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First-ever complete anthology of wild mid-'60s UK garage R&B band The Betterdays who briefly reformed in the early '90s. The West Country's leading exponents of British Garage R&B, The Betterdays' thrillingly raw sound and unkempt, long-haired appearance initially saw them banned by local promoters in their native Plymouth. The national success of The Rolling Stones turned the tide in their favour, and by mid-1964 they boasted a thriving local fan club and were provoking riots among audiences. Having acquired local hero status, they opted not to relocate to London, although they did cut a handful of demos at venues like RG Jones (Morden) Ltd and even released a single via Polydor in September 1965. By that juncture the R&B scene was fading, and The Betterdays duly disbanded - although they did reform in the early '90s with the original five-man line-up, promptly recording the album they'd been denied in their mid-'60s heyday. The first-ever complete anthology of their work, the 2-CD set 'Hush Your Mouth' brings together their small but valuable cache of mid-Sixties acetates, their feverishly-pursued Polydor single, a clutch of August 1964 live cuts (including three tracks now being heard for the first time) and those early '90s recordings - which initially gained a partial release as 'No Concessions' before an expanded version appeared in 2017 as 'Backlash'. Featuring a 24-page booklet with numerous rare photos and a new essay on the band, 'Hush Your Mouth' is the final word on this legendary mid-'60s British R&B band
First-ever complete anthology of wild mid-'60s UK garage R&B band The Betterdays who briefly reformed in the early '90s. The West Country's leading exponents of British Garage R&B, The Betterdays' thrillingly raw sound and unkempt, long-haired appearance initially saw them banned by local promoters in their native Plymouth. The national success of The Rolling Stones turned the tide in their favour, and by mid-1964 they boasted a thriving local fan club and were provoking riots among audiences. Having acquired local hero status, they opted not to relocate to London, although they did cut a handful of demos at venues like RG Jones (Morden) Ltd and even released a single via Polydor in September 1965. By that juncture the R&B scene was fading, and The Betterdays duly disbanded - although they did reform in the early '90s with the original five-man line-up, promptly recording the album they'd been denied in their mid-'60s heyday. The first-ever complete anthology of their work, the 2-CD set 'Hush Your Mouth' brings together their small but valuable cache of mid-Sixties acetates, their feverishly-pursued Polydor single, a clutch of August 1964 live cuts (including three tracks now being heard for the first time) and those early '90s recordings - which initially gained a partial release as 'No Concessions' before an expanded version appeared in 2017 as 'Backlash'. Featuring a 24-page booklet with numerous rare photos and a new essay on the band, 'Hush Your Mouth' is the final word on this legendary mid-'60s British R&B band
5013929186927

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Format: CD
Label: GRAPEFRUIT
Rel. Date: 03/25/2022
UPC: 5013929186927

Hush Your Mouth: Betterdays Anthology (Uk)
Artist: Betterdays
Format: CD
New: Available $29.99
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DISC: 1

1. Don't Want That (Single Version)
2. Here 'Tis (Single Version)
3. Aw Shucks Hush Your Mouth
4. Cracking Up
5. Here 'Tis (Practice Version)
6. Honey What's Wrong?
7. Don't Want That (Demo Version)
8. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
9. I Wanna Be Loved
10. Parchman Farm
11. Dimples
12. Who Do You Love
13. Walkin' the Boogie
14. Roadrunner
15. I Was Fooled
16. Howling for My Baby (Fast Version)
17. Working Man
18. I Ain't Got You
19. You Can't Judge a Book By the Cover
20. I'm Looking for a Woman
21. Keep Your Hands Off My Woman
22. Got Love If You Want It
23. I Was Fooled
24. Bright Lights, Big City
25. Cracking Up
26. I Can Tell
27. Goin' Upside Your Head
28. Raining in My Heart
29. Route 66
30. Working Man
31. Don't Start Me to Talking
32. I Wish You Would
33. Don't Lie to Me
34. Howling for My Baby
35. Baby What You Want Me to Do
36. Boom Boom
37. Help Me
38. High Heel Sneakers
39. Pretty Thing
40. Two Fifty-Three
41. Hello Josephine
42. Walking the Boogie
43. Just a Little Bit
44. Treat Her Right
45. I Know It's a Sin
46. 22 Too Much Monkey Business 23 I'm Too Poor to Die
47. 24 Road Runner

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First-ever complete anthology of wild mid-'60s UK garage R&B band The Betterdays who briefly reformed in the early '90s. The West Country's leading exponents of British Garage R&B, The Betterdays' thrillingly raw sound and unkempt, long-haired appearance initially saw them banned by local promoters in their native Plymouth. The national success of The Rolling Stones turned the tide in their favour, and by mid-1964 they boasted a thriving local fan club and were provoking riots among audiences. Having acquired local hero status, they opted not to relocate to London, although they did cut a handful of demos at venues like RG Jones (Morden) Ltd and even released a single via Polydor in September 1965. By that juncture the R&B scene was fading, and The Betterdays duly disbanded - although they did reform in the early '90s with the original five-man line-up, promptly recording the album they'd been denied in their mid-'60s heyday. The first-ever complete anthology of their work, the 2-CD set 'Hush Your Mouth' brings together their small but valuable cache of mid-Sixties acetates, their feverishly-pursued Polydor single, a clutch of August 1964 live cuts (including three tracks now being heard for the first time) and those early '90s recordings - which initially gained a partial release as 'No Concessions' before an expanded version appeared in 2017 as 'Backlash'. Featuring a 24-page booklet with numerous rare photos and a new essay on the band, 'Hush Your Mouth' is the final word on this legendary mid-'60s British R&B band
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