Sunday, March 25, 2012
Record Store Day 2012: Sundazed
As usual, Sundazed has some interesting releases lined up for Record Store Day this year.
Gene Clark fans should be particularly pleased to see a trio of 7" single releases featuring the late Byrd. Recorded under Gene Clark's name, "One In A Hundred"/"She's The Kind Of Girl" is actually something of a long-lost Byrds reunion. Recorded in 1970, the other four founding members of the Byrds backed up their former leader for these recordings. This single features the songs in their "unsweetened" form, sourced from the surviving, original rough-mix mono reels. "Why Not Your Baby"/"Lyin' Down The Middle" features two non-LP b-sides from Clark's post-Byrds project, Dillard & Clark, recorded between the duo's two wonderful albums. The single was cut from the original A&M mono masters. Finally, there is The Byrds' "I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better"/"It's No Use," both cut from the original Columbia mono masters.
Other limited edition releases from Sundazed include a double 7" issue of the two singles Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band recorded during their brief, early career, stint at A&M, "Diddy Wah Diddy"/"Who Do You Think You’re Fooling" and "Moonchild"/"Frying Pan." Dave Aguilar’s original vocal is restored to the Chocolate Watchband's "In The Midnight Hour" and "Psychedelic Trip" is a previously-unreleased instrumental version of the band's "No Way Out."
Sundazed will also release limited edition 7" singles by The Martin Denny Orchestra, The Neanderthals, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Blues Project and The Blues Magoos especially for Record Store Day 2012. Try not to trample anyone in your rush to grab them from your local wax merchant.