The Blue Things Story, Vol. 1 (1964-1965)

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The Blue Things Story, Vol. 1 (1964-1965) Review

by Richie Unterberger

This collection of 1964 and 1965 demos, coupled with some rare early singles, shows the band at its most British Invasion-influenced. It has quite a few fine Beatlesesque harmony rockers by Stocklein, along with some nifty covers. There's a marked difference between the 1964 and 1965 demos, which show the band shifting from British Invasion emulation to a more mature and far more folk-rock-influenced direction.