The Roosters have been known among fans and followers of the Californian mid 60s folk rock scene for a long time. Their "One Of These Days" b/w "You Gotta Run" 45 has been included on early garage compilations and is a huge favourite among collectors. Less well known is their second and at least as brilliant 45 "Rosebush" / "Ain't Gonna Cry Anymore".
Additionally there's a rare 1965 surf/mersey punk single released under the name "Five More", an early 1965 acetate put down as the Avengers and most of all, three 1966 stunning unreleased folk/garage janglers recorded at Gold Star Studio. This collection finally puts all these gems in one place and unravels the enigmas behind the band on a LP sized full glossy insert with a detailed history of the band emerging from the memoirs of guitarist and songwriter Timothy Ward and the bandOs vocalist Ray Mangigian.
This is embellished with a load of stunning never-before-seen photos. Finally here«s the legacy of an underrated, but excellent band direct from Los Angeles, the mid-Sixties epicenter of jangle The Roosters!
1. Avalanche (As The Five More) (T. Ward, T. Stanton) - 2:14
2. I'm No Good (As The Five More) (T. Ward, T. Stanton) - 2:31
3. One Of These Days (T. Ward, T. Stanton) - 2:49
4. You Gotta Run (T. Ward) - 2:25
5. Rosebush (T. Ward) - 2:06
6. Ain't Gonna Cry Anymores (T. Ward) - 2:29
7. Cool It (T. Ward) - 2:08
8. Help Me Please (T. Ward) - 2:41
9. She Sends Me (T. Ward) - 2:33
10.Deep Inside (T. Ward) - 2:32
11.I'm Suspecting (J. Griffin, M. Gordon) - 2:26
12.Love Machine (J. Griffin, M. Gordon) - 2:42
Ray Mangigian - Vocals 1-12
Levitt Earhart - Guitar 1-10
Tim Ward - Guitar 1-12
Floyd Fletcher - Bass 1-12
Jim Peters - Drums 5-6 & 8-10
Dave Bolen - Drums 1-4, 7
Tom Stanton -Drums - 11-12