|(2010, download, - , crossfire publications)|
|(2011, flash-drive, usa, crossfire publications)|
paul buff presents the pal and
original sound studio archives, vol.20
- feat.contributions by frank zappa
(2011, flash-drive, usa, crossfire publications) = the complete 35 album series, with bonus liner notes on pdf and 56 extra tracks
various tracks recorded by
malaguena (dark eyes)
the masters: t
bone (undubbed mono mix)
brother featuring ernie joseph: e.s.p. (second single version)
(aka crystal circus): the difference between us
the bongo teens:
baja bongos (mono lp version)
persuaders: yes, i want to dance (single version)
sunday blues (outtake 1)
persuaders: sunset strip (alternate version)
organization: windows (paul/allison buff vocals)
persuaders: tijuana (original stereo mix)
organization: the parrot goose song
persuaders: drums (single version)
persuaders: agua caliente (hot water) (demo)
organization: studio 'a' (stereo mix)
organization: upside down world (stereo mix)
toothpick boogie (mono mix)
my proudest possession (demo)
persuaders: drums a-go-go (demo)
like surf (fragment)
frank zappa interview
liner notes by Greg Russo
to Volume 20 of Paul Buff's 20-volume series of recordings from Pal Studios and
Original Sound Studios! Pal Records was a record company run by his mother
Olivia and stepfather Ward Allen. After Paul Buff was honorably discharged from
the military, he finished putting together Pal Studios in December 1957. The
studio costs were $12.50/hour for mono recording and $15/hour for stereo. Local
musicians booked the studio to make recordings of their rehearsals and
repertoire. When Pal Records wound itself down in mid-1959, Paul Buff created
his first record label - Emmy. Other labels (Plaza, Yukon and Vigah!) would
follow shortly thereafter. The music presented on this series was released on
extremely rare records that would literally cost thousands if you can find them.
In addition, there are many unreleased tracks spanning from 1960 to 1969. Paul
Buff is now making them available again for everyone to appreciate.
Tornadoes kick off our last volume with their incorporation of the songs
"Malaguena" and "Dark Eyes" into one nice package. It was
engineered at Pal by Frank Zappa. The Masters are represented by the undubbed
mono mix of "T Bone," the first outtake of "Sunday Blues"
and a mono mix of "Toothpick Boogie."
power! Here is the second mix of Giant Crab's "E.S.P." that was
credited to Big Brother Featuring Ernie Joseph. Loads of phasing going on here,
and the band preferred this mix when it was included on their All-American album
"Confusion." This mix is the same as the LP and the second
All-American release of the 45, and it's also longer than before. Just as potent
is Strawberry SAC's "The Difference Between Us." Sung by Greg Munford,
this track wouldn't be out of place on Cream's "Disraeli Gears."
"The Difference Between Us" came from the same All-American test
pressing LP (credited to Crystal Circus) that featured their single "In
Relation"/ "Merry-Go-Round" (both on Volume 19). Enjoy!
have lots of alternate versions on this volume from The Bongo Teens (the mono LP
version of "Baja Bongos"), The Hollywood Persuaders (the single
version of "Yes, I Want To Dance," an alternate version of
"Sunset Strip," the original stereo mix of "Tijuana," the
demo and single versions of "Drums" and "Drums A-Go-Go," and
the demo of "Agua Caliente"), The Buff Organization
("Windows" with Paul and Allison Buff's vocals, and the stereo mixes
of "Studio 'A'" and "Upside Down World"), and Sonny Wilson
(an unreleased demo version of "My Proudest Possession").
Buff Organization's "Tarzan" is definitely one of the most unusual
tracks that Paul and Allison Buff did. Their Tarzan was just as clumsy as
"George Of The Jungle"! Equally unusual is "The Parrot Goose
Song." Check it out! The only existing fragment of The Rotations'
"Like Surf" (with Paul Buff and Mike Dineri) has been included. Why
can't the whole thing be released? Well, we're missing a large piece of the
acetate that has the only version of the song!