- Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 1
Name = Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 1
Type = compilation
Released = 1983
Recorded = Mid-1960's
Garage rock, Psychedelic rock
Label = AIP Records
Last album =
This album = Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 1
Next album =
Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 2
"Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 1" (subtitled LA '65 / Teenage Rebellion) is a
compilation albumof American garage rockand psychedelic rockrecordings from the mid to late 1960s. It was the first in a series that is nearly as long as the earlier Pebbles seriesof similar music (for which the Highs in the Mid-Sixties seriesis a companion series), although the "Highs" albums concentrate strictly on particular regions of the US – in this case, recordings that were released in Los Angeles, California. (Despite the subtitle, however, not all of these records were originally released in 1965).
Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 2", " Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 3", and " Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 20" also showcase music from Los Angeles; while two of the later CDs in the Pebbles series, "Pebbles, Volume 8" and "Pebbles, Volume 9" feature bands from throughout Southern California.
This album was released in 1983 as an LP by
AIP Records(as #AIP-10003).
Notes on the Tracks
The Standellswere one of the best of the mid-sixties L.A. bands; this is a rare early track that was previously unreleased at this time. The flip side of "Linda" by the Starfiresis one of the most valuable and sought after garage rock songs, "I Never Loved Her", which was featured on the "Pebbles, Volume 8" LP and CD. The Epicshave managed yet another take on the eternal " Louie Louie". Gypsy Tripsare actually from Oklahomabut settled in L.A.; this song was later covered by the Electric Prunes. The Lyrics' "So What!" was a featured song on " Pebbles, Volume 2".
# The Avengers: "Be a Cave Man" (G. Paxton, G./W. Powell), 1:53
# The Colony: "All I Want" (Foley/Eucker), 2:28
Sean & the Brandywines: "She Ain't No Good" (Rowbottom), 1:59 — rel. 1965
The Epics: "Louie Come Home" (The Epics/ Richard Berry), 2:30
Limey & the Yanks: "Guaranteed Love" (Reed/Paxton), 2:24
The Standells: "Someday You'll Cry" ( Larry Tamblin), 2:27 — rel. 1965
The Spats: "Tell Ya All about it, Baby" (Showalter/Johnson), 2:11 — rel. 1965
The Grains of Sand: "That's when Happiness Began" (Addrisi/Addrisi), 2:18
Gypsy Trips: "Ain't it Hard" ( Roger Tillison/ Terrye Tillison), 2:21
The Rumors: "Hold Me Now", 2:27
Warden & his Fugitives: "The World Ain't Changed" (Shields), 2:40
The Road Runners: "Goodbye" ( Randy Hall), 2:25
The 4 Making Do: "The Simple Life" ( E. G. Wells), 2:00
# The Answer: "I'll Be In" (T. Anderson/C. Wright), 2:22
The Starfires: "Linda" ( Freddie Fields), 1:55
The Lyrics: "They Can't Hurt Me" (C. Gaylord), 2:43 — rel. 1965
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