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Ok, gotta say this one is fairly lame, doesn't really (except for the title) fit the concept here.....what we
have is "The History of Connecticut Garage Bands in the 60's", two discs......what is lame about it is
that for a "history", it features only two bands, one each disc. Both are decent enough, disc 1 dedicated to The North Atlantic Invasion Force, and disc 2 giving us Yesterday 's Chidren.....both of whom are familiar enough to us from other comps, but here is the thing.....garage rock of this sort is a wonderful thing, in my opinion, but it needs to be taken in the small doses provided by most all of these comps I've been puttng up.......when one act is stretched over an entire disc, this stuff stretches EXTREMELY thin, in my opinion.......other than the exception, I think, of Music Machine, and maybe a few others (Love, I think, in another category), it's really hard to sit through an entire album of MOST bands of this genre/era......these were singles acts, pure and simple, and most of them (be honest) had little more than 3-4 tracks we'd ever want to hear again as anything other than a curiosity.

Anyway, I'll put em up in case some huge fan of Yesterday's Children has been searching for years for these tracks or something.....there is some good stuff here, don't get me wrong, I'm just a bit puzzled by the composition of the set......they honestly couldn't find 6 or 7 other bands from Conncticut?

So the North Atlantic Invasion Force half of the set has some very good, somewhat even ahead of their time tracks, ("Elephant In My Tambourine", "Dying in a Foreign Land", "Blue and Green Gown" (TWO versions of that one, no less)).....and Yesterday's Children are also more than competent with their cover of (sigh) that little known chestnut, "Gloria.....and if your favorite song happens to be their "Dance All Night"or "To Be Or Not To Be" you are in luck as you get two versions of each of THOSE here! Yay!

In all I'm probably being too hard on this set, it really isn't "bad"......I just wish they'd have
approached it in a different way (maybe only one disc, with a few other bands added and REALLY, alternate takes??

What the hell do I know? Maybe these were the extent of the Connecticut "scene"........see ya tomorrow.

DISC 1 (All tracks by the North Atlantic Invasion Force)- 01 Blue Light in the Window/02 Blue and Green Gown/03 I Won't Be Back/04 Dying in a Foreign Land/05 Sweet Bird of Love/06 Elephant In My Tambourine/07 The Orange Patch/08 Hey Woman/09 Pity Me/10 The Rainmaker/11 Song of the Sun/12 Black On White/13 Blue and Green Gown (alt.)/14 Fire, Wind and Rain

DISC 2 (All tracks by Yesterday's Children)-01 01 Love
and Things/02 To Be Or Not To Be/03 Gloria/04 Dance All Night/05 Baby I Want You/06 Laugh At Me/07 Paranoia/08 Sad Born Loser/09 What If I/10 She's Easy/11 Sailing/12 Providence Bummer/13 Evil Woman/14 Hunter's Moon/15 To Be Or Not To Be (alt.)/16 Dance All Night (alt.)


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