Featuring music from the Badger State
and the surrounding area.To showcase the "lesser known music",Independent music,and bands with ties to Wisconsin.
Music from the past and recent past.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wisconsin Rocks Volume 2 Various Artists
More rare Wisconsin bands and singles which may never see the light of day, if it wasn't for people making their own compilations like these. Again, this compilation has most bands hailing from the Milwaukee area,with the exception of Robin and The Three Hoods,who are from Madison. Volume two also has some rare things never to make it to disc before,and were just vinyl singles that were impossibly out of print since they were issued! This batch is from the years 1966-1967,and features The Shag, The Baroques, (who I featured on an earlier post),The Robbs, The Ricochettes, Junior & The Classics, The Next Five, The Skunks, Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds, and more. The labels represented are some of the best from Wisconsin: Fan Jr., Magic Touch, Destination, Dynamic Sound, Pentagon, Champs,even Quill Records from Chicago, and some are the the first or second release on that very label. There's only a few featured on major labels like Chess-the label from Chicago took a chance with The Baroques and The Shaprels. Odd for a mostly blues label! There's rock, soul,psychedelic and garage music featured on this volume,some light pop too with The Robbs,who made it all the way on Mercury Records, and the wonderful Shag,who were great enough to be on Capitol Records,the Beatle label! Stop & Listen is their only single to do that well... and it's here! More of these soon, Please check these out! They're special!
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