Blow My Mind! The Doré-Era-Mira Punk & Psych Legacy Various Artists (Dore)


Psych / Garage
Big Beat
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Three of the quirkier imprints from Hollywood’s heyday in the mid-1960s were the record labels Doré, Era and Mira. Like most seasoned indie producers in that epoch, their owners Lew Bedell, Herb Newman and Randy Wood struggled to get to grips with the onslaught of rock’n’roll activity that followed in the wake of the British Invasion. But amongst each company’s catalogue of R&B, pop schlock and novelty discs were a number of outstanding garage and proto-psych 45s that today are sought-after collectors’ items.
“Blow My Mind: The Doré-Era-Mira Punk & Psych Legacy” collects together the best of this venerated repertoire in a power-packed set that also constitutes the first official reissue for many oft-bootlegged titles. Cuts like ‘The Thief’, ‘Slander’ and ‘I’ll Blow My Mind’ would be expensive to acquire in their original, minutely-pressed incarnation. Here, with top-notch sound and extensive annotation, these totemic garage rock items shine brighter than ever.
There is the expected quota of attitude-laden classics such as ‘My Baby’s Barefoot’, ‘Just Wanna Be Myself’ and the incredibly snotty ‘So What!!’, along with less heralded gems by bands such as South Hampton Story, the Puddin’ Heads, Yesterday’s Tomorrow and the Search. An unexpected bonus is a superb unreleased cut by ‘Hey Joe’ hitmakers the Leaves, along with off-beat garage-psych titles by Simon T Stokes, the Outlaw Blues and the Wrench.
“Blow My Mind!” is the natural sequel to Big Beat’s recent, well-received collection “Lost Innocence” and is an essential purchase for the dedicated garage head.



Track listing


Side 1

  • 01 Preview My Baby's Barefoot - The Syndicate

  • 02 Preview Do Me A Favor - The Leaves

  • 03 Preview Gotta Hold On - The No-Na-Mees

  • 04 Preview The Thief - The Motion

  • 05 Preview So What!! - The Lyrics

  • 06 Preview Leave Me Behind - South Hampton Story

  • 07 Preview Big City Blues - Simon T Stokes

  • 08 Preview The Other Half - Yesterday's Tomorrow

  • 09 Preview Worryin' Kind - The Regents

  • 10 Preview She Touched My Soul - John Winfield Jr

  • 11 Preview Slander - Ty Wagner

  • 12 Preview Now You Say We're Through - The Puddin' Heads

  • 13 Preview They Can't Hurt Me - The Lyrics

  • 14 Preview I'll Blow My Mind - Spencer's Van Dykes

  • 15 Preview I'm Gonna Dance - The Decades

  • 16 Preview The Day Is Hard - The Wrench

  • 17 Preview Climate - The Search

  • 18 Preview Just Wanna Be Myself - The No-Na-Mees

  • 19 Preview Non-Stop Blues - The Outlaw Blues

  • 20 Preview Shame - The Front Page & Her

  • 21 Preview Forget Me Girl - The Bees

  • 22 Preview She's Gone - Tormentors

  • 23 Preview It's No Use - Basil & The Baroques

  • 24 Preview To Make A Lie - Unknown Artist

  • 25 Preview Cobwebs - Simon T Stokes

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