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The TurtlesPresent The Battle Of The Bands

Label:White Whale – WWS 7118
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
Country:US
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Genre:Rock
Style:Pop Rock, Parody

Tracklist

A1The Battle Of The Bands2:15
A2The Last Thing I Remember2:50
A3Elenore2:30
A4Too Much Heartsick Feeling2:35
A5Oh, Daddy!2:45
A6Buzzsaw1:53
B1Surfer Dan2:40
B2I'm Chief Kamanawanalea (We're The Royal Macadamia Nuts)1:30
B3You Showed Me3:05
B4Food2:34
B5Chicken Little Was Right2:43
B6Earth Anthem (All)3:53
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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society (B6): ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): WST-8904
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): WST-8905
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): W-8904 MR Δ12431
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): W-8905 MR Δ12431-X

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Elenore (LP, Album)London RecordsSHA-U 113Germany1968
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Present The Battle Of The Bands (LP, Album, Stereo)London RecordsSHU 8376UK1968
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Present The Battle Of The Bands (LP, Album, Mono)London Records, London RecordsHAU 8376, HAU.8376UK1968
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Present The Battle Of The Bands (LP, Album)White Whale195.006France1968
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Present The Battle Of The Bands (LP, Album)White WhaleWWS 7118Canada1968

Reviews

  • tony879's avatar
    tony879
    Edited 3 months ago
    Cool album, notorious for the sample De La Soul lifted from ‘I’m chief….’ for the open drum break at the start, used in their ‘say no go’ track.
    Good music on its own merits here though with a stoned palette of strange and freaky moves and sounds.
    Groovy!
    • yellowfinch17's avatar
      yellowfinch17
      So glad I have the gatefold version. If someone picked up this album and listened to it, one might think it's all over the place. The pictures of the individual bands (and their clever names) inside are fascinating in their own right, and since the 'bands' aren't listed on the label, you can make a game out of which song is attributed to each picture and add further interest to each song. The hits 'Elenor' and 'You Showed Me' are there, but that's about the end of the Turtles playing it straight. One such song left of center is 'Food'-- a short stream of consciousness with a recipe thrown in the middle for...ahem...brownies. It points the way that Flo and Eddie would head with The Mothers of Invention as well as with their first few solo records.
      • enrique.altes's avatar
        A late sixties musical extravaganza by one of the best pop rock bands. Excellent addition to any record collection.
        • vinylflipwest's avatar
          vinylflipwest
          That's NOT BUZZ SAW!!!! it's a break from the Magnolias!
          • jackieboris1999's avatar
            definitely one of my fav pop rock albums

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