ALL TRACKS from master tape TRANSFERRED and mastered by Steve McGough at Stebbing Studio. Cover artists are The Breakaways - their version of Ain't Got You comes from their incredibly rare and sonic second album titled "Album Two". Two page insert. Produced for re-issue by John Baker. Limited to 300 copies worldwide. The Nuggets type collection of essential HMV sounds from the 60s. Wellington, the New Zealand windy city and capital was the base for NZ HMV in the sixties and seventies. Their in-house studio was strongly influenced by Abbey Road and manned by some of NZ's most intuitive engineers and producers of the time, not to mention benefitting from a direct supply of EMI recording equipment. While they pumped out pop music for the nation they were no strangers to capturing the wilder side of Wellington rock and roll for single release. Many of these singles now fetch high prices with collectors. Too Much Monkey Business is a collection of the fuzzy pop and garage nuggets that were recorded at HMV in Wellington between 1965 and 1969 with producers Frank Douglas, Peter Dawkins, and Howard Gable. Expect much abuse of fuzz boxes and locally made Jansen amplifiers.
Too Much Monkey Business - The Bitter End 1967
I'm A Dog - The Librettos 1965
Ain't Got You - The Breakaways 1967
Lies - The Minors 1966
Down In The Mine - Peter Nelson And The Castaways 1965
Love's Gonna Live Here - Sounds Unlimited 1967
Get The Picture - The Selected Few 1967
Love - Mr. Lee Grant 1967
My Mama George - The Fourmyula 1968
Morning Dew - Retaliation 1968
Time Beyond - Top Shelf 1969
Water Pipe - The Avengers 1967
If I Had the Time - the Fourmyula 1968
If I Were A Carpenter - Tom Thumb 1969
Grooviest Girl In The World - Simple Image 1969
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.