Great garage work from the east side of the San Francisco Bay – a scene that's not nearly as well known for gritty rock as Los Angeles or the Pacific Northwest! This batch of nuggets really flips the lid off the East Bay scene – and shows that the area around Oakland was heavy in recording work during the mid 60s – a host of small labels, and countless bands who all had a great way with a fuzzy guitar riff, a tinny organ line, a rumbling drum part, and a dark-edged vocal. Nearly all of the acts here are completely new to our ears – brought to life brilliantly not only by the track selection, but also through the detailed liner notes and photos – clearly a huge amount of research by compiler Alec Palao. If you dig early Love or The Seeds, you'll find plenty to dig here too – and titles include "Luv Look Away" by The Baytovens, "Get Out Of My Eye" by The Soul Vendors, "Not The Least Bit True" by The Shillings, "Humpty Dumpty" by The Epics, "Bo Said" by Just Six, "Away Girl" by The Towaway Zone, "Where I Belong" by The Day Trippers, "Look At The Sun" by The Gants, "Gotta Find A New Love" by The Spyders, "Who Stole The Batmobile" by The Gotham
City Crime Fighters, "Baby What's New" by Peter Wheat & The Breadmen, and "Tomorrow's Soul Sound" by The Harbinger Complex.