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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Yesterday's Children - Yesterday's Children


I found this little gem on DC++ (if you want to try DC++ and need the address to a few excellent hubs, where you can find almost anything you need, just let me know) not too long ago and was highly impressed by this album immediately. Yesterday's Children were an obscure Connecticut group who recorded this one LP and a classic psychedelic garage punk single which appears on the Psychedelic Unknowns compilation. While the debut single was classic beat garage of the period 1966, by the 1969 album the group expanded into more hard rock and progressive styles -- and this album is drenched in the lead guitar blitz of Reggie Wright. Hunter's Moon and She's Easy are equally wonderful tracks which display Wright's abilities on guitar. The group was led by brothers Denis Croce on guitar and Richard Croce on vocals, and Chuck Maher and Ralph Muscatelli on bass and drums. The group is not to be confused with a Chicago-area group of the same name and era who appeared on the Pebbles box set. The reissue on Italian obscure specialist label Akarma is a stunning object to behold and an audiophile remaster of this underground classic.
(Year of Release: 1969)

Track List:
1. Paranoia
2. Sad Born Loser
3. What of I
4. She's Easy
5. Sailing
6. Providence Bummer
7. Evil Woman
8. Hunter's Moon

Download: Yesterday's Children - Yesterday's Children (46.3MB)

5 comments:

Zer0_II said...

It's a real shame that this hasn't been downloaded more. I think it's the name of the band that throws people off.

Sampo Teikari said...

How about the "classic psychedelic garage punk single ... classic beat garage of the period 1966"?

Zer0_II said...

@sampo teikari:
I don't understand what you're asking me here. Are you requesting a single? If so, what is the name of it?

Sampo Teikari said...

Sorry about the terse nature of my comment. It seems the single was titled "To Be Or Not To Be" / "Baby, I Want You". There was also an EP released only in France with two other songs:

http://www.vinyl-collector.com/records/lp/7400-Yesterday's%20children--AZ/

Both seem to be exceedingly rare, so I would indeed be grateful if you (or somebody) could somehow come up with the songs.

Zer0_II said...

Sorry I misunderstood you Sampo. I'll see if I can find either the single or the EP. Hopefully I'll have some luck.