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  • One Step Beyond One Step Beyond Quick View

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    One Step Beyond

    The third and final of the original studio albums by the Chocolate Watchband, One Step Beyond is a bit misleading and contradictory. On the one hand, it's as close as any performing group called the Chocolate Watchband ever got to making a finished album of their own, which is reflected in the fact that all but one song here was an original by the bandmembers; but on the other hand, this is a different Watchband lineup, assembled by Sean Tolby and Bill Flores, including guitarist Mark Loomis and drummer Gary Andrijasevich (both of whom had left in 1967 to join the Tingle Guild), and original, Foothill College-era Chocolate Watchband member Danny Phay (who'd also been in the Tingle Guild). Missing is David Aguilar, the band's one-time lead singer and most visible songwriter up to that time -- and the result is an album that has almost none of the influence of the Rolling Stones, and, instead, shows the greatest folk-rock influence in their history. The overall sound is brittle but melodic, reminiscent in some ways of the Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Charlatans, Moby Grape, and the Jefferson Airplane. Danny Phay isn't nearly as charismatic a singer as Aguilar, but he's not bad, either, and there are lots of interesting shared vocals. There's also quite a bit more guitar noodling here than on any previous Watchband recording -- that's not necessarily a bad thing, though it does dilute some of the impact of the punkier moments. Devil's Motorcycle is also of special interest to fans of Moby Grape, as it features the Grape's Jerry Miller subbing for Loomis on lead guitar. They shined on Ashford & Simpson's I Don't Need No Doctor as well as the Loomis/Andrijasevich original Uncle Morris, and Flowers was a beautiful piece of folk-based psychedelia, while Sean Tolby's Fireface recaptured some of the original band's thicker rock textures. Original Foothill College-era member Ned Torney was also present on the sessions playing keyboards, but his work was left out of the final mix of the album, which meant the guitars got even greater exposure than intended. The overall album, which clocks in at well under 25 minutes, is an interesting and well-played coda to the band's history, but is also a long way from the sound of the group's earlier releases.

    -All Music Guide
    1. Uncle Morris
    2. How Ya Been
    3. Devil's Motorcycle
    4. I Don't Need No Doctor
    5. Flowers
    6. Fireface
    7. And She's Lonely
    Chocolate Watch Band
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • One Step Beyond One Step Beyond Quick View

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    One Step Beyond

    The third and final of the original studio albums by the Chocolate Watchband, One Step Beyond is a bit misleading and contradictory. On the one hand, it's as close as any performing group called the Chocolate Watchband ever got to making a finished album of their own, which is reflected in the fact that all but one song here was an original by the bandmembers; but on the other hand, this is a different Watchband lineup, assembled by Sean Tolby and Bill Flores, including guitarist Mark Loomis and drummer Gary Andrijasevich (both of whom had left in 1967 to join the Tingle Guild), and original, Foothill College-era Chocolate Watchband member Danny Phay (who'd also been in the Tingle Guild). Missing is David Aguilar, the band's one-time lead singer and most visible songwriter up to that time -- and the result is an album that has almost none of the influence of the Rolling Stones, and, instead, shows the greatest folk-rock influence in their history. The overall sound is brittle but melodic, reminiscent in some ways of the Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Charlatans, Moby Grape, and the Jefferson Airplane. Danny Phay isn't nearly as charismatic a singer as Aguilar, but he's not bad, either, and there are lots of interesting shared vocals. There's also quite a bit more guitar noodling here than on any previous Watchband recording -- that's not necessarily a bad thing, though it does dilute some of the impact of the punkier moments. Devil's Motorcycle is also of special interest to fans of Moby Grape, as it features the Grape's Jerry Miller subbing for Loomis on lead guitar. They shined on Ashford & Simpson's I Don't Need No Doctor as well as the Loomis/Andrijasevich original Uncle Morris, and Flowers was a beautiful piece of folk-based psychedelia, while Sean Tolby's Fireface recaptured some of the original band's thicker rock textures. Original Foothill College-era member Ned Torney was also present on the sessions playing keyboards, but his work was left out of the final mix of the album, which meant the guitars got even greater exposure than intended. The overall album, which clocks in at well under 25 minutes, is an interesting and well-played coda to the band's history, but is also a long way from the sound of the group's earlier releases.

    -All Music Guide
    1. Uncle Morris
    2. How Ya Been
    3. Devil's Motorcycle
    4. I Don't Need No Doctor
    5. Flowers
    6. Fireface
    7. And She's Lonely
    Chocolate Watch Band
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    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Crystalize Your Mind / Now It's Over Crystalize Your Mind / Now It's Over Quick View

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    Crystalize Your Mind / Now It's Over

    One year after 1967's "Summer of Love," Living Children entered Golden State Recorders in San Francisco and recorded the magnificent A and B-sides of their only single. "Crystalize Your Mind" features a hypnotic guitar riff and perfectly-snotty vocal; think the Chocolate Watchband meet the Doors at acid-central."Now It's Over" is a melancholy, Byrds-like take - the song's haunting atmosphere will stay with you long after the needle has left the grooves. Sourced from the original Golden State masters, here is your chance to own an incredible, most-elusive 45!
    1. Crystalize Your Mind
    2. Now It's Over
    Living Children
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    Colored 7 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
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    DMZ

    Originally released in 1978 on Sire Records, DMZ's first and only LP never really fit into the punk/new-wave mold that was forced upon it. These 5 shaggy haired dudes from Boston were more interested in the Sonics than the Sex Pistols and their goal, as stated by frontman Jeff Mono Man Conolly was fusing the sound of the Chocolate Watchband and The Stooges.


    Produced by Flo & Eddie, of The Turtles' fame, this album was much maligned at the time but has come to be accepted as a classic record that helped jump start the ongoing garage-rock revival that began in the '80s. Reissued on 180 gram vinyl and available in the LP format for the first time since its initial release.

    1. Mighty Idy

    2. Bad Attitude
    3. Watch For Me Girl
    4. Cinderella
    5. Don't Jump Me Mother
    6. Destroyer
    7. Baby Boom
    8. Out Of Our Tree
    9. Border Line
    10. Do Not Enter
    11. From Home
    DMZ
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Too Much Noise

    Garage fans agree: We The Peoples raging, tough-as-nails punk tracks Mirror of Your Mind and You Burn Me Up and Down rate among the eras best. But believe it or not this band was capable of even more. Along with the above two hammer-down classics, Too Much Noise collates everything the seminaland surprisingly diverseCentral Florida outfit cut for the Challenge label during the bands mid-60s heyday, including the raga-rock fave In the Past (covered by the Chocolate Watchband) and the tender folk-rock ballad (You Are) The Color of Love. Sourced from the original analog masters, here are We the Peoples three scarce and essential Challenge single sides plus material recorded for the label but unreleased at the timeall of it in raw, skull-crushing fidelity on CD and high-definition vinyl.

    1. You Burn Me Up And Down
    2. My Brother The Man
    3. By The Rule
    4. Mirror Of Your Mind
    5. Declaration of Independence
    6. Free Information
    7. Too Much Noise
    8. In The Past
    9. Half Of Wednesday
    10. (You Are) The Color Of Love
    11. Beginning Of The End
    12. He Doesn't Go About It Right
    13. Alfred, What Kind Of Man Are You
    14. St. John's Shop
    We The People
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Trip Thru Hell Trip Thru Hell Quick View

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    Trip Thru Hell


    Gold Colored Vinyl


    The C.A. Quintet's journey to Hades burned hot enough to melt the ice in their frigid Minnesota environs. A coveted collectable since the psychedelic record collecting disaster whirl first started over 30 years ago, Trip Thru Hell (1968) is rightly regarded as the epitome of local psych-cum-garage rising above its humble roots into something truly monolithic.


    Evolving from the local circuit into a hellish beast of keyboards, lysergic lyrics, trippy guitars and even subtle trumpet parts, the C.A. Quintet's vision of the netherworld glowed in flaming orange, red and yellow as their instincts took over. Kicking off with the chilling psychedelicized keyboard-led instrumental title track, the album singes the psyche of the listener with an array of atmospheric beelzefuzz on "Colorado Mourning," sitar-like solos intertwining with fuzz and horns on "Underground Music," and the more benevolent Lucifer on "Smooth As Silk," which swirls with keys and harmony vocals to underscore a brilliant melody. Mortals dare not venture to the sinister realm of the "Cold Spider" and especially not "Sleepy Hollow Lane," a mistier place than even the Chocolate Watchband could dream of visiting.


    As the first label to give this distinguished work the treatment it deserved 20 years ago, Sundazed returns with this gold vinyl reissue reproducing all of the original artwork and ensuring the authentic analog sound of psychedelia.

    1. Trip Thru Hell (Part I)
    2. Colorado Mourning
    3. Cold Spider
    4. Underground Music
    5. Sleepy Hollow Lane
    6. Smooth As Silk
    7. Trip Thru Hell (Part II)
    C.A. Quintet
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    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Why Pick On Me Why Pick On Me Quick View

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    Why Pick On Me

    The Standells' key albums for the Tower label (Dirty Water, Why Pick On Me, and Try It) perfectly bottled a rebellious wave of sound sweeping across Mid-1960's teen clubs, radio playlists and record racks. Starting with the genre-defining, proto-punk smash "Dirty Water", through a series of equally memorable underdog anthems ("Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White," "Why Pick on Me") and obscenities (the banned "Try It"), the Standells left an indelible mark on their era. Those three Tower albums are a veritable feast of three chord, fuzz-drenched, Vox Organ-driven "squares"-repellant.


    For their second Tower album, Why Pick On Me, the Standells received a significant sonic boost with the move to American Recording Company. Legendary engineer Richie Podolor cut the best sounding records of the era; from the Standells, Chocolate Watchband, and Electric Prunes to Steppenwolf and Three Dog Night. The drum tracks on this album are simply not to be believed, the bass drum sound possibly registering on the Richter scale. Here the Standells build on their strengths with tough originals from producer Ed Cobb, equally-hard driving outside material ("Black Hearted Woman," "Mainline"), and notably, the emergence of Larry Tamblyn as a songwriter (his "Mr. Nobody" arguably the album's highlight).

    1. Why Pick On Me
    2. Paint It Black
    3. Mi Hai Fatto Innamorare
    4. Black Hearted Woman
    5. Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White
    6. The Girl And The Moon
    7. Mr. Nobody
    8. My Little Red Book
    9. Mainline
    10. Have You Ever Spent The Night In Jail
    The Standells
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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