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Tom Dyer's New Pagan Gods, History of Northwest Rock Vol. 1 1959-1968

Tom Dyer is a Pacific Northwest fellow---a rather noisy one. For his 9th release in the last six years, he embraces the NW canon of his youth---works by The Sonics, The Wailers, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Ventures, The Fleetwoods, The Kingsmen, Merrilee Rush & The Turnabouts, as well as many lesser known gems from the 1959-68 period, when Northwest bands could deliver radio hits on the teen beacon of Seattle's KJR. To execute this difficult task, a raucous band of Green Monkey all-stars was assembled with members of King County Queens and the Green Pajamas. Producer Steve Fisk was brought in to track the unholy racket. There was no attempt to duplicate the originals; we knew those could not be topped. The plan was simple. Play these songs with love and verve, with reverence (but not too much). Be true to the mountain-fresh spirit!