Sunday, June 15, 2008

THE WILDWEEDS - Greatest Hits... & More!

NRBQ rule, that's out of question.
Big Al Anderson was in a band called the Wildweeds first, whose material may appeal to any NRBQ fan, that's out of question too.
You can find a short bio here. Myself, I dig the first and second version of the Wildweeds just the same. I can't recommend their 1970 self titled album enough.

This Lp was released in the late 80s and again in 1991, and features some rare singles and demos. My belief is that this was a grey area release, but even Mr. R.Unterberger talks about it, so:

A fine collection that presents most of the songs that appeared on their four Cadet singles (including "No Good to Cry"), some unreleased cuts, a live track, and demos that they used to get their Vanguard deal. Even by the standards of obscure latter-day '60s reissues, this LP (probably issued in the 1980s) is hard to find. It's certainly worth picking up if you find it, or worth buying the material if it shows up on some future, more widely available compilation.

In fact, such compilation finally did see the light of day, first in Japan in 2001, and then in the U.S. a year later, featuring a couple more songs (two more versions of No Good To Cry). You can listen to generous samples and buy it here.

However, some of the stuff featured on that rare Lp wasn't used in the compilation after all, and they are needed for completists like you & me (am I correct?), so here they are.

Excuse Me Baby
No Good To Cry (Live at Windsor High School with the Al Lepak Big Band)

John King's Fair

Fantasy Child

There You Go (Johnny Cash)



popcat said...
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Ernesto Falkenthal said...

He llegado aqui por casualidad y me parece una idea muy interesante. Yo tb soy un enamorado del vinilo, ripeando bastante para otros blogs y web, tambien muy interesantes.

Un saludo y espero que me entiendas pues resides en Cataluña

popcat said...

Gracias por tu comentario, Barbadiano . Estuve en tu isla un verano. Si, la idea es buena, pero ultimamente no tengo demasiado tiempo. Ya me diras en que blogs ripeas. Un saludo.

Ernesto Falkenthal said...

popcat, no hagas caso de lo de Barbados, eso fue un colega que me inscribio en gmail asi y no me habia dado cuenta hasta ahora. Lo cambiare inmediatamente.

Soy de Cantabria y ripeo mayormente vinilos en:

y la web:

Las galletas es, junto con unos compañeros un proyecto cachondo que se convirtio en musica, y ponemos ahí bastante buena , cada uno lo suyo.

Nada mas y encantado de haberte conocido, un saludo.

Ernesto Falkenthal said...

Ah y se me olvidaba decirte que en esos sitios normalmente aparezco como Yerma, pues ese es mi nick originario, menos en galletas que me introdujeron asi, y asi lo deje. Na mas.

Si quieres que lo ponga en Ingles lo escribo pero prefiero mi lengua materna.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Popcat:

I have been a 'Weeds fan since my teen years, when they played concerts at my high school (they were a local band for us)! Many years later, I'm rediscovering just how great they always were.

I've looked everywhere on the WWW to buy a copy of the reissue CD, Greatest Hits and More. Guess what? It is out of print again - but I'm afraid this time it will never be issued again. Confidential Records has gone out of business, and another record company that was supposed to reissue this collection some years ago doesn't even respond to emails. Oh, great...

Since this is now officially out of print, I was sondering if you might consider posting the entire disc, instead of just the vinyl only material, for which I am very grateful just the same.

Thanks and Regards,
The Big D

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