воскресенье, 15 декабря 2013 г.

The Staccatos - Initially (1965 Capitol) 

Artist: The Staccatos
Album: Initially
Label: Capitol 6000 Records
Catalog#: T-6158
Format: Vinyl, LP, Mono
Country: Canada
Released: 1965
Genre: Pop/Rock, Garage

Format: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Bitrate: lossless
Duration: 00:29:13

Formed in 1963, The Staccatos, featuring singer/disc jockey Dean Hagopian, emerged from the Ottawa scene in the mid-'60's with some recording on Allied Records. However, their first single of prominence was "Small Town Girl" which was picked up by Paul White for Capitol Records. Through the financial backing of journalist Sandy Gardiner, The Staccatos launched their next release called "Moved To California". In 1966 "Let's Run Away" winning Best Produced Single and Vocal Instrumental Group Of The Year Junos.
They began to receive more notice with gigs in Toronto's Yorkville Village after the release of "Half Past Midnight" (1967) which became a national hit and won another JUNO award for Best Produced Single.
Around this time they hooked up with Coca-Cola Company for some radio jingles and shared half an LP recorded at Hallmark Studios with The Guess Who called 'A Wild Pair' on Jack Richardson's Nimbus Records. The album was a big seller prompting Capitol U.S. to release "Half Past Midnight" along with a commitment to record new material in L.A.
Though they received a lot of hype in California from the record label, the group was seen as being 'too Beach Boy sounding' and The Staccatos records failed. They would soon change their name to The Five Man Electrical Band after the title of The Staccatos second album and waited out their contract. Once free, they hooked up first with MGM with no success, then with Lion Records owned by writer Jimmy Webb and producer Dallas Smith. And the rest, as they say, is history...
They recorded the album Goodbyes & Butterflies (containing controversial cover art). The jacket was changed and the first single "Signs" went to No.3 in the U.S. and No.4 in Canada selling more than 2 million copies worldwide. The band's next single "Absolutely Right" also was No.3 in Canada and Top-20 in the U.S. By 1973 they were exhausted and pursued solo careers. In 1986 they reformed for a one-off benefit concert which has lead into a fun Eastern Canada tour every year with no business pressures. The song "Signs" also saw a revival with the 1990 international hit by hairspray band Tesla. A 'best of' package of Five Man Electrical Band material was released on CD in 1995. - jam.canoe.ca

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  Side One:
A1. Take Your Time 02:31
A2. Bad Boy 02:06
A3. It's A Long Way Home 02:17
A4. Somethin's Got A Hold On Me 02:46
A5. Small Town Girl 02:59
A6. Move To California 02:01
  Side Two:
B1. You Only Die Once 02:22
B2. Nightfall 02:32
B3. Poor Baby 02:51
B4. Million Kisses 02:08
B5. If This Is Love 02:10
B6. Do You Mind 02:24

    Released only in Canada on Capitol 6000 Label. (Mono)

Dean Hagopian - vocals
Brian Rading - bass
Rick 'Bell' Belanger - drums
Les Emmerson - vocals, guitar
Vern Craig - guitar

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