With space-age psychedelia, a toe dipped into surf rock, some distortion-drenched garage grit, and even some Fab-Four feels; this platter will leave you wondering how in the hell only 6 minutes of it was ever released before this?
In musical history the term “lost classic” is as overused as a bicycle horn at a clown convention, but it’s scarcely been more applicable than in the case of The 8th Wonders’ potent but postage stamp-sized catalog. Now, for the first time since 1968, the whole tale can be told as the legacy expands to an entire album.
It’s easy to get caught up in the mystery of the message in a bottle the band left behind more than half a century ago. Before this collection’s release, precious few were privy to even a portion of its treasures. But again, it’s not the music’s obscurity that makes it worth hearing. It’s the space-age psychedelia of “Must Have Your Love,” the Ventures-surfing-with-the-Fab-Four feel of “You You Yeah,” the distortion-drenched wonderland of garage-rocking grit that is “Give Me a Try.”
• AVAILABLE ON ORANGE VINYL PRESSED AT THIRD MAN OR CD WITH EXCLUSIVE BONUS TRACKS!
• ALTERNATE VERSIONS & PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED NUGGETS, PLUS THE FABLED ORIGINAL RARITIES!
• LINER NOTES OF EPIC PROPORTION FROM JIM ALLEN!
Also available on LP!
Must Have Your Love • Summer Dreamin' • You You Yeah (You Got What I Like) • Who Cares • If You Knew What I Had • Say Whaddaya Say • Must Have Your Love (Alternate version) • Give Me A Try • Summer Dreamin' (Alternate version) • Susie Got the Word • Every Time I See You Baby • If You Knew What I Had (Alderson Studio version)* • Every Time I See You Baby (Alderson Studio version)*