I'm telling you, you have never, ever been kissedThe Snaps from the Philly area have a song catchy enough to make WFILs 1966 top-ten but I never heard it until now. I love the hair-flipping beat and the faintly Captain Beefhearty timbre of the singer's voice. Creation's Disciple put out two really unusual sounding sides with interesting bass lines. The double-timed Psychedelic Retraction has a fabulous title, but the lyrics are pretty standard, rabidly girl-hating 60s punk fare, made up for on the flip side with the longing I'll Remember and just the sweetest little guitar break. Ognir and the Night People gives us a prototypical punker done really, really well. Then Frog and Rabbit hop right on into the 70s with a lot of bad acid psych and prog rock, but The Reflection stands out among the rest. I'd be curious to know the date on this record. Sounds like either they were channeling The Stooges I'm Sick of You, or Ron Asheton caught a show by the Lebanon Community Theatre at some point prior to 1973.
'Till you've gazed into polka dotted eyes
The Snaps - Polka Dotted Eyes (Philadelphia)
Creation's Disciple - Psychedelic Retraction b/w I'll Remember* (Northwestern PA or New York?)
Ognir and the Night People - I Found a New Love (Coal Region)
The Reflection - Into the Sun (Lebanon)
Stay tuned for more Frog and Rabbit wreckage by Joey Welz, Billy Synth, and The Magic Mushrooms!
*I'll Remember downloaded from Spin the Groove