New Colony Six: Pat McBride (vocals, harmonica); Ray Graffia (vocals, tambourine); Jerry Kollenburg (guitar); Craig Kemp (organ); Wally Kemp (bass); Chic James (drums).
Recorded at Sound Studios, Chicago, Illinois. Includes liner notes by Ray Graffio and Jerry Schollenberger.
Personnel: Jerry Kollenberg (vocals, guitar); Pat McBride (vocals, harmonica); Ray Graffia (vocals, tabla, tambourine); Craig Kemp (organ); Wally Kemp (bass guitar); Chick James (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Jerry Schollenberger; Ray Graffia.
Recording information: Sound Studios, Chicago, IL.
Breakthrough was one of the very finest American garage LPs, fusing Midwestern guitar-organ pop with the raunch of British Invasion groups and stressing well-written original material. It is also extremely rare and, should you locate an original copy, extremely expensive. But take heart -- ten of the 12 tracks have been reissued on Sundazed's At the River's Edge CD. The two other songs are routine, dispensable covers of the Yardbirds' "Mr. You're a Better Man than I" and the McCoys' "Hang On Sloopy," so you shouldn't fret about their absence from your collection. ~ Richie Unterberger