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The Stompers - I Know / Hey Baby - Studio City Records 1028

The Stompers

I Know / Hey Baby

Studio City Records: 1028 (45s)

Vigorously sought-after Minneapolis recorded Garage, which the 4 man band traveled 300 miles north to lay down this invasive thumper February 1965 leaving their smalltown Mount Vernon, Iowa in hope of breaking through with an unlikely hit.

Riddled from start to finish with youthful attitude and brilliantly primitive drive; from the beginning Motown style handclaps, that quickly evaporate when aggressively peppered n' pelted by booming brutal drumming and destructive crashing cymbals. The relentless assault from all three guitarists, summoning up distilled savagery of the highest order. Considered one of the "Wildest Garage recordings laid down during the mid-60's" a cult 45 for many garage gurus. As the boys move completely away from their "Surf" beginnings into unforgiving self-inflicted belligerent "punk" as the vocals spew out the deliberately stunted lyrics.

Brilliantly barbaric!

The flipside is an interesting journey into normality, a version of Bruce Chanel's "Hey Baby" an afterthought to maybe appease their parents, after a shocking outpouring of angst on their choice of a-side. It is after-all a great version of a really cool Texas pop groove, a popular song worldwide.

A very challenging 45 to find in tip-top condition, a-side is mint minus whilst the flipsides has a few soft turtable handling blemishes. Both labels are near perfect.


Condition Report

Two totally clean labels, strong gloss vinyl, a-side reveasling on the merest soft hairlines. The flipside "Hey Baby" has a couple of very soft turntable retrieve fingernail brushes.

Two totally clean labels, strong gloss vinyl, a-side reveasling on the merest soft hairlines. The flipside "Hey Baby" has a couple of very soft turntable retrieve fingernail brushes.

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