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[ERA : 70s / Progressive Psych, Rock ]
On Digitally Remastered CD for the first time, Aztec presents a classic Aussie rock album brimming with superior and adventurous psych rock sounds. The legendary 1976 underground artefact from COMPANY CAINE ; Doctor Chop is one of the last albums from the glory days of the Australian progressive-psych scene to attain a new lease of life in the modern digital age. Originally released in May 1976, the nine-track Doctor Chop LP now gets the remastered, expanded CD treatment with bonus tracks aplenty. The original line-up issued the album milestone A Product of a Broken Reality in November 1971 before breaking up in October 1972. Delightfully eccentric singer/song writer Gulliver Smith and nimble fingered guitarist/song writer Russell Smith decided to reform the band in 1975, and set about re-establishing Company Caine as an important name on the Melbourne scene. The band recorded three tracks in the studio with producer Ross Wilson - Doctor Chop, Buzzin' With My Cousin and The Golden Boogie - for a prospective single release which never eventuated. When combined with the previously unreleased, long versions of the 1972 single Now I'm Together/Dear Carolyn plus four live tracks from the group's triumphant concert at the Dallas Brooks Hall in September 1975, the studio tracks headed up the Doctor Chop LP. The band broke up again before the LP appeared. The bonus track portion of this CD comprises five previously unreleased live tracks from the Mulwala Festival (April 1972) and three more from the Dallas Brooks Hall concert. The material captures the band in full flight, bearing verification of their celebrated status. As a surprise extra track, Aztec have added the rare 1975 single by The Record Bandits, They're Closing Down The Import Shops, a project headed by renowned import record shop impresarios Keith Glass and David 'Dr. Pepper' Pepperell that utilised Company Caine as (anonymous) studio backing musicians. Digitally remastered audio by Gil Matthews, it sounds better than ever, with a colour booklet, rare photos and liner notes by Ian McFarlane.
Dr.Chop (1976) : Doctor Chop * Buzzin' With My Cousin * Now I'm Together * Dear Carolyn * The Golden Boogie * Humanoids * I Kept Askin' * Heard The Word * Simple Song Of Spring Bonus Tracks : More Live (Previously unreleased) Dallas Brooks Hall (September 1975) : Don't Let Go * Until You Came Into My Life * Carol Rock Isle Festival, Mulwala (April 1972) : Hey George * Carol * Now I'm Together * Mostly Likely You Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine * Hey, Hey, Hey Extra Track / THE RECORD BANDITS - Single (1975) : They're Closing Down the Import Shops

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