first ever *correct* reissue of this chicago area 1968 private press holy grail. one of the most legendary & valuable garage / psychedelic lps ever, this ones been seeing massive hype and huge price tags for decades now, all with good reason. for a 60s private press lp it’s got a truly remarkable number of things going for it that set it apart from literally every other lp in this bag. an album of all original material that amazingly combines the best elements of garage, psychedelia, and teenage self release realness without hitting any of their many pitfalls along the way: totally crude garage production values, crackling on-the-edge energy, and wild punk-minded rave-ups - without any covers, flat sameness, or throw-a-way filler. beautifully inspired mind-expanding sonic depth, confused, fantastic lyrics, relentless jangle, swirling reverb, unhinged fuzz / feedback outbursts, and constantly flowing textures - without any pretentiousness, blues jamming or self indulgence. exquisitely personal, human, painfully lonesome, and achingly moody - without any macho posturing, stoned goofs, or bad diary poetry... then there's the fact that these guys came up with gorgeous unique songs, both singers have great distinct voices that are constantly playing off each other, and the band takes a wide-open approach that spans pop sensibility, acid experimentalism, and heartbreaking teen ballad moves, and combines them into a sound totally their own. would seriously be too good to be true if it didn’t actually exist, and it barely ever did... recorded and mixed in just 10 hours at a makeshift studio above a pharmacy, and locally pressed as an edition of only 150 copies, the few remaining original lps are true artifacts... which makes it totally confounding that all past reissues have sadly not even come close to capturing the crystalline, biting fidelity of the original album. we’ve fixed that once and for all with total top-notch mastering from a pristine original copy, to bring you just as close to the soul-piercing experience of spinning the real thing as possible...
pressed on highest quality 180gm virgin vinyl. packaged in an exact reproduction heavy weight reverse tip-on cover, made just like the original, plus exact repro metallic printed labels. one time vinyl only pressing of 500 copies.
vinyl only (out of print).
released september 2011.