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by Droogs

A collection of essential tracks from the legendary California Garage/Psych band's multi-album catalog. Guitar driven Psychedelic Garage Rock.
Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Change Is Gonna Come
3:40 $0.99
2. Set My Love On You
2:43 $0.99
3. Call Off Your Dogs
2:30 $0.99
4. Webster Field
3:25 $0.99
5. Stranger In The Rain
4:48 $0.99
6. Jack Of Trades
3:27 $0.99
7. For These Remaining Days
2:24 $0.99
8. Stone Cold World
4:43 $0.99
9. Maria
2:50 $0.99
10. Mr Right
4:03 $0.99
11. Only Game In Town
4:06 $0.99
12. I Got A Right
3:29 $0.99
13. Smoke & Mirrors
6:53 $0.99
14. Countdown To Zero
7:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
At last, what fans and critics alike have been asking for: A collection of essential tracks from the legendary California Garage/Psych band's multi-album catalog including: Change Is Gonna Come, Webster Field, Stranger In The Rain, Mr. Right, Only Game In Town, Countdown To Zero and more.

Rolling Stone’s David Fricke:
“A group of veteran L.A. psych-rock revisionists sharpened their metallic guitar sting and revved up their rhythm engine on Kingdom Day, reaching heights on “Webster Field” and “Countdown To Zero.”

Sounds’ Nigel Cross:
“If there is an influence hovering over this album, it’s the ghost of the Yardbirds, where Albin’s blues growl is as moody as Howlin’ Relf’s once was. Roger Clay is thus finally free to ignite the new material with his adrenalin pumping, napalm like guitar figures.”

Creem’s Don Waller:
“On sonic evidence, it was worth the wait. From the spiraling guitar line and cinemascopic solos on “Stranger In The Rain” and the redolence of Webster Field” to the acid-dipped apocalyptic suburban scenarios of “Countdown To Zero,” this album is a solid as the town of Bedrock itself.”

Guitar World’s Grant Alden:
“Roger Clay proves himself to be one of the great unknown guitar heroes, burying slashing hooks deep into the flesh of the most honest music to emerge from L.A. since X disintegrated.”

Melody Maker’s Ian Gittins:
“While the feel is predominately Sixties, earnest, sweeping vocals and tight hugging rhythms lend a peculiar tense energy, a kind of attractive urgency. These Droogs draw heavily on a whole range of influences to form an approach peculiarly their own; taking from all times.”

CMJ New Music Report:
“The entire album is top notch, with our faves being “Change Is Gonna Come and “Mr. Right.”

LA Times’ Craig Lee:
“Filled with a subtle sense of foreboding, from the locomotive rhythms and choral chants of “Only Game In Town” to “Mr. Right” whose mournful melodies and protest-rock lyrics recall Dylan. “For These Remaining Days” is reminiscent of those neo-Elizabethan folk ballads the Sunset Strip bands used to go in for. The actual sound is here and now, especially in Roger Clay’s glistening, searing guitar sound.”

Bucketful Of Brain’s Jon Storey:
“The band always plays it tight and hard, the songs compact, taught and tough, with sinewy melody and a liberal helping of stone cold classics like “Only Game In Town,” “Change Is Gonna Come” and “Webster Field” to name but the most obvious.”

Option’s Frank Beeson:
“The melodic-psychedelic guitar of Roger Clay on “Stranger In The Rain” turns the number into one of the group’s best ever, marking producer Earle Mankey’s high point.”

Kerrangs Howard Johnson:
"...just about the sweetest slab of insanity you're gonna hear in a long, long time." KKKKK



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Tremendous discovery if you like '60's psychedelica
While I have listened to and have many west coast-ish bands that played out of the 60's (Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver, Mad River, Country Joe and the Fish, 13th Floor Elevators) I had somehow missed the Droogs. If you like the music from the above bands, you'll love the Droogs!

Antoine RIDEL

L.A's best kept secret!
A shame the DROOGS don't fully attract the attention they deserve.
3 decades of honest pure rock & roll,without glamour & pose and this seminal outfit is still at the top,musicians' musicians for all the good players all around the world.
The nucleus is the original duo Albin/Clay a perfect songwriting team à la Jagger/Richards,backed by a steady driving rythm section(with ex Dream Syndicate Mark Provost on the bass).
The cd is built around songs that truly stand the test of time ("set my love on you",from their early days,for instance is an instant classic).They were influenced by many bands but,to me,the ghost of the Yardbirds is haunting this collection,mainly because of the tasty guitar parts & strong vocals .

Do the band justice please:get this album!