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Friday, March 19, 2010
Wisconsin Rocks Volume 1 Various Artists
This is a series of discs that are home-made,and therefore, much cooler than most records labels could possibly put together. Each disc has nearly 25-31 tracks or so, and features all music made,recorded in Wisconsin. All carefully compiled from singles, albums,you name it. I didn't make these,but think they're worth sharing here. A lot of work went into these,as they are from some pretty rare singles. And most tracks have never appeared on disc for reissue. I wish certain record labels would take these and put them out,just make the recordings sound the same volume,and fix the tracks slightly,maybe find better copies on cleaner vinyl or go back to the master tapes if they even exist anymore. If the master tapes are no longer available, then I guess this will have to do...Well, enough of that. Volume 1 features The Noblemen-"Dirty Robber" one of my favorites, and the b-side as well! Thunder Wagon. Other special treats are: The Fendermen with "Mule Skinner Blues", the one that was re-recorded on Soma Records,The Citations doing a super rare song called 'Moon Race". Moon Race is one of those singles that charted locally, and made a small splash in Milwaukee radio,I understand kids phoned into the radio stations,and requested the song over and over until the song actually made the local charts. Back then,those things could happen well before record labels controlled the charts,and things like that could happen. Another cool single here is "Lariat" by the very popular Milwaukee band The Legends. A great little record from 1962. This disc also includes their follow up single "Bopalena" another treat! See Wisconsin music does not suck! The rest of the CD has some pretty light hearted rock, and instrumentals, nothing earth-shaking,it just proves Wisconsin was a pretty busy state of music and bands. This disc features bands from:Waukesha,mostly Milwaukee, Stoughton, Oshkosh and features labels like: Soma, Ermine, Sara,Groove, Raynard, Cinch, Cuca, Cite, and many more. The music is from 1958-1965. Enjoy! Wisconsin Rocks Volume 1
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