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Passage to India (CD)
The Zakary Thaks, were the penultimate 60s garage band that reflected the ever-changing musical trends of the 60s with stunning precision. Starting out as a surf band called The Riptides in 1964 they changed their name to the more British sounding, Zakary Thaks, when the British Invasion was in full swing. However, it wasnt the pop sounding British bands like Hermans Hermits, The Hollies, and Freddie and The Dreamers, which The Thaks molded their sound on, it was the raving, rocking blues oriented bands like The Rolling Stones, The Animals, and The Yardbirds. The Thaks grew their hair long and wore mod clothes, a brash statement of defiance in conservative Corpus Christi, Texas 1966, especially for a band whose lead singer was fifteen and whose oldest member was seventeen. However, the rough and tumble sound of The Zakary Thaks belied their adolescent age. In the summer of 1966, The Zakary Thaks first single "Bad Girl", became a smash hit in Texas, reaching number one in San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, and McAllen. A few months later Mercury Records signed the band for a national distribution deal and released the single, but failed to promote it properly and the band returned to their original record label, J-Beck. Subsequent singles by the band, such as "Face To Face" moved in the direction of psychedelia with a full frontal assault of feedback and mind bending sound. This direction is the immediate focus of this album. Thus, for the first time ever, "Passage To India" (a Raga Rock song), "Ive Got Levitation" (a cover of The 13th Floor Elevators psychedelic ode to tripping), the LSD lyrically laced "Green Crystal Ties" and "My Door", plus "Face To Face" are presented in unreleased versions, along with all the bands other recordings, thereby nullifying any previously released retrospectives. This album also comes with a twenty-page booklet of recollections by lead singer Chris Gerniottis plus rare band memorabilia, posters, and lyrics, which combine to make "Passage To India" a journey into the psychedelic realm of The Zakary Thanks that cannot be missed.
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Specifications
Type: CD
Recorded: 2010
Release Date: 2010-11-09
Label: CICADELIC RECORDS
Country: US
Item No: CCDL9665
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Track List
01 Face to face - 2:58
02 Passage to india - 2:26
03 Green crystal ties - 3:44
04 My door - 3:45
05 Reality is the only answer - 2:11
06 Can you hear your daddy's footsteps - 2:40
07 Mirror of yesterday - 3:08
08 Please - 2:12
09 Bad girl - 2:09
10 I need you - 2:28
11 Won't come back - 2:33
12 Weekday blues - 2:57
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