Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Neighb'rhood Childr'n - Neighb'rhood Childr'n (1968)



Με 4600 δραχμούλες αγοράζατε πριν χρόνια αυτόν τον εξαίσιο πειρατή από το δισκάδικο της Αθηνάς και απολαμβάνατε τον δίσκο των Καλιφορνέζων Neighb'rhood Childr'n έστω και έτσι. Είχα πάντως την τύχη πριν πολλά χρόνια ενά Χριστουγεννιάτικο Σαββατόβραδο στο Μετς, να δω, να ακούσω και να πιάσω το original…αλλά μέχρι εκεί.

RICK BOLZ 12 string gtr, tamb, hrmnca, vcls A B
GARY CAMPBELL ld gtr A
GEORGE GLEIM bs A
DYAN HOFFMANN vcls, organ, tamb A B
TOM RYAN drms A
W. A. FARRENS drms, hrmnca, tamb, vcls B
RON RASCHDORF gtr, tamb, vcls, hrmnca B

ALBUMS:
1( ) THE NEIGHB'RHOOD CHILDR'N (Golden State Recorders acetate) 1967 R5
2( ) THE BOOK OF CHANGES (Golden State Recorders acetate) 1968 R5
3(B) NEIGHB'RHOOD CHILDR'N (Acta A-38005) 1968
4(-) LONG YEARS IN SPACE (dbl) (Sundazed 5023) 1997
NB: (1) is a 12" metal acetate album. Some tracks appear on the Acta album, most don't. (2) is a one-sided 12" metal album acetate of Acta album tracks with different mixes. Chocolate Angel has a longer intro. (3) pirated in 1989 and also on CD. (4) is an essential retrospective collection, also issued on CD (SC 11041).

EP:
1 THE NEIGHB'RHOOD CHILDR'N (Vegas Productions 863) 1967
NB: (1) issued with press kit by the group's booking agency. This promo-only 7" EP was not issued in a sleeve. It contained non-album cuts/versions of Up, Down, Turned Around World, Maggie's Farm, That's What's Happening and Please, Please Leave Me Alone.

45s:

1 Little Black Egg/Louie Louie (Golden State Recorders) 1967
2 Maintain/Just No Way (as 'The Neighborhood') (Acta 813) 1967
3 Please Leave Me Alone/Happy Child (Acta 823) 1968
4 Behold The Lilies/I Want Action (Acta 828) 1968
5 Woman Think/On Our Way (Dot 17238) 1969
NB: (1) is a One-sided 8" metal acetate. Only (3) is from the Acta album.

One of the many forgotten bands gigging in the 'Frisco area, Neighb'rhood Childr'n's sole album on Acta is a psychedelic 'gem'. But, alas, after its release they simply vanished from the scene. Back in '68 with comparatively crude instrumentation available they created some very spacey sounds on tracks like Long Years In Space, while Chocolate Angel is something of a psychedelic jam. Feeling Zero appears to have been specially written to bring you down after another trip, while tracks like Happy Child and Patterns feature Dyan Hoffmann's crystal clear vocals. lndeed on Long Years In Space she complements the other vocalists to give the band a Jefferson Airplane-type sound. They even perform a re-creation of Over The Rainbow from Wizard of Oz.

Neighb'rhood Childr'n also recorded a couple of acetate albums in addition to the album on Acta. Much of this material has been compiled on the excellent Long Years In Space retrospective on Sundazed, and this together with the 'Acta' album is strongly recommended to connoisseurs of psychedelia.
The band evolved out of Oregon's Navarros, when their original drummer John Morrison was drafted. After about a year Campbell, Gleim and Ryan quit too and Bolz and Hoffman were then joined by central California musicians W.A. Farrens on drums and Ron Raschdorf on lead guitar.
Collectors should note that a DJ 45, with Dancing In The Street on both sides (N.A.M.l. 2014) 1974, is actually by a different Neighborhood Children, and sounds similar to early Jackson brothers.
Compilation appearances include: Changes Brought To Me on Turds On A Bum Ride Vol. 1 & 2 (Dble CD) and Turds On A Bum Ride, Vol. 2 (Dble LP).
(Vernon Joynson / Clark Faville / Darryl F. Riffero / Stephane Rebeschini)

Tracks:
Side A
01 - Up Down Turn Around The World.mp3
02 - Long Years In Space.mp3
03 - Feeling Zero.mp3
04 - Over The Rainbow.mp3
05 - Changes Brought To Me.mp3
06- Please Leave Me Alone.mp3

Side B
01 - Chocolate Angel.mp3
02 - Happy Child.mp3
03 - Patterns.mp3
04 - Happy World Of Captain K.mp3
05 - She's Got No Identification.mp3
06 - Hobbit's Dream.mp3

5 comments:

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Thanks for all good posts on your site.

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Thanks a lot for your comment.

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TOS said...

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I'm glad you posted this, but your link is now dead. Do you think you could re-post it on Rapidshare? I'd like to find a better copy than the one I have, and all of your stuff is very nice quality.

Thanks again for this great blog!!

Anonymous said...

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