Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Gents - I Wonder Why




Hell if i could find anything out about these guys. Everytime i googled them in any variation of band name, song title and or normandy records i got nothing much.

It looks like they had another track "Honor Bright" comped on The Essential Pebbles Collection, Vol. 3: European Garage, but then i found a record store selling this Normandy 45 and saying they were from the USA? So 2 different Gents?

The only other thing i found was this cool billboard ad from 1967 for this single so i know its from '67 but there was no real info along with the ad either.

But anyway what we have here is a killer 60's psychedelic garage punk stomper with crazy distorted and heavy guitar and totally effected over-amped vox. really a killer cut.
Looks like it was comped on an Austrailian garage comp in the late 90's called "Destination Frantic" but still no info! HELP!?!???

The Gents - I Wonder Why

7 comments:

The RedBoy said...

What's up Typhoid Mary? These Gents are from Utah. Cool cut. Where'd ya find it?

Vincent the Soul Chef said...

Greetings DD

I'm glad you enjoyed the last mix. I've taken some time to brush up on my garage and psych education in recent weeks. Suffice it to say, this is a good place to learn some stuff. As always thanks for the shares.

Euphonic said...

The "Honour Bright" Gents were from Västerås, Sweden. Their record is also very good, if not as raw as this one!

Devil Dick said...

thanks guys!I appreciate the info!

The mix was sweet soul chef!!! keep on keepin' on!

Now i will have to find the honour bright gents!

Erin said...

Hey, that is a picture of my Dad on that album. Lance Robert. Let me know if you have any questions!

Erin

German said...

As Euphonic said, The "Honour Bright" Gents, which is on Pebbles, Vol. 28 LP were from Västerås, Sweden.
The only info I could find from them is in Anders Falk website, where there is a picture of the band, comprised by Anders Falk, Andre Bryland, Hans Haettmann, Ulf Nyman and Gunnar Ivarsson.

Donald said...

They are from Provo Utah. The guy singing is Kevin Rollins, use to be head of Dell computers.