Hailing from the sunbaked environs of Merced in California's great central valley, the Brogues ruled the roost among British Invasion-style garage combos playing up and down old Highway 99, south to Fresno and north to Sacramento. Before they contributed drummer Greg Elmore and guitarist Gary Duncan to seminal San Francisco psych-rock combo Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Brogues rolled tape with Bay Area producer Garrie Thompson, who also cut the Syndicate of Sound's smash "Little Girl." The tunes the Brogues laid down before folding their tent are among the strongest garage-rock anthems ever committed to wax.
Brogues, The

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Brogues, The - Someday / But Now I Find / I Aint No Miracle Worker / Dont Shoot Me Down LTD ED. COLORED VINYL 7"
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    Far into the Northern California outback, the Brogues hailed from Merced, eighty miles due east of San Jose, halfway between the San Joaquin valley hub towns of Fresno and Stockton on old highway 99. The original four piece configuration of the Brogues -- featuring guitar/vocals Rick Campbell and Eddie Rodrigues, bass/vocals Bill Whittington and drummer Greg Elmore -- cut Rodrigues' jangly yet snotty "Someday," and backed it with Campbell and Elmore's driving stop-and-go rocker "But Now I...