• mad hatters / fallen angels Mad Hatters Meet the Fallen Angels (CD, £13.25)

    label: Cicadelic Records

    In 1965, Barry Seidel formed a music company called Traydel Productions. The first band Seidel signed was The Mad Hatters from Washington DC. In the course of one year the band released three stunningly great singles- "I Need Love", "Go Find A Love" and "I'll Come Running", all with Dylanesque-PF Sloan sounding folk-rock songs as the b-sides. Mad Hatter live shows were legendary as well, as is exemplified by the explosion of the amps during their electrifying medley of "Since Youve Been Gone>Im All Right>The Mad Hatter Theme" and their rocking version of "I Need Love", both included on this album along with all their singles, making this the most complete collection of Mad Hatters material ever released. The Fallen Angels were the second band Seidel signed and they are represented by a six song set of singles and unreleased recordings from 1966. These are the earliest recordings by the band and range from folk-rock (Pebble In My Sand, Hello Girl, I Have Found) to "Love"(Arthur Lee) type ballads (Have You Ever Lost A Love, Every Time I Fall In Love) and garage (Who Do You Love). In addition to all this excitement are two previously unreleased 1966 folk-rock Byrds sounding gems from The Loved Ones, plus a 1967 version of "I Need Love" by The Time Stoppers. Rare photos and radio promos make this a complete trip back to 1966, when The Mad Hatters and The Fallen Angels were the two hottest bands in Washington DC and "I Need Love" mania swept the airwaves. The Mad Hatters 1. I Need Love (Ascot 2197-a ) 2. Go Find A Love (Ascot 2220-b) 3. Ill Come Running (Fontana-1582-a) 4. Hello Girl (Fontana-1582-b) The Fallen Angels 5. Have You Ever Lost A Love (Laurie 3369-b) 6. I Have Found (Laurie 3343-b) The Loved Ones (unreleased) 7. Where You Gonna Run To 8. Being Here With You The Mad Hatters 9. This Is How Its Gonna Be (Ascot 2220-a) 10. Blowin In The Wind (Ascot 2197-b) The Fallen Angels 11. A Pebble In My Sand (unreleased) 12. Hello Girl (unreleased) 13. Every Time I Fall In Love (Laurie 3343-a) 14. Who Do You Love (unreleased) The Time Stoppers 15. I Need Love (HBR-516-a) The Mad Hatters (live-1965) 16. The Mad Hatters Theme-Set 1 17. I Need Love 18. Since Youve Been Gone>Im All Right>The Mad Hatters Theme (end of set 2) 19. I Need Love-WEAM Pick Hit To Go Go Go Go !!! Total Time: 56 Minutes


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