Sunday, 31 August 2008

Droogs part I

Los Angeles-based band, the Droogs' greatest success has come in Europe. While their garage band approach has yet to capture an American audience, their recordings have received an enthusiastic response overseas. German record label, Music Maniac, reissued their albums, Mad Dog Dreams and Guerrilla Love-In, and released a compilation of their singles, Anthology. Their 1997 album, Atomic Garage, was released by the Spain-based Impossible Records label. Formed in the early-1970s, the Droogs chose a cover of Sonics' "He's Waiting" for their debut single in 1973. Their second single, released five years later, Set My Love On You, showcased the songwriting of vocalist Ric Albin and his brother and guitarist, Roger Clay. Other original tunes were included on the multi-artist samplers, Saturday Night Pogo, in 1978, and Ahead Of My Time, the following year. The Droogs experienced a major change with the arrival of former Textones and Dream Syndicate bassist and keyboards player, Dave Provost in the early-1980s. Provost made his presence felt on a four song EP, Heads Examined, in 1983 and their debut full-length album, Stone Cold World, in 1984. Although their future appeared secure, after singing with the PVC/Jem label, the Droogs continued to find fame evasive. While touring the Midwest, in support of their 1987 album, Kingdom Day, the label declared bankruptcy and went out of business. After building a solid following in Europe, the Droogs turned their focus back on the United States, releasing an album, Want Something, in 1990, that included tracks from their European albums and bonus tracks.
~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide

Stone Cold World (1984)

1. Change Is Gonna Come
2. Set My Love on You
3. For These Remaining Days

4. Stone Cold World

5. Mr.Right

6. From Another Side

7. He's Waitin'

8. Only Game in Town

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bitrate: 192kbps

Kingdom Day (1987)

1. Stranger in the Rain
2. Quarry Street

3. Call Off Your Dogs

4. Jack of Trades

5. Kingdom Day

6. Webster Field

7. Collector's Item

8. When Angels Fall

9. Countdown to Zero

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bitrate: 192kbps

Anthology 1973-1983 (1987)

1. He's Waitin'
2. Light Bulb Blues
3. Set My Love on You
4. I'm Not Like Everybody Else

5. Ahead of My Time

6. Get Away

7. Overnight Success

8. Last Laugh
9. As Much as I Want
10. Off the Hook

11. Only Game in Town

12. Garden of My Mind

13. 98 Steps

14. You Must Be a Witch

15. Train She's On

16. Born to Be Wild

format: mp3
bitrate: 256kbps

Droogs part II

1 comment:

rien said...

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