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IMPOSSIBLE RARE CRUDE PRIMITIVE GARAGE ROCK
1969 PRIVATE PRESS
THE BLUES SPECTRUM
" We Were The BLUES SPECTRUM"
USA -(PRIVATE PRESS) RITE RECORDS (DB 8970
...MEGA RARE ... Holy Grail GARAGE !
DB RECORDS local Pennsylvania micro-press
One of the most obscure greats from the '60s teen set which many collectors don't know of nor have ever seen, and probably won't!
Destined for higher mega $bucks value, it's a sure-fire investment item as far as value goes once word sets in collector circles, but better yet the crude primitive performance makes for an essential garage collectible. We hold our personal copy in high regard. Rarer than you may expect, one of those "think twice" rarities from the lost highway nearly vanished without a trace...
The low-fi, blaring-in-the-red sound primitive '60s quality is what (aside from the performers' energy) makes this sound so great!
Imagine if raw raw "Smokin Willie" had a backing spice section. The sound is really loud and Low-Fi and primitive to the max, but that only enhances the album with a special charm. The lead guitar breaks are friggin wild almost as wild as Smokin' Willy, maybe not as fuzzed out, but the energy certainly kicks ass. You get 3 originals and a raw Chicago Transit Authority (1969 1st Lp) cover which is Blue Cheer like compared to the original.
We get the idea this super rare album wants to blow the listener away.
local late ‘60s US rock albums, this is one of the most buried titles.
It’s not in Collector Dreams, and only listed briefly elsewhere.
Musically it’s a pretty insane-sounding mix of Smokin’ Willie basement
hardrock and early big band rock a la CTA. There are cool teen-appeal horns which are used for riffs
only, not solo, much like a Hammond B-3. Everything about this album is
crude, with long frantic Hendrix feedback guitar leads on top. Only the 1 cool
cover version, the rest is band originals. One of our fave Pennsylvania discoveries in
the past, but be prepared – it ain’t the Fredric. The teenage band
photos adorned on the front and back cover are outstanding.
By the way, remaining rare as hell, the band leader has passed away awhile back and left no
copies behind; it’s a "Rite" pressing that was probably made in very very small
a) 1st Movement
b) 2nd Movement
c) Train Song
- It Better End Soon
a) 1st Movement
b) 2nd Movement
c) 3rd Movement
CONDITION: The cover: rated: near M- thick white cover has very little past handling visuals and by far CONSIDERED A top copy. The white cover is still very white and not browned as could be expected 48 years down the road. Overall a REALLY strong keeper copy with NO upgrade necessary (good luck to that anyway!) There are no delete marks, no split seams, and no writing ... VERY collection worthy with pretty fresh appearance ...
Rated: M- thick old-tyme '60s platter is VERY clean, plays "clean" ...no audio surface, no groove wear BUT does contain charming, primitive & crude nature leaping from the grooves!
Far out sounds from the '60s underground ...Hopelessly rare original micro-pressing ...final collection copy ... Custom "DB" labels are clean
A cool addition to anyone's music library!
SEE: SELLERS OTher items forsimilar cool sounds for "head" people...
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GRADING SCALE: M, M-, EX, VG++,VG+, VG, VG-
M Completely clean, no marks