Sunday, December 04, 2011
ALAN CLARK vcls, ld gtr, bs,organ A
JOHN DALBECK gtr A
PAT EDWARDS bs A
PETE STEVENS drms A
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.
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
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)