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The Chocolate Watchband - Chocolate Watchband's Greatest Hitsdotdotdotdotdot
artworkYeah! OK, I must first confess to being a giant fan of The Chocolate Watchband! These are brand new recordings of songs most often requested by current fans of the band. They spent many months recording, mixing, and mastering. The results are spectacular! It's as if it's 1967, yet it's totally 2010! Glorious sound and production, and genuine vintage everything! Highly recommended if you like garage psych or garage punk at all, and the two instros are pure bonus!
Picks: Expo 2000, Inner Mystique

Track by Track Review


Expo 2000 dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Dave Aguilar plays Theremin with delightful warbles throughout this spectacular rendering of Richie Podolor's coolest post-surf instro. Superb rhythms, great drums, exceptionally wonderful layered guitars. The EchoPlex pummels the reverb crash. "Expo 2000" is a cool enough song anyway, but this is just the best version ever!

Inner Mystique dotdotdotdotdot
Garage Psych (Instrumental)

It only took 44 years, but this is the first rendering of "Inner Mystique" by the band. Superb psychedelic flute, extremely clean sound, lovely bass and guitars, mystic imagery, and pure emotional joy. Originally, the song served as part two of "Voyage Of The Trieste" on the Inner Mystique album with no The Chocolate Watchband members present. Just beautiful!