Baroques, The

The Baroques

LP Vinyl Yellow Color Ltd.
Cat No:
LP 5559
Out Of Stock
30.00 €


Badger State Garage / Psych Weirdness! The lone album by Milwaukeeメs Baroques was recorded in 1967 and issued on Chess Records as part of the labelメs effort to market music to a new audience. Itメs a beautifully-grungy affair; somewhat lo-fi, featuring many incredible originals, such as モMary Jane,ヤ issued as the lead-off single - and promptly banned by radio for itメs supposed drug referencesナ Filled with moody vocals atop clattering and chiming guitar work, this rarity is now available from Sundazed, in marvelous mono. The Baroquesメ one and only long-player seemingly came out of nowhere in 1967. The first non-R&B act signed to the famed Chess Records, the Milwaukee based Baroques mixed garage intensity with sonic experimentation that would come to define the later part of the decade. Though widely overlooked, their debut album was rumored to outsell Sgt. Pepperメs on a local level. Fronted by the dark baritone vocals of Jay Berkenhagen, the Baroques weave through the structures of early 60s rock, adding a subtly gloomy touch and at times departing into chaotic bursts of noise. Almost as quickly as they appeared, the Baroques quickly dissolved, but not before making their unique statement with an eclectic array of eccentric tracks. Sundazed is proud to present this delightfully strange documentation of early Midwestern psych! Hypnotizing and atmospheric, filled with jangling riffs and dark textures. Reissued here in marvelous mono and celebrated with a pristine R.T.I. pressing on electric tapioca yellow vinyl!