Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Briks – Singles


Μάζεψα ότι μπόρεσα να βρω για αυτό το γκρουπ σε κομμάτια δεξιά και αριστερά έτσι ώστε όποιος επιθυμεί να τα έχει στην συλλογή του. Εξαιρετικό αφιέρωμα υπάρχει για αυτούς στο αξεπέραστο garagehangover, αλλά και μία συνέντευξη του Richard Borgens στο 60sgaragebands. Οφείλουμε να τους ευχαριστήσουμε ιδιαίτερα εκτός των άλλων και για το Foolish Baby.

Personnel:
RICHARD BORGENS ld gtr A B
CECIL COTTON vcls A C
LEE HARDESTY gtr A B C
MIKE MARONEY bs A B C
STEVE MARTIN drms A
PAUL RAY vcls B
CHRIS VAN DER CULT drms B C
JAMIE HERNDON ld gtr C

45s:
1 I'm Losing/It's Your Choice (Acetate) (Rhodes Recording No #) 1966
2 Can You See Me?/Foolish Baby (Bismarck 1013) 1966
3 Can You See Me?/Foolish Baby (Dot 16878) 1966
4 NSU/From A Small Room (Bismarck 1020) 1967

Originally known as The Embers when they formed at Texas Tech early in 1965. They relocated to Dallas in the Summer of that year and renamed themselves The Briks. Their first 45, which was preceded by an acetate, sold around 5,000 copies and was a hit locally. Foolish Baby was a pounding punk number, later compiled on Flashback, Vol. 5 (LP); Texas Flashbacks, Vol. 5 (LP) and Highs In The Mid Sixties, Vol. 13 (LP). The 45 was leased to Dot for nation-wide distribution but did not become the big hit the band hoped for. Their progress was further interrupted when Cotton, Martin and their manager Reggie Lange were drafted in the Summer of 1966 although Cotton later rejoined the band in January 1967 when his original replacement Paul Ray left to join The Cobras. Later in 1967 a live tape was made of the band at The Northwood Country Club and this can be heard on Side Two of Texas Punk, Vol. 8. They also recorded a second 45, a rather weak cover of The Cream song NSU which flopped. Having failed to achieve success they disintegrated during 1968, but Richard Bergens later turned up on The Truth 45 and Cecil Cotton later moved to San Francisco where he played in The Snakes with Steve Karnavas (ex-Chapparals).
The Briks have been extensively covered in Cicadelic's Texas Punk series. Apart from occupying one side of Texas Punk, Vol. 8, they have six tracks on Texas Punk, Vol. 7. In addition to Can You See Me?, Foolish Baby and N.S.U, there are three previously unreleased tracks: the cover version of The Animals' Baby, Let Me Take You Home as performed by the band on the Sump 'N' Else TV Show; and Over You, a folk-rock melody and Keep Down with Paul Ray on vocals. Texas Punk, Vol. 6 - Dallas, 1966 features It Won't Be Wrong and It's Your Choice - two previously unreleased tracks the last of which had been recorded along with I'm Losing early in 1966 prior to the first 45. All of the tracks included on the Cicadelic vinyl comp series, also appear on the Collectables CD box set Acid Visions - Complete Collection, Vol. 3 (3-CD).
Tracks:
01-The Briks - Over You
02-The Briks - Can You See Me
03-The Briks - Foolish Baby
04-The Briks - Baby, Let Me Take You Home
05-The Briks - Keep Down
06-The Briks - NSU
07-The Briks - Im Losing
08-The Briks - Its Your Choice (12-string version)
09-The Briks - Its Your Choice

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool collection thank very much!!!

Esmenard Victor said...

Great collection of tunes. A great moment of listening.

Thank you.