PREVOST, Greg "Stackhouse"
Vintage Violence Barbaric, Crude & Primitive 75-79
Cat Nº: MDLP006
BLUES / BLUES-ROCK / GARAGE,BEAT,RnB60-70
If you are a fan, you probably know that Greg Prevost played in different bands before forming the Chesterfield Kings. Only one of them, the Distorted Levels, released a 7″ at the time, in 1978. But there were many more. You may have heard or read about mystery bands such as Mr Electro and The Void, The Cutdowns, Mr Electro and the Psychedelic Burnouts, etc. They all recorded profusely, but most master tapes eventually disappeared, in no less mysterious circumstances. Still, some recordings survived…and here you have a selection of this material: all demos, all previously unreleased, plus the Distorted Levels 7″, as well as five tracks (six on the CD format) recorded by early Chesterfield Kings line-ups from 1978-79. Gatefold sleeve, detailed track-by-track notes by Greg, including over 30 photos / press-clippings from his personal archive, and liner notes from Mike Stax (Ugly Things magazine), whose final verdict of this whole artifact could not be more exact: “Barbaric. Crude. Primitive. Beautiful”.
TRACKLIST MR. ELECTRO & THE VOID: “Just Like John Cage Blues” / MR. ELECTRO & THE PSYCHEDELIC LAMPSHADE: “Rejects Of Society” / MR. ELECTRO & THE PSYCHEDELIC LAMPSHADE: “Put Me To Death” / GREG PREVOST: “Rejected At The High School Dance” Demo / MR. ELECTRO & THE PSYCHEDELLIC BURNOUTS: “LSD” / MR. ELECTRO & THE PSYCHEDELLIC BURNOUTS: “BIG BOSS MAN” / MR. ELECTRO & THE PSYCHEDELLIC BURNOUTS: “I Want You” / DISTORTED LEVELS: “Hey Mister” / DISTORTED LEVELS: “Red Swirls” / THE CUTDOWNS (aka The Chesterfield Kings): “Psycho ’78” / THE CUTDOWNS (aka The Chesterfield Kings): “Route 66” / THE CHESTERFIELD KINGS: “Fortune Teller” / THE CHESTERFIELD KINGS: “Psycho ’79” / THE CHESTERFIELD KINGS: “Don’t Need Your Lovin”