“Full Circle With The Redondos” is a limited vinyl-only release for collectors and connoisseurs of vintage garage music and offers a valuable insight into the past-history of one of the most exciting Pacific North West Psyschedelic Bands - The United Travel Service. Founded in Portland, Oregon, three members of the United Travel Service took their first musical steps in the Redondos.
Like their successors, the band left a large number of unreleased recordings dating from 1965/66. Influenced by early sixties Surf and inspired by the British Invasion, the Redondos created an unique sound providing an amazing mix of storming Surf tunes, Rock ‘n’ Roll standards and moody originals, written by guitarist Ben Hoff. The innocent charm of their Beau Brummels type edgy folkbeat already reflects the magic and authenticity of the later United Travel Service material and sets The Redondos apart from the typical mid-sixties regional North West Sound of the time. The Redondos never released any records, but after a serious run through their musical legacy, we have sorted out and re-mastered their best tracks to a great blend of enjoyable covers and stand-out originals. For the group these recordings still reflect a special moment in time after nearly fifty years. Take your chance and share this unforgettable moment on this true labour of love release and be in the “Full Circle with the Redondos”.
1. Slammed No Way (F. King) 2. Why Do I (B. Hoff) 3.I Know How It Feels (B. Hoff) 4. True Love’s A Flame (B. Hoff) 5. Johnny B. Goode (B. Hoff)
1. Ali The Sneak (B. Hoff) 2. Long Tall Texan (H. Strzelecki) 3. Land Of 1000 Dances
(R. Hummel) 4. I Know How It Feels (Alternate) (B. Hoff) 5. Farmer John
(Don Harris-Dewey Terry)