Break-A-Way Records
Devoted To The Music Of The Sixties
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THE HORDE: PRESS BUTTONS FIRMLY

 
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Undoubtedly the most exciting mid sixties garage album to be recently discovered in the genre, is that by The Horde from North Carolina. The existence of this self produced album came to collectors’ ears and eyes only about a year ago. It was recorded more or less accidently in early 1967, released in a micro quantity of only 25 copies and among the local US garage albums of the decade it is one of the few eclectic examples with all the ingredients that makes it outstanding compared with the usual prep-school albums of the time.

It contains a blend of exciting originals and well chosen, inspired covers, played in a raw, crude and frantic style. If ever it were true that the over-used assertion that a band’s cover versions measured up to the originals, then it is true of The Horde. Why? These five 19-20 year old students from all over the United States did not only blaze a trail for 60s rock in then conservative North Carolina, they also had a general attitude that finds its origins in the young people’s mindset of the mid-sixties that put them outside of the local mainstream and gained them a sort of regional underground popularity.

Break-A-Way has now reissued this original sought after LP with a 1967 unreleased 4-track EP in one package along with a detailed four-page insert detailing the complete history of the band and loads of rare pictures. The 14 track CD comes with a 12-page booklet including more unseen pics from the band's scrapbook

Press Buttons Firmly” to find out why the Horde LP is not only rare, but also deserves to be called, “one of the sharpest local garage punk albums of the Sixties”.

 
         
 
"Wild organ solos and fuzz-guitar splashes vie with primo teen screaming 
for volume supremacy makes this a real find"

Paul Martin  - Shindig #34
 
         
   
TRACKLIST:


   
 
LP SIDE ONE 

1. Troubles
(E. Locke)
2. Cuttin‘ Out Time
(E. Locke)
3. Press Buttons Firmly
(Haggar - Simons - Denenberg)
4. My Flash On You
(A. Lee)
5. Steve‘s Song
(S. Katz)
 
LP SIDE TWO

1. I Can‘t Keep From Crying
(Blind Willie Johnson)
2. Tell Me
(M. Jagger - K. Richards)
3. 7 And 7 Is
 
(A. Lee)
4. Smokestack Lightnin‘
(C. Burnette)
5. Gloria
(V. Morrison)
 
 
EP Tracks / CD Bonus Tracks:
       
1. No Need To Wonder Why
(Simons - Denenberg)
2. Press Buttons Firmly (different version)
(Haggar - Simons - Denenberg)
3. Frog Street
(Haggar - Simons - Denenberg)
4. VD's Thing

 (Van Dusen - The Horde)
 
     
 
Listen to Press Buttons Firmly [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to I Can't Keep From Crying [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to Gloria [click below]
 
 
 
         
   
 
Releases
     
 
PENTHOUSE 5 LP & 7"
    It´s All My Own Bizzare Dream
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THE HORDE LP
    Break 032 - 1
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THE HORDE LP
    Break 032 - 2
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THE HORDE LP
    Break 032 - 3
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KNIGHT RIDERS LP
    S.F. 1965: The Autumn Demos
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TRAVEL AGENCY 7"
    Jailbait b/w Hard Times
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Various Artists
    Rembrandt Records Story LP & 7"
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THE RAUNCH Mini LP
    Total Raunch
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London Dri sold out
    Western Skies
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THE LIBERTY BELL
    Thoughts and Visions
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THE D-MEN
    I WANNA SHOUT
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THE SYNDICATE
    THE EGYPTIAN THING
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THE HORDE LP & 7" EP/CDsold out
    PRESS BUTTONS FIRMLY
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THE REDONDOS LP
    FULL CIRCLE WITH...
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THE OLIVERS CD
    BEEKER STREET
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THE OLIVERS LP
    LOST DOVE SESSIONS
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THE OLIVERS Single
    I Saw What You Did b/w Beeker Street
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CATHERINE´S HORSE CD/LP
    Garage Blues From Connecticut
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THE ABSTRACTS:
 
Hey, Let´s GoNow
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THE ROOSTERS:sold out
 
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:sold out
 
Fire In Their Hearts
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THE HEARD MEET THE ONLY ONES:sold out
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PSYCHOTIC REACTION:sold out
 
Masters Of Trash
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TRENCHMEN MEET THE LOST SOULS: sold out
    North Dakota ´60s Garage
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THE FIFTH ORDER: sold out
    Bonfire! The Return of...
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LOS YOUNG BEATS:
    The Exciting Sound Of...
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BELFAST GYPSIES: sold out
    I Want You/Baby Blue
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THE GUILLOTEENS: sold out
    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