Exotic Guitars: From The Clovis Vaults

Exotic Guitars: From The Clovis Vaults

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Ace Records has issued more Fireballs and Fireballs-related compilations than anyone might have thought possible when the CD era popularized catalog raids. Even by the standards of their other Fireballs projects, however, Exotic Guitars from the Clovis Vaults stands out as particularly fanatical, or barrel-scraping, depending on your view. About half of the 30-track, 74-minute anthology was previously unreleased. A dozen other cuts appeared on a 1968 LP actually credited to another primarily instrumental group that recorded at Norman Petty's studio in Clovis, NM, the String-A-Longs. But though that LP, Wide World Hits by the String-A-Longs, was credited to the String-A-Longs, it was actually recorded by the Fireballs under the String-A-Longs' name. Got all that? If not, the story's explained by Ace's typically conscientious liner notes. Only major Fireballs fans, however, are likely to be enticed by this compilation, built as it is around the Wide World Hits album, dominated by late-'60s hits performed in the String-A-Longs' idiosyncratic Tex-Mex instrumental rock style (even to the point of the Fireballs playing through Magnatone amplifiers to simulate the String-A-Longs' style, with some embellishment by Petty on keyboards). The unreleased cuts include five outtakes, all of them lacking keyboard overdubs, from Wide World Hits; all of the five are covers of late-'60s hits, though the LP itself did include some original material. There are also other unissued odds and ends from the Fireballs' vault, none of them too earth-shattering or different from their official output. Other rarities include the 1969 non-LP single "Popi," another Fireballs track issued under the String-A-Longs' name, and the 1963 single "Little Toy"/"Holiday Love," issued as credited to Guitars, Inc. and performed in the String-A-Longs' style (though performed by the Fireballs).

Product Details

Release Date: 09/07/2010
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667042529
catalogNumber: 6704252
Rank: 50403

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fireballs   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Steve Cropper   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Otis Redding   Composer
Dominic Frontiere   Composer
Jim Morrison   Composer
Ray Manzarek   Composer
R. Dean Taylor   Composer
John Densmore   Composer
Bob Crewe   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Eddie Brigati   Composer
Buddy Buie   Composer
Dave Burke   Liner Notes,Memorabilia
Felix Cavaliere   Composer
Bob Gaudio   Composer
Johnny Nash   Composer
Norman Newell   Composer
Riz Ortolani   Composer
Deke Richards   Composer
Pam Sawyer   Composer
Alan Taylor   Liner Notes,Memorabilia
André Popp   Composer
Nino Oliviero   Composer
James Cobb   Composer
George Tomsco   Composer,Memorabilia
Frank Wilson   Composer
Johnny Duncan   Composer
Barbara Tomsco   Composer
Marcello Ciorciolini   Composer
Pierre Cour   Composer
Steve Wadey   Composer
Tony Hayes   Composer
Donovan Leitch   Composer
Ken Davis   Composer
Ken Broad   Memorabilia
Brian Atkinson   Composer
Hubert Wolf   Composer
Robby Krieger   Composer
Brian Blackburn   Composer
Michelle Grainger   Composer
Patrick Jordan   Composer

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