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THE OLIVERS: Beeker Street -
Complete Recordings 1964-71

 
         
  [BREAK 030 CD]    
  released 2012    
   
 

The Olivers from Fort Wayne, Indiana are best known for their highly sought after 1966 Picture Cover 45 on Phalanx Records titled "I Saw What You Did b/w Beeker Street".
The single got picked up by RCA Records for nationwide release and is today rated as one of the best and most exciting double sided major label garage

 
   
   
   
 
45's of the 1960s. A planned second single and LP release for RCA never happened. Long standing rumours of a "Lost LP" however, were confirmed when a one-of-a-kind reference acetate of an unreleased GRT album by The Olivers was found recently.

The album, recorded after several line-up changes in early 1969 at Dove Studios in Minneapolis turned out to be a psychedelic jewel. Unjustifiably shelved 40 years ago, this amazing organ drenched fuzzfest proves that the band does not only deserve the plaudit "Indiana Sixties Rock Heroes", but also had the potential for the national breakthrough that never happened.

This CD captures the incredible talent and versatility of the Olivers and features the band's 1965 – 1969 recordings including their "Lost Dove LP", their sole 45 from 1966, two rare 1965 single releases by pre-Olivers band "The Serfmen" plus a final 7" by post-Olivers formation "Triad". A 12-page booklet documents the band's career as told by its original members and a cache of unseen photos completes the group's 1963 – 1971 history.

 
         
 
 
         
   
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THE SERFMEN – Nemfres Records 45's

1. Chills And Fever - Single B-Side
(B. Rackep – B. Ness)
2. (I Want You) Back Again - Single A-Side
(C. Aldrich – J. Richie)
3. Cry Single - B-Side
(C. Aldrich – J. Richie)
4. A Man Can't Live Without Love - Single A-Side
(C. Aldrich – J. Richie)

THE OLIVERS – Phalanx/RCA Records 45

5. I Saw What You Did Single - A-Side
(B. Franze – C. Aldrich)
6. Beeker Street  Single - B-Side
(C. Aldrich – J. Richie)

THE OLIVERS – Lost Dove Sessions LP

7. Ball Of Fire
(B. Franze)
8. Mushroom
(J. Penndorf)
9. Jessica Ryder
(B. Franze)
10. Someday Somewhere
(B. Franze)
11. The End
(R. Durett)
12. Free
(M. Mankey)
13. Social Slavery
(M. Mankey)

TRIAD – Franklin Records 45

14. The Only Way To Fly - Single A-Side
(B. Franze)
15. Borderline - Single B-Side
(B. Franze)

 
 
   
 
     
 
Listen to Chills And Fever [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to A Man Can´t Live Without Love [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to Jessica Ryder [click below]
 
 
 
         
   
 
Releases
     
 
PENTHOUSE 5 LP & 7"
    It´s All My Own Bizzare Dream
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THE HORDE LP
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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