Thursday, June 04, 2009

The Children - Rebirth (1968)

Great psych from Texas band who released only one classic album in 1968. Starting out as Stoics back in 66, they evolved into Mind's Eye. Including all their 45's as Stoics, Mind's Eye and Children, lp from 1968 plus more unreleased material as Children from 1969-1970. THE CHILDREN Rebirth (2002 Dutch 26-track compilation double LP set pressed on 180gm Virgin Vinyl & bringing together not only the entire of their 1968 LP, but also rare single tracks from predecessor bands 'The Stoics', 'The Argyles' & 'The Minds Eye' along with bonus tracks from 1968-1970 that were previously unreleased. Great gatefold picture sleeve with extensive sleeve notes & complete with the original inner sleeves GFE/LP-187).
The band that eventually became the Children began life as a pair of competing garage combos on the often-overlooked San Antonio rock circuit in 1965. The Stoics came together in the spring of that year. Guitarists William Ash and Rufus Quillian were upper-middle-class kids while singer Al Acosta, drummer Sam Allen, and bass player Michel Marech all came from the city's predominantly Hispanic northeast side. All, however, were united by a love of the Rolling Stones and the Kinks. The band released a single ("Hate") at the beginning of 1967, just before they split in two over a disagreement. It was not long before William Ash was invited to join ... Read More... 
1. Enough Of What I Need - The Stoics2. Hate - The Stoics3. Farmer John - The Argyles4. White Lightnin' - The Argyles5. Still In Love With You Baby - The Argyles6. Turn On Your Love Life - The Argyles7. Help, I'm Lost! - The Mind's Eye8. Daybreak9. Maypole10. Don't Ever Lose It11. Beautiful12. Sitting On A Flower13. I'll Be Your Sunshine14. Military School15. I Got Involved16. Pictorial17. Dreaming Slave18. Picture Me19. Enough Of what I Need20. Pills21. Once More22. Fire Ring23. Francene24. It Won't Show On Me25. Take A Look26. Force Of Habit
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