Various Artists / So Cold!!!
Album:So Cold!!! Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:Aug 2007
Label:Frantic Records/Refined 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-01-13 Pull Date:2008-03-16 
Week Ending:Mar 9Mar 2Feb 17Feb 10Jan 27Jan 20

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 08, 2008:New World Disorder
Empty Heart
4.Feb 10, 2008:public noize racket
Empty Heart
2.Mar 01, 2008:New World Disorder
Little Richard Medley
5.Feb 09, 2008:New World Disorder
I Don't Believe You
3.Feb 29, 2008:Noise for your soul
Empty Heart
6.Feb 09, 2008:Bloodstains Across Atherton
The One In The Middle

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2008-01-02 
Just like the title says, mid-60’s garage rock from Sacto. Plenty o’ fuzz, twang and farfisa organ at play here. Some “should been hits” and a few misses. Generally good stuff that helps you understand the nationwide (or really worldwide) garage rock pheonomeon aka: the post-Beatles/pre-psych era.

(((((1)))))) Up tempo & waaay fuzzed out riff and “I’m so down” lyrics. Pretty funny breakdown, too.
((((2)))) Twangy, farfisa, a decent amount of bass & harmonica. Very Eric Burdon vocals.
((((3)))) Standard, swingin’ tempo with a killer fuzz/organ tone. Pre-punk attitude for sure.
(((4))) More swingin’ tempo with a strong British influence ‘ala Donovan & The Yardbirds.
((((5)))) Bluesy guitars and slow twang from the 2nd guitar. Kinda similar to the Troggs.
(((6))) Too lo-fi but some nice drumming and too reliant on the Beatles/Easybeats type harmonies.
((7)) Super twangy, reverby, mess of hippy haze
(((8))) “Proper” lo-fi, twang & rave-up. Though a little flat overall.
(((((9))))) Groovy, fuzzy & wild raw soul & rock combo. Awesome!
(((10))) Raw, early rock n’ roll infused garage action.
(((11))) Mellow, strummy, introspective and kind of folk-rock. Pretty decent.
((((12)))) Fast (for 1966 anyway), with lots of “doot-doot-doot” guitar. Like pop-punk before the fact.
((13)) Rough & raw version of Yardbirds & early Stones, really TOO raw. Everything’s so loud it’s distorted almost beyond recognition.
(((14))) Nice bits of harmonica, guitar and pretty decent soulful vox. Although too many loose parts.
(((15))) Super lo-fi, mid-paced twang & tamborine. heavy percussion. Like the Who in a $5 studio.
((16)) Boring, farty, hippie folk-rock.
((17)) Sloppy, shouty, swaggery like a discount version of Them or The Animals.
((((18)))) Snappy beat, nice guitar sound and totally poppy vocals. (Not the best sound but it works).
((19)) Simple early r n’r formula but it was probably big at somebody’s malt shop in ’66.
((((20)))) Galloppy guitars, dirty vocals & overall sound. Raw and right from the gut. Spot on!
(21) Huh? Mommas & The Popas type of elevator pop. Kack!
(((22))) The usual overblown vocals & organ sound. Not bad. Their “hey, little schoolgirl” theme should go.
((((23)))) Twangy, swingin’ early rock vibe with a nice sound sorta like Buddy Holly brought up to Mid-60’s speed.
((24)) Chorus-laden, dreary kinda Beach Boys/kinda Beatleish melancholic pop. Nothing special.
(((25))) Fun & simple, silly 60’s dance band take on Little Richard tunes. Custom made for a movie on “Mystery Science Theater 3000”.
(((26))) Pretty good cover of the American rock classic tune.
((27)) Badly recorded, kinda fuzzy, white blues-rock-garage tune all ‘bout alimony. Yawn.
((28)) Cruddy Brit invasion wannabe junk.
(((29))) Twangy very, uptempo & vocal harmony depend Brit/Beach Boys sounding but not too bad for what it is.
(((30)) Slow, organ & really loud vocal version of the Yardbirds classic. Decent but sounds mostly like someone’s square dad trying too hard to be “cool”.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.MaraudersOur Big Chance
2.Gear OneBall Of Twine
3.Sel-SyncDirty Books
4.FugitivesBlowing My Mind
5.ModsEmpty Heart
6.Plague, Ltd.Doing What I Wanna Do
7.City LimitsI Don't Mind You
8.SquiresI Want You
9.Gear OneThe One In The Middle
10.SquiresSince I Met You
11.Plague, Ltd.They're No Better
12.New GenerationWe'll Talk About Sunshine
14.Gear OneFeel A Groove
15.Heard, TheLittle Miss Sad
16.Opposite SixWhy Did You Lie?
17.SquiresYou Don't Have To Bring Your Toys
18.FugitivesCome On Now
19.Gear OneWoke Up This Morning
20.Heard, TheI Don't Believe You
21.BrimstonesI'm In Misery
22.Pilferage HumorLittle Girl
23.MaraudersSince I Met You (2nd Version)
24.Plague, Ltd.So Cold
25.Gear OneLittle Richard Medley
26.MaraudersRoute 66
27.Gear OneAlimony
28.BrimstonesCold Hearted Woman
29.ModsShe's A Mod
30.Unknown BandFor Your Love