Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Guilloteens- Action! Action! Action!


by Richie Unterberger
Despite making fans of Elvis Presley and Phil Spector, as well as getting a big local hit in Memphis, the Guilloteens are not too well remembered in the pantheon of mid-'60s garage bands. That's unfortunate, because they were one of the better ones, and certainly one of the best from the South, an area that produced fewer garage bands per capita than the leading regional hotbeds of the sound. Perhaps some of the attention given to other regional garage bands of the era has eluded them because they were more versatile than the usual such act, putting fair quotients of blue-eyed soul, pop, and folk-rock into their sound, as well as the more expected British Invasion and raucous frat rock ingredients.The Guilloteens formed in 1964 when Louis Paul, ... Read More...
Action! Action! Action!
They never struck the commercial success of their townmates the Gentrys or the Box Tops. But with their unique blend of blue-eyed soul, folk-rock and a good dose of British Invasion, the Guilloteens are considered by many to be the best band to come out of Memphis in the '60s. If ever a combo should have had a slice of the bigtime, it was those sharp young blades, the Guilloteens. Why they never really got their cut is a matter of strong opinion among group members and close observers, but the group's status in Memphis rock history remains strong today and their aura has not diminished. This 20-track collection presents for the first time in one place the titanic trio's complete output, along with rare related 45s and amazing side ventures by the band or various members. This CD captures and distills what the Guilloteens stood for during their halcyon three-year existence – Action! Action! Action!.

That- understand all nicety THE GUILLOTEENS HISTORY
Disc One
1. Hey You(L. Hutcherson)
2. I Don?t Believe(L. Paul Jr.)
3. For My Own(Bruehl-Hutcherson-Davies-Wilkie)
4. Don?t Let The Rain Get You Down(L. Paul Jr.)
5. I Sit And Cry(Buddy Delaney)
6. Crying All Over My Time(J. Dickinson-L.Hutcherson)
7. Wild Child (L.Hutcherson)
8. You Think You?re Happy(B. Maxwell-A. Major)
9. Dear Mrs. Applebee(P.L. Barr-W.Meschel)
10. I Love That Girl(C. Delaney-J.Davis)
Disc Two
1. Standby(LeSabres)
2. Risin? Mercury Blues(LeSabres)
3. Summer Nights(L. Hutcherson)
4. Heaven In My Arms(L. Hutcherson)
5. A Million Miles From Nowhere(D. Petty)
6. Knee Beat (Le Sabres)
7. Markin‘ Time (J. L. Williams)
8. Just Jam(J. Carrrero Jr-M. Tidwell-L.Hutcherson-J. deWitt)
9. I Love How You Love Me(Mann-Kolber)
10. Girl(B. Delaney)

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