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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    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...