The Unrelated Segments

The Story of My Life: Complete Recordings!

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The Unrelated Segments looked like another mild-mannered teenage garage band the emerged from Detroit's suburbs in the '60s, but the small handful of recordings they left behind reveal they were something different and truly special. The Unrelated Segments had a darker, angrier undercurrent than most of their peers, and their best sides featured plenty of slashing guitar from Rory Mack, percolating basslines by Barry Van Engelen, and fiercely passionate vocals, whether lead singer Ron Stults was ranting about the realities of working-class life ("Where You Gonna Go?") or women who had let him down ("Story of My Life"). The Unrelated Segments were a short-lived outfit, founded in 1966 and abandoned in 1969, and they released just three great singles before breaking up (though one of their best tunes, "Story of My Life," appeared on the definitive '60s garage rock anthology, the box set edition of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968). The Story of My Life: Complete Recordings! features the six songs the Unrelated Segments released in their lifetime, as well as demos, alternate takes, and rehearsal recordings to create the definitive portrait of one of the great overlooked bands of the '60s garage rock movement.

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