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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

And a great John N submission.......

(scott) John N sends a fab collection from Th Eyes/The Pupils......been kinda wanting this one for a while, I think the reviews will work well to summarize this one, and we will also include the You-Tube links so you can visualize as I the man, or am I not? (well maybe NOT but my contributors are, except Madame Angela and Jane Richards, they are FAR FAR from being "the man" thank God!
When the night falls by a 60's punk garage band, The Eyes.
My Degeneration by a 60's punk garage band, The Eyes
The Eyes’ 1965 single, ‘When The Night Falls,’ produced by the king of compression Shel Talmy, should have made them rich and famous (it didn’t).

The Eyes’ 1965 single, ‘When The Night Falls,’ produced by the king of compression Shel Talmy, should have made them rich and famous (it didn’t). Alan Freeman described it as “truly unforgettable”—a prophetic statement. Later writers, like Cliff Jones in Mojo magazine, have described it as being “raw as an open wound, as sharp as a scalpel blade, and jammed full of sinewy whiplash lead guitar and pounding demonic ‘jungle telegraph’ drums.” And it’s not as though the rest of the Eyes other recordings lack power and excellence. Sure, their early slices of Mod cool borrowed heavily from the classic 1960’s sound of the Who—Mod anthem ‘My Degeneration’, the b-side to the Eyes’ second single, is either a tongue-in-cheek homage to (or an absolute subversive rip on) the Who, and is both funny and cool at the same time. Yet the band’s finest cuts, with their blend of innovative guitar feedback/distortion and anthemic songwriting, are equal in stature to rock classics of the era.

The Eyes’ bursts of electronic mayhem were advanced for the time, and they had hooks and harmonies to counterpoint the madness. Thanks to the timeless quality of their great tracks, the band’s legacy continues to grow as more and more people discover that long forgotten bands like the Eyes (or Les Fleur Des Lys, to name another) could match heavyweights like the Who, the Kinks and the Small Faces blow for blow, even if only for a fleeting three minutes of pure genius at a time. Contains all the band’s output—released and unreleased—including demo versions, alternates, and the entire Pupils Tribute To The Rolling Stones exploitation album from 1966 as aBONUS. Fat 24-page booklet is packed with zippy notes on the band, photos, and pages from the band’s own fan-club pamphlet.

(Scott) se commens for download link


  1. EYES 1

    EYES 2

  2. loved the eyes since forever. saw them live as a kid. lived in england and germany......and greece so saw a lot of great bands then. the eyes are up there with this: got any humane society?

  3. what format is this? stuffit expander cannot handle this, let alone standard unzipping.