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Devoted To The Music Of The Sixties
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THE D-MEN: I Wanna Shout

 
         
  [BREAK 039 LP]    
  Juni 2014    
   
 
Take the 14 tunes of this platter, add a band named The D-Men, and you've got a driving, shaking demonstration of US mid 1960's british invasion influenced Garage Rock and Roll. The D-Men are best remembered today for their minor hit success with 45’s such as “I Just Don’t Care” or “So Little Time”.
 
   
   
   
 
Their biggest success and recognition though, came in 1967 under their new name “The Fifth Estate” when they charted nationwide with their baroque rock adaptation “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead”. But it’s the 1964 – 66 recorded tracks on this platter which were first played to the neighbourhood kids and then to wild fans which often brought the house down. Included are “Boom Boom," "Hi Heel Sneakers," and their unreleased demo recording of The Stones "Empty Heart". This punctuates its garage rock beat, with a fuzz­ing deep guitar riff and sing­ing with the sinister resentment that certifies the track as Nuggets ready. But the band had much more to provide than just cover material. With a gift for writing hooks and catchy melodies a string of excellent originals exposes the hidden side of The D-Men perfectly. "Like I Love You" recaptures the Anglopop charms of the British Invasion, even self-consciously sprinkling Fab Four-isms. "Don't You Know," is a song laced with the organ and guitar interplay ideally suited to take on The Animals, The Searchers, and The Dave Clark Five. More Beatlesque notions are provided in "Love Could Show Me", "I Just Don’t Care" and "Don't You Know," tracks that typify the group's early Merseybeat style. A long lost punk rock gem such as "When I'm Gone" explodes with all the subtlety of The Kingsmen's "Long Green" mugging The Kinks' "Till The End Of The Day," as Paul Revere and The Raiders' "Just Like Me" gets ready to pounce. The outstanding “So Little Time”, earned meager attention beyond the regional market. In truth, it deserves a place among the great, if overlooked, slices of hard-edged East Coast folk rock. All these tracks make up a significant part of the group's legacy. A legacy that will only be complete with such recordings as "It's Cruel," the psychedelic "Night On Fire," and the explosive live recording of  "I Wanna Shout". This collection has the flamable stuff of the mid 60s beat generation  – it’s something the kids could shake it up to. If you didn’t do then, do it now!


 
         
 
 
         
   
TRACKLIST:
   
         
 

Side A
 
1.  I Just Don't Care
(Engler-Askew)
    United Artists/Veep
  2nd Single A-side 1965
 
2.  Hi-Heel Sneakers
(Higginbotham)
    Unreleased live cellar rehearsal 1964
 
3.  Love Could Show Me

( Wadhams-Askew)
    Unreleased Dick Charles Studio NYC Demo 1964
 
4.  Don't You Know
(Wadhams-Askew)
    United Artists/Veep Records 1st Single A-side 1964
 
5.  No Hope For Me
(Wadhams-Askew)
    United Artists/Veep Records 1st Single B-side 1964
 
6.  Like I Love You
(Wadhams-Askew)
    Red Bird Records  4th Single B-side 1966 written 1965
 
7.  Every Minute of Every Day
(Wadhams-Askew)
    Kapp Records  3rd Single B-side 1965

Side B

8.  So Little Time

(Wadhams-Askew)
    Kapp Records  3rd Single A-side 1965
 
9.  Boom Boom Boom
(Hooker)
    Unreleased cellar rehearsal Demo 1965
 
10. When I'm Gone
(Wadhams-Askew)
    Unreleased A&R Studios NYC Demo 1965
 
11. Empty Hear
(Nanker/Phelge)
    Unreleased live cellar rehearsal 1965
 
12. It's Cruel
(Engler-Evans-Wadhams)
    Unreleased cellar rehearsal Demo 1966
 
13. Night On Fire
(Wadhams-Askew)
    Unreleased Synchron Studios Demo 1967 written 1966

14. I Wanna Shout!
(Engler-Evans-Wadhams)
    Unreleased Live Performance Worcester, MA Coliseum, 1967 written 1966


 
     
 
Listen to I Just Don't Care [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to So Little Time  [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to Empty Heart [click below]
 
 
 
         
   
 
Releases
     
 
PENTHOUSE 5 LP & 7"
    It´s All My Own Bizzare Dream
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THE HORDE LP
    Break 032 - 1
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THE HORDE LP
    Break 032 - 2
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THE HORDE LP
    Break 032 - 3
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KNIGHT RIDERS LP
    S.F. 1965: The Autumn Demos
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TRAVEL AGENCY 7"
    Jailbait b/w Hard Times
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Various Artists
    Rembrandt Records Story LP & 7"
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THE RAUNCH Mini LP
    Total Raunch
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London Dri sold out
    Western Skies
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THE LIBERTY BELL
    Thoughts and Visions
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THE D-MEN
    I WANNA SHOUT
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THE SYNDICATE
    THE EGYPTIAN THING
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THE HORDE LP & 7" EP/CDsold out
    PRESS BUTTONS FIRMLY
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THE REDONDOS LP
    FULL CIRCLE WITH...
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THE OLIVERS CD
    BEEKER STREET
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THE OLIVERS LP
    LOST DOVE SESSIONS
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THE OLIVERS Single
    I Saw What You Did b/w Beeker Street
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CATHERINE´S HORSE CD/LP
    Garage Blues From Connecticut
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THE ABSTRACTS:
 
Hey, Let´s GoNow
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THE ROOSTERS:sold out
 
All Of Our Days
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THE RINGERS:
 
Let Them Be Known
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THE VAMPIRES:sold out
 
A Shot Of Rhythm ´n´ Soul
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THE TROUP:
 
Going Away With The Troup
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THE EMBERMANN FIVE:sold out
 
Fire In Their Hearts
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THE HEARD MEET THE ONLY ONES:sold out
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PSYCHOTIC REACTION:sold out
 
Masters Of Trash
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TRENCHMEN MEET THE LOST SOULS: sold out
    North Dakota ´60s Garage
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THE FIFTH ORDER: sold out
    Bonfire! The Return of...
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LOS YOUNG BEATS:
    The Exciting Sound Of...
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BELFAST GYPSIES: sold out
    I Want You/Baby Blue
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THE GUILLOTEENS: sold out
    Action!Action!Action!
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JAGGED EDGE aka THE OFF-SET:
    A Change Is Gonna Come
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UNITED TRAVEL SERVICE:
    Wind And Stone
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THE MORNING DEW:
    Early Years: Topeka, Kansas 66-69
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THE JUJUS:
    You Treat Me Bad