The Misunderstood ‎– The Lost Acetates 1965-1966

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June 20, 2013
referencing The Lost Acetates 1965-1966, LP, Comp, 2201
Few garage heads will deny that this outfit are among the very best the genre has to offer. How unfortunate that a lousy and unpopular war bracketed their original tenure to 2 short years. Innovative and well ahead of their time, they were quite possibly one of John Peel's (then John Ravenscroft) first discoveries. Seduced into accompanying him back to the UK, they all but led the lives of beggars to subsist, and persistent forays by the US govt. to obtain their return to face conscription limited their prospects at success. This collection contains mat'l previously found only on 4 acetates that have been stored by one of the band members since their recording; 2 EP's, and 2 singles. It is also the earliest mat'l recorded by them, from late '65 ~ '66. One of the EP's included here has been previously available, and was used for side 1 of the comp titled "Before the Dream Faded". This latter release features far superior sound quality to that found on this issue. But this one is essential for all of the previously unavailable mat'l. It's pretty obvious they were heavily influenced by The Yardbirds, and their fuzz guitar driven garage/punk/blues mat'l often sounds quite similar to them. Came with an insert.