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The Liberty Bell: Thoughts and Visions

 
         
  [BREAK 040 LP]    
  released November 2014    
   
 
Corpus Christie, Texas 1967 – the town is a hotbed for young music groups. One of the local bands to cause attention are The Zulus. They are playing local gigs, have a certain popularity and a record deal is overdue. Carl Becker, co-owner of J-Beck Records, who had already managed the Zakary Thaks, offers the band a contract for his newly established Cee-Bee Label.
 
   
   
   
 
On Beckers suggestion, the band changes their name to LIBERTY BELL and in 1967 their debut 45 “The Nazz Are Blue” b/w “Big Boss Men” gets released. The name Liberty Bell is indissoluble wedded with other self penned garage recordings such as “That’s How It Will Be”, “For What You Lack” or the unreleased “I Can See”. In 1968 lead singer Ronnie Tanner leaves the band and gets replaced by former Zakary Thaks lead singer Chris Gerniottis. The change in line-up and the arising spirit of time gives a more psychedelic edge to the bands sound and leads to another load of classic Gerniottis written recordings such as “Reality Is The Only Answer”, “Recognition” or “Look For Tomorrow”. For the first time in 25 years, the music of the Liberty Bell is available again on vinyl. Brillant Five-Star-Texas-Garage-Punk – always and ever. LP sized insert with band history and rare pics.
 
         
 
If irrefutable evidence was needed of the Liberty Bell's greatness, this album is it. Own it.
Mike Stax - UglyThings #38

 
         
   
TRACKLIST:
   
         
 

SIDE ONE 
1.    The Nazz Are Blue
(Cee Bee 1001/A-side – 1967)

2.    Big Boss Man
(Cee Bee 1001/B-side – 1967)

3.    I Can See
(unreleased – 1967)

4.    That’s How It Will Be
(Cee Bee 1002/B-side – 1967)

5.    For What You Lack
(Cee Bee 1002/A-side – 1967)

6.    Something For Me
(Cee Bee 1003/B-side – 1967)

7.    Al’s Blues
(Cee Bee 1003/A-side – 1967)

SIDE TWO 
8.    I Can See - Version 2
    (unreleased 1967 – different version)

9.    Reality Is The Only Answer
    (unreleased 1968)

10.    Look For Tomorrow
    Back Beat 595/B-side – 1968

11.    Thoughts & Visions
    Back Beat 595/A-side – 1968

12.    Recognition
    Back Beat 600/B-side - 1968

13.    Evelyn Kay
    (unreleased 1968)

14.    Naw Naw Naw
    Back Beat 600/A-side - 1968
 
     
 
Listen to The Nazz Are Blue [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to So That's How It Will Be [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to Reality Is The Only Answer [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
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TRAVEL AGENCY 7"
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Various Artists
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THE RAUNCH Mini LP
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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
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THE REDONDOS LP
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THE OLIVERS CD
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THE OLIVERS LP
    LOST DOVE SESSIONS
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THE OLIVERS Single
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CATHERINE´S HORSE CD/LP
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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:
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BELFAST GYPSIES: sold out
    I Want You/Baby Blue
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THE GUILLOTEENS: sold out
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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:
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THE JUJUS:
    You Treat Me Bad