With its one-minute-and-fifty-seven-second, stop-on-a-dime Top 20 fuzz blast "Talk Talk" and its band members' all-black dress code, for many the Music Machine stands as the absolute embodiment of mid-'60s garage punk. Led by the snarling baritone of mastermind Sean Bonniwell, the LA-based fivesome cut only one LP and few singles with the original lineup before shutting down at the turn of the decade. But thanks to Bonniwell's highly inventive songwriting genius and the band's tough, Farfisa-driven sound, the Music Machine left its scorching skidmarks on many a garage unit to come.

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    Ignition finds the Music Machine, single-black-gloved and snarling, back in the garage, inhaling too much exhaust and exhaling these 14 tracks, exhumed with intensity intact. This long-awaited third Music Machine album features previously unheard tracks ranging from their pre-"Talk Talk" demos from 1965 as the Ragamuffins to their final 1969 experimental recordings. Includes track annotations by group leader Sean Bonniwell and Music Machine expert Mike Stax. ...

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      The rock world has always been perilous and unpredictable, especially during the turbulent '60s. Following a tour to support their debut LP and hit single "Talk Talk," the Music Machine suddenly splintered due to internal conflicts, leaving group leader Sean Bonniwell as the sole remaining member. Undeterred, he signed with Warner Brothers and, rechristened as the Bonniwell Music Machine, he set about crafting a follow up album.Bonniwell built the LP track by track, starting with songs...