Break-A-Way Records
Devoted To The Music Of The Sixties
fax: +49(0)2753/1299 ♦ phone: +49(0)2753/1581 ♦ mail: w-voelkel@t-online.de ♦ Wolfgang Völkel ♦ Talstr. 9 ♦ 57339 Erndtebrück ♦ Germany
 
 
         
 

THE SYNDICATE: THE EGYPTIAN THING

 
         
  [BREAK 034 LP]  
  released november 2013  
     
 
[BREAK 038 CD]
 
 
released februar 2014
 
     
     
 
The story of the Syndicate runs along similar lines to countless other rock’n’roll bands in the mid-sixties. They got together to have fun, made some noise on the local teen scene, recorded a couple of singles, made a vain grasp for the brassring, then vanished into thin air—all within the space of two magical years: 1965 and 1966.What makes the Syndicate special, though, is those two hard-to-find singles. “My Baby’s Barefoot” and “The Egyptian Thing”, both released in 1965 and two of the most savage, hot-wired blasts of Punk R&B mayhem ever etched into wax, while the flipside of “The Egyptian Thing,” “She Haunts You” shows the group were equally adept at moody, minor-key material. One year in the making, the “Egyptian Thing” album presents the band’s four A's & B's alongside four unreleased,  same-calibre tracks such as “It’s Simple”, “I’m In A Bad Way”, “Gettin Closer” and the freak-psychish “Hills Of St.Marie” from the same period are takin from the only surviving acetate and painstakingly remastered at KSL. Added up is an earlier 45 by the Ris-Kays featuring Syndicate front man Bill Rash. An in-depth insert written by Ugly Things' Mike Stax with a cache of photos compiles the legacy of a band, whose 45s are among the top wanted items in their genre, making this release the ultimate Syndicate collection and an unforgettable garage punk adventure.      
 
         
         
   
TRACKLIST:
   
         
 
SIDE ONE 
  1. My Baby’s Barefootin
    (Single B-Side 1965)
    (Bill Rash)
  1. Love Will Take Us Away
    (Single A-Side 1965)
     (Karole Hanslee)
  1. The Egyptian Thing
    (Single A-Side 1965)
    (Jim Kobzeff)
  1. She Haunts You
    (Single B-Side 1965)
     (Bill Rash)
  1. Salt Crackers
    (Single B-Side 1963 – The Ris-Kays)
    (Roy Harris-Bill Rash)
SIDE TWO 
  1. Bad Way
    (Unreleased 1966)
    (Jim Kobzeff)
  1. It’s Simple
    (Unreleased 1965)
    (Jim Kobzeff)
  1. It’s Getting Closer
    (Unreleased 1966)
    (Jim Kobzeff)
  1. Hills Of San Marie
    (Unreleased 1966)
    (Bill Rash)
  1. Topless (Bathing Suite)
    (Single A-Side 1963 – The Ris-Kays)
    (Roy Harris)
 
     
 
Listen to My Baby's Barefootin [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to The Egyptian Thing [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to Bad Way [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