Good non-raer rock/psych/garage 45s

bluesnagbluesnag 1,285 Posts
edited December 2015 in Record Collecting
i'm not a big rock/psych/garage 45 collector, but i have about half a box of them that i like a lot. by "non-raer" i mean you can find a vg+ copy for $10 or less without too much trouble. here are 15 that i have and like a lot. i'm not even sure if they all belong in the same subgenre or not, but this is the type of stuff i'm talking about. add on if you want, i'd love to learn more about this stuff.the balloon farm - "a question of temperature"/"hurtin' for you love" (laurie)? & the mysterians - "96 tears"/"midnight hour" (cameo)the electric prunes - "i had too much to dream (last night)"/"luvin" (reprise)the turtles - "buzz saw"/"you showed me" (white whale)the yardbirds - "for your love"/"got to hurry" (epic)the kinks - "waterloo sunset"/"two stories" (reprise)love - "7 and 7 is"/"no. fourteen" (elektra)the music machine - "talk talk"/"come on in" (original sound)count five - "psycotic reaction"/"they're gonna get you" (double shot)blues magoos - "we ain't got nothin' yet"/"gotta get away" (mercury)the bubble puppy - "hot smoke & sasafrass"/"lonely" (international artists)the zombies - "time of the season"/"friends of mine" (date)them - "gloria"/"baby, please don't go" (parrot)the seeds - "pushin' too hard"/"try to understand" (gnp crescendo)the shadows of knight - "shake"/"from way out to way under" (team)
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    Nobody - Ugly Ducklings

    Well, not raer here.

    K in Canada.

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,947 Posts
    - Rugbys - "You, I" (Amazon)
    - Illusion - "Did You See Her Eyes" (Steed)
    - Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs - "Wooly Bully" (MGM)
    - Gentrys - "Keep On Dancing" (MGM)
    - Mercy - "Fire Ball" (Sundi) (do NOT be fooled by the flower-pop A-side, "Love Can Make You Happy" - if you're into Davie Allan-ish fuzztone instrumentals, you want "Fire Ball")
    - Buchanan Brothers - "Medicine Man" (Event)

    and for those of you who live in Chicago:
    - New Colony Six - "Love You So Much" (Sentar)
    - New Colony Six - "Come & Give Your Love To Me" (Mercury) (this was the flip side of one of their hits, and probably their last garage moment before they turned into an easy listening band - way more rocking than the album version)
    - Michael & the Messengers - "Romeo & Juliet" (USA)
    - Shadows Of Knight - "Shake" (Team) (I don't know if this is common outside of Chicago, but around here I see this even more than "Gloria")

  • Underground Sunshine - Take Me Break Me 45

    just finally snagged this - fuzz reverb for days...

  • cheebahazecheebahaze 236 Posts
    The Guess Who- No Time
    The Better Sweet- Like The Flowers
    The Feathers- Tryin To Get To You

  • DelayDelay 4,532 Posts
    Five By Five - Hang Up (Paula)

  • canonicalcanonical 2,100 Posts
    been talking about this on another board and I guess it applies here:

    The Left Banke - Walk Away Renee/I Haven't Got The Nerve (Smash)

    I don't care for walk away renee, but haven't got the nerve is awesome. Harpsicord killah!

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,028 Posts
    I don't care for walk away renee


  • canonicalcanonical 2,100 Posts
    I don't care for walk away renee
    I know man I have really tried to get into it and I just can't. My friend is a big fan and keeps telling me about the harmonies and all that.

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,947 Posts
    I don't care for walk away renee
    I know man
    I have really tried to get into it and I just can't. My friend is a big fan and keeps telling me about the harmonies and all that.

    I got the same thing in reverse. "Walk Away Renee" is the only Left Banke song I ever liked. I heard a best-of in a store one time and I was all like

  • MjukisMjukis 1,676 Posts
    Good thread, this. I really want to learn more about this stuff. An obvious one:
    Strawberry Alarm Clock - "Incense and peppermints/The Birdman of Alkatrash" (UNI)

  • djrdjr 511 Posts

    Cryan' Shames - Ben Franklin's Almanac (Destination)

    The Troggs - Evil Woman (can't remember the label - Page One?)
    Great moody, heavy garage tune - may have only come out in the UK, but it can't be much more than $10 with postage to land a copy.

    Don Fardon - Dreaming Room (GNP Crescendo)
    groovy 60s mod sound

    I'll have a dig around my garage/freakbeat boxes to see what else I can recommend.

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,947 Posts
    Short version - if the song was a hit, then you're likely to find it in the cheap bin. That's why Thirteenth Floor Elevators singles are hard to come by, yet Paul Revere & the Raiders are super common.

  • bull_oxbull_ox 5,056 Posts
    Short version - if the song was a hit, then you're likely to find it in the cheap bin. That's why Thirteenth Floor Elevators singles are hard to come by, yet Paul Revere & the Raiders are super common.

    "You're Gonna Miss Me" was a hit, I used to see it every once in a while... never mint, but back when there WERE 45s in my area that was one of them

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,947 Posts
    Short version - if the song was a hit, then you're likely to find it in the cheap bin. That's why Thirteenth Floor Elevators singles are hard to come by, yet Paul Revere & the Raiders are super common.

    "You're Gonna Miss Me" was a hit, I used to see it every once in a while... never mint, but back when there WERE 45s in my area that was one of them

    It was a hit, but only regionally...I don't know where you live (Texas? California? I think those states were where "Miss Me" hit the biggest), but out where I am I'm more likely to see the Bubble Puppy***[/b] than I am the Elevators themselves.
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    ***labelmates of the Elevators on International Artists Records...but the Puppy's one hit was Top 20 nationally while I think the Elevators stalled in the Top 50
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

  • luckluck 4,077 Posts
    "The Dartrell Stomp" by The Mustangs (Providence) would be the same as every odd Ventures/skate park anthem ever, except for the extra-loud tuff-ass drums. Well worth the $2 - and it comes with a shiny gold label, too! Nice one!

  • Honeycombs -Can't Get Through to You (Joe Meek produced madness)
    Tremeloes -Silence is Golden (get it for the b-side)
    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Titch -The Sun Goes Down
    Rattles -Geraldine/The Witch
    Dave Clark Five -Concentration Baby
    Crazy Elephant -Gimme Gimme Good Loving/Dark Side of My Mind (deranged b-side)
    Poppy Family -Which Way You Goin Billy/Endless Sleep
    Kasenatz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus -Quick Joey Small/Rumble 69 (another crazy b-side)

  • akoako 3,409 Posts
    "The Dartrell Stomp" by The Mustangs (Providence) would be the same as every odd Ventures/skate park anthem ever, except for the extra-loud tuff-ass drums. Well worth the $2 - and it comes with a shiny gold label, too! Nice one!

    never seen this on 45, but i have it on some really old radio station comp, those drums are TUFFFF in an early-60s kinda way

  • luckluck 4,077 Posts
    Poppy Family -Which Way You Goin Billy/Endless Sleep

    As if you all didn't know (in case there are some of you), this LP is a MUST. Same as The Shocking Blue's US catchall LP, which is at an all time eBay low.

  • bull_oxbull_ox 5,056 Posts
    Poppy Family -Which Way You Goin Billy/Endless Sleep

    As if you all didn't know (in case there are some of you), this LP is a MUST. Same as The Shocking Blue's US catchall LP, which is at an all time eBay low.

    I actually just snagged the Poppy Family LP, and actually was thinking it was comparable to the Shocking Blue LP as a matter of fact (which really surprised me, I wasn't expecting it to be that dope)

    To keep this relevant to the thread, the Shocking Blue 45 "Hot Sand" is incredible and isn't on LP in the States

    bluesnag, as you probably already know there are many other good-to-great singles from the bands you listed...

  • luckluck 4,077 Posts
    Poppy Family -Which Way You Goin Billy/Endless Sleep

    As if you all didn't know (in case there are some of you), this LP is a MUST. Same as The Shocking Blue's US catchall LP, which is at an all time eBay low.

    I actually just snagged the Poppy Family LP, and actually was thinking it was comparable to the Shocking Blue LP as a matter of fact (which really surprised me, I wasn't expecting it to be that dope)

    To keep this relevant to the thread, the Shocking Blue 45 "Hot Sand" is incredible and isn't on LP in the States

    bluesnag, as you probably already know there are many other good-to-great singles from the bands you listed...

    When I said "same as," I only meant that both were great, low-priced LPs that are even better than their low-priced singles. They're both under the "pop music" banner, but are fairly different in sound. Didn't mean to be confusing.

  • bull_oxbull_ox 5,056 Posts
    No confusion, I was merely cosigning both!

  • funky16cornersfunky16corners 7,175 Posts
    Nobody - Ugly Ducklings

    Well, not raer here.

    K in Canada.


    K

    Are you aware of any good sources for Canadian garage 45s? I've been hunting for a copy of 'A Someday Fool' by MG & the Escorts, and I know it charted in Canada.

    L

  • bull_oxbull_ox 5,056 Posts
    It was a hit, but only regionally...I don't know where you live (Texas? California? I think those states were where "Miss Me" hit the biggest), but out where I am I'm more likely to see the Bubble Puppy***[/b] than I am the Elevators themselves.
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
    ***labelmates of the Elevators on International Artists Records...but the Puppy's one hit was Top 20 nationally while I think the Elevators stalled in the Top 50
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Almost all my digging has been in NC & VA. Like I said, VG- at best copies would turn up semiregularly back when I actually could find 45s to look through

    Bubble Puppy on the other hand is straight-up common. I've turned at least a few people on to this one, and its easy to find a clean copy for $2-3.

  • bluesnagbluesnag 1,285 Posts
    Poppy Family -Which Way You Goin Billy/Endless Sleep

    As if you all didn't know (in case there are some of you), this LP is a MUST. Same as The Shocking Blue's US catchall LP, which is at an all time eBay low.

    I actually just snagged the Poppy Family LP, and actually was thinking it was comparable to the Shocking Blue LP as a matter of fact (which really surprised me, I wasn't expecting it to be that dope)

    To keep this relevant to the thread, the Shocking Blue 45 "Hot Sand" is incredible and isn't on LP in the States

    bluesnag, as you probably already know there are many other good-to-great singles from the bands you listed...

    yeah, i just listed my favorite single from each band listed. although some of those are the only singles i have from that band, like the balloon farm. do they have anything else worth seeking out?

    oh, and thanks to everyone for the replies so far. i'm definitely seeing some new stuff here that i didn't know about.

  • coffinjoecoffinjoe 1,743 Posts
    magic swirling ship - he's coming

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,947 Posts
    Poppy Family -Which Way You Goin Billy/Endless Sleep

    As if you all didn't know (in case there are some of you), this LP is a MUST. Same as The Shocking Blue's US catchall LP, which is at an all time eBay low.

    You're probably talking about that 1970 album on Colossus, but don't forget that 80's comp on the 21 label (an Atlantic subsidiary) that appeared out of nowhere after Bananarama's version of "Venus" became a hit. No liner notes - you're lucky to get their pictures. And don't forget the blurb on the cover that reminds us that "this album contains the ORIGINAL 'Venus'" (or some such foolishness). I don't know if this was an Atlantic tax write-off or what, but this turns up cheap as well.

  • coffinjoecoffinjoe 1,743 Posts
    gentrys - brown paper bag

    love - a house is not motel

  • knewjakknewjak 1,231 Posts

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    ***labelmates of the Elevators on International Artists Records...but the Puppy's one hit was Top 20 nationally while I think the Elevators stalled in the Top 50
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________



    my bubble puppy story:

    two years ago I was training this 18 year old kid as a new employee. He was a really sheltered dude and was heavy into church, it was clear that he didnt get out much and we didnt have anything in common. Anyway, we start making small talk, and when we got to the subject of music he noted that he liked Creed and the ChiliPeppers, so rather than bore him with names he has never heard I simply explained that I listened to 'old rock records' and that was it. However, a few minutes later I catch him singing and humming to himself "...hot smoke and sassafrass many things will come to pass...". It flipped me out big time, and I kept asking if he was messing with me. Turns out his parents were heavy into psych and that record got heavy rotation at his house.

  • p_gunnp_gunn 2,284 Posts
    Short version - if the song was a hit, then you're likely to find it in the cheap bin. That's why Thirteenth Floor Elevators singles are hard to come by, yet Paul Revere & the Raiders are super common.

    paul revere and the raiders- just like me ...well worth 50 cents...

  • I don't care for walk away renee
    I know man
    I have really tried to get into it and I just can't. My friend is a big fan and keeps telling me about the harmonies and all that.

    "Lazy Day" is the Left Banke heat!!
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