Friday, October 19, 2007

The Garnets –Indian Uprising


The Garnets –Indian Uprising/Teenage Summer Crash Course –Pink Elephant PE 22.837 (1974 Dutch issue)

Although written and produced by J. Vincent Edwards, The Garnets seem to have been a bunch of mutoid Belgians, who never having fully recovered from losing the Congo, went West and ventured into Redbone territory with this fine single. While lacking the full on assault of Propeller’s Apache Woman or AbacusIndian Dancer, Indian Reservation is simply full on stupid, but oh so marvelous…Highly recommended with no reservations whatsoever…Teenage Summer Crash Course on the other hand is an OK-Glam-by-numbers rocker but sounds rather out of breath and middle-aged.

Click below for a full version of Indian Uprising

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much! I've been looking for years for this great song. Is there any chance of posting their follow-up single "Go Leila"? Thanks again!
Ric

Anonymous said...

High time we sing some praise for Pink Elephant Records. So here we go... This label was set up by dutch Radio Veronica dj Joost den Draaijer (real name Willem van Kooten, now among the richest entrepreneurs in the country). It existed roughly between 1968-1976. Pink Elephant must be one of the most unfocussed labels around, spawning hundreds of 45’s from all kinds of genres like ska/reggae (Prince Buster), soul (Kool & the Gang), glam (Geordie), pop (Shocking Blue, Pop Tops), latin (Ray Barretto), prog (Majority One) and lots of weird euro trash kind of stuff (like the mighty J. Bastos) . Always in great colourful picture sleeves. Also interesting is that PE (rare in the early 70’s, maybe similar to Bell records ? ) was a real 45’s label, it did some albums but those were often singles-compilations. The label apparantly used the international success of Shocking Blue as a cashcow and when that band disbanded the label had seen its best days I guess....well that’s my theory. Collecting Pink Elephant 45’s is an easy job (I mean in Holland it is), you’ll always find ‘em at flea markets for zero money. It’s hard to get a good overview though of the label’s complete discography, there is a list to be found on the internet (http://rateyourmusic.com/label/pink_elephant) but that’s rather incomplete. Anyone any additional info ? - Jos

Purepop said...

Hi Ric -I haven't got Go Leila. I see there's a single on Hansa coupling the '76 version with a "new" version recorded in '86...
Jos -thanks for the overview...that listing does seem to have gaps...but you are the man to fill them in!

Anonymous said...

Just bought that 45 fot 50 cent on a fleemarket

Purepop said...

just the way it should be...

Anonymous said...

Click below for a full version of Indian Uprising

Which "below" do you mean? I'm unable to find ...

Robin Wills said...

Sorry Divshare lost about half my sound files a couple of years ago, so the link no longer works. I am sure you can find it on Youtube