Get Lost 3: 15 Unreleased KIWI Rhythm and Beat Gems 1964 to 1967
Don't be fooled -- there were never (yet!?) any vols. 2 or 1.
This freekin' amazing rekkid comps a few of yr faves (Larry's Rebels, The Chants, Bluestars, Roadrunners) with some totally unknown but nevertheless angry young men, all Beatle-booted, shaggy and surly.
'Fraid I can't give much more information, as there's none here. Judging by the sound quality, I'm guessing some of these are crispy old live tapes (Ray Woolf taking on the Chants' biggest hit, only faster and louder), private pressings or acetates (Grimm Ltd., The Raves).
Brought to you by your friends at Zerox records, who gave you klassic kiwi komps like "Pie Cart Rock 'n' Roll" and "Get a Haircut." Don't bother to visit the website printed on the back cover (art included in the file), as it doesn't actually exist. Mysterious!
These links are for the enjoyment and preservation of discontinued music. Whenever possible, links will be added to buy hard copies. If I discover that these works are available legitimately in any format, I will remove the links. These works are all long out of print, and hopefully the continued trading of these inferior digital formats will encourage their re-pressing, rather than suppressing.
If you like these artists, support them! It was hard for many of them to make a living long before their albums were available for free downloads. Find out what they are doing now, buy what they have available, and go see their shows. Tell your friends about them too.
Artists, labels and copyright owners, please contact me to have any of these removed. My main interest in posting these albums is digging up forgotten gems and promoting them. I hope that by sharing, enough interest will be aroused that official releases will be forthcoming. And re-issue labels, please press lovely new 180gm vinyl versions, with heavy cardboard sleeves, for all of them.
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