Now On Colored Vinyl!
Was there a more influential band from the West Coast's Class of '66 punks??? If any convincing is required, listen no further than the Watch Band's pulverizing take on "In the Midnight Hour." In a tradition established with their first official single, "Sweet Young Thing," this outtake features an absolutely stunning rhythm track coupled with frontman Dave Aguilar's raving original vocal. Definitive! (Inexplicably, the orig. producers chose to replace Aguilar's superior vocal for the officially-released version that appeared on the group's No Way Out LP.) As for the instro outtake "Psychedelic Trip," by the time Aguilar added lyrics and vocal to this off-the-cuff studio jam, it had transformed into the epochal track "No Way Out." As the name implies, "Psychedelic Trip" is Chocolate Watch Band at its most mind-blowing; with lead guitarist Mark Loomis instinctively taking off into the cosmic, improvisational zone. Sundazed proudly presents this jaw-dropping single-that-never-was in powerhouse mono, from the mighty, original Tower masters!
Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.
In The Midnight Hour • Psychedelic Trip