Sunday, December 04, 2011

Rock Shop - Mr. Lee's Swingin' Affair Presents (1968)




Personnel:
ALAN CLARK vcls, ld gtr, bs,organ A
JOHN DALBECK gtr A
PAT EDWARDS bs A
PETE STEVENS drms A

ALBUM:
1(A) MR. LEE'S "SWING 'N AFFAIR" PRESENTS THE ROCK SHOP (Lee-Mo) 1968 R3

NB: (1) pirated on vinyl and CD. Reissued legitimately on vinyl and CD (Bacchus Archives BA 1115) 1997.

45:
1 Is That Your Halo?/State Of Your Mind (Rowena 853) May 1967

From Monterey, California. A very rare album of fuzz guitar-led blues and pop rock. It has a very funny cover depicting the group as the next Beatles and hairdresser-cum-rock promoter "Mr. Lee" as God!

According to Tony Sanchez in the liner notes to Fuzz, Flaykes, And Shakes, Vol. 4 (LP & CD), the above 45, both sides of which appear on the comp, is by a different band to the one who recorded the LP - can anyone confirm this? Is That Your Halo is an intensely menacing punker that rumbles into Yardbirds' rave-up territory at the bridge where incendiary leads battle with rasping harmonica; State Of Your Mind is an almost equally powerful acid-punker - truly a double-whammy of a 45.

(Vernon Joynson/Clark Faville/Max Waller/Alec Palao/Matt Moses/Nick Kontogouris)

1. Soap Suds And Cream
2. Stop
3. Leaving Just Isn't Fair
4. Yes, I Love You
5. Bad Case Of Booze (Pete's Theme)
6. Goodbye Sunshine
7. Why Not Three Or Four
8. Lay It On The Line
9. Mediocre Blues
10. It's Hurting Me
11. Looky, Looky, Look
12. I Can't Go On

Rock Shop - Mr. Lee's Swingin' Affair Presents (1968)

7 comments :

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your wonderful job! Your blog is a true ... heaven! I love rarities and i would know if it was possible to re-up "Ana y Jaime"'s album ?
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This group actually hailed from
W.Covina, CA. This lp was released
1968-69. Alan Clark is still performing today. Some members of this band were in the Go-Rillas
(64-66).

Anonymous said...

The band was a different band from the 45. Different cities entirely.
Alan Clark said he had nothing to with the Rock Shop 45. The liner notes are correct. Tony the Tyger

Anonymous said...

for vinyl lovvers, here is that rarity on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300421880633#ht_814wt_1167

Anonymous said...

Here is the vinyl on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300421880633#ht_814wt_1167

Anonymous said...

My brother Ronnie Taboni played the drums in the band THE ROCK SHOP which featured IS THAT YOUR HALO I would like for any of the old band members that new him to contact me at ds3487@hughes.net thankyou they played in all of the clubs in Montery CA. in 67,68 before he was shipped to Veatnam

juan manuel muñoz said...

many thanks