Most people were introduced to the strange psychedelic sound of The Monocles (later The Higher Elevation) thanks to the inclusion of the bizarre "The Spider & The Fly" and "The Diamond Mine" on the legendary 1979 compilation Pebbles Vol. 3 (the "acid-punk" volume). These youngsters from Colorado formed in 1964 and were famous for driving to gigs in a custom Cadillac hearse. Between 1965 and 1968, they released a bunch of singles for different labels: Chicory, Denco, Liberty... This retrospective collection includes the best of their 45 sides plus some tracks previously unreleased on vinyl. You'll find demented psychsploitation ("The Spider & The Fly," "The Diamond Mine") crude garage-psych ("Psychedelic (That's Where It's At)," "Odyssey"), sunshine-pop/jangly folk-rock ("Summer Skies," "Here Comes Sunshine"), teen garage/frat-rock ("Boogie Man," "You Don't Know"), pop-psych ("Crazy Bicycle"), and more. Includes insert with detailed liner notes and rare photos.
A1. The Monocles - Psychedelic (That's Where It's At)
A2. The Monocles - Boogie Man
A3. The Higher Elevation - Crazy Bicycle
A4. The Higher Elevation - Summer Skies
A5. The Monocles - You Don't Know
A6. The Higher Elevation - Thoughts of Lila
A7. The Higher Elevation - Country Club Affair
A8. The Higher Elevation - Odyssey
A9. The Monocles - The Spider & the Fly
B1. The Higher Elevation - The Diamond Mine
B2. The Monocles - What Is It
B3. The Monocles - Treat Me Nice
B4. The Higher Elevation - Highway 101
B5. The Higher Elevation - Here Comes Sunshine
B6. The Monocles - Heartbreak Hill
B7. The Monocles - Where Is My Life
B8. The Monocles - Psychedelic (That's Where It's At) (Instrumental)
B9. The Monocles - Boogie Man (Alternate Version)
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.