Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Droogs - Stone Cold World & Kingdom Day (1984-1987- Us great mix of garage & neo-psychedelic rock - Wave)




Los Angeles-based band, The Droogs's greatest success has come in Europe. While their garage band approach has yet to capture an American audience, their recordings have received an enthusiastic response overseas. German record label, Music Maniac, reissued their albums, Mad Dog Dreams and Guerrilla Love-In, and released a compilation of their singles, Anthology. Their 1997 album, Atomic Garage, was released by the Spain-based Impossible Records label.
Formed in the early-1970s, the Droogs chose a cover of Sonic's "He's Waiting" for their debut single in 1973. Their second single, released five years later, "Set My Love On You", showcased the songwriting of vocalist Ric Albin and his brother and guitarist, Roger Clay. Other original tunes were included on the multi-artist samplers, Saturday Night Pogo, in 1978, and Ahead Of My Time, the following year.
The Droogs experienced a major change with the arrival of former Textones and Dream Syndicate bassist and keyboards player, Dave Provost in the early-1980s. Provost made his presence felt on a four song EP, Heads Examined, in 1983 and their debut full-length album, Stone Cold World, in 1984.
Although their future appeared secure, after singing with the PVC/Jem label, the Droogs continued to find fame evasive. While touring the Midwest, in support of their 1987 album, Kingdom Day, the label declared bankruptcy and went out of business.
After building a solid following in Europe, the Droogs turned their focus back on the United States, releasing an album, Want Something, in 1990, that included tracks from their European albums and bonus tracks.

Credits
Ric Albin : vocals  
Roger Clay : guitars , vocals  
David Provost : bass , keyboards  
Jon Gerlach : drums , percussion

Tracklist
Stone Cold World
01-Change Is Gonna Come
02-Set My Love On You
03-For These Remaining Days
04-Stone Cold World
05-Mr. Right
06-From Another Side
07-He's Waitin' (Live NYC)
08-Only Game In Town (Soundtrack Version)
Kingdom Day
09-Stranger In The Rain
10-Quarry Street
11-Call Off Your Dogs
12-Jack Of Trades
13-Kingdom Day
14-Webster Field
15-Collector's Item
16-When Angels Fall
17-Countdown To Zero


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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

just wandering if this is the cd version of this? also any chance of a repost. you have lots of great stuff here I only wish I'd been here sooner thanks

The Stooge said...

Thanks for the wonderful music mate! Any chance of a re-post of this garage classic?

All the best
The Stooge

Anonymous said...

Thamks for the fantastic music!! But i think there is some issue with title listing...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for Droogs
The correct track list is
Stone Cold World
1-Change Is Gonna Come
2-Set My Love On You
3-For These Remaining Days
4-Stone Cold World
5-Mr. Right
6-From Another Side
7-He's Waitin' (Live NYC)
8-Only Game In Town (Soundtrack Version)
Kingdom Day
9-Stranger In The Rain
10-Quarry Street
11-Call Off Your Dogs
12-Jack Of Trades
13-Kingdom Day
14-Webster Field
15-Collector's Item
16-When Angels Fall
17-Countdown To Zero

apanta

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the re-up!!

The Stooge