I'd never admit it to any of my fellow garage collectors, but I really enjoy a lot of the Banana Splits' output. My all-time favorite song by them would have to be "Wait Til Tomorrow," a near-perfect piece of pop that I'll put up on here sometime, but songs like "The Very First Kid On My Block" and "I'm Gonna Find A Cave" are pretty good as well. I've found the two Kellogg's EPs, but not the LP...yet.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
I discovered this 45 thanks to a friend of mine, Paul...you may know him from his YouTube channel, PCino45s2. This one also came in the mail today - I thought the condition would be somewhat better, but hey, I can finally say I have a copy. Love that funky B-side.
Alright, I've got to admit - this one was bought mostly because it was on sale on eBay. However, after it arrived through the mail today and underwent the ol' dish soap treatment, I discovered how good of a song the A-side really was. Apparently this sold pretty well around Houston, Texas.
Another treasure from the Pacific Northwest, this sounds quite a bit different from the typical output from that era (given that the best-known PNW bands seem to be the Wailers and the Sonics). This is one fantastic single on both sides - a shame that the mastering seems to be a bit off.
Here's a neat little single from an Irish band - who actually got more releases in the US than in the UK. This came with not one, but two different promo-only picture sleeves.