Break-A-Way Records
Devoted To The Music Of The Sixties
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The Raunch: Total Raunch

 
         
  [BREAK 043 LP] One-sided Mini LP  
  released January 2015    
       
       
 
The Raunch from Ossining, N.Y. were one of countless mid sixties groups born into a healthy local garage scene, living the classic story of local bands for two years and then almost forgotten for the last five decades.
 
   
   
   
 

In the short time of their existence, the Raunch released a legendary 7”, made it with one track onto the collectable “Battle Of The Bands” LP on the regionally active Ren-Vell Label and in 1967 recorded another until now unreleased pair of tracks.

Both sides of their sole single on Bazaar Records, are good examples of classic 60s garagepunk. “A Little While Back” is a crude heavy fuzz punker with a blistering guitar solo perfectly backed with “I Say You’re Wrong”, a tough ’n’ moody song with the classic garage girl-treats-boy-bad lyrics on the flip.

While both sides of the 7” were group originals written by Sandy Katz, their LP contribution for Ren-Vell was a cover of Paul Revere & The Raiders’ “Hungry” - played by the group in their unique “raunchy style” of course. Even more unique is the treatment the boys gave to their unreleased recordings of “Hey Joe” and “Tobacco Road”. Again recorded at  Ren-Vell in 1967, both covers are unbelievable ultra heavy fuzz killers with a wild brand of slashing and uncompromising guitar playing. By all accounts, the studio engineer ran into the cellar to escape the loud, fuzzy noise!

Despite losing several battle of the bands contests, their ultimate victory comes in the shape of this one-sided Break-A-Way release. Five tracks with the excitement and power for two LP sides, all of which are savage Garage Punk and once heard, unforgettable raunchy 60s punk.

 
         
 

 
         
   
TRACKLIST:

   
         
 
1. A Little While Back
(S. Katz)

2. I Say You’re Wrong
(S. Katz)

3. Hungry
(B. Mann –C.Weil)

4. Hey Joe
(D. Valenti)

5. Tobacco Road
(John D. Loudermilk)

 
         
 
Listen to A Little While Back [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to I Say You're Wrong [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to Hey Joe [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
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THE LIBERTY BELL
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THE D-MEN
    I WANNA SHOUT
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THE SYNDICATE
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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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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:
 
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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