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VA - The Boat That Rocked (OST) 2009



The Boat That Rocked (retitled Pirate Radio in North America, Good Morning England in France, Radio Rock Revolution in Germany, and I Love Radio Rock in Italy)  is a 2009 British comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis, with pirate radio in the United Kingdom during the 1960s as its setting. The film has an ensemble cast featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, and Kenneth Branagh. Set in 1966, it tells the story of the fictitious pirate radio station "Radio Rock" and its crew of eclectic disc jockeys, who broadcast rock and pop music to the United Kingdom from a ship anchored in the North Sea while the British government endeavours to shut them down. It was produced by Working Title Films for Universal Pictures, and was filmed on the Isle of Portland and at Shepperton Studios.

After the world premiere in London's Leicester Square on 29 March 2009,[4] the film was released in United Kingdom and Ireland on 1 April 2009. It was a commercial failure at the British box office, making only US$10.1 million in its first three months, just a fifth of its US$50 million production cost. It received mixed reviews, with most criticism directed at its muddled storyline and 2¼-hour length. For its North American release the film had its running time cut by 20 minutes, and was retitled Pirate Radio. Opening 13 November 2009, it was still commercially unsuccessful in the US, earning only US$8 million. When the worldwide theatrical run was finished in January 2010, the film had grossed US$36.3 million.








The Syn - The Original Syn (1967-1969)

The Syn - The Original Syn (1967-1969)


For a band that only made two singles, the Syn are quite well remembered by British rock collectors, principally because two of their members -- guitarist Peter Banks and bassist Chris Squire -- eventually surfaced in the first lineup of Yes in 1968. Their two singles, both issued in 1967 in the U.K. on Deram, were pretty solid efforts in their own right. These charted their transition from mod to psychedelic guitar rock, rather in the manner of a much more famous British psychedelic cult band from the same era, Tomorrow (with Steve Howe on guitar). Their first single, "Created by Clive," was a foppish Carnaby Street takeoff that the band disliked; the fine B-side, the hard mod pop tune "Grounded," featured high soul harmonies and interplay between organ and sparkling guitar, and was much more indicative of the band's sensibilities.

The Syn - The Original Syn (1967-1969)


Their promise really bloomed on their next and last 45, "14 Hour Technicolour Dream," one of the best obscure British psychedelic singles (indeed one of the best British psychedelic singles by any band). Inspired by the 1967 psychedelic London festival of the same name, it was an exhilarating distillation of the best attributes of British pop-psychedelia -- a hook-happy ebullient melody, precise harmonies, unexpected structural twists and turns, Who-like drumming, and tasteful guitar distortion -- into a compact package. It wasn't a hit, though (in fact it was only used as the B-side of "Flowerman"), and the band broke up in early 1968. Banks and Squire played in another psychedelic band, Mabel Greer's Toyshop, for a few months before becoming founding members of Yes. The four songs from the Syn singles have cropped up on numerous compilations of British psych-pop rarities; all four, and a demo of "Flowerman," also appear on Peter Banks' Can I Play You Something?, a compilation of odds and ends from bands that Banks was involved with prior to joining Yes.
Syndestructible Remarkably, the Syn reunited in 2004 and wound up being more active in this incarnation than they were in the '60s. This new version of the Syn featured bassist Squire, guitarist Paul Stacey, keyboardist Gerard Johnson, drummer Jeremy Stacey, and vocalist Steve Nardelli, and they released Syndestructible in October 2005. By the time they played shows supporting the album, the band featured Squire, Nardelli, Johnson, guitarist Shane Theriot, and drummer Alan White. Soon, the Syn became Nardelli's group and he'd swap out supporting musicians for concerts and albums. Two studio albums followed by the end of the decade -- 2007's Armistice Day, 2009's Big Sky -- and then the live The Syn Live Rosfest appeared in 2015, followed by the studio set Trustworks in 2016.

The Syn - The Original Syn (1967-1969)

The Syn - The Original Syn (1967-1969)



VA - Looking Stateside 80 US R&B, Mod, Soul & Garage Nuggets

VA - Looking Stateside 80 US R&B, Mod, Soul & Garage Nuggets


The series now takes a trip to the US of A, sixties style for its latest theme. The latest 'Looking' set travels from uptempo R&B and Early Soul to Garage Punk, Northern, Frat Rock, Proto-Psych and wild instro's. Looking Stateside goes back to the roots of the Mod scene on Disc 1. From the opening bars of Georgia Lynn's 'Sugar Shack Queen', these are the sounds you might have heard down at The Scene Club in London's Ham Yard (had Guy Stevens or other DJs have owned these tunes on import). Willie Jones is still treading the boards to this day; indeed, he issued a new album on RPM's sister label Shout a couple of years back. Disc 2 offers a superb cross-section of mid-Sixties soul, from familiar classics (Chuck Jackson, The Showmen, Don Varner) to more obscure fare (Timi Yuro, The Kampells, Richard Anthony & The Blue Notes) and a whole lotta quality in between. Often, we've chosen less familiar sides. The Newbeats, for example, are represented by the terrific but often overlooked 'I'm A Teardrop'. Disc 3 is launched with a hail of buzzsaw fuzz guitar and snotty vocals, courtesy of The Brogues' classic 'Don't Shoot Me Down', and the pace rarely lets up thereafter. Again, the compilers have married bona fide garage punk classics (the Moving Sidewalks, The Sonics, etc.) with a clutch of tracks new to CD and others which have eluded compilations of this sort.


Tracklist:

1-1 - Georgia Lynn - Sugar Shack Queen
1-2 - Mickey Lee Lane - Hey Sah-Lo-Ney
1-3 - Willie Jones - Where’s My Money
1-4 - Jimmy Gordon - Buzzzzzz
1-5 - Millie Foster - Love Wheel
1-6 - Curtis Knight - Gotta Have A New Dress
1-7 - Earl Wade - I Feel So Bad
1-8 - Jimmy McQuade & The Unique Echos - Bongo Talk
1-9 - Little Gigi - Take The Bitter With The Sweet
1-10 - Leroy Harris - I’m Gonna Get You
1-11 - Eddie Bo - Now Let’s Popeye
1-12 - Zeke Sheppard - Snow Surfin'
1-13 - The Rangers - Mogul Monster
1-14 - The Demotrons - You Copped My Soul
1-15 - Herb Johnson - Two Steps Ahead (Of A Woman)
1-16 - The Locomotions - Make It Saturday Night
1-17 - Mark Valentino - The Push And Kick
1-18 - The Buena Vistas - TNT
1-19 - The Swans - He’s Mine
1-20 - The Kittens - The Sweetest Boy
1-21 - The Champs - Switzerland
1-22 - The Tomboys - I’d Rather Fight Than Switch
1-23 - Billy Lee - Just In The Nick Of Time
1-24 - Little Joe & The Mustangs - South Swell
1-25 - Teddy & The Twilights - Running Around Town
1-26 - The Delacardos - I Just Want To Know
1-27 - Music City Swingers - Passing Thru Music City
2-1 - Richie Barrett - I Will Love You
2-2 - Timi Yuro - Gone
2-3 - Don Varner - Tear Stained Face
2-4 - Jimmy Seals - The Yesterday Of Our Love
2-5 - Chuck Jackson - These Chains Of Love (Are Breaking Me Down)
2-6 - The Showmen - Take It Baby
2-7 - The Spyders - I Can Take Care Of Myself
2-8 - Sheila Ferguson - Are You Satisfied
2-9 - Ron Holden - I’ll Forgive And Forget
2-10 - The Modern Redcaps - Never Too Young (To Fall In Love)
2-11 - The Falcons - Has It Happened To You Yet
2-12 - John Leach - Put That Woman Down
2-13 - Charles Lamont & The Extremes - I’ve Got To Keep Moving
2-14 - The Jay Walkers - Can’t Live Without You
2-15 - Silent Glo - Hard Hard Way
2-16 - Richard Anthony & The Blue Notes - The Boston Monkey
2-17 - Jerry Fuller - Double Life
2-18 - Sonny Stiles & His King Men - Here She Comes
2-19 - Eddie Carlton - It Will Be Done
2-20 - The Kampells - You Got It Bad
2-21 - Joe Tex - I Wanna Be Free
2-22 - Mack Rice - Baby I’m Coming Home
2-23 - Sammy Stevens - Everybody Crossfire
2-24 - Linda Cumbo - Yesterday Today And Tomorrow
2-25 - The Newbeats - I’m A Treadrop
2-26 - Jimmy Radcliffe - Soulville
2-27 - Maxine Sellers - Some Kind Of Fever (Pray For Rain)
3-1 - The Brogues - Don’t Shoot Me Down
3-2 - The Moving Sidewalks - 99th Floor
3-3 - The Sons Of Champlin - Fat City
3-4 - Gene Vincent - Bird-Doggin'
3-5 - The US Male - You Got Yours
3-6 - The Knickerbockers Featuring Jimmy Walker - As A Matter Of Fact
3-7 - Rivals - It Won’t Be Long Now
3-8 - The Wailers - Out Of Our Tree
3-9 - The Sonics - Boss Hoss
3-10 - The Free-For-All - Show Me The Way
3-11 - The Druids - Girl Can’t Take A Joke
3-12 - Peck's Bad Boys - Crazy World
3-13 - Lindy Blaskey & The Lavells - You Ain’t Tuff
3-14 - The Rationals - Leaving Here
3-15 - The Executioners - I Want The Rain Pt 1
3-16 - The Traits - Harlem Shuffle
3-17 - International Bongo Band - Congo
3-18 - Hal & The Prophets - Shame Shame Shame
3-19 - George & The Velvet Illusions* - Lazy
3-20 - The Berrys - Midnight Hour
3-21 - We The People - Mirror Of Your Mind
3-22 - The Love Society - Tobacco Road
3-23 - Culver Street Playground - Feedback
3-24 - Sir Raleigh & The Cupons - Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Another Day
3-25 - The Centurys - Endless Search
3-26 - The Misunderstood - My Mind

VA - Looking Stateside 80 US R&B, Mod, Soul & Garage Nuggets


VA - Ready Steady Go The Sixties

VA - Ready Steady Go The Sixties


Ready Steady Go! was a pioneering 60s pop TV show known for its youthful spontaneity, cool graphics, it’s memorable performances as well as its championing of exciting emerging talent. Widely considered to be a major force responsible for launching some of the Sixties biggest names including The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and The Who. It broke all barriers in music and fashion and it set the trends that changed the face of British music forever. It was daring and it was innovative and set the tone that anything was possible. The Sixties was a time of great hope, optimism and fun and this clearly shows in the songs contained in this set. On Friday at 6pm, Manfred Mann's 5-4-3-2-1 came crashing out of the TV and the screen announced: "The weekend starts here!" For anyone interested in music or fashion it was a must! In short Ready Steady Go! was a cultural landmark. The Ready Steady Go! The Sixties is a special collection recreating that magical era. It is a celebration of the greatest artists and songs of the 60’s including Manfred Mann - 5,4,3,2,1 (the show’s title song), The Who - Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon, The Small Faces - Itchycoo Park, The Beach Boys - I Get Around and The Animals - House of The Rising Sun.


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The Who - Then and Now!

The Who - Then and Now!

Then and Now is a greatest hits compilation album by The Who released internationally by Polydor Records and by Geffen Records in the United States. It features 18 Who classics and two new tracks—"Real Good Looking Boy" and "Old Red Wine"—which were the first Who originals since "Dig" from Pete Townshend's 1989 album The Iron Man. "Real Good Looking Boy" is a tribute to Elvis Presley, and "Old Red Wine" is a tribute to former band member John Entwistle, who died in 2002. The album was re-released in 2007 and replaced "Old Red Wine" with "It's Not Enough" from the 2006 album Endless Wire and "Summertime Blues" was replaced by "Baba O'Riley"

The Who - Then and Now!


When Then and Now: Maximum Who was released in March 2004, there were no less than four Who hits compilations on the market (including the classic singles collection Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy, which was available as an import), which raises the question: why another hits compilation, especially one that shares its title with Sanctuary's midline series of re-recorded live hits and new songs from B-level artists? The answer is, it's the first step in reintroducing the Who as an active recording unit -- the "now" part of the Then and Now equation. At the end of this disc, after 18 familiar hits have been trotted out, two new songs are unveiled: "Real Good Looking Boy" and "Old Red Wine." This is a rather low-key way of releasing new material from a classic act, but it's a smart move since it doesn't call attention to itself yet gives listeners an idea of what the forthcoming album, expected in either late 2004 or early 2005, might be like. While neither of the songs can compare with the previous 18 songs, that's an unfair comparison since these are low-key, mature works that would have worked well on a Pete Townshend solo album from the '80s. And that's a compliment -- the final two Who albums, Face Dances and It's Hard, had material that would have sounded better on a Townshend solo album, but he wasn't ready to break free, and the band wasn't ready to change its approach to suit his new material. Here, the reconstituted band -- featuring longtime keyboardist Rabbit Bundrick and drummer Zak Starkey -- fits the material, and more importantly, Roger Daltrey has grown considerably as a vocalist, delivering the nuance within Townshend's lyrics (compare his delivery on "Real Good Looking Boy" to "You Better You Bet," where he just blows through the words). While this is not classic Who, it is the most interesting music either Townshend or Daltrey has made in nearly 20 years, and it bodes well for the forthcoming full-length. Whether that justifies yet another Who compilation is another matter, particularly since the audience that most wants to hear this new material will already have each song on this disc several times over in its collection, which will no doubt frustrate collectors. On the other hand, this is one of the better hits-oriented compilations, containing nothing but the biggest FM hits, and if a casual listener doesn't already have My Generation: The Very Best of the Who or any other single-disc sampler, they'll be satisfied with this since, apart from these two very good new tracks, it's virtually interchangeable with any other career-spanning single-disc sampler.

The Who - Then and Now!

VA - Rare Mod : A Collection Of 60's Underground Rhythm&Blues, Psych&Soul Vol1-6

VA - Rare Mod : A Collection Of 60's Underground Rhythm&Blues, Psych&Soul Vol1-6



A collection of Sixties underground Rhythm and Blues, Psych and Soul.

VA - Rare Mod : A Collection Of 60's Underground Rhythm&Blues, Psych&Soul Vol1-6



Every once in a while a compilation comes along that re-defines the genre. - Nuggets and Pebbles spring to mind; classic collections crafted with care.

Cut from the same cloth is Rare Mod.

Last year, Acid Jazz released a recently discovered and previously unheard EP from Steve Marriot’s pre-Small Faces outfit – The Moments. The record spent a couple of months in the indie top ten (peaking at number 4). The label’s psyche guru, Richard Searle began a quest to unearth more super rare and unreleased material from the glory days of the mid sixties Mod scene.

I am pleased to report that he was successful. The end result is titled simply Rare Mod and features some of the finest unheard gems: tracks that were never released at the time, demos and obscure 45’s that were pulled within days of release.

From obscure British soul (Truly Smith) though r n b (The Shots, The Doc Thomas Group), early psyche (The Attack, The Silence) to out-and-out mod classics (Steve Marriott’s Mo-ments, The Shapes Of Things) – all the genres and styles are represented and many of the musicians involved went on to massive success in later years.
With mod enjoying its highest profile in a generation, from Weller and Oasis to The Last Shadow Puppets and Twisted Wheel, this album showcases a whole host of brilliant, un-discovered anthems for old hands and new converts alike

Compiled by Richard Searle
Sleevenotes by Lois ‘Mojo’ Wilson

Reviews confirmed in Mojo, Record Collector, Uncut, Q and Scootering as well as all the specialist press, fanzines and websites


VA - Rare Mod : A Collection Of 60's Underground Rhythm&Blues, Psych&Soul Vol1-6


Mod is entering it’s 60th birthday and is once again growing as a cultural force – a new generation has discovered this most quintessential of British cultures.

Acid Jazz are celebrating with the next installment of their highly successful RARE MOD compilation series.

The east London indie has combed the attics and wardrobes of hundreds of original musi-cians and collected an amazingly broad cross-section of previously unreleased material. Acetates, demos and bona-fide unreleased songs combine on a hard hitting and commer-cially successful release.

Volume one was released earlier this year to much acclaim and was described as a genu-ine rival to both Nuggets and Pebbles. Volume two is a step up in class and rarity.

From obscure British soul (The Donnie Elbert Band and Mac Kissoon) though R n B (C Jam Blues, Parker’s Mood and The Gass Company), early psyche (The Nocturnes, The Amboy Dukes, The Summer Set) to out-and-out mod classics (The Fleur de Lys and The Richard Kent Style) – all the genres and styles are represented and many of the musicians involved went on to massive success in later years.

With mod enjoying its highest profile in a generation, from Weller and Oasis to The Last Shadow Puppets and Twisted Wheel, this album showcases a whole host of brilliant, un-discovered anthems for old hands and new converts alike.

Compiled by and with sleeve notes from Paul “Smiler” Anderson and Damian Jones.

VA - Rare Mod : A Collection Of 60's Underground Rhythm&Blues, Psych&Soul Vol1-6

Volume 3 sees the best collection yet - some of the finest underground mod, rhythm and blues and beat bands of the sixties, all digging out those unreleased acetates from on top of wardrobes, suitcases in the attic and in some cases, unheard studio master-tapes. 



On a 'mod' compilation you would expect mostly nothing but mod styled beat / garage / freakbeat, but there are a few exceptions. Take the London born Andee Silver who made this recognisable Motown pop single, here included. Female pop hardly is found on mod compilations, but there's another one. Goldie & The Gingerbreads, more being an American harmony vocalist band, found most of its success opening before The Rolling Stones and touring with The Kinks. Different but not in a too great sense also is the 'Northern Soul' band Kenny Bernard & The Wranglers, with another version of “In the midnight hour”, another connection to London. There are two tracks in earlier 60s styles and a few bluesier tracks included for one more London connection. Such tracks makes the compilation a bit more alternated, while it is of course the mod connection which gives most of the expected / sought after satisfaction. There has been enough background info and a few rare photographs of many of the bands/recordings added. Nothing is completely surprising like mod hardly does for me, although a few songs could have made a bigger public with the right connections and circumstances. The compilation is already worth checking out for The Creation's Beatlesque string soaked song.  

Mod, you can't live with it, you can't live without it! - whilst this extraordinarily resilient youth culture continues to defy the natural laws of science and quietly die, unnoticed in some dingy corner of a Soho alley, it is again reborn, embraced by a new generation of British youth - the thirst for original mod iconography, history and music has never been greater, so Acid Jazz records prepare for the release of their third instalment of the evergreen RARE MOD series…


Familiar names like The Creation and John's Children with alternate takes of both Life Is Just Beginning and Desdemona (which features some previously unheard Marc Bolan vocals). Lesser lights such as The Iveys, The Preachers (featuring a young Peter Frampton), Gary Brooker (later of Procul Harum) and St Louis Union contribute amazingly rare material - there's British soul from Goldie & The Gingerbreads, Kenny Bernard & The Wranglers (who boasted a young David Bowie on saxophone as part of their early line-up) and Andee Silver, psych from The Montanas and Dave & The Diamonds (up there with anything on the original Nuggets release!), R&B from Sean Buckley & The Breadcrumbs or Derry Wilkie & The Pressmen....

VA - Rare Mod : A Collection Of 60's Underground Rhythm&Blues, Psych&Soul Vol1-6

*****

And two albums, which our friend Daniel kindly shared with us.

Thanks for this !


VA - Rare Mod : A Collection Of 60's Underground Rhythm&Blues, Psych&Soul Vol1-6
VA - Rare Mod : A Collection Of 60's Underground Rhythm&Blues, Psych&Soul Vol1-6



VA - Rare Mod : A Collection Of 60's Underground Rhythm&Blues, Psych&Soul Vol1-6
VA - Rare Mod : A Collection Of 60's Underground Rhythm&Blues, Psych&Soul Vol1-6


The In Crowd - UK Mod R&B Beat 1964-1967

The In Crowd - UK Mod R&B Beat 1964-1967

There's a decent amount of good stuff on this anthology, but it does represent the second to third rung of artists and tracks in this immensely exciting genre. It's something to investigate only after you've digested the Who, the Small Faces, Creation, and the Pretty Things, especially as there are no tracks by any of those groups on this 26-track anthology. And the songs by the biggest names are rather peripheral to their core discographies: The Yardbirds' "Stroll On" is the reworking of "The Train Kept A-Rollin'" that they did for the Blow-Up film, while the Spencer Davis Group's "Keep on Running" is a live radio version, not the original hit single. Getting past these considerations, almost everything here is fair to excellent British R&B-mod, including cuts by some of the better second-division acts on the scene (Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll, the Artwoods, John's Children, the Untamed, the Eyes, Graham Bond) and early recordings by some future superstars like Rod Stewart, Steve Howe (as part of the In Crowd), and David Bowie (as part of the Manish Boys). The Action's blue-eyed soul masterpiece "I'll Keep Holding On," Gary Farr & the T-Bones' R&B cover of Mongo Santamaria's "Get the Money," and Les Fleur Des Lys' "Mud in Your Eye," in fact, are great cuts, and John's Children's "The Love I Thought I'd Found" (also known as "Smashed Blocked") is mod on the verge of dissolving into psychedelia. "It's Alright," by the Rocking Vickers, is an oddity in that it's basically Pete Townshend's "The Kids Are Alright" with different lyrics and song structure (though Townshend still gets the songwriting credit). This is really more of a first purchase for listeners just beginning to investigate obscure mod music than one for the specialists, though, since many people interested in these sounds in the first place will already have many or most of the songs on other reissues. There's an extraordinary bonus, however: An enhanced CD track has a three-minute video clip from a 1964 documentary focusing on the Four + 1 (with future members of the psychedelic band Tomorrow), including a snippet of a live performance of Bo Diddley's "Nursery Rhyme."

The In Crowd - UK Mod R&B Beat 1964-1967

Thanks Phil for this...

It would be nice to find it... ;)


The In Crowd - UK Mod R&B Beat 1964-1967

We 4 - In Action (1966)

We 4 -  In Action (1966)




From Stockholm

Singles:
1965 Remember / Jane (Polydor, NH59706)
1966 You´re The One For Me / I Couldn’t Wait (Wrong title on track B “I Couldn’t Stay”, Nashville, NS847)
1966 You´re The One For Me / I Couldn’t Wait (Nashville, NS847)
1966 Oh Marie / Hey Girl (Nashville, NS850)

LP’s
1966 In Action (Nashville, NSLPS30-105)

Members:
Bengt Lindqvist – Guitar (Born) Christer Hedin – Guitar (Born) Hans Edler – Vocals, Guitar (Born Mars 23, 1945) Jan Högberg – Bass (Born) Olle Landsell – Drums (Born)

Television and film appearances:
Drop-In, SVT1, 1966? (TV)

We 4 -  In Action (1966)

01 - Nashville Oh Marie
02 - I Should Be Happy
03 - Don't Go Away
04 - There's A Girl In Town
05 - The House Of The Rising Sun
06 - Hey Pretty Girl
07 - You're The One For Me
08 - My Baby's Walkin' Around
09 - In The Rain
10 - Boards And Cars
11 - Hey Girl
12 - I Couldn't Wait
VA - The Boat That Rocked (OST) 2009The Syn - The Original Syn (1967-1969)VA - Looking Stateside 80 US R&B, Mod, Soul & Garage Nuggets VA - Ready Steady Go The SixtiesThe Who - Then and Now!VA - EMI Mods CollectionV.A.-Doin The ModVA - Rare Mod : A Collection Of 60's Underground Rhythm&Blues, Psych&Soul Vol1-6The In Crowd - UK Mod R&B Beat 1964-1967We 4 -  In Action (1966)

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