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Devoted To The Music Of The Sixties
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The Abstracts: Hey, Let´s Go Now!

 
         
  [BREAK 026 LP]  
  released 2011  
     
 
[BREAK 036 CD]
 
  released September  
  2013  
     
     
 
The Abstracts from Long Island, N.Y. are best known for their classic song "Always, Always". As one of the first US bands to create an American answer to the British Invasion, their songs were already written and a master plan already in the works when the Beatles started their meteoric rise in the US. But like many of the first wave UK beat bands, The Abstracts were together only for a little more than two years and split when rock and roll moved into a direction that wasn't theirs. Though during this short period, with their storming and ingenuous beat, they recruited a huge following and accomplished a great deal. They were one of the first bands to utilize a light show and besides their sole 45, their legacy contains a cache of unreleased period recordings, some of them made for Columbia Records in 1964. Finally, over four decades later, this album collects the band's entire studio material alongside two excellent sounding 1966 live tracks. An in-depth insert with a wealth of never-before-seen-photos traces the history of the band that brought "Abstractmania" to the New York area in the sixties. It's a pleasure for Break-A-Way Records to celebrate the return of The Abstracts and hear them shout again, "Hey, Let's Go Now"...
 
         
 

"This is a limited edition album from one of the premier record companies specializing in rare 
'60s rock and garage rock. The album jacket is beautiful and the record itself beautifully mastered and pressed. [..] Everyone I've played the record for loves it. Grab one while you can."

Amazon Customer Review by Duckman (Monadnock Region, NH, USA)

 
         
   
TRACKLIST:
   
         
 
SIDE ONE
1. Always Always
Single B-Side 1965
(Bonime-Knight)
2. Don't Listen To What They Say
Columbia Demo 1964
(Bonime-Knight)
3. Gone Away
Columbia Demo 1964
(Bonime-Knight)
4. Without Her
Columbia Demo 1964
(Bonime-Knight)
5. Suffer
Columbia Demo 1964
(Bonime-Knight)
6. Baton Girl
Single A-Side 1965
(Bonime-Knight)
 
SIDE TWO
1. Always Always
Ultra Sonic Studio Demo 1964
(Bonime-Knight)
2. Gone Away
Ultra Sonic Studio Demo 1964
(Bonime-Knight)
3. Pipeline
Columbia Demo 1964
(Carman-Spickard)
4. Your Love
Unreleased Live Recording 11/06/1964
(Bonime-Knight)
5. Always Always
Unreleased Live Recording 01/16/1965
(Bonime-Knight)
 
     
 
Listen to Always Always [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to Gone Away [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to Without Her [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
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THE ABSTRACTS:
 
Hey, Let´s GoNow
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THE ROOSTERS:
 
All Of Our Days
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THE RINGERS:
 
Let Them Be Known
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THE VAMPIRES:sold out
 
A Shot Of Rhythm ´n´ Soul
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THE TROUP:
 
Going Away With The Troup
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THE EMBERMANN FIVE:
 
Fire In Their Hearts
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THE HEARD MEET THE ONLY ONES:
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PSYCHOTIC REACTION:sold out
 
Masters Of Trash
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TRENCHMEN MEET THE LOST SOULS:
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THE FIFTH ORDER:
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BELFAST GYPSIES: sold out
    I Want You/Baby Blue
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    Action!Action!Action!
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JAGGED EDGE aka THE OFF-SET:
    A Change Is Gonna Come
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UNITED TRAVEL SERVICE:
    Wind And Stone
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THE MORNING DEW:
    Early Years: Topeka, Kansas 66-69
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THE JUJUS:
    You Treat Me Bad