NEVER EVER LAND
(3 CD SET)
One of the most innovative and influential independent record companies of its time, International Artists has gained cult status over the years, particularly amongst fans of prime American psychedelic and garage rock. Based in Houston, Texas the label thrived under the expert guidance of its driving force, Lelan Rogers, brother of country legend Kenny Rogers.
This 3 CD set collects classic tracks from the label’s flagship acts like The 13th Floor Elevators, The Red Crayola, The Bubble Puppy and Golden Dawn alongside a host of sought-after lesser known gems from the likes of Thursday’s Children, The Chaynes, The Rubayaat, Sterling Damon and The Shayds. Quite a number of these tracks are here making their cd debut, several not having seen the light of day since their first release forty years ago.
Meticulously researched, compiled and sequenced, each of the set’s three discs has been carefully themed:
- Disc One features the label’s renowned garage acts.
- Disc Two concentrates on its prime psychedelic recordings.
- Disc Three delves deep into the label’s archives and demonstrates the wide range of music the label embraced and includes rocking blues, more mainstream pop, country, soul and oddities.
‘a truly landmark release’ Shindig Record Collector Uncut