Nuggets-bound LA folk-rock punks The Leaves hit the US Top 40 in 1966 with their pioneering?and speaker-shredding!?rock version of ?Hey Joe?; their snotty workaday protest rant ?Too Many People,? also released on the local Mira label, was a sizable regional hit.

Flush with minor-chord ballads and rockers that brim with alternately jangling and slashing guitars, wailing harmonica, and rubbery bass courtesy of singer and future Turtles and Mothers of Invention member Jim Pons, The Leaves' early music is the perfect synthesis of that of their neighborhood folk-rock compatriots, The Byrds and Love - and absolute boilerplate stuff for any respectable garage collection.
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Leaves, The - The Leaves...Are Happening! The Best of The Leaves CD
Price: $16.98
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    Primo L.A. folk-punk! Take a pinch of Byrds, add a heaping teaspoon of Love, and you've got the happening Leaves, prime movers on the Sunset Strip scene, who hit the charts with the most manic "Hey Joe" you'll ever hear. The Leaves Are Happening! collects the complete Mira recordings, including the entire Hey Joe album, plus all rare single sides, cool photos and more!