Thursday, May 3, 2012

"OUT OF NOWHERE" The White Whale Story, Volume 2 (Phantom Jukebox Series, Volume 3)

"OUT OF NOWHERE" The White Whale Story, Volume 2 (Phantom Jukebox Series, Volume 3): While many of the 25 tracks on WHITE WHALE V.2 have never been released on disc, this selection of psychedelic, pop, and garage tunes features such respected songwriters as Warren Zevon, Bones Howe, and Dobie Gray.
Rev-Ola's second compilation of rarities from the vaults of White Whale contains 25 overlooked tracks worthy of investigation. Nothing much happened for most of the artists who recorded for the label during its six-year existence, with the exception of the Turtles, White Whale's only cash crop, and Dobie Gray, who would go on to greater fame via his giant 1974 hit "Drift Away." It's a given that sunshine pop collectors will want these obscure tracks, but casual listeners should also check out this compilation, at the very least for the Clique's "Superman," which R.E.M. covered on Lifes Rich Pageant, and the ultra-rare single "Christmas Is My Time of Year" by the Christmas Spirit, featuring members of the Turtles and Linda Ronstadt. ~ Al Campbell, Allmusic Another collection of classics & obscurities from the legendary LA indie label - with scorching garage, out there psychedelia, soul, & quirky pop, this is the other side of the whale. 25 tracks, most never previously unreleased on CD, remastered & lavishly packaged. (Includes The Answer 45, which sells for big money on the collectors market!)
1. Little Girl, Little Boy - The Odyssey 2. I'll Be In - The Answer 3. Blackmail - Dalton & Montgomery 4. Superman - The Clique 5. Fine And Dandy - The Everpresent Fullness 6. Why You Smile - The Answer 7. Goin' It Alone - The Bears 8. Work It Out That Way - The Bears 9. (It'll All Wash Away) With The Rain - The Brothers 10. Today Is Today - The Brothers 11. Out Of Nowhere - Nino April 12. Break Of Dawn - J.K. & Co. 13. Little Children - J.K. & Co. 14. Make Me Laugh - The Rainy Daze 15. Space Walker - The Time Zone 16. Just You Wait - Walter Scott 17. Honey, You Can't Take It Back - Dobie Gray 18. What A Way To Go - Dobie Gray 19. Beautiful People - Kenny O'Dell 20. Groovy Relationship - Kenny O'Dell 21. Cheyenne - Horses 22. Two Of Us - Shake 23. Christmas Is My Time Of Year - The Christmas Spirit 24. Will You Still Believe In Me - The Christmas Spirit 25. The Room - The New F.B.I Band
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