Various Artists

The Girls of Texas '60s

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Texas produced an astronomical number of '60s garage bands, so it's not surprising that a few featured female musicians. It may be somewhat surprising, however, that this collection doesn't feature the fuzztone-drenched garage punk that is often associated with the state. Instead, these bands veer closer to blue-eyed soul and blues. The most famous person here is blues-rocker Lou Ann Barton, who is represented by two previously unreleased live performances; other highlights include the Heart Beats' cover of the Mouse and the Traps song "Crying Inside" and the Bombshells' distaff remake of Roy Head's "Treat Her Right." The music is engaging and has historical interest, but most of it is unremarkable.

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