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complete davie allan & the arrows 45 discography and price guide

WHO ARE THOSE GUYS? Davie Allan & The Ar­rows recorded the most fren­zied in­stru­men­tals the world has ever heard! Allan’s fuzzed-out guitar was an audio com­pass pointing to­wards freedom, sex, danger and vi­o­lence, his trashy fret­board riffs ex­ploding be­hind flick­ering cel­lu­loid im­ages of cycle runs, biker fights, drug freak­outs and rubber-burnin’ hot rods.” 1

The para­graph quoted above is from Sun­dazed Records’ pro­mo­tional cam­paign to pro­mote DEVIL’S RUMBLE, a com­pi­la­tion in­tended  “to re­store Davie Allan to his rightful place atop the ranks of fa­bled guitar gun­slingers.” And how can I top that? I can’t so I will just stick to what this ar­ticle is all about! 2

In this ar­ticle, you will find the most com­plete discog­raphy of the record­ings of Davie Allan ever as­sem­bled These in­clude his work as a sideman, as a solo artist, and as leader of his own group, the Ar­rows. This ar­ticle is also a rea­son­ably ac­cu­rate price guide to those records.

This discog­raphy in­cludes at least one image for each record re­leased under with Davie as a sideman during the for­ma­tive years of 1963-1964, each record re­leased by Davie Allan or the Ar­rows during the heyday years of 1965-1969, and any­thing I con­sid­ered in­ter­esting.

 

This ar­ticle was orig­i­nally pub­lished in 2015 and has been re­vised and re­or­ga­nized. All of the values as­signed to the records below have been up­dated to re­flect the mar­ket­place of 2020.

 

The classic Ar­rows line-up of the mid-’60s in­cluded Davie Allan (lead guitar), Russ Viot (rhythm guitar), Drew Ben­nett (bass), and Larry Brown (drums). Records can be found cred­iting “The Ar­rows,” “The Ar­rows Fea­turing Davie Allan,” “Davie Allan & The Ar­rows,” and just plain “Davie Allan.”

The basic discog­raphy below was pro­vided by The Seth Man. Every record listed is be­lieved to in­clude Davie on guitar; those tracks that we are cer­tain of Al­lan’s con­tri­bu­tion are fol­lowed by an as­terisk (*). 3

 

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Davie Allan & the Ar­rows’ big hit was Blue’s Theme, which opened the movie Wild An­gels and was the theme for the film’s pro­tag­o­nist, a biker named Blues (Peter Fonda). With this movie, both Fonda and Allan be­came as­so­ci­ated with Harley-Davidson mo­tor­cy­cles. In fact, the sound of a surf riff on a fuzzed guitar brings bikes to mind to those of us who spent a lot of time at Sat­urday mati­nees and weekend drive-in movies during the ’60s. 

Scarcity Index and assigned values

Frank Daniels has been con­tributing to my ef­forts here and on my Elvis A Touch Of Gold site for a while, but he has been col­lecting common and rare records for a long time. Sev­eral years ago, he de­vel­oped a Scarcity Index that ad­dresses a record’s rarity—the real or per­ceived avail­ability of the item on the open market—rather than its value.

While it is an ef­fort to do the re­search (and Frank did it all), I wanted to use it here as the prices paid for most of Davie’s records do not re­flect the dif­fi­culty in finding those records. 

 

Davie Allan’s fuzzed-out guitar was an audio com­pass pointing to­wards freedom, sex, danger, and vi­o­lence!

 

Values re­flect what an es­tab­lished dealer would ask for that item in near mint (NM) con­di­tion. They are based on list­ings for re­cent sales in such sites as Pop­sike and Discogs com­bined with input from a handful of friends and thirty years of ex­pe­ri­ence buying and selling records.

The values as­signed are for near-mint records with near-mint la­bels. Most of the copies of these records that are sold on the in­ternet do not ap­pear to be near mint, so the values below will seem rather high. Most of the records listed below can be pur­chased for a hel­luva lot less than the near mint value—some can be bought for a couple of bucks—if you will settle for less than near mint con­di­tion.

For more, refer to “On Grading Records.”

 

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During the Vinyl Era, many record com­pa­nies is­sued their 45s in generic sleeves that iden­ti­fied the record com­pany but not the spe­cific record in the sleeve. These are re­ferred to as com­pany sleeves. These sleeves worked best when they con­trasted with the color of the record la­bels. For the ex­am­ples above, the black Tower sleeve makes the or­ange label of the Tower record stand out while the red Mer­cury label is lost in the red Mer­cury sleeve,

Odds and ends

Re­garding the many guises under which Davie Allan and the Ar­rows’ record­ings can be found in the ’60s—especially on the movie sound­track al­bums on Tower and Sidewalk—Davie had this to say: “In those days, record com­pa­nies wanted to have names they could con­tinue to use if the record was a hit. Our band didn’t want to get locked into any one record com­pany, so we let any com­pany we worked with name us what­ever they wanted to name us.”

 

Davie Allan & the Ar­rows’ riffs ex­ploded be­hind flick­ering cel­lu­loid im­ages of cycle runs, biker fights, drug freak­outs, and rubber-burnin’ hot rods!

 

Re­garding the im­ages of record la­bels below: the im­ages may be an ac­cu­rate re­pro­duc­tion of the ac­tual la­bels or they may ap­prox­i­mate the color. This is es­pe­cially true for Tower la­bels: the ex­treme vari­a­tion in the brownish-orange label—from very light or­ange to a rather deep brown—is mostly due to the pho­tographing process and the manner of re­pro­ducing those photos and trans­fer­ring them to the In­ternet. The label tonality does vary some­what, but not to the de­gree shown below.

No­tice that the label on the il­lus­tra­tion above for the Dev­il’s An­gels single is a deep, rich or­ange. Not all of the im­ages below are the same or­ange, but most of the ac­tual records look pretty much alike.

 


1963

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This is prob­ably Davie Allan’s first ap­pear­ance on a record and as such every Davie Allan col­lector in the world should be going wild in the streets trying to score a copy!

HEYBURNERS
Ti­tanic 5009      Speedway* / Bird Walk*
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of 4 with a near mint value of  $100-150.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

Ap­par­ently, the Hey­burners fea­tured Mike Curb (key­boards), Davie Allan (guitar), and Larry Brown (drums) along with ad­di­tional (and long-forgotten) side mu­si­cians. Mike Curb’s web­site has Ti­tanic 5009 as re­leased in 1962, but it was first listed in the May 25, 1963, issue of Bill­board in their Other Sin­gles Re­viewed sec­tion, which listed sin­gles with rel­a­tively lim­ited sales or pro­gram­ming po­ten­tial. Refer to the Curb­stones, the Grads, the Ja Detts, the Streamers, the Sudells, and the Za­nies.

 

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This was the first single re­leased under Allan’s name and as such, every Davie Allan col­lector in the world should be going wild in the streets trying to score a copy!

DAVIE ALLAN
Cude 101      War Path / Be­yond The Blue
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of 5 with a near mint value of  $40-60.

Mike Curb founded Cude Records in 1963 and the first record was is­sued later in the year. The record went nowhere and was leased to Marc Records, who reis­sued it in 1964 (listed below).

 

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This was Mike Curb’s first record under his own name and fea­tured his own vo­cals.

MIKE CURB & THE CURBSTONES
Reprise 0287      Ve­locita* / Hot Dawg*
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of 4 with a near mint value of  $15-20.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $15-20.

Ap­par­ently, this group fea­tured Mike Curb (key­boards), Davie Allan (guitar), and Larry Brown (drums) along with ad­di­tional (and long-forgotten) side mu­si­cians. Refer to the Grads, the Hey­burners, the Ja Detts, the Streamers, the Sudells, and the Za­nies.

 

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JA DETTS
Del­tone 5022      Look To The Stars* / Fa­ther Knows Best*
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.

Ap­par­ently, the Ja Detts fea­tured Mike Curb (key­boards), Davie Allan (guitar), and Larry Brown (drums) along with ad­di­tional (and long-forgotten) side mu­si­cians backing a girl group later known as the Star­lets (below). Refer to the Curb­stones, the Grads, the Hey­burners, the Streamers, the Sudells, and the Za­nies. 

 

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SHARLETS
Ex­plo­sive ZGM-1      Gleam In His Eyes / Freddie
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $40-50.

 

1964

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ZANIES
Dore 705      Camel Walk* / Slinky*
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $15-20.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $15-20.

Ap­par­ently, the Za­nies fea­tured Mike Curb (key­boards), Davie Allan (guitar), and Larry Brown (drums) along with ad­di­tional (and long-forgotten) side mu­si­cians. Refer to the Curb­stones, the Grads, the Hey­burners, the Ja Detts, the Streamers, and the Sudells.

 

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STREAMERS
Dot 16648      Slip-Stream* / Blue Moun­tain*
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $30-40.

Ap­par­ently, the Streamers fea­tured Mike Curb (key­boards), Davie Allan (guitar), and Larry Brown (drums) along with ad­di­tional (and long-forgotten) side mu­si­cians. Refer to the Curb­stones, the Grads, the Hey­burners, the Ja Detts, the Sudells, and the Za­nies. 

 

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DAVIE ALLAN
Marc 107      War Path / Be­yond The Blue
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $60-80.

Marc Records, who had a modest hit with Bob & Earl’s Harlem Shuffle in early 1964, picked up Davie Al­lan’s record on Cude (above) and reis­sued it in mid-’64.

 

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GRADS
Mer­cury 72346      The Wild One* / The Cool One*
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $15-20.

While The Wild One is a Gary Usher project, ap­par­ently The Cool One is a reissue of Davie Allan’s Be­yond The Blue on Cude (above). Refer to the Curb­stones, the Hey­burners, the Ja Detts, the Streamers, the Sudells, and the Za­nies.

 

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PARIS SISTERS
MGM 13236      Dream Lover* / Lonely Girl
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.
•  Pic­ture sleeve: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.

 

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ARROWS FEATURING DAVIE ALLAN
Side­walk 1      Apache ’65 / Blue Guitar
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $30-40.

“We ac­tu­ally recorded Apache ‘65 late in 1964. It didn’t sell every­where, but I re­member we went to Phoenix and it was so funny—we’d get off the plane and there’d be a lim­ou­sine waiting for us. We were ac­tu­ally stars in Phoenix! In Los An­geles, I think #34 was the highest it went. I al­ways loved [the orig­inal Apache by Jorgen In­g­mann from 1961] and wanted to re-do it, and in re-doing it, we tried to think of an In­dian name. The first name we were going to use was the War­riors. I didn’t like that, so I came up with the Ar­rows.” (Davie Allan)

 

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MIKE CURB & THE REBELAIRS
Smash 1938      The Rebel (Without A Cause)* / Carole’s Rebel*
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

The Rebel (Without A Cause) fea­tured Mike Curb as the lead singer with in­stru­mental and vocal backing sup­pos­edly by the Hon­dells under the di­rec­tion of Beach Boys pro­ducer Nick Venet. This was recorded around the same time as the Hon­dells’ ver­sion, but their’s was a Davie Allan-inspired surf in­stru­mental.

 

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STARLETS
Tower 115      You Won’t Even Know Her Name* / Mul­tiply By Three
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-25.

This was Davie Al­lan’s first ap­pear­ance on Tower. His af­fil­i­a­tion with this com­pany and its af­fil­iate Side­walk Records should have (but prob­ably won’t) ce­ment his place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Star­lets were a girl group who had recorded ear­lier as the Ja Detts (above).

 

1965 

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“The Sudells single is prob­ably as rare as any­thing on the Amer­ican Arts label. Com­mer­cial copies are ridicu­lously rare. I have seen three dif­ferent promo la­bels, but they are just fac­tory vari­a­tions.” – Frank Daniels

SUDELLS
Amer­ican Arts 12      Suzuki* / Pow Wow*
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $50-100.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

Ap­par­ently, the Sudells fea­tured Mike Curb (key­boards), Davie Allan (guitar), and Larry Brown (drums) along with ad­di­tional (and long-forgotten) side mu­si­cians. Refer to the Curb­stones, the Grads, the Hey­burners, the Ja Detts, the Streamers, and the Za­nies.

 

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KEN & CAROL
Marmike 101      Make Up Your Mind / Gleam In Her Eye
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $50-100.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

“The Marmike label was owned by fa­mous ’60s pro­ducer and writer of hun­dreds of records and songs, Mike Curb. Both sides of the record were written, pro­duced, and arranged by Curb, who also owned the music pub­lishing com­pany, Marmike Music. We know all about the ac­tual record, but nothing about Ken and Carol!

What were their full names? Where did they come from? What hap­pened to them after this one re­lease? Co­lumbia Records ob­vi­ously heard the record and liked it, since they bought it from Curb and is­sued it in 1965.

Make Up Your Mind was listed on both this and the Co­lumbia re­lease as the A-side. Per­haps if they had pushed the flip-side they would have had a hit. Gleam in Her Eye is the killer and is the per­fect song for col­lec­tors of those very hard-to-find wild rockers of the ’60s. This song has a touch of Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound that’s gone crazy.” (Adapted from the de­scrip­tion by an eBay seller from 2004.)

 

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This is a reissue of Marmike 101 (above).

KEN & CAROL
Co­lumbia 43374      Make Up Your Mind / Gleam In Her Eye
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $15-20.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $15-20.

 

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Like many non-hit records from this era, the white label pro­mo­tional pressing is easier to find than the red label com­mer­cial pressing.

SINNERS
Mer­cury 72388      You Don’t Love Me / I Like The Look Of You
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $30-40.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $50-100.

 

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HONDELLS
Mer­cury 72405      Little Side­walk Surfer Girl / Come On (Pack It On)
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.

 

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NOTIONS
Mer­cury 72413      Bumble Bee ’65 / No­tions*
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $100-150.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $150-200.

The No­tions on Mer­cury are not the Dutch beat-group known as the Mo­tions who gave Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight Of The Bumble Bee a garage-surf up­dating. The B-side, No­tions, fea­tures the Davie Allan on lead guitar.

 

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SINNERS
Mer­cury 72453      A Change / Goin’ Out Of My Mind
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $40-60.

Davie Allan has as­sured me that nei­ther he nor the Ar­rows were on the Sin­ners sides but the record is listed here as many col­lec­tors be­lieve oth­er­wise.

 

HONDELLS
Mer­cury 72479     Sea Cruise / You Meet The Nicest People On A Honda*
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.

 

PETER FORD
Philips 40336      Don’t Keep It To Your­self / Blue Rib­bons
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.
•  Pic­ture sleeve: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.

 

HARLEY HATCHER
Side­walk 2      The Twirl / All I Need Is You
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

 

JERRY NAYLOR
Smash 1971      I Found You / I’ll Take You Home
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

 

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Tower 116 is a reissue of Side­walk 1 from the pre­vious year.

ARROWS FEATURING DAVIE ALLAN
Tower 116      Apache ’65 / Blue Guitar
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.

 

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ARROWS FEATURING DAVIE ALLAN
Tower 133      Moon Dawg ’65 / Dance The Freddie
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.

 

JERRY NAYLOR
Tower 139      It’s Only Make Be­lieve / Leave Him And Come To My Arms
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.

 

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ARROWS FEATURING DAVIE ALLAN
Tower 142      Baby Ruth / I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.

 

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STARLETS
Tower 144      You Don’t Love Me / I’ve Had It
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $100-150.

 

FRANKIE ALBANO
Tower 153      She’ll Never Know / For­getful One
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.

 

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ARROWS FEATURING DAVIE ALLAN
Tower 158      Space Hop / Granny Goose
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $40-80.

 

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JERRY NAYLOR
Tower 162      City Lights / Life
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $300-400.

This record goes for big bucks be­cause it is highly sought after by col­lec­tors of the neb­u­lous Northern Soul genre.

 

MOORE & MOORE
Valiant 749      Leave Him And Come To My Arms / You’re All I Live For
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

 

FASTEST GROUP ALIVE
Teem TM-102      The Bears / Be­side
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $15-20.

 

FASTEST GROUP ALIVE
Valiant 754      The Bears / Be­side
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.

 

KIM FOWLEY
Mira 209      Amer­ican Dream / The Statue
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $200-300.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

 

1966

MIKE CURB
Tower 202      Suzie Dar­ling / Sun­shine
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.

 

JERRY NAYLOR
Tower 214      Would You Be­lieve / My Spe­cial Angel
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.

 

GREEN BEANS
Tower 237      Knock On My Door / Who Needs You
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $30-50.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Pic­ture sleeve: Scarcity Index ofwith a near mint value of $30-50.

 

BAND WITHOUT A NAME
Tower 246      Turn On Your Love­light / A Per­fect Girl
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-25.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

“We were doing record­ings at Mike Curb’s Side­walks Pro­duc­tion studio around that time and that’s where we recorded it. We had a vocal tutor named Charles Wright. He was in the group called Charles Wright & The 103rd Rhythm Band. I be­lieve Casey [Kasem] wanted some soul in our music. Richard Faith wrote A Per­fect Girl and arranged all the har­monies for that song. I be­lieve Charley may have arranged Turn On Your Love­light. I played the rhythm guitar and sang har­monies on both.” (Larry Puckett of Band Without A Name)

 

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DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS
Tower 267      Theme From The Wild An­gels / U.F.O.
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $30-40.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $30-40.

 

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VISITORS FEATURING BARBARA
Tower 268      Theme From The Wild An­gels* / Is It Them Or Me?
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $15-20.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

Theme From The Wild An­gels is a vocal in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the theme song to the movie The Wild An­gels recorded by Davie Allan & The Ar­rows (above). The Vis­i­tors fea­ture Bar­bara Pittman, who recorded for Sam Phillips’s Sun Records and Phillips In­ter­na­tional Records in the ’50s. Refer to the Thir­teenth Com­mittee.

 

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The first two im­ages are West Coast press­ings and credit Davie Allan and the Ar­rows. The label on top in­cor­rectly reads “Mike Curb / Pro­duced by” on the right side and prob­ably the first pressing of this record. The second label cor­rectly reads “Pro­duced by / Mike Curb.” The third image is an East Coast pressing credits The Ar­rows Fea­turing Davie Allen (sic). The final image is a later West Coast pressing that credits The Ar­rows Fea­turing Davie Allen and was Al­lan’s only Tower 45 that was kept in print on the striped label.

ARROWS FEATURING DAVIE ALLAN or DAVIE ALLEN & THE ARROWS
Tower 295      Blue’s Theme / Bongo Party
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Or­ange la­bels have a Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.
•  Stock copy: Striped la­bels have a Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $30-40.

“We did a short sub­ject called Ska­ter­dater. It’s a great little movie [that] Roger Corman saw and said, ‘That’s the sound I want to use for The Wild An­gels movie.’ That’s how we got that. They were forced to put out Blue’s Theme from the album; they had so many re­quests for it and that’s the theme that shows Peter Fonda’s en­trance. The mo­tor­cycle sound on it is ac­tu­ally Peter starting up his bike.

Then it went crazy. We were in every city every­where across the country. Each night we were on a plane going some­place else. Blue’s Theme was #1 every­where it went, but not at one time. That’s why on Bill­board it only hit #37, but it was there for sev­en­teen weeks. It was on some charts in De­cember 1966 and it was still on others in Sep­tember 1967. That’s nine months that record was selling!” (Davie Allan)

Blue’s Theme was a some­what bigger hit on Cash Box, where it reached #33 and spent twenty-three weeks on that survey.

 

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HANDS OF TIME
Side­walk 903           Got To Get You Into My Life* / Mid­night Rider*
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $30-50.

The Hands Of Time is ac­tu­ally Davie Allan & The Ar­rows. The B-side, Mid­night Rider, was orig­i­nally is­sued on THE WILD ANGELS sound­track album where it was cred­ited to the Ar­rows.

 

TONY DEAN
Man­hattan 802       My Group Has Too Many Cav­i­ties / Just For One
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-25.

 

LYDIA MARCELLE
Man­hattan 805       Come On And Get It / The Girl He Needs
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.

 

GREEN BEANS
Mer­cury 72504      (Don’t Give Me No) Fric­tion/ Su­per­sti­tion
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $100-150.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of 10 with a near mint value of $150-200. 

 

HONDELLS
Mer­cury 72523      End­less Sleep / Follow Your Heart
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.

 

TERRY STAFFORD
Mer­cury 72538      For­bidden / Out Of The Pic­ture
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $30-40.

 

1967 

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HARLEY & THE NIGHT RIDERS
Man­hattan 806       The Wild An­gels Ride Tonight* / Won’t You Help Me
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $40-60.

 

BAND WITHOUT A NAME
Side­walk 913      Theme From Thunder Alley* / Time After Time
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

“The only band member that had any­thing to do with Theme From Thunder Alley was Richard Barcelona. He sang the lead. We both tried it, but Mike Curb said I sounded too much like Paul Mc­Cartney; not tough enough. He was right. Richard and I wrote Time After Time and our band recorded the en­tire song, vo­cals and all. He sang the lead and I sang the high har­mony. The record came out just after I left the band and my name never ap­peared on the credits.

I re­member a Thunder Alley ses­sion in the Glen­dale area. I think it was a studio that Brian Wilson built or used. Davie Allan & The Ar­rows were also there. I don’t be­lieve they used any of the stuff we recorded there, which wasn’t much. The Ar­rows did all the sound­track in­stru­men­tals. Time After Time was recorded at Side­walk Sounds, Mike Curb’s studio in Hol­ly­wood.” (Mark An­derson of Band Without A Name)

 

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This record was arranged and pro­duced by Davie Allan and fea­tured his fuzz guitar.

TONY & THE VIZITORS
Side­walk 915      Saturday’s Son* / Nite Owl*
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $150-200.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

 

GYPSY BOOTS
Side­walk 919      I Feel So Fine / We’re Havin’ A Love-In
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Pic­ture sleeve: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.

 

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GLASS FAMILY
Side­walk 920      Teenage Re­bel­lion / Teenage Re­bel­lion
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-20.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

 

Allan_Annette

Note that An­net­te’s first name was mis­spelled with three ‘T’s in­stead of two.

ANNETTE (ANNETTE FUNICELLO)
Tower 326      What’s A Girl To Do / When You Get What You Want*
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $25-35.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $40-50.

 

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Note the vari­a­tions in the la­bels above: the top image credits DAVIE ALLAN in large print with and THE ARROWS in smaller print; the middle image credits DAVIE ALLAN and THE ARROWS in the same large print; and the bottom image credits DAVIE ALLEN AND and THE ARROWS in same large print, ex­cept that Al­lan’s name is mis­spelled.

DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS
Tower 341      Devil’s An­gels / Cody’s Theme
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $15-20.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $15-20.

“We had a Hell’s Angel come down to Con­ti­nental Studio. We took a mi­cro­phone out in the parking lot and he started up his bike and went up and down the aisle and we taped it about eight times and the record starts off with [what sounds like] all these bikers starting up their bikes. I don’t know why Devil’s An­gels didn’t take off more than it did. There was a mix-up in L.A.: Mike Curb had promised an ex­clu­sive to KRLA but gave it to KHJ and they both got so mad they both dropped it.” (Davie Allan)

 

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SIDEWALK SOUNDS
Tower 352      The Born Losers Theme* / Billy Jack’s Theme
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $15-20.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $15-20.

 

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This pro­mo­tional EP fea­tures Love Theme From The Wild Racers by the Ar­rows. The record also fea­tures two tracks by the Main At­trac­tion and one each by the Sun­rays and Eternity’s Chil­dren.

VARIOUS ARTISTS
Tower SPRO-4557/58      Se­lec­tions From New April Al­bums
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.
•  Promo pic­ture sleeve: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.

 

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ARROWS FEATURING DAVIE ALLAN
Tower 381      Blue Rides Again / Cycle-Delic
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

While the A-side is al­most cer­tainly the movie tie-in Blue Rides Again, it’s the flip-side that has at­tracted the most at­ten­tion in the in­ter­vening years. Cycle-Delic is Davie Allan ex­ploring the then-new psy­che­delic sounds with fuzz guitar and a touch of the wah-wah pedal. It is a 2:20 edit of the nearly seven-minute track from the CYCLE-DELIC album.

 

LEATHER BOY
MGM 13724      I’m A Leather Boy / Shadows
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.
•  Pic­ture sleeve: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.

 

PRISCILLA
York 405      He No­ticed Me / Help Me
•  Promo copy: Yellow and black la­bels have a Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $30-40.
•  Promo copy: Black and white la­bels have a Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $30-40.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $50-100.

Priscilla is Priscilla Paris of the Paris Sis­ters, with whom Davie Allan had recorded ear­lier (above).

 

1968

THIRTEENTH COMMITTEE
Man­hattan 810      Sha La La / You Re­ally Got A Hold On Me
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.

The Thir­teenth Com­mittee fea­tures Bar­bara Pittman, who recorded for Sam Phillips’s Sun Records and Phillips In­ter­na­tional Records in the ’50s. Refer to the Vis­i­tors.

 

SECOND TIME / SENATORS
Tower 434      Listen To The Music / Psy­che­delic Senate
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-50.
•  Promo pic­ture sleeve: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $40-60.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-50.

 

13thPower CaptainHassel PS 250 

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While few Davie Allan col­lec­tors seek this item out as an ar­ti­fact of his ca­reer, it does nonethe­less ac­com­pany a record where he may have been a ses­sion mu­si­cian. Note that on the record the group is 13th Power while on the sleeve they are The 13th Power.

13th POWER
Side­walk 920      Cap­tain Hassel / I See A Change Is Gonna Come
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $15-20.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $40-50.

 

DON EPPERSON
Side­walk 933      Gonna Have A Good Time* / Please Mrs. Peck­ingpaw*
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

 

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PORTRAITS
Side­walk 935      Runaround Girl / Over The Rainbow
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $25-35.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

 

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STONE PONEYS
Side­walk 937      So Fine* / Every­body Has Their Own Ideas
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $25-35.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $100-200.

The Stone Poneys were lead singer Linda Ron­stadt with Bobby Kimmel (rhythm guitar and vo­cals) and Kenny Ed­wards (lead guitar). On this record, they are sup­ported by Davie Allan (guitar) with Ar­rows Drew Ben­nett (bass) and Larry Brown (drums).

“Side­walk signed the Stone Poneys in 1966 and re­leased a single called Everybody’s Got His Own Ideas backed by So Fine. To the best of my knowl­edge, the Stone Poneys never recorded for Mer­cury. Even though Side­walk did not have a chart record with them, our records were re­leased prior to Capitol and I was in­stru­mental in helping the Stone Poneys and Nick Venet get to­gether at Capitol. I wish I could have kept them on Side­walk, but in 1967 Nick Venet asked me as a favor to let them record for Capitol, which I be­lieve turned out to be the right de­ci­sion.” (Mike Curb)

 

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MAX FROST & THE TROOPERS
Side­walk 938      There Is A Party Going On* / Stom­pers Ride* /
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

 

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MIKE CLIFFORD / SIDEWALK SOUNDS
Side­walk 939      Mary Jane / Gas Hassle
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $15-20.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $30-40.

 

SECOND TIME
Side­walk 943      Shadows / Magic Man
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-40.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

 

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Allan_Shape_DJ

Tower shipped the pro­mo­tional copies of this record with a spe­cial pic­ture sleeve pro­moting THE ARROWS PLAY MUSIC FROM THE SCORE OF WILD IN THE STREETS album.

DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS
Tower 446      Shape Of Things To Come / Wild In The Streets
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.
•  Promo pic­ture sleeve: Scarcity Index of 8 with a near mint value of $50-100.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of 8 with a near mint value of $50-100.

“I wish I could say that [the Ar­rows] were Max Frost & The Troopers, but un­for­tu­nately, it’s just not true. I did play on the Wild In The Streets sound­track along with studio mu­si­cians known as the Hol­ly­wood Wrecking Crew, but none of us played on Shape Of Things To Come. A band was hired to do that one and it was kept a se­cret as to whom the mem­bers were!

The mix-up started when my in­stru­mental ver­sion was re­leased as the last Ar­rows single on the Tower Records label. All I did was play lead on that pre-recorded track, so everyone as­sumed that we and Max Frost were one and the same. I am on some of the Max Frost tracks, in­cluding the ones that ap­peared on The Glory Stom­pers sound­track.” (Davie Allan)

 

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MAX FROST & THE TROOPERS
Tower 452      Fifty Two Per­cent / Max Frost Theme
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $15-25.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $15-25.

SLEEVE

 

DOUG BROOKINS
Im­pe­rial 66343      I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am / As Time Goes On
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $6-12.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

 

PARIS SISTERS
Capitol 2081      Greener Days / Golden Days
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-20.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $15-30.

 

1969

JIM PEWTER
RCA 74-0186      Fa­ther Kline / Sunday Morning Light
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $6-12.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $6-12.

 

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RUSS VIOT
Nose 14-003      It’s Your Feeling / Helper
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $30-40.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $30-40.

Ralph “Russ” Viot was the rhythm guitar player for the Ar­rows be­tween 1964 and 1967.

 

1971

SOUNDS OF HARLEY
MGM 14248      The Hard Ride* / Vic­torville Blues*
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $15-25.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $25-35.

 

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DAVIE ALLAN
MGM 14299      It’s the Little Things You Do / You And Me
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $30-40.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $40-50.

 

1972

 

 

DAVIE ALLAN
MGM 14374      Head Over Heels / Here It Comes
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $10-15.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

 

ARROWS
MGM 14432      Dawn Of The 7th Cav­alry / Little Big Horn
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $6-12.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $6-12.

 

ARROWS
MGM 14432      Dawn At Wounded Knee / Little Big Horn
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $6-12.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $6-12.

The in­stru­mental Dawn At Wounded Knee is the same track as Dawn Of The 7th Cav­alry. The title was changed in the wake of the in­ci­dent at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in Feb­ruary 1973.

Head Over Heels and Dawn At Wounded Knee were the only two that re­ally started to get ac­tion any­where, but MGM—I don’t know if I should say this—they were so busy with the Os­monds that they didn’t work on any other record they had. I was one of about eighty artists [and] I was lost in the shuffle there.” (Davie Allan)

 

JIM PEWTER
MGM 14446      Ebony / Linda Lu
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of 4 with a near mint value of $6-12.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $6-12.

 

DAVIE ALLAN
MGM 14560      Plea­sure Girl / And Evil Did Too
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-40.
•  Stock copy: Un­re­leased?

 

1973

DAVIE ALLAN
MGM 14650      Apache ’73 / Run Of The Arrow
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $6-12.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $6-12.

 

JIM PEWTER
MGM 14658      Bop-A-Rock / Little Miss Red Riding Hood Surfer Queen Of Hol­ly­wood
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of 4with a near mint value of $6-12.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of 4with a near mint value of $6-12.

 

1976

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DAVIE ALLAN
AOA 113      White Man Be­ware / Where Do We Go From Here
•  Promo copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $6-12.
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $6-12.

 

 

1982

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ARROWS
What 12-601      Stoked On Surf / Outer Surf
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $6-12.

What 12-601 is a twelve-inch single with a car­board pic­ture jacket.

 

 

1984

DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS
Ma­cola 0901      Stoked On Christmas / Flash­back
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $20-30.

 

1995

Allan_Chopper_1995_PS

DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS
In the Red 0381      Chopper / Open Throttle
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $5-10.

 

 

1997

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DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS
Get Hip 209      The Born Losers Theme / The Glory Stom­pers
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $5-10.
•  Pic­ture sleeves have a Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $5-10.

“Davie Allan, king of the fuzz guitar, is back with two new in­stru­mental tracks recorded live in the studio with no over­dubs! The Born Losers Theme com­bines the best of the vin­tage feel with an up­dated sound. The Glory Stom­pers leans more to­wards a modern sound while re­taining Allan’s trade­mark guitar stylings. This one fea­tures two false end­ings and a wild fuzz guitar solo during the outro.” (GetHip Records)

 

1998

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DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS
Total En­ergy 3020      Shape Of Things To Come / Van­ishing Breed
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $5-10.
•  Pic­ture sleeves have a Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $5-10.

 

 

1999

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I haven’t a clue what market this pic­ture sleeve was de­signed for.

DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS / MUDHONEY
Gear­head RPM009      En­counter / Fuzz Gun 2001
•  Promo copy: Un­re­leased?
•  Stock copy: Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $5-10.
•  Pic­ture sleeves have a Scarcity Index of with a near mint value of $5-10.

 

International picture sleeves

There haven’t been a lot of pic­ture sleeves man­u­fac­tured for and re­leased with Davie Al­lan’s record. Below is a col­lec­tion of the few sleeves I could find.

 

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In West Ger­many, both Apache ’65 / Blue Guitar and Baby Ruth / I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover rated a pic­ture sleeve. And the same photo of the Capitol tower in Los An­geles was used, al­though why Capitol thought German youths would be in­ter­ested in the building is be­yond me.

 

Allan_Apache65_PS_Japan

In Japan, Apache ’65 / Blue Guitar rated a pic­ture sleeve, al­though the pedes­trian art­work looks likee it was based on a photo of Keith Richards and Brian Jones more than on the Ar­rows.

 

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In Japan, Baby Ruth / I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover rated a pic­ture sleeve.

 

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In West Ger­many, Theme From The Wild An­gels rated a pic­ture sleeve.

 

Allan_WildAngels_PS_Sweden

In Sweden, Theme From The Wild An­gels rated a pic­ture sleeve.

 

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In Japan, Billy Jack’s Theme rated a pic­ture sleeve.

 

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In Mexico, Billy Jack’s Theme rated a pic­ture sleeve. The main Spanish title on the sleeve trans­lates as “Orig­inal Music From The Movie Born To Lose.” The two songs are Tema De La Pelicula Nacidos Para Perder – Can­cion de Billy Jack (“Theme Of The Movie Born To Lose – Song of Billy Jack”) and Le Pelea De Gan­grena (“The Gan­grenous Feud”).

 

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In France, Fifty Two Per­cent / Free Lovin’ rated a pic­ture sleeve. “Les Troupes De La Colere” trans­lates as “The Troops Of Color.”

Davie Allan’s fuzz guitar was an audio com­pass pointing to­wards freedom, sex, danger, and vi­o­lence in the ’60s on record and in movie scores. Click To Tweet

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FEATURED IMAGE: The photo at the top of this page is an of­fi­cial pub­licity still used by Tower Records to pro­mote Davie Allan & the Ar­rows. An­other photo from this shoot was used for the front cover of Davie’s first album, BLUES THEME (Tower T-5078) from 1967. Davie is the evil-eyed dude cradling the twin-necked guitar.

 


FOOTNOTES:

1   As Paul Newman and Robert Red­ford flee the specially-picked posse of fa­mous bounty hunters that doggedly pursue them through the movie Butch Cas­sidy and the Sun­dance Kid, they re­peat­edly ask one an­other, “Who are those guys?”

2   DEVIL’S RUMBLE is a com­pi­la­tion of tracks from the’60s by Davie Al­land and the Ar­rows in their var­ious guises. Many of the sides on the sin­gles listed in this discog­raphy can be found on this album. 

“Davie Allan & The Ar­rows recorded the most fren­zied in­stru­men­tals the world has ever heard! Allan’s fuzzed-out guitar was an audio com­pass pointing to­wards freedom, sex, danger and vi­o­lence, his trashy fret­board riffs ex­ploding be­hind flick­ering cel­lu­loid im­ages of cycle runs, biker fights, drug freak­outs and rubber-burnin’ hot rods. The myriad of Ar­rows’ record­ings is filled with loud, loose and savage tracks, and in­cludes the mega-hit Blues Theme from the trashy Roger Corman flick, The Wild An­gels.

Allan’s record­ings were orig­i­nally spread out over four studio al­bums, a bevy of impossible-to-find sin­gles, and more than a dozen rare sound­track ap­pear­ances from 1965-68, thus de­fusing his long-overdue recog­ni­tion.

To re­store Davie Allan to his rightful place atop the ranks of fa­bled guitar gun­slingers, we have lov­ingly com­piled a 40-track, double CD/28-track, double LP gatefold-edition an­thology that rounds up the best of Allan’s 45s, siz­zling album cuts, and many mind-splattering widescreen rar­i­ties with a full-band his­tory, in­ter­views with Davie, pro­ducer Mike Curb, orig­inal Ar­rows mem­bers, plus un­seen photos, orig­inal album graphics, AIP poster re­pro­duc­tions, and more!” (Sun­dazed Records)

3   The read some of The Seth Man’s ob­ser­va­tions on rock music, check out “The Book Of Seth” on the Ju­lian Cope Presents Head Her­itage web­site.

 

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