Out now: The Mickey Finn – Garden Of my Mind (The Complete Recordings 1964 – 1967)

by Modculture 18 December, 2015

The Mickey Finn - Garden Of my Mind (The Complete Recordings 1964 - 1967)

The Mickey Finn – Garden Of my Mind (The Complete Recordings 1964 – 1967)

Missed this one, but that’s not too much of a problem as The Mickey Finn – Garden Of my Mind (The Complete Recordings 1964 – 1967) has only just hit the shelves via the RPM label.

It’s essentially one of those albums that brings together all the work of a band perhaps best known for just one song (the one in the title)

Anyway, the cult 60s / mod band started out as Mickey Finn & The Blue Men on ska label Blue Beat, before moving to Oriole and tweaking their sound to something more akin to R&B/beat, helped along the way by guitarist Jimmy Page. Yes, that one.

They continued in that style for a couple of years with some Shel Talmy productions before going a bit more psych for their best-known Garden Of My Mind track on the Direction label.

This albums puls together all of that work, with every A and B-side plus the retrospective 7-inch God Bless The Child (rescued from the acetate apparently). Also here are three previously unissued demos and sleeve notes by Brian Neavyn (Ugly Things), who has interviewed band members to get the full story behind the varied, but fairly short-lived career.

Tracks listed below and the album is out now, selling for £10.99.

Find out more at the Amazon website

Track Listing:

1.    PILLS
2.    I STILL WANT YOU
3.    GARDEN OF MY MIND
4.    NIGHT COMES DOWN
5.    HUSH YOUR MOUTH
6.    TIME TO START LOVING YOU
7.    AIN’T NECESSARILY SO **
8.    IF I HAD YOU BABY
9.    THE SPORTING LIFE
10.    BECAUSE I LOVE YOU (ALIAS I DO LOVE YOU)
11.    REELIN’ & A’ROCKIN’
12.    STAGGER LEE *
13.    POVERTY *
14.    MISS JANE *
15.    GOD BLESS THE CHILD **
16.    TOM HARK
17.    PLEASE LOVE ME

* PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED DEMO
** NOT ORIGINALLY RELEASED