Blue Black Hair / Surfin' Crow

Oxboro : 2002

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  • Artist: Jades
  • A Side: Blue Black Hair
  • B Side: Surfin' Crow
  • Label: Oxboro
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: E+
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Two killer sides, a cocktail of raging Rockabilly, Garage & surf a five man band emerging from just south of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul in Bloomington Mn. Release on David Hersk's well established local Gaity labelfor release February 23rd 1964, simultaneously launched by Jim Madison for his burgeoning Oxboro neighborhood imprint.

Contrary to this quintet's tranquil lake-chequered surroundings, The Jades equip themselves to whip up distilled "Garage" mayhem with merciless manipulation by three guitars, rapid-fire relentless drumming, all delivered on-point, with classy, and seemingly effortless restraint.

The a-side is a standout but a potent rock n' roller, relentless racing rhythms, harnessed by Orbison-esque vocal, skilled resolute drumming drives the narrative - this is very cool, feel-good suburbia Rock and Roll.

The flipside is "the business" also, from Roy Orbison inspired vocals of the a-side, to Dick Dale inspired electric guitar riffs, broken up by the occasional "Crow" impressions, again frantic drumming propelling the pace the trio of guitars give up0 superior surf.

RARE and in superb condition ..

Condition Report

Two clean labels, near unblemished Mint minus vinyl a fabulously clean copy.

A Side

  • Title: Blue Black Hair

    B Side

  • Title: Surfin' Crow
  • Year: 1964
  • City: Oxboro Record Company, 8958 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419