The "Sundazed" Thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by DCW, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. DCW

    DCW been a-boogeyin' since I ditched the stroller. Thread Starter

    I've been doing some house cleaning, which has entailed that I organize my music collection. Lately, I've been categorizing my "Garage" discs and putting them in organized containers. I have filled a container of nothing but "Sundazed" releases, and have begun another.

    I had forgotten how satisfying everything I ever obtained from Sundazed was.

    Sundazed is now apparently doing a booming vinyl business now, reissuing major label releases, and getting a lot of acclaim for it. However, "back in the day" of compact discs, those liners, those remasters, and those "lost" bands made up a library that I will always treasure. Less a record company; more a maker of heirlooms. Thank you, Irwins!!

    So, what's your favorite Sundazed reissue? Favorite comp? Favorite vinyl reissue? Have you ever thought of taking a pilgrimage to Coxsackie the way other people do Cleveland? If you are a baby boomer musician, do you have fantasies about Sundazed finding the tapes you and your teenaged band made in the drummer's basement and repackaging it in glorious Technicolor (Even I have this fantasy, and I was in a teenaged band in the un-Garage-y 1980's)?

    Do you love Sundazed? What do you love about the label?

    Discuss Sundazed!!
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  2. They'll forever have my gratitude for releasing the 3 disc 'Magic Time' compilation by the Millennium at the heigh of my Curt Boettcher mania.
  3. DCW

    DCW been a-boogeyin' since I ditched the stroller. Thread Starter

    I've got that one!! Love Curt Boettcher!
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  4. Platterpus

    Platterpus Forum Resident

    I love the Sundazed label. If I had to pick one of their reissue projects I like the best it would be the 1994 Chocolate Watchband CD's with the bonus tracks.:righton:All 3 albums. I'll never part with them.
  5. redflag

    redflag Forum Resident

    My wife got me the VU mono box set for Christmas and I have the Sundazed re-issue of The Stooges S/T. Also have the 13th Floor Elevators Psychedelic Sounds mono from them. REALLY happy with all of them!
  6. Trebor

    Trebor Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, USA
    They ticked me off a bit when I bought some of their OOP CD titles at high prices from their Kustom Shop, then they started pressing them again at the regular price. I haven't bought anything from them since. I felt burned.
  7. kevinsponge

    kevinsponge Forum Resident

    Portland, OR USA
    I dig the Byrds 'The Columbia Singles 65-67'
    'She don't care about time' is heavy.
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  8. Brudy

    Brudy Senior Member

    Los Angeles
    Margot Guryan's release on vinyl was a life changer for me. I've also been playing the snot out of the Bluesbreakers with Clapton record.
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  9. DCW

    DCW been a-boogeyin' since I ditched the stroller. Thread Starter

    That's the song I use to check the tuning on my Ric-12. Gene Clark could do no wrong on those first 2 Byrds albums.
  10. Campbell Saddler

    Campbell Saddler Well-Known Member

    Central Valley, CA
    I like their website: with the sound samples incorporated on an album's page, deciding on a purchase is easy :thumbsup:
    [my last purchase included Spirit, The Druids Of Stonehenge, and High Tide this way]
  11. Jerry Horne

    Jerry Horne Blue Rose Speedway

    West Coast
    I discovered The Left Banke because of Sundazed. Right there is pretty cool.
  12. bibijeebies

    bibijeebies Forum Resident

    Amstelveen (NL)
    I really wish they stop using United for vinyl!
  13. Piiijiii

    Piiijiii Forum Resident

    Ruhr Area, Germany
    I love the "United States Of America" album reissue with those bonus tracks ... and of course my Traffic and Mamas&Papas mono CDs.
  14. Commander Lucius Emery

    Commander Lucius Emery Forum Resident

    H P Lovecraft live album
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  15. procco23

    procco23 Forum Resident

    Albany, NY USA
    I've been to Coxsackie to pick up some records in person a few times and passed up an offer to tour their studios as I was pressed for time. Bob Irwin and Tim Livingston are great folks. I just got their version of Sly's Dance To The Music last week and it sounds really nice compared to my yellow-label Epic...

    I also recently downloaded their Country Pickin' - Don Rich Anthology from iTunes...
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  16. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    The first five Byrds albums in mono.
  17. tubesandvinyl

    tubesandvinyl Forum Resident

    I have a bunch of SD LPs. I love playing them. Bob's mastering is always excellent. The only drawback is some of the United pressings are lousy.
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  18. After Bathing at Baxters in mono
  19. Reader

    Reader Forum Resident

    e.s.t. tenn.
    I've been a fan since the first CD release in, I think, 1989. The Five Americans, I believe, was their first CD release. They were also releasing some vinyl because I got their Metrobeat label blue vinyl LP and a couple Knickerbockers 45s. This was pre-internet and I looked everywhere for the Five Americans CD before finding a copy. At the time most CDs were about $15.00 each and they were still being sold as the ultimate in sound quality. ICE magazine was getting started and each new issue had lots of info about Sundazed releases that made you want to buy everything. (I really miss ICE!!) Sundazed releases are just as much fun today and I especially like the garage era comps. My only gripe is I don't care for the limited release issues for RD etc. If they release something I'd like it to be available to everyone for awhile and not immediately shoot up in price and be hard to find. Sundazed is great label and I suggest you check them out if you don't have any of their material.
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  20. sparkydog

    sparkydog Forum Resident

    Do you have a picture of your Ric? I'd love to see it.
  21. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    I have quite a few CDs.....all their Chocolate Watchband, Standells, and Box Tops reissues. 1st 3 Moby Grape. The Left Banke. Blues Project Projections in mono. I'm currently trying to get all of their Chad & Jeremy, but one is OOP and expensive. I also blew it with the last 2 Moby Grapes, and all of the Turtles except for Battle Of The Bands.
  22. Reader

    Reader Forum Resident

    e.s.t. tenn.
    I need the same Turtles CD. Keep looking for the Chad & Jeremy, they are excellent. Wish I had the Moby Grapes!
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  23. Raynie

    Raynie Hyperactive!

    Portland, OR
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  24. rene smalldridge

    rene smalldridge Senior Member

    I always thought Psychedelic Microdots Of The 60s: Orange , Sugar And Chocolate was their lst CD release in 1989. Anyway, I know I got it long before I saw anything else on the Sundazed label. One of my all time favorite reissue labels!
  25. Reader

    Reader Forum Resident

    e.s.t. tenn.
    Thinking back, I believe the Five Americans was their 3rd release, the Microdots was the 4th and a Knickerbockers CD was the 1st. Not really sure.
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