(CD version with a different artwork. The Roosters have been known among fans and followers of the Californian mid-’60s folk rock scene for a long time. Their ‘One Of These Days’ b/w ‘You Gotta Run’ 45 has been included on early garage compilations and is a huge favourite among collectors. Less well known is their second and at least as brillant 45 ‘Rosebush’/’Ain’t Gonna Cry Anymore’. Additionally there’s a rare 1965 surf/mersey punk single released under the name Five More, an early 1965 acetate put down as The Avengers and most of all, three 1966 stunning unreleased folk/garage janglers recorded at Gold Star Studio. This collection finally puts all these gems in one place and unravels the enigmas behind the band on an LP sized full glossy insert with a detailed history of the band emerging from the memoirs of guitarist and songwriter Timothy Ward and the band’s vocalist Ray Mangigian. This is embellished with a load of stunning never-before-seen photos. Finally here’s the legacy of an underrated, but excellent band direct from Los Angeles, the mid-sixties epicenter of jangle – The Roosters!)
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