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Greece is the Word!

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God I am such a witty punsmith! Anyways, Greece had them a solid garage scene in the Nuggets
years, three discs again today as I work like the proverbial dog to continue to provide a solid stream of widely varied garage and pscyh rock from everywhere!

First up we have a two-disc set entitled "Six Miles From the Cage, Sounds From Greece 1965-68".....call me stupid (many do) but I have NO IDEA what the title means, maybe nothing I guess, but if it is colloquial (colloquial is your vocabulary building word of the day), perhaps someone more well-versed in Greek culture could fill me in.....or just leave me feeling stupid! Either way, ya know.....

So, "Six Miles From the Cage".....nobody here that really sets the memory a-blazing, I do recall that this is quite a fine set. Bill & the Psychedelic Band get a nod here for their highly creative name, as do the Quites for a couple of somewhat strange song titles ("We'll Love You, Little Girls" (not TOO little there guys, I hope), and "Kiss Me Not For Money" (whaaaa?))........The Juniors give mus "Miss Blue Jeans", and we can ALWAYS and I do mean ALWAYS use more tributes to women wearing blue jeans. The second disc gives us We Five with a song actually titled (wait for it) "A Boy Like Me Loved the Beatles and the Rolling Stones", we get a couple covers of the aforementioned Fab Four (The Knacks' "With a Little Help From My Friends", and The Forminx "Hard Days Night")......this is an essential set, you'll love it!

Some overlap here, but might as well also put up "Greek Garage Bands of the 60's"....The Teenagers
have a pair of tracks, BOTH of which appeared on "Six Miles From the Cage", as do the Knacks' "The Theme of the Day" and The Stormies "Dilly Dilly"......the Loubogg are represented on the other set as well, but give us a fresh track ("She is Cool") on this one......so "new" bands appearing on this one include The Persons, The Rabbits, and the Girls, we also get "new" ones from The Stormies, with a little "programming" this can be a fine companion piece to the other 2 disc set, I'll practically guarentee you could fit this one two CD's leaving off the repeats.......all in all, I think this is about as comprehensive a look at the Greek garage-rock scene of the Nuggets era, as always, unique in its own way and also derivative in its own way.......one of the better International sets, in my opinion, here they be if ya want em!

Does anyone like Greek food? I'm in general a lover of the foods of ALL ethnicities, but soehowm Greek food has just never done it for me......there is a Greek Orthodox church maybe six blocks from my home who has an annual festival with lots of food, and in my line of work I have worked with/around aLOT of Greeks, and they were always preparing different things at lunch time, etc.......just one of those things, I guess, I know people who don't like Italian, French, or Chinese, or whatever, but the Greek cuisine has just simply never did it for me. What is that desert, baklava? so many (non-Greeks) seem to love it, to me it tastes like greasy soggy pie crust with honey on it......life is so difficult sometimes!

SIX MILES FROM THE CAGE #1-01 THE SAINTS-Let Me Know/02 THE SAINTS-Lonely
Rider/03 BILL & THE PSYCHEDELIC BAND-I'm In Love/04 BILL & THE PSYCHEDELIC BAND-My Lady/05 THE ADAMS BOYS-Get Away From Me/06 THE QUITES-We'll Love You Little Girls/07 THE QUITES-Kiss Me Not For Money/08 THE JUNIORS-Let Me In/09 THE JUNIORS-Miss Blue Jeans/10 THE JUNIORS-Pink Little Love/11 THE JUNIORS-Lost Friend/12 THE TEENAGERS-You Don't Love Me/13 THE TEENAGERS-Fallin Star/14 THE SQUIRRELS-The Adventure/15 GUIDONE E I SOUI AMICI-For Your Love

SIX MILES FROM THE CAGE #2-01 THE LOUBOGG-I've Just Had a Bad Time/02 THE LOUBOGG-Since I Left You Back/0THE KNACKS-The Theme of the Day/04 THE KNACKS-With a Little Help From My Friends/05 GUS & GEORGE-Always With You/06 THE OLYMPIANS-Go Man Go/07 THE OLYMPIANS-Hopeless Endless Way/08 DRAGONS-The Forest of My Place/09 THE DRAGONS-Because of a Man/10 WE FIVE-A Boy Like Me Loved the Beatles an The Rolling Stones/11 THE STORMIES-Dilly-Dilly/12 THE STORMIES-Teenagers Love/13 THE JAGUARS-Wake Up Baby/14 THE FORMINX-A Hard Days Night/15 THE FORMINX-Until the End

GREEK GARAGE BANDS OF THE 60's-01 THE PERSONS-Drive My Mustang/02 THE TEENAGERS-You Do Love Me/03 THE STORMIES-Try Try Try/04 THE RABBITS-Run Around Of a Girl/05 THE GIRLS-Rocket For Girls/06 THE STORMIES-Drums in the Storm/07 THE PERSONS-All the World Is Mine/08 THE RABBITS-I'm Looking In The Universe/09 THE TEENAGERS-Fallin Star/10 THE STORMIES-Dilly-Dilly/11 THE KNACKS-The Theme of the Day/12 THE LOUBOGG-She Is Cool




Most likely back tomorrow with something else, looking forward to a shortened work week this week! Always did enjoy Independence Day, fireworks, cookouts, all that stuff......hope everyone has a good one

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