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  • Sold Date: Apr 14, 2011
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THE EYES – The Arrival Of The Eyes. Acme/Lion Productions ACLN 1008. FACTORY SEALED CD. Issued in 2006 with 24-page informative/photo insert booklet. MEMBERS: Bary Allchin, Brian Corcoran, Phil Heatley, Chris Lovegrove, and Terry Nolder. TRACKS, singles and demos : When The Night Falls, I’m Rowed Out, The Immediate Pleasure, My Degeneration, Man With Money, You’re Too Much, Good Day Sunshine, Please Don’t Cry, Radio London (promo), Shakin’ All Over (demo), When The Night Falls (demo 1), I’m Rowed Out (demo), The Immediate Pleasure (demo), My Degeneration (alternate), Man With Money (alternate), and When The Night Falls (demo 2). As The Pupils, The Pupils Tribute To The Rolling Stones, 1966 : I Wanna Be Your Man, Not Fade Away, If You Need Me, 19 th Nervous Breakdown, As Tears Go By, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, Route 66, The Last Time, Play With Fire, Get Off My Cloud, Little Red Rooster, and It’s All Over Now. DESCRIPTION: UK modsters, The Eyes’ 1965 single, When The Night Falls , produced by the king of compression Shel Talmy, should have made them rich and famous (it didn’t). Their sound did, however, evolve into what has become known as freakbeat music, one of the earliest. Alan Freeman described it as “truly unforgettable,” a prophetic statement. Later writers, like Cliff Jones in Mojo magazine, have described it as being “raw as an open wound, as sharp as a scalpel blade, and jammed full of sinewy whiplash lead guitar and pounding demonic jungle telegraph drums.” And it’s not as though the rest of the Eyes other recordings lack power and excellence. Sure, their early slices of Mod cool borrowed heavily from the classic 1960’s sound of the Who. Mod anthem, My Degeneration , the b-side to the Eyes’ second single, is either a tongue-in-cheek homage to (or an absolute subversive rip on) the Who, and is both funny and cool at the same time. Yet the band’s finest cuts, with their blend of innovative guitar feedback/distortion and anthemic songwriting, are equal in stature to rock classics of the era. The Eyes’ bursts of electronic mayhem were advanced for the time, and they had hooks and harmonies to counterpoint the madness. Thanks to the timeless quality of their great tracks, the band's legacy continues to grow as more and more people discover that long forgotten bands like the Eyes (or Les Fleur Des Lys, to name another) could match heavyweights like the Who, the Kinks and the Small Faces blow for blow, even if only for a fleeting three minutes of pure genius at a time. This release contains the band’s complete recorded output, released and unreleased, including demo versions, alternates, and the entire Pupils Tribute To The Rolling Stones exploitation album from 1966 as a bonus. Includes 24-page booklet that is packed with zippy notes on the band, photos, and pages from the band’s own fan-club pamphlet.

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