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'Pushin' Too Hard' is a 94-track celebration of 1960s garage punk, a retrospectively named genre first compiled on Lenny Kaye's seminal 1972 collection 'Nuggets'. This is raw, exciting music with tons of attitude - fuzz guitars, swirling organs, wailing harmonicas, thumping drums and tough vocals are plentiful. In the mid 1960s, teenage rock 'n' roll groups proliferated throughout the USA, often inspired by 'British Invasion' bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds as well as US styles including surf, blues and folk rock. Most towns and cities had local scenes revolving around dance parties, clubs and 'battle of the bands' contests and many of the bands here were regional royalty but never broke nationally. Key bands featured include The Seeds, The Sonics, The Standells, The Shadows Of Knight, The Thirteenth Floor Elevators, Love, The Electric Prunes, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, We The People and ? & The Mysterians. There are national US Billboard Hot 100 hits from Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs - 'Wooly Bully' (#2), The Strangeloves - 'I Want Candy' (#11), The Castaways - 'Liar, Liar' (#12), The Beau Brummels - 'Just A Little' (#15), The McCoys - 'Fever' (#7), The Bobby Fuller Four - 'I Fought The Law' (#9), Paul Revere & The Raiders - 'Just Like Me' (#11), The Barbarians - 'Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl' (#55), Love - 'My Little Red Book' (#54), The Knickerbockers - 'One Track Mind' (#46) and The Seeds - 'Pushin' Too Hard' (#36) presented here in a longer unedited version. Rarities from The Blue Beats, The Dirty Wurds, The Apparitions, The Bedlam Four and The Jackals are released here on CD for the first time while many other tracks have never been released in the UK before.
'Pushin' Too Hard' is a 94-track celebration of 1960s garage punk, a retrospectively named genre first compiled on Lenny Kaye's seminal 1972 collection 'Nuggets'. This is raw, exciting music with tons of attitude - fuzz guitars, swirling organs, wailing harmonicas, thumping drums and tough vocals are plentiful. In the mid 1960s, teenage rock 'n' roll groups proliferated throughout the USA, often inspired by 'British Invasion' bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds as well as US styles including surf, blues and folk rock. Most towns and cities had local scenes revolving around dance parties, clubs and 'battle of the bands' contests and many of the bands here were regional royalty but never broke nationally. Key bands featured include The Seeds, The Sonics, The Standells, The Shadows Of Knight, The Thirteenth Floor Elevators, Love, The Electric Prunes, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, We The People and ? & The Mysterians. There are national US Billboard Hot 100 hits from Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs - 'Wooly Bully' (#2), The Strangeloves - 'I Want Candy' (#11), The Castaways - 'Liar, Liar' (#12), The Beau Brummels - 'Just A Little' (#15), The McCoys - 'Fever' (#7), The Bobby Fuller Four - 'I Fought The Law' (#9), Paul Revere & The Raiders - 'Just Like Me' (#11), The Barbarians - 'Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl' (#55), Love - 'My Little Red Book' (#54), The Knickerbockers - 'One Track Mind' (#46) and The Seeds - 'Pushin' Too Hard' (#36) presented here in a longer unedited version. Rarities from The Blue Beats, The Dirty Wurds, The Apparitions, The Bedlam Four and The Jackals are released here on CD for the first time while many other tracks have never been released in the UK before.
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Pushin Too Hard: American Garage Punk 1964-1967 - Pushin Too Hard: American Garage Punk 1964-1967

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Format: CD
Label: STRAWBERRY
Rel. Date: 01/19/2024
UPC: 5013929432239

Pushin Too Hard: American Garage Punk 1964-1967
Artist: Pushin Too Hard: American Garage Punk 1964-1967
Format: CD
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1. The Rangers - Justine
2. Sam The Sham ; The Pharaohs - Wooly Bully
3. The Strangeloves - I Want Candy
4. The Barbarians - Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl
5. The Denims - I'm Your Man
6. The Castaways - Liar, Liar
7. The Remains - Why Do I Cry
8. The Beau Brummels - Just A Little
9. The Seeds Featuring Sky Saxon - Pushin' Too Hard (Unedited Version)
10. The Leaves - Too Many People (Single Version)
11. The Front Line - Got Love (Trident Version)
12. The Brogues - I Ain't No Miracle Worker
13. The Standells - Rari (Extended Version)
14. The Spades - You're Gonna Miss Me
15. The Lyrics - So What!!
16. The Mad Hatters - I Need Love
17. Don ; The Goodtimes - Little Sally Tease
18. The Coastliners - Alright
19. The McCoys - Fever
20. The Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law (Single Version)
21. The JuJus - You Treat Me Bad
22. The Girls - My Baby
23. The Raymarks - Louise
24. The Emperor's - I Want My Woman
25. Paul Revere ; The Raiders - Just Like Me
26. Liverpool Five - Heart (Album Version)
27. The Bad Seeds - A Taste Of The Same
28. Merrell ; The Exiles - She's Gone
29. The Bees - Forget Me Girl
30. The Misunderstood - Don't Break Me Down
31. The Seeds - Out Of The Question (Version 1, Take 1)
32. The Thirteenth Floor Elevators - Tried To Hide (Single Version)
33. Love - My Little Red Book
34. The Mojo Men - She's My Baby (Autumn Version)
35. The Electric Prunes - Ain't It Hard
36. Captain Beefheart ; His Magic Band - Diddy Wah Diddy
37. Dirty Wurds - Mellow Down Easy
38. The Outcasts - I'm In Pittsburgh (And It's Raining)
39. The Knickerbockers - One Track Mind
40. Rocky ; The Riddlers - Flash And Crash
41. The Dimensions - Knock You Flat
42. The Unusuals - I'm Walking, Babe
43. The Shadows Of Knight - Dark Side
44. We The People - Mirror Of Your Mind
45. Sterling Damon - Rejected
46. The Soothsayers - Please, Don't Be Mad
47. The Esquires - Judgement Day
48. The Century's - Hard Times
49. The Sonics - You Got Your Head On Backwards
50. Link Wray ; The Raymen - Hidden Charms
51. The Misunderstood - Thunder `N' Lightnin'
52. Zakary Thaks - She's Got You
53. The Squires - Going All The Way
54. The Blue Beats - Extra Girl
55. The Free-For-All - Show Me The Way
56. Chris Morgan ; The Togas - There She Goes
57. The Executioners - I Want The Rain (Vocal)
58. Limey ; The Yanks - Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
59. The Apparitions - She's So Satisfyin'
60. The Hustlers - If You Try
61. The Echoes Of Carnaby Street - No Place Or Time
62. Sparkles - No Friend Of Mine
63. Velvet Illusions - Velvet Illusions
64. The Standells - Barracuda
65. We The People - You Burn Me Up And Down
66. The Rationals - I Need You
67. The Other Half - Mr. Pharmacist
68. Neal Ford ; The Fanatics - Shame On You
69. The Choir - It's Cold Outside
70. The Newbeats - Top Secret
71. The Fire Escape - Love Special Delivery
72. ? ; The Mysterians - Girl (You Captivate Me)
73. The Third Bardo - I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time
74. Ken ; The Forth Dimension - See If I Care
75. The Off-Beats - Tired Of Crying
76. The Mistics - Why Baby Why
77. The Headstones - Bad Day Blues
78. Roy Junior (Roy Acuff Jr.) - Victim Of Circumstances
79. The Sparkles - Hipsville 29 B.C. (I Need Help)
80. The Jackals - Love Times Eight
81. The Galaxies IV - Piccadilly Circus
82. Front Page News - Thoughts
83. Fenwyck - Mindrocker
84. The Jefferson Handerchief - I'm Allergic To Flowers
85. The Buddhas - Lost Innocence
86. The Ohio Express - Try It
87. Tidal Waves - Action! (Speaks Louder Than Words)
88. The Liberty Bell - For What You Lack
89. Thursdays Children - You Can Forget About That
90. The Jades - Come Back
91. The Checkmates - Talk To Me
92. The New Yorkers - Again
93. Georgy ; The Velvet Illusions - Mini Shimmy
94. The Bedlam Four - No One Left To Love

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'Pushin' Too Hard' is a 94-track celebration of 1960s garage punk, a retrospectively named genre first compiled on Lenny Kaye's seminal 1972 collection 'Nuggets'. This is raw, exciting music with tons of attitude - fuzz guitars, swirling organs, wailing harmonicas, thumping drums and tough vocals are plentiful. In the mid 1960s, teenage rock 'n' roll groups proliferated throughout the USA, often inspired by 'British Invasion' bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds as well as US styles including surf, blues and folk rock. Most towns and cities had local scenes revolving around dance parties, clubs and 'battle of the bands' contests and many of the bands here were regional royalty but never broke nationally. Key bands featured include The Seeds, The Sonics, The Standells, The Shadows Of Knight, The Thirteenth Floor Elevators, Love, The Electric Prunes, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, We The People and ? & The Mysterians. There are national US Billboard Hot 100 hits from Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs - 'Wooly Bully' (#2), The Strangeloves - 'I Want Candy' (#11), The Castaways - 'Liar, Liar' (#12), The Beau Brummels - 'Just A Little' (#15), The McCoys - 'Fever' (#7), The Bobby Fuller Four - 'I Fought The Law' (#9), Paul Revere & The Raiders - 'Just Like Me' (#11), The Barbarians - 'Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl' (#55), Love - 'My Little Red Book' (#54), The Knickerbockers - 'One Track Mind' (#46) and The Seeds - 'Pushin' Too Hard' (#36) presented here in a longer unedited version. Rarities from The Blue Beats, The Dirty Wurds, The Apparitions, The Bedlam Four and The Jackals are released here on CD for the first time while many other tracks have never been released in the UK before.
        
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