...THE BOSSMEN' - The contributions of Detroit area-based guitarist Dick Wagner to rock'n'roll history are quite jaw dropping. He was in The Frost and Ursa Major, and can be heard on famous albums by a.o. Lou Reed ('Rock'n'Roll Animal'), Alice Cooper ('Welcome To My Nightmare'), Kiss, Aerosmith, a.m.o. However, he started his career as a member of THE BOSSMEN, a garage-psych combo that existed from 1964-1967, and had no less than eight regional number one hit singles! This CD collects 18 tracks (all originals!) from that chapter, and the music is as impressive as it is enjoyable. Whether it's a stinging guitar solo (the sonic blast of an intro on 'Sunshine' comes to mind), a regal four part vocal harmony or a soaring arrangement, each tune bears the distinct early characteristics of the Wagner-sound that would later bring him success on a global scale. The CD comes with a full-colour 32-page booklet containing rare pix and liner notes by the man himself and others. Awesome!