Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Things To Come - I Want Out (1965-67 us, rough garage punk dark psych, Sundazed release)



Emerging from the glut of Southern Californian rock groups in the mid-'60s, Things to Come formed in 1966. Their original lineup included lead singer Steve Runolfsson, drummer Russ Kunkel (who would go on to become a top sessionman), and bassist Bryan Garofalo (also a future sessionman and a member of Glenn Frey's band since 1982). The group cut only three singles in their brief lifetime; 

This album is astounding Stones/Them influenced garage and dark psych, recorded 1965-'67. The set includes the impossibly rare 45 of "Sweetgina" b/w "Speak Of The Devil" as well as other lost, unreleased masterpieces.
Tracks
1. Sweetgina (Steve Runolfsson) - 2:59
2. Missisippi Dealer (L. Robinson) - 2:09
3. I Want Out (Steve Runolfsson) - 2:41
4. Your Down (Steve Runolfsson) - 2:30
5. Speak Of The Devil (Steve Runolfsson) - 2:41
6. Smokestack Lightning (Instrumental) (C. Burnett) - 2:20
7. Character Of Caruso (Steve Runolfsson) - 3:33
8. Tell Me Why (Bryan Garofalo) - 2:12
9. Tomorrow (Lynn Rominger) - 3:06
10. Pushin' Too Hard (Instrumental) (Sky Saxon) - 2:32
11. Show Me A Place (R. Kunkel) - 3:02
12. I'm A Man (Instrumental) (E. McDaniels) - 1:48
13. Home To You (R. Kunkel) - 2:08
14. Your Down (Instrumental) (Steve Runolfsson) - 2:28
15. Icicles On The Roof (Lynn Rominger) - 2:27
16. Sweetgina (Instrumental) (Steve Runolfsson) - 3:05
17. Behold Now Behemoth (Steve Runolfsson) - 4:05
18. Darkness (Steve Runolfsson) - 4:05

Things To Come
*Steve Runolfsson - Vocals
*Lynn Rominger - Guitar
*Bryan Garofalo - Bass
*Russ Kunkel - Drums

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