Maughn would later change his name to Fardon and hit in the UK with “Indian Reservation” before The Raiders got to it.

This two disc set includes the band’s one and only LP, “Take a Heart” (in both mono and stereo) along with bonus singles, previously unreleased tracks, alternate takes, and a handful of sides from their latter-day residency in Italy. The Italian tracks translate the lyrics of a few songs from the album, and stretch into heavier freakbeat/psych sounds. Like The Creation, it’s hard to imagine this band not having been major players at the time; luckily this CD set revisits the hits that should’ve been! [©2007 hyperbolium com]”

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SURFADELIC MOD EXPLOSION !!! vol.5

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Just When I Thought I Was Out, They Pull Me Back In!
Due tu popoular demand here’s one more volume of MOD EXPLOSION !!! This time with 31 trax of ace 60’s Mod/Freakbeat action featuring groups as THE WHO, THE SORROWS, THE KINKS, THE SMOKE, MANFRED MANN, THE TROGGS, THE MOVE, RIOT SQUAD, PRETTY THINGS, THE ATTACK, THE PRIMITIVES, DOWNLINERS SECT, THEM, JOHN’S CHILDREN, SKIP BIFFERTY, SMALL FACES, EDWICK RUMBOLD, FACTORY, HERBAL MIXTURE, RIOT SQUAD, ALAN BOWN SET, THE CREATION, PEEP, THE RICKETS, THE YARDBIRDS . Enjoy!

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SURFADELIC MOD EXPLOSION !!! vol.4

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Maybe the last part of the “Mod Explosion!!!” series, well who knows? Featuring bands as THE MOVE, THE BIRDS, DOWNLINERS SECT, THE EYES, THE WHO, THE KINKS, THE SORROWS, SMALL FACES, THE CREATION, DON FARDON, THE TROGGS, THE PRIMITIVES, DAVE CLARK FIVE, CRAIG, SPENCER DAVIS GROUP, JOHN’S CHILDREN, MANFRED MANN, THE SMOKE, THE ACTION, THEM, EVIL EYES, CASEY JONES & THE GOVERNORS. Gotta dig, enjoy!

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SURFADELIC MOD EXPLOSION !!! vol.3

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Even more 60’s Mod sounds and Freakbeat action in the 3rd volume of MOD EXPLOSION series. featuring groups as THE SMOKE, THE ATTACK, DOWNLINERS SECT, THE CREATION, THE KINKS, SMALL FACES, THE ANIMALS, THE WHO, THE PRIMITIVES, THE PRETTY THINGS, LES FLEUR DE LYS, THE CHICAGO LINE, THE SOUL AGENTS, JOHN’S CHILDREN, THE SORROWS, THE BIRDS, THE PRIMITIVES, THE YARDBIRDS, THE TROGGS, SHOCKING BLUE, DAVE CLARK FIVE, THE OPEN MIND, THE ACTION. Enjoy!

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SURFADELIC MOD EXPLOSION !!! vol.2

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More 60’s Mod/Freakbeat sounds in this 2nd volume of SURFADELIC MOD EXPLOSION !!!, featuring groups as THE ATTACK, DOWNLINERS SECT, THE CREATION, THE KINKS, SMALL FACES, THE ANIMALS, THE WHO, THE PRIMITIVES, THE PRETTY THINGS, THE EYES, LES FLEUR DE LYS, THE BOYS BLUE, THE SOUL AGENTS, THE LOOT, THE CREATION, JOHN’S CHILDREN, THE SORROWS, THE KNACK, THE JAY FIVE ,THE BIRDS, THE PRIMITIVES, THE YARDBIRDS, THOR’S HAMMER + 2 bonus trax = 30 tunes of wyld mod action! Enjoy!

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SURFADELIC MOD EXPLOSION !!! (60’s Mod/Freakbeat)

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Hey you lambretta lovers, this is the heavy heavy modster sound! This Surfadelic comp. is dedicated to the wyld Mod/Beat sounds of the swingin’ 60’s. Featuring freakbeat aces as the Downliners Sect, Pretty Things, The Kinks, The Creation, The Outsiders, Small Faces The Open Mind, The Primitives, The Who, The Attack, John’s Children, The Eyes, The Troggs, Bo Street Runners, Les Fleur De Lys, The Bad Boys, Shocking Blue, The Loot, The Action, The Animals, Spencer Davis Group, The Sorrows The Yardbirds, Thor’s Hammer, The Artwoods The Jay Five. Ya gotta d-d-Dig!!!

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