Coming soon: Beatfreak! Rare And Obscure British Beat 1964-1968 (Particles)

Coming soon: Beatfreak! Rare And Obscure British Beat 1964-1968 (Particles)
Coming soon: Beatfreak! Rare And Obscure British Beat 1964-1968 (Particles)
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A potentially interesting release from the Particles label, namely Beatfreak! Rare And Obscure British Beat 1964-1968.

Beatfreak! is described as ‘the pre-cursory journey through the glorious cultural dustbin where beat up pop meets paisley R&B’. On the face of it, that definitely appeals to us.

20 tracks in total and a few familiar names too, including The Habits, (a pre-Baker Street) Gerry Rafferty, a pre-Fleur de Lys Pete Sears and Tago Byers and ‘a forgotten Bee Gee’. See the full track listing below.

According to the write-up, the album features professionally re-mastered original sound recordings with background liners and rare archival photos in the packaging. If that ticks the boxes, the release date is 19th February 2016, with a pre-order price of £8.99.

Find out more at the Amazon website

Track listing:

1. Fingers Lee – Midnight Race (1967)
2. Sons Of Fred – I ll Be There (1965)
3. The Habits – I Need You (1966)
4. The Deejays – What cha Tryin To Do (1966)
5. Ian And The Zodiacs – Na Na Na Na Na (1966)
6. Casey Jones and the Governrs – All You Wanna Do (1966)
7. Roger Young – No Address (1966)
8. The Moquettes – You Came Along (1964)
9. The Hinge – You d Better Go Home (1968)
10. The Chasers – She s Gone Away (1966)
11. The Jensens – Margeurite (1968)
12. Fifth Column – There s Nobody Here (1968)
13. Thursdays Child – I Want You Back (1966)
14. Red Squares – Don t Laugh If I Cry (1967)
15. Carpetbaggers – The Flea Teacher (1967)
16. Thursdays Child – Hey, Hey (1966)
17. Hegehoppers Anonymous – Daytime (1966)
18. Alex Harvey – The Sunday Song (1967)
19. Trev Gordon – You re An E-Type (1966)
20. Greg Hunter – Five O Clock World (1966)

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