3CD released: Jun 02, 2023

Disc 1 : Pleasant Valley Sunday (Single
1. Pleasant Valley Sunday (Single
2. Version) Û The Monkees
3. Kicks Û Paul Revere And The Raiders
4. Let Her Dance Û Bobby Fuller Four
5. But You're Mine Û Sonny And Cher
6. Tomorrow's Girl Û Merrell And The 'xiles
7. Sand Û Lee Hazlewood With Suzi Jane Hokom
8. Acid Head Û The Velvet Illusions 8 Along Comes Mary Û The Association
9. Don't Say No Û Ruthann Friedman
10. Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon) -the Mamas And The Papas
11. I Cried My Eyes Out Û The Misunderstood
12. Our Love Should Last
13. Forever Û The Whatt Four
14. Wanted: Dead Or Alive Û The Rogues
15. The Wind Blows Your Hair (Demo Version) Û The Seeds
16. My Baby's Barefoot Û The Syndicate
17. Point Of No Return Û The Music Machine
18. Chicanery Û The Royal Teens
19. Keep Your Mind Open -kaleidoscope
20. A Child's Guide To Good And
21. Evil Û West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
22. Floating Downstream On An Inflatable Rubber Raft Û The Second Helping
23. Let's Live For Today Û The Grass Roots
24. She Sends Me Û The Roosters
25. (cause) You Don't Love Me Û The Odds And Ends
26. Help Yourself Û The Sanctions
27. I'm Going Back To New York
28. City Û Somebody's Chyldren
29. The Trip Û Kim Fowley
30. Say What You Mean - Glad
31. Come Looking For Me Û Diane Hildebrand
32. Where Do We Go From Here Ûthe New Wave
33. New Hard Times Û Stone Poneys
Disc 2 : Hungry Freaks, Daddy Û The Mothers Of Invention
1. Hungry Freaks, Daddy Û The Mothers Of Invention
2. Zig-zag Wanderer Û Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Computer Girl Û Urban Renewal Project
3. The Most Up Till Now Û The Peanut Butter Conspiracy
4. It Won't Always Be The Same Ûthe Millennium
5. The Music Scene - Fapardokly
6. Just Can't Wait Û The Prophets Of Old
7. She Got Me Û The Misunderstood
8. Makin' Deals Û The Satans
9. Viet Nam Û Bobby Jameson
10. With None Shoes Û The Leaves
11. Be Happy, Baby Û The Odds And Ends
12. Tears In My Eyes Û The Royal Teens
13. Sunshine Girl (Promo-only Stereo Mix) Û The Parade Mr Richland's Favorite Song- Nilsson
14. Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock) Û The Beach Boys
15. Always You Û Roger Nichols And The Small Circle Of Friends
16. Carnival Song Û Tim Buckley
17. Fire Engine Sky Û Michael Blodgett
18. I'm Not Living Here -sagittarius
19. Don't Turn The Light Off Ûthe Churchill Downs
20. No Shame Û The Touch (Hunger)
21. Uncle Jack - Spirit
22. August Mademoiselle Ûchildren Of The Mushroom
23. Long Time Û The Rose Garden
24. Run- The Candy Company
25. Too Many People Û Jim And The Lords
26. Just Wanna Be Myself Û The No-nô-mees
27. Say It With A Smile Û The Heros
28. Move With The Dawn Û Mark Eric
Disc 3 : Yellow Brick Road Û Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
1. Yellow Brick Road Û Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
2. She Comes In Colors - Love
3. Time Will Show The Wiser
4. (album Version) Û The Merry-go- Round
5. John Works Hard Û The Laughing Wind
6. Calm Me Down (Promo Single Version) Û The Human Expression Why (Alternative Version) Û The Byrds
7. I Can Only Give You Everything-the Heros
8. Golden Apples Of The Sun Ûgrains Of Sand
9. Yesterday Holds On Û Moorpark
10. Intersection Windy Û Ruthann Friedman
11. Do I Have To Come Right Out
12. And Say It Û Buffalo Springfield
13. Drivin' Sideways (On A One-way Street) Û Merrell Fankhauser And H.M.S. Bounty
14. 9 O'clock Business Man Û The Peppermint Trolley Company
15. The Great Banana Hoax (Extended Mix) Û The Electric Prunes
16. Isha Û Chris And Craig
17. Sit With The Guru Û Strawberry Alarm Clock
18. Trip On Me Û The Forum
19. Road To Nowhere Û Hearts And Flowers
20. So You Say You Lost Your
21. Baby Û Gene Clark With The Gosdin Brothers
22. Luxury Liner Û International Submarine Band
23. Runnin' On Back Û Del Shannon
24. She Sleeps Alone Û The Parade
25. Pipe Dream Û Chad And Jeremy
26. End Of The Line - Boystown
27. Summer Magic* - The Paper Fortress
28. Cut Your Lawn Û The Chyldren
29. A Girl I Knew (Single Version) - Steppenwolf
30. Flowers And Beads Û Iron Butterfly
31. Black Roses Û Clear Light
32. Hippy Town Û Georgy And The Velvet Illusions
Label: RPM
Barcode: 5013929190900
Packaging: 3CD Regular Box Set

A four-hour, 90-track overview of the Los Angeles music scene between 1965 and 1968.Featuring a dazzling combination of major league LA players, enduring cult acts and ultra-rare garage punk 45s. Housed in a stylish clamshell box that includes a heavily illustrated and annotated (more than 20,000 words) 80-page bound booklet, æHeroes and VillainsÆ is a fascinating four-hour trip into the heart of the late æ60s LA music goldmine.After The Beatles captivated a generation with their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, the Los Angeles music scene moved beyond the previously-dominant surf, hot-rod and girl group discs to fashion a spirited response to the British Invasion.Hollywood studios and the Sunset Strip teen clubs played host to a thrilling assortment of bands, with such names as The Byrds, Sonny And Cher and the increasingly ambitious Brian Wilson leading the charge as LA established itself in 1965 as America's leading music city. The scene moved on to encompass Psychedelia, Sunshine Pop and Proto-Hard Rock before August 1969's horrific Tate-LaBianca murders traumatised LA's music community and brought the freewheeling æ60s to a shocking, apocalyptic end. æHeroes and Villains: The Sound of LA 1965-68Æ charts the entire cataclysmic scene, with classic hits from The Monkees, Paul Revere And The Raiders, The Association and The Grass Roots joined by vital cuts from Love, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, The Mothers Of Invention, Captain Beefheart, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas And The Papas. Featuring enduring cult names (Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Seeds, Electric Prunes), the new breed of Singer-Songwriter (Tim Buckley, Nilsson), the emerging wave of Heavy bands (Steppenwolf, Iron Butterfly), nascent Country-Rockers (Gene Clark, Stone Poneys, Gram Parsons' International Submarine Band) and studio-based, Beach Boys-inspired harmony Pop acts (Sagittarius, The Millennium, The Parade). In among the unreleased-at-the-time demos, alternative versions and first-time releases, thereÆs a raft of hugely obscure Garage Punk 45s û many from bands now stepping forward to tell their story for the first time, including The Satans (the notorious 'Makin' Deals'), Somebody's Chyldren (Hollywood legend Mae West's backing band on her brace of 1966 albums), The Prophets of Old, The Heros and The Odds And Ends.