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02
The Monocles Boogie Man
01 :54
03
The Higher Elevation Crazy Bicycle
02 :48
04
The Higher Elevation Summer Skies
02 :08
05
The Monocles You Don't Know
02 :18
06
The Higher Elevation Thoughts of Lila
02 :20
07
The Higher Elevation Country Club Affair
02 :16
08
The Higher Elevation Odyssey
02 :55
09
The Monocles The Spider & the Fly
02 :06
10
The Higher Elevation The Diamond Mine
02 :14
11
The Monocles What Is It
01 :44
12
The Monocles Treat Me Nice
02 :30
13
The Higher Elevation Highway 101
02 :31
14
The Higher Elevation Here Comes Sunshine
02 :50
15
The Monocles Heartbreak Hill
02 :06
16
The Monocles Where Is My Life
02 :31
18 02 :46
ARTIST
TITLE
The Spider, the Fly and the Boogie Man
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
OSR 031LP OSR 031LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/14/2015

Most people were introduced to the strange psychedelic sound of The Monocles (later The Higher Elevation) thanks to the inclusion of the bizarre "The Spider & the Fly" and "The Diamond Mine" on the legendary 1979 compilation Pebbles Vol. 3 (the "acid-punk" volume). These youngsters from Colorado formed in 1964 and were famous for driving to gigs in a custom Cadillac hearse. Between 1965 and 1968, they released a bunch of singles for different labels: Chicory, Denco, Liberty... This retrospective collection includes the best of their 45 sides plus some tracks previously unreleased on vinyl. You'll find demented psychsploitation ("The Spider & the Fly," "The Diamond Mine") crude garage-psych ("Psychedelic (That's Where It's At)," "Odyssey"), sunshine-pop/jangly folk-rock ("Summer Skies," "Here Comes Sunshine"), teen garage/frat-rock ("Boogie Man," "You Don't Know"), pop-psych ("Crazy Bicycle"), and more. Includes insert with detailed liner notes and rare photos.