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1. Barry & The Remains - Don't Look Back

The Remains were a mid-1960s rock group from Boston, Massachusetts, led by Barry Tashian, who was later a vocalist and guitarist for Gram Parsons, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and Emmylou Harris, and part of the duo Barry and Holly Tashian. The Remains is the debut album by the American garage rock band, and was released on Epic Records in September 26, 1966.

From the album: The Remains
Released: September 26, 1966

2. The Electric Flag - Groovin' Is Easy

The Electric Flag was an American blues rock soul group, led by guitarist Mike Bloomfield, keyboardist Barry Goldberg and drummer Buddy Miles, and featuring other musicians such as vocalist Nick Gravenites and bassist Harvey Brooks.

A Long Time Comin' is the first album by American rock band The Electric Flag, released in 1968. The meat of the album is soul along with blues and rock with a horn section. It is widely seen as an ambitious debut album by music critics.

From the album: A Long Time Comin'
Released: March 1968

3. The Squires - Going All The Way

The Squires were an American garage band from Bristol, Connecticut, United States, operating in the 1960s. They released just one single, which failed to be even a regional hit, but which is now regarded as a classic of its era.

Label: Atco 45-6442
Released: September 1966

4. Rain Parade - I Look Around

The Rain Parade is a band that was originally active in the Paisley Underground scene in Los Angeles in the 1980s, and that reunited and resumed touring in 2012.

From the album: Emergency Third Rail Power Trip
Released: 1983

5. Breakthru - Adventures Highway

Breakthru were a powerful live act from Birmingham who never managed to "break through" into the record charts despite a talented and charismatic line-up. 40 years later, Circle Records has released a compilation of their recorded material that we can now hear and appreciate for the first time.

Track: circa 1968?
From the album: Adventures Highway
Released: 2007

6. The Humane Society - Knock, Knock

The Humane Society were an American garage rock band from Simi Valley, California who were active from 1965 through 1968, who are best known for their 1967 protopunk anthem, "Knock Knock."

Label: Liberty 55968 45 RPM
Released: April 1967

7. Lollipop Shoppe - Underground Railroad

The Lollipop Shoppe was an American garage rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1966. Just Colour is a 1968 an album by the American garage rock band The Lollipop Shoppe. Just Colour is the only album released by the group.

From the album: Just Colour
Released: 1968

8. Complex - Norwegian Butterfly

Complex were an English band formed in 1968 consisting of lead guitarist Brian Lee, lead vocalist and drummer Tony Shakespeare, bass guitarist Lance Fogg and rhythm guitarist Tony Fisher.

From the album: Complex
Released: 1970

9. Dukes Of Stratosphear - My Love Explodes

The Dukes of Stratosphear was a pseudonym used by the British rock band XTC in the mid-to-late 1980s, concurrently with XTC's continued musical activities. The project was intended as a homage to 1960s pop and psychedelic music by groups such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Tomorrow, The Byrds, The Kinks, The Zombies, The Beach Boys, The Small Faces, Jefferson Airplane and The Pretty Things.

Artist: XTC
Album: 25 O'Clock
Released: 1985

10. Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera - Mary Jane

Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, at various times also known as "Velvet Opera", was a British rock band active in the late 1960s. Members of the band would later become members of The Strawbs, Hudson Ford and Stretch.

From the album: Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera
Released: 1968

11. Living Children - Crystalize Your Mind

Fort Bragg in Mendocino County on the northern coast of California was home to The Living Children, an outfit who formed in the summer of 1966, though their roots can be traced back to surf band KW and The Evils earlier in the decade. The band apparently took their name from the song ‘Living Child’ by their friends The Boy Blues from Chico, and having won a Battle of the Bands contest at the 1966 California State Fair in Sacramento played gigs across the state.

The Rolling Stones influenced ‘Crystalize Your Mind’ has a great main riff and pulsing bassline, and lyrics inspired by the Haight district of San Francisco that sound a note of caution about the love generation lifestyle – “keep on dropping, baby, gonna blow your mind”.

Label: MTA Records MTA 140 45 RPM
Released: 1968

12. The Electric Toilet - Within Your State Of Mind

The Electric Toilet led by guitarist Dave Hall, came from Memphis and their sole album includes the awesome track "Within Your State Of Mind". Driving bluesy LP with southern twang, growly lead vocal with black Baptist church choir style backing, sound effects and trippy acid guitar work. Two members died in a car crash within months of its completion and the group broke up.

From the album: In The Hands Of Karma
Released: 1969

13. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trust Us

Safe as Milk is the debut album by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, released in 1967. A heavily blues-influenced work, the album featured a 20-year-old Ry Cooder, who played guitar and wrote some of the arrangements.
Today, Safe as Milk is one of Beefheart's most acclaimed works. It hints at many of the features such as odd time signatures ("Abba Zaba," "Dropout Boogie") and surreal lyrics ("Electricity") that would become trademarks of Beefheart's music.

From the album: Safe as Milk
Released: September 1967

14. 13th Floor Elevators - (It's All Over Now) Baby Blue

Easter Everywhere is the second studio album by the American psychedelic rock band the 13th Floor Elevators. It was released in November, 1967, through record label International Artists.

From the album: Easter Everywhere
Released: November 1967

15. The Zodiac - Cancer-The Moonchild

The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds (also known, less correctly, as either The Zodiac by Cosmic Sounds, or Cosmic Sounds by The Zodiac - the sleevenotes were unclear) was a collaborative concept album on the theme of the signs of the Zodiac. It was issued by Elektra Records in May 1967 and featured early use of the Moog synthesizer by Paul Beaver, with music written by Mort Garson, words by Jacques Wilson, and narration by Cyrus Faryar. It has been variously described as "a wonderful period piece" and "apt to inspire more giggle fits than stoned, pull-the-shades-down reveries.

From the album: Cosmic Sounds
Released: May 1967

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