first-ever collection of complete '60s output by garage rock heroes, plus unissued cuts! For anyone with an overindulged appetite for '60s garage compilations, Oscar & the Majestics must seem like old friends. Certainly, that's the way we feel about 'em. In Sundazed's exhaustive dig through the prized USA & Destination Records catalogs (2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from USA and Destination Records LP/CD), no other act--and that includes hit makers like the Buckinghams and Cryin' Shames--came close to the coverage afforded Oscar Hamod & the Majestics. If the group had left more than five tracks in the USA vaults, no doubt we would have included more.
Well, that was before Oscar opened up his vast personal archives, undisturbed for over 40 years, allowing for this first-ever collection of his complete '60s output. This includes the band's best known USA sides, like the impossibly cool, fuzzed-out "Soul Finger", as well as ultra-rare, Oscar-pressed singles (including the first official reissue of "House of the Rising Sun 1969"; an over the top rearrangement that suffers no shortage of Oscar-fuzz/Oscar-attitude. Most rewarding of all, this set unleashes the unreleased "Baby Under My Skin" and "I Feel Good"; both seriously Kinky krunchers from the USA era. As a bonus, we blow the lid off the untold history of Mr. Hamod & his rockin' crew in a package also crammed with vintage photos and rare 45 label scans.
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