• wild cherries That's Life (24-track CD, £6.25)

    label: Half a Cow

    Australian import. "The hearts" CD turned out full length and now a recent discovery means the Wild Cherries will also be a monster. The Wild Cherries was the second of Lobby Loydes (Australias first guitar hero, the guy who taught thorpie to play) 1960s bands and the one he wrote all their festival sides for. After the Purple Hearts and Missing Links CDS, this one will be just as highly sought after. thats life features 24 tracks (1965-68) from the legendary Wild Cherries, including 16 previously unreleased recordings, plus a 36 page booklet. renowned australian film sound recorder Lloyd Carrick has unearthed one of the first recordings he made on his trusty nagra reel to reel recorder. Back in 1966 he set up his recording equipment at the Fat Black Pussycat club in Melbourne and captured a full set by his mates the Wild Cherries! As you will soon hear the band were on fyre (sic), with Mal Mcgee blasting out the lead guitar, John Bastow on screaming vocals, Les Gilbert going mad on his home-made cut down cello bass (that Bill Wyman wanted to buy!) and the late Keith Barber kicking it along on drums. Great sound quality too, as you would expect from Lloyd. This live recording is a major find: a truly rare document of a mid-60s beat band in their natural environment. Tracklist: Festival singles 1967-68 1. Krome Plated Yabby 2. Everything I Do Is Wrong 3. That's Life 4. Try Me (I'm not as bad as you think) 5. Gotta Stop Lying 6. Time Killer 7. I Don't Care 8. Theme For A Merry-Go-Round Unreleased recordings 1965-66: 9. Without You 10. Coming Home Baby 11. Tobacco Road 12. Worried Blues 13. You Don't Love Me 14. Get out of My Life 15. Bye Bye Birdie Live at the Fat Black Pussycat 1966 16. WIthout You 17. I'm Your Kingpin 18. Mad Man Blues 19. Tobacco Rd 20. Parchman Farm 21. Smokestack Lightning 22. My Generation 23. Ain't Got You 24. Baby Please Don't Go


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