March 09, 1999
Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Obscuro, Garage Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Psychedelic

Album Review

This is another heaping helping of Fowley-produced and/or performed rarities from the '50s to the '60s. As Kim Fowley has been involved behind the scenes in every rock & roll and pop music trend and non-trend since 1959, even a decade-spanning collection like this one encompasses a lot of different sounds, from doo wop, surf, R&B and garage, to wacky novelties. A cleaner version of "The Worst Record Ever Made" than the one on the Outlaw Superman compilation resurfaces here (and it is pretty bad). Other tracks are better testaments to Fowley's songwriting and producing abilities. The rocker, "Watch Your Step," by Larry Green & the Rhythmaires, the Texan surf instrumentals, "Fallout" and "Moon Beat," by Aston Martin & the Moon Discs, the sitar-driven stomper, "Beautiful," by Walter's Dream and the wild R&B novelty side, "The Yo Yo Song," by Mo & Jo, are standouts here. This is definitely one for collectors of '60s ephemera, or listeners who prefer the wilder side of rock n'roll.
Jim Powers, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Worst Record Ever Made
  2. A Casual Look
  3. The Yo, Yo Song
  4. Need Your Love
  5. Watch Your Step
  6. Vaquero Beat
  7. Astrology
  8. Geronimo
  9. Charge
  10. Teen Machine
  11. Fallout
  12. Moon Beat
  13. Hello Mr. Sun
  14. The Office Girl
  15. Mr. Responsibility
  16. Wanted Dead or Alive
  17. To Die Alone
  18. Heavy Love
  19. Vito and the Hands
  20. Beautiful
  21. Story of Susie