L.A. SOUNDS 1965 – 1969: REVIEWS

L.A. SOUNDS 1965 – 1969: REVIEWS – THE EPICENTRE OF JANGLE – 12 STRING JANGLERS, FUZZ AND FARFISA COMBOS, PROTEST SINGERS AND FOLK ROCKERS.

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RECORD REVIEWS – INTRO – 13TH JANUARY 1968

RECORD REVIEWS – INTRO – 13TH JANUARY 1968 – RICK SANDERS FROM INTRO MAGAZINE BLOWS HIS MIND ON THE LATEST RECORD RELEASES

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WORLD TOP 12 – VOLUME 42 (FLAG 042) MARCH 1973

WORLD TOP 12 – VOLUME 42 (FLAG 042) MARCH 1973 – The reconditioned hits of early 1973

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THE BEACH BOYS – BEST OF (CAPITOL T 20856) NOVEMBER 1966

THE BEACH BOYS – BEST OF (CAPITOL 20856) NOVEMBER 1966 – The Beach Boys demonstrate their perfect surf pop sounds in MONO I bought this Beach Boys from a charity shop in Houghton last week. What a majestic find for £2. It was hiding in a box of records surrounded mainly by Perry Como and Frank Sinatra LPs.

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CHARITY SHOP EXCURSIONS – PART 14 – HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING & SUNDERLAND

Digging in a box of Charity Shop records: – Here I go again with another charity shop splurge in my home town of Houghton-le-Spring on Friday and in Sunderland this morning. All in all, a worthwhile excursion to the bargain bins of the North East and where, it seems, an accumulation of budget label LP releases find their resting place.

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SURFIN’ USA – VARIOUS

SURFIN’ USA – “Various” (Pickwick Startrax SHM 974) March 1979 – Did surf music ever go away? I’m not sure but it did have a kind of resurgence in Britain in the late ’70s into the early ’80s with groups like The Barracudas and The Surfin’ Lungs. This album is a neat introduction to American outfits Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, The Hondells, The Surfaris and The Chantays.

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THE BEACH BOYS – GOOD VIBRATIONS

THE BEACH BOYS – “Good Vibrations” / “Wendy” (Capitol CL 15475) October 1966 – The Beach Boy “Good Vibrations” – What can you say about a work of art other than stating that it is? This record is a shattering experience. It is long, and split, like a classical piece, into separate movements. It is Brian Wilson’s reply to anybody who thinks of pop music as something flippant and thoughtless.

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