CANTON, ILLINOIS '60S GARAGE BAND NEED YOUR LOVE
THE THIRD BOOTH – ‘Sound Inc’ / ‘Mysteries’ (Thunder Records) 1967
Two sided classic garage punker from little known Canton, Illinois band The Third Booth. This was their only 45 and curiously was reissued in 1968 on Independence although on that release ‘Sound Inc’ was renamed ‘I Need Love’. Both sides were written by J.C. Clore and produced by the band however, on the reissue the production credits were ‘given’ to Jerry Milam.
‘Sound Inc’ rips with cool fuzz, organ and punk sneer. It’s an instant tripper with echoey production and is a big favourite of mine. The flip ‘Mysteries’ is a slower paced mover with some neat harmonies and coming in at 1 minute 40 seconds is pretty short. Would have been a whole lot better with a fuzz solo or maybe some jangle.
Both sides were recorded at Golden Voice Studios, in South Perkin, Illinois 1967.
The reissue on the Indepedence label charted at number 89 on the Chicago/Illinois Hit Parade survey during the week of December 23, 1968. Then sadly The Third Booth were no more…