The Walflower Complextion – The Walflower Complextion / When I’m Far From You 2000 (USA, Garage Rock)

Исполнитель: The Walflower Complextion
Откуда: USA
Альбом: The Walflower Complextion / When I’m Far From You
Год выхода: 2000 (recorded in 1966/1967)
Жанр: Garage Rock
Формат: MP3 CBR 320
Размер архива: 169 МB

The Walflower Complextion were an 1960s garage band. What was not average about them was that, even though they were American, they were formed, recorded, and performed in Bogota, Colombia. The five bandmembers, ranging in age from 14 to 17, were Americans attending high school in Bogota. Rock groups of any kind, let alone American ones, were rare in Colombia at this time. So despite their callow youth and primitive equipment, they were signed to Daro International Records after the label’s president heard about them at a cocktail party. The Walflower Complextion recorded two albums for Daro in their short lifetime, the first appearing in late 1966, the other a few months later in early 1967. In both performance and material, the LPs were quite similar to that mini-genre known among ’60s collectors as «prep school» rock: vanity records, done by kids at private school, that were pressed in small quantities, pretty much just for the benefit of themselves, their family, and friends. Like almost all of those prep school LPs, the pair by the Walflower Complextion were populated by many cover versions, principally of British Invasion songs. Obviously they were huge fans of the Rolling Stones; their first album had four Stones covers, while the second had a couple of non-Stones originals that were nonetheless most likely learned from the Stones’ covers of those items. The Walflower Complextion actually appeared on television in Colombia, whose TV facilities were so crude at that point that on one of them they were filmed by the first television video camera in the country. The albums were only distributed in Colombia, and the group broke up in June 1967.

CD 1 («The Walflower Complextion», 1966)
01. All It Is — 2:43
02. Empty Heart — 2:58
03. Tell Me — 3:26
04. Chris’s B’s — 3:27
05. Blue Bells — 1:50
06. Last Time — 3:07
07. Hanky Panky — 2:25
08. Sapphire — 3:39
09. Blue Turns To Grey — 2:28
10. Long Tall Shorty — 2:20
11. Yack, The Ripper — 2:17
12. Open Up Your Door — 2:34
CD 2 («When I’m Far From You», 1967)
01. Baby Please Don’t Go — 2:22
02. Route 66 — 2:24
03. When I’m Far From You — 3:00
04. Not Fade Away — 2:45
05. El Caiman — 2:22
06. La Bamba — 3:01
07. From Head To Toe — 2:39
08. Needles & Pins — 2:20
09. Gloria — 2:35
10. She Belongs To Me — 3:18
11. Santa Marta — 2:52
12. Out Of Sight — 2:22

Mark Lusk — lead vocals
Chris Kryzs — guitar, vocals
Fred Sampson — guitar, vocals
Pat Sinex — bass
Richard Sampson — drums
Rodney Roberts — bass (CD1 — 01, 08)


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