Category | Lost Treasures & The Great Unreleased

LOST TREASURES – Velvett Fogg

Posted on 20 August 2015

LOST TREASURES VELVETT FOGG “VELVETT FOGG” By Peter Marston   Those of us who seek out lost classics in the history of rock and pop tend to be somewhat opinionated and for everyone who champions a particular album as a lost classic, there is often a detractor who will claim the album is overrated. But […]

LOST TREASURES – THE FLAME

Posted on 16 July 2015

LOST TREASURES THE FLAME “THE FLAME” By Peter Marston   I first came across The Flame in 2006 when Tower Records closed their retail stores. As the closing date approached, prices were slashed, more and more by every week, from 25% off to 50% off to 75% off to even 90% off. Every week I went […]

LOST TREASURES – Les Baroques

Posted on 16 July 2015

LOST TREASURES LES BAROQUES “LES BAROQUES” By Peter Marston Les Baroques are an odd band. Though their name is French, the band is actually Dutch. And while their singles leaned toward baroque folk-pop (their most successful single, “Such a Cad,” recalls Sonny Bono’s “Laugh at Me,” but with a prominent bassoon part), their self-titled debut […]

LOST TREASURES – The Hardy Boys

Posted on 15 June 2015

LOST TREASURES THE HARDY BOYS “Here Come The Hardy Boys” By Peter Marston     Here Come the Hardy Boys is yet another late ’60s cartoon show bubblegum album, developed by the originator himself, Don Kirschner. The project does stray from the archetype in some ways, however. For one thing, the band, although assembled for the […]

LOST TREASURES – The Sunset Bombers

Posted on 26 May 2015

LOST TREASURES THE SUNSET BOMBERS “The Sunset Bombers” By Peter Marston   I must confess something about myself as a record collector: I am a completist. I have purchased many records that are, frankly, not very good but that I somehow believed I needed to complete some part of my collection. The most common instance […]

LOST TREASURES – The Kitchen Cinq

Posted on 09 May 2015

LOST TREASURES THE KITCHEN CINQ “Everything But…” By Peter Marston The Kitchen Cinq undoubtedly have one of the best “bad pun” names in rock ’n’ roll. A five piece garage/pop band from Texas, their name plays off the French word for five “cinq,” which of course is pronounced approximately the same as “sink.” The title of […]

LOST TREASURES – The Waves

Posted on 08 May 2015

LOST TREASURES THE WAVES “Shock Horror!” By Peter Marston Most power pop bands start out a little rough and polish off the edges as they develop their sound and as their producers become more committed to scoring a big hit single. Often when they do, they cease to be power pop bands at all. Such […]

LOST TREASURES – Barry Booth – Diversions!

Posted on 07 May 2015

LOST TREASURES BARRY BOOTH “Diversions!” By Peter Marston Barry Booth is a most unlikely artist to have recorded one of the great lost chamber pop albums of the ’60s. When the album, Diversions!, was released in 1968, he was already thirty years old and had never recorded an album or even a single as an […]

LOST TREASURES – Cherry Vanilla

Posted on 06 May 2015

LOST TREASURES CHERRY VANILLA “Bad Girl” By Peter Marston Cherry Vanilla (born Kathleen Dorritie) is probably best known as one of the stars of Andy Warhol’s anti-play Pork and as David Bowie’s publicist in the early ’70s. But by the middle of that decade, she was fronting her own band and bringing her own mix […]

LOST TREASURES – Laughing Dogs

Posted on 28 April 2015

LOST TREASURES THE LAUGHING DOGS “The Laughing Dogs” By Peter Marston The Laughing Dogs were one of the many bands to come out of the New York City Club scene in the late 70s. The members of the band had come from a variety of Tri-City area bands, including, most notably, Foxtrot, the band that […]