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TROYES - Love Comes, Love Dies: The Complete Recordings


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THE TROYES - Love Comes, Love Dies: The Complete Recordings (Lion Productions/Thermionic) 2-LP

Essential Michigan garage/psych! Propelled by their local chart-topper 'Rainbow Chaser,' Battle Creek quintet The Troyes entered the orbit of bandleader Ray Anthony ('Dragnet', 'Peter Gunn'), laying down a multitude of Fuzztone laced tracks throughout 1966-1967 that, save for one 7" release on his Space Records label, remained unreleased on vinyl -- until now. The Troyes exploded onto the music scene with 'Rainbow Chaser'. Sensing a new phenomenon, famed bandleader Ray Anthony signed the group to his new rock label Space Records. His faith in the band was so big that nearly two albums worth of material were recorded at United Sound (Detroit). Unfortunately, only two singles were issued. Far-out psychedelia, unhinged fuzz and Farfisa garage, moody haunting sounds, face melters (check out 'Corn Flake') -- it's all here. Rare photos, radio surveys, newspaper articles, Troyes memorabilia, and the story of a band that could have been big. Masters meticulously prepared and cut for vinyl. Comes in deluxe tip-on jacket, including photos, newspaper articles, and the story of a band that could have been big. Edition of 500.

In Ugly Things #39, Mike Markesich wrote:
You cannot fathom how elated I felt upon hearing this news—at long last, everyone could finally hear just how incredible these songs are within the panoply of "Greatest Garage Recordings." Yes. THAT good. Dare I say, even far better than the oft lauded, collectible brigade of both issued and unissued ‘60s LPs. The Bachs? The Dimensions? The Tempos? The Rising Storm? Public Nuisance? Sorry. This Troyes disc trumps them all. Among the 24 Troyes songs are their two familiar singles, "Rainbow Chaser" (45 version + re-recording); "Why" (45 + rehearsal take); "Help Me Find Myself" and "Love Comes Love Dies." The unissued songs, recorded over two different calendar dates for their prospective LP are as good, if not better: "I Don't Need You" (amphetamine driven Kinks meets Raiders punk screamer); "Morning Of The Rain" (tuff, moody farfisa 'n' fuzz riff punkadelic); "Mari" (heartfelt, folk-rock lovelorn ode); "I'm Gone" (acid-themed, taunting narrative lyric powered by hypnotic melody), "Tomorrow" (ultra-urgent, drum-propelled & haunting); "Someday You'll See My Side" (Dave Clark Five type sneering punk stomper) plus a pretty hep rendition of "Jezebel", the lone remake/cover. A bonus surprise for my ears (and yours): several tunes sourced from band rehearsals (two moody, Zombies inspired laments are aces). Even the '68, modified Troyes line-up cut, "Corn Flake," is a killer—an ultra heavy, Cream-inspired ode to their hometown's famed breakfast cereal ... Had a Troyes LP had come out in 1967, it would be well ensconced today as one of the Top 5 best from the era.