The Fifth Order — Bonfire! Return Of The Fifth Order 2004 (USA, Garage/Psychedelic Rock)

Исполнитель: The Fifth Order
Откуда: USA
Альбом: Bonfire! Return Of The Fifth Order
Год выхода: 2004 (recorded in 1966-1967)
Жанр: Garage/Psychedelic Rock
Формат: MP3 CBR 320
Размер архива: 86.7 МB

This teen band started as the Electras and built a strong fan base with ace renditions of British Invasion and folk-rock hits. A regular gig on the Dance Party TV show connected them with OSU student and songwriter Jack Sender who provided the band with stellar folk-rock material. Sensing hit potential, the band’s manager got them connected to Counterpart records. Their first recording, «Goin’ Too Far», was a huge hit in central Ohio and was picked up by Diamond records. They recorded several songs for a followup, and the pick, «A Thousand Devils», also did well, but not quite as well as «Goin’ Too Far». After a year or so of being a top level band, they decided they couldn’t continue and broke up in late ’67. In ’68, Counterpart took two of the earlier recordings and issued a rarely seen 3rd 45. After the breakup, lead singer Billy Carroll returned to drums, his original instrument, and played in a band with former Dantes singer Barry Hayden. Billy played in several bands post Fifth Order. Many rumors have circulated about his career in the porn industry, but Bill himself has set us straight that it was nothing more than working an adminstrative job for the Pussycat Theatre (adult movies) chain. Rhythm guitarist Jeff Fenholt also hit the bright lights, as the lead in the original Broadway production of Jesus Christ Superstar. In the 80’s he allegedly auditioned for the singer in Black Sabbath, a strange sequence of events that came in handy when he became a televangelist. While claiming to have had the post-Ozzy post, the learned agree that it never happened.

Their 1966 garage classic Goin’ Too Far b/w Walkin’ Away was a tremendous regional success while the second local hit, A Thousand Devils (Are Chasin? Me) b/w Today I Got A Letter, had a national release. These two records have long been recognized as sterling examples of Ohio’s vibrant mid-60s garage rock scene.This is the first collection by this famous Ohio 60?s teenband incl their two 45?s, an incredible great third single release collectors were not aware of and a cache of unreleased recording adding three more bonus cuts included two organ based demos of Walkin Away and I Was A Fool plus a six minute 1967 TV appearance by the boys presenting a medley of Hit The Road Jack/SixteenTons.

01. Goin’ Too Far (Single A-Side, 1966) — 2:43
02. Walkin’ Away (Single B-Side, 1966) — 2:46
03. A Thousand Devils (Are Chasin’ Me) (Single A-Side, 1967) — 2:13
04. Today (I Got A Letter) (Single B-Side, 1967) — 2:31
05. I Was A Fool (Single B-Side, 1967) — 2:28
06. The Moment I Saw You (Single A-Side, 1967) — 2:14
07. Today (I Got A Letter) (Alternate Version, Previously Unreleased 1967) — 2:16
08. Bonfire (Previously Unreleased 1967) — 2:10
09. Follow Like The Wind (Previously Unreleased 1967) — 2:34
10. Little Black Egg (Previously Unreleased 1967) — 2:39
11. Walkin’ Away (Previously Unreleased 1967, Organ Version) — 2:59
12. I Was A Fool (Previously Unreleased 1967, Organ Version) — 2:31
13. Medley: Hit The Road Jack / Sixteen Tons (Live 1967) — 6:53

Billy Carroll — lead vocals
Jim Hilditch — lead guitar, vocals
Jeff Johnson — bass guitar, vocals
Mike «Muff» Comfort — drums
Gary Steger — rhythm guitar & vocals (01, 02)
Jeff Fenholt — rhythm guitar & vocals (03-13)
Ray Allen — producer (01-06, 07, 08, 11, 12)
Jack Sender — backing vocals (01-03, 08), producer (09, 10)


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