Various Artists

Burghers, Vol. 1

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A compilation of Pittsburgh '60s garage rock that does exist, despite the absence of a label name or catalog number. Pittsburgh had a reasonably active local rock scene in the mid-'60s -- the Fantastic Dee Jays were the best of the city's groups -- but in scope and style, it couldn't compare to the most fertile American regions. This 12-song LP (no liner notes) isn't totally dispensable. But it, like dozens if not hundreds of '60s garage compilations, is really only for those who specialize in the form. Highlights are the Fantastic Dee Jays' raw Merseybeat on "Love Is Tuff," and the Swamp Rats' snarling "No Friend of Mine," and the Napoleonic Wars' fine treatment of "The Singer Not the Song," one of the better obscure '60s Rolling Stones covers you're likely to chance upon.

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