As far as West Texas rockers in the mid-sixties are concerned, there were two categories: There were the Sparkles and then there was everybody else. While the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers Band have reaped kudos for trailblazing the dual-drummer rock band configuration, the boys on this record were perfecting this approach in 1965!
As for the recordings on this deadly garage 45, specifically the nuclear meltdown-strength classics “No Friend of Mine” and “Hipsville 29 B.C. (I Need Help),” capture the Sparkles at absolute peak power and in a very different bag than the more pop-oriented fare of their previous Hickory Records singles.
Cut from the original mono masters and delivered to you with the cool Sparkles picture sleeve that never was!
1. No Friend of Mine
2. Hipsville 29 B.C. (I Need Help)
3. I Want to Be Free