|The Royal Cavaliers|
Clay Barclay ran one of those hometown record producer/engineer/publisher all-in-one operations that did so much to drive the vast body of American music that flew under the radar. He apparently even ran WKBA as a 10-watt pirate radio station out of his parent's house! The Eastern PA comps pull together a great snapshot of that place and time. These are my favorite tracks, but you can still buy the full CDs at the BOMP Store.
Eastern PA Rock 1961-1965
The Mistics WKBA countdown Orwigsburg radio
The Triumphs - Triumph's Theme
The Triumphs - Don't Ask Me Why Buddy Holly lives!
The Jaguars - Unfair to Me
Chuck Barr and the Playboys - Twist With Me Check out all the local high school shout-outs.
Chuck Barr and the Playboys - Espaniel Bob Wills meets The Ventures at Taco Bell
Chuck Barr and the Playboys - Sky Blue Pink
The Mistics - WKBA jingle
The Ramrods - War Party
The Ramrods - Blue Steel David Lynch meets Waikiki Beach in coal country?
Eastern PA Rock 1966 - 1969
The Lords - Sweet Words A little calypso for the frat boys
The Newluvs - Be My Girl A cool organ-cruncher
The Royal Cavaliers - I'll Try Again Super primitive adolescents
Pat Farrell and the Believers - Bad Woman With a fuzz bass from the 80s-goth/psych time machine
The Ethics - A Letter to Kathy Last song at the Minersville High School dance
Cyberacoustics Laboratory in Louisville, Kentucky. Check out the Barclay Sound Wagon!