Various Artists

The Scorpio Records Story

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The Berkeley-based Fantasy label, known primarily for jazz, made some limited forays into the San Francisco Bay Area rock scene, though only one of its acts (Creedence Clearwater Revival) had a notable impact. This 27-cut anthology collects material recorded for its Scorpio subsidiary in the mid-'60s. It's mostly average garage pop-rock, heavy on the British Invasion influence, most notable for the appearance on CD of nine tracks by The Golliwogs (who would later become Creedence). The Newcastle Five featured future Cold Blood singer Lydia Pense, but aside from that, there's no reason for anyone but collectors to go out of their way to find this.