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.
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