Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Jarvis Street Revue - Mr. Oil Man (1970 canada, remarkable heavy acid psych 2000 digipak remaster with extra tracks)

The Jarvis Street Revue was formed in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada in the late 60's around the talents of, Tom Cruickshank, Wayne Faulconer, Tommy Horricks and George Stevenson. In 1970 the band released their only album, Mr. Oil Man which was recorded at DMG Sound Studios in Thunder Bay.

This official CD reissue of rare psychedelic classic from Canada. Remastered from the original tapes & supplemented by seven bonus tracks.

First release by Columbia Records in 1970 / Completely dried up Canadian heavy psych monster, with fantastic acid guitars throughout: The album is predominantly heavy rock with psychedelic overtones blended acid rock in The Who style and green politics anti-bussiness influence in the lyrics.
1. Mr Business Man (Tommy Horricks) - 2:38
2. Mr Oil Man (Stevenson, Faulconer, Horricks) - 13:10
3. 20 Years (George Stevenson) - 3:05
4. Sally's Hymn (George Stevenson) - 4:42
5. 300 South (Jordan) - 2:41
6. Heidi Ho (Wayne Faulconer) - 3:27
7.Sweet Susan (Jordan) - 2:23
8. Angela (Jordan) - 2:31
9. Mr Rock (Grashey) - 2:32
10.Uncle Benny (Tommy Horricks) - 3:39
11.I Believe In Freedom (George Stevenson) - 3:23
12.Sweet Eyed Satin Lady (Wayne Faulconer) - 3:41
13.Better Things To Do (Jordan) - 2:13
Bonus Tracks 7-13

The Jarvis Street Revue
*Tommy Horricks - Vocals
*Tom Cruickshank - Drums
*Wayne Faulconer - Guitar
*George Stevenson - Bass

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  1. I wonder what ever happened to these individuals. I grew up in Thunder Bay at the time this band existed, and I saw them one sunny late-summer afternoon at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition. We were kinda rock 'n roll kids, 13 or 14 years old at the time never saw 'em in a bar or at the university or anything like that. They were as good as anything going on at the time. T. Bay's one of those strange backwaters where you make your own fun, and there were a lot of really great bands there, even if they were primarily doing covers. It seemed like a pretty plugged-in place at the time. I'm not sure how that worked, because the internet was decades away, there was not much on the radio, rock music was not on TV yet really (the instances were rare and perhaps, i.e.The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour). Even the folded-in-half newsprint Rolling Stone issues were past their sell-date by the time they were shipped there, if you even knew about it (the word was 'UNDERGROUND'). I think that's how I started doing this music thing....and the Jarvis Street Revue was one of the teaspoons I used to tunnel my way out of that place I guess. So, I propose a toast to the Jarvis Street Revue guys, wherever they may be, (imagine that I'm hoisting an old-style stubby bottle of Kakabeka Cream Ale).

  2. Wanted to clarify that remark about not much being on the radio...I meant not much LOCALLY. It was some kind of time-swamp. You would be correct to point out that radio (new music), at that time, was actually fantastic!! I used to secretly stay up late at night underneath the bedcovers with a flashlight and a transistor radio, listening to giant rock and soul stations out of Chicago and Little Rock Arkansas...the radio signals bounced across Lake Superior...and there was NOTHING there to interfere with late-night reception. NOTHING. Locally a great big nothing.

  3. Dear Marios,

    Please could you replace the links on this album.

    Thank you

    1. Anonymous, "he Jarvis Street Revue - Mr. Oil Man', updated...

  4. never understood the appeal of this album and the number of times it has been reissued. An acquired taste I guess.