Chocolate Watch Band Melts in Your Brain Not on Your Wrist: The Complete Recordings 1965 to 1967 (2-CD)

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: April 19, 2005
  • Label: Big Beat Uk

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5 stars out of 5 - "NO US band bettered their snotty vocals, snarling guitars and pumping rhythm or achieved that Stones/Kinks/Them pastiche with greater commitment..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Let's Talk About Girls [#] - The Chocolate Watchband, Freiser, Manny
  • 2.Sweet Young Thing - The Chocolate Watchband, Cobb, Ed
  • 3.Baby Blue - The Chocolate Watchband, Dylan, Bob
  • 4.Blues' Theme - The Chocolate Watchband, Curb, Mike
  • 5.Loose Lip Sync Ship - The Chocolate Watchband, Aguilar, David
  • 6.Don't Need Your Lovin' - The Chocolate Watchband, Aguilar, David
  • 7.Sitting There Standing - The Chocolate Watchband, Aguilar, David
  • 8.Misty Lane - The Chocolate Watchband, Siegel, Martin
  • 9.She Weaves a Tender Trap - The Chocolate Watchband, Cobb, Ed
  • 10.Are You Gonna Be There (At the Love In) - The Chocolate Watchband, Bennett, Don
  • 11.No Way Out - The Chocolate Watchband, Cobb, Ed
  • 12.In the Midnight Hour - The Chocolate Watchband, Pickett, Wilson
  • 13.Come On - The Chocolate Watchband, Berry, Chuck
  • 14.Gone and Passes By - The Chocolate Watchband, Aguilar, David
  • 15.I'm Not Like Everybody Else - The Chocolate Watchband, Davies, Ray
  • 16.I Ain't No Miracle Worker - The Chocolate Watchband, Mantz, Nancie
  • 17.Milk Cow Blues - The Chocolate Watchband, Arnold, Kokomo
  • 18.Medication [#] - The Chocolate Watchband, Alton, Minette
  • 19.'Til the End of the Day [#] - The Chocolate Watchband, Davies, Ray
  • 20.Psychedelic Trip [Instrumental] - The Chocolate Watchband, Aguilar, David

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Let's Talk About Girls - The Chocolate Watchband, Freiser, Manny
  • 2.In the Midnight Hour - The Chocolate Watchband, Pickett, Wilson
  • 3.Hot Dusty Roads - The Chocolate Watchband, Stills, Stephen
  • 4.Gossamer Wings - The Chocolate Watchband, Bennett, Don
  • 5.Baby Blue [Mix] - The Chocolate Watchband, Dylan, Bob
  • 6.Medication - The Chocolate Watchband, Alton, Minette
  • 7.Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying - The Chocolate Watchband, Marsden, Gerry
  • 8.Since You Broke My Heart - The Chocolate Watchband, Everly, Don
  • 9.Uncle Morris - The Chocolate Watchband, Andrijasevich, Gary
  • 10.How Ya Been - The Chocolate Watchband, Andrijasevich, Gary
  • 11.Devil's Motorcycle - The Chocolate Watchband, Andrijasevich, Gary
  • 12.I Don't Need No Doctor - The Chocolate Watchband, Ashford, Nick
  • 13.Flowers - The Chocolate Watchband, Andrijasevich, Gary
  • 14.Fireface - The Chocolate Watchband, Tolby, Sean
  • 15.And She's Lonely - The Chocolate Watchband, Loomis, Mark
  • 16.Dark Side of the Mushroom - The Chocolate Watchband, Podolor, Richie
  • 17.Expo 2000 - The Chocolate Watchband, Podolor, Richie
  • 18.Voyage of the Trieste - The Chocolate Watchband, Cobb, Ed
  • 19.The In the Past - The Chocolate Watchband, Proctor, Wayne
  • 20.The Inner Mystique - The Chocolate Watchband, Cobb, Ed
  • 21.Uncharted Sea (AKA the Voyage of the Trieste) [#] - The Chocolate Watchband, Cobb, Ed
  • 22.Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go [#][Instrumental] - The Chocolate Watchband, Ballard, Hank
  • 23.Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go - The Chocolate Watchband, Ballard, Hank

Product Description:

The Chocolate Watchband: David Aguilar.
Personnel: David Aguilar, Don Bennett Trio (vocals).
This double-CD set of Chocolate Watchband material is so overpowering that it's difficult to know where to begin. A group that never charted a single (forget an album) across four tumultuous years is suddenly given the box-set treatment in miniature, a double-disc package containing not only every track ever recorded and released by the actual Chocolate Watchband, but also every track ever attributed to them, and also three cuts featuring original Watchband lead singer David Aguilar providing new lead vocals to replace singing that was wiped (or not recorded) at the time. And just to show how screwed-up their history was, the non-Watchband material runs 20 minutes longer than the stuff they actually recorded. (Their one-time manager, Ed Cobb, who seldom seemed to have much good to say about the actual Watchband, is probably watching in total astonishment from whatever celestial plain he alighted upon in death.) And what makes it all even better is that not only is all of this material organized properly for the first time, the real Watchband stuff filling up disc one, but it all sounds incredible -- for the first time, even amid reissues by Rhino and Sundazed, here is a collection of songs that don't sound at least half a generation "off" in quality and source material. Disc two contains everything ever attributed to the group, including the contents of the entire third album, One Step Beyond (which was done by a substitute version of the band). The collection also, at last, identifies the sources of two sets of fake Watchband tracks as the rival West Coast bands the Yo-Yoz and the Inmates, both of which had been involved with Cobb. And even that material is in its best condition ever, and not bad for it, either -- it might not have been the Watchband, but most of this was better than decent music. The only two cuts here that were a mystery going in were the versions of "Medication" and "'Til the End of the Day" on which David Aguilar put on new vocals in 2005 -- and he pulls it off successfully. The 35-year gap is bridged without too much trouble, and if he sounds older, he still sings well. Basically, this set reduces in importance the prior reissues from Sundazed and other labels, and the accompanying annotation provides the most detailed history of the band ever assembled. In essence, it's worth every cent being asked for it, and then some, for fans of garage punk and '60s garage bands, as well as psychedelic enthusiasts. ~ Bruce Eder

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Rating 5.0 Chocolate Watchband 1965-1967 (2CD) Music Lover: from MODESTO, CA US -- February, 21, 2012

I mite be a little by-is for Sean Tolby is my brother in law but I had bought the Baby Blue 45 when I was 12yr. This set has the songs thay put out that were not on the lp's like Blue's Them. Sean said Ed Cobb came to them with David Allen's 45 and told them we need a record on the East coast Allen's was selling on the west there was not one on the East so the Watchband learned it and cut it in one day and released it as the Hog's. I asked if they could come up with a better name for the band? The hole third Lp Danny Fay sings (who was the first singer before Dave Aguilar ) I wish that Sitting there standing from there movie Riot On Sunset Strip it's classic Watchband. The sound is real good on this set a must for any music lover.


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