Luv'd Ones, The – Truth Gotta Stand [YELLOW VINYL Detroit 1960s!!!] – New LP
Kick set of 1966 Motor City girl group, pulling you deep in the dark at the back of the garage, firing up the torch and burning it up, welding girl group with freak out, garage punk with acid rock, witches brew stomp and destroy, punch, crunch and fuzz...housing all A and B sides from their four 1966 singles, offering an unforgettable version of Rufus Thomas' "Walkin the Dog," but focusing on dark originals, moody numbers that are raw as meat and loud as life in the Motor City. If you don't dig this, you must be some kind of idiot, maybe an alien from outer space--from a planet called Stupid Planet! -- winch
Truth Gotta Stand Review by Cub Koda (Brownsville Station): "Rising from teen girl band ashes known as the Tremolons, guitarist-gal rocker visionary Char Vinnedge put together the Luv'd Ones, Dunwich's only all-girl punk group. But the Luv'd Ones were no mere boy toys with instruments; under Vinnedge's direction, she wrote the dark, somber originals, played lead guitar and generally directed the band in the male-infested waters of mid-'60s rock & roll. That their siren song was unheard 'til now (a small batch of singles only) is no reflection on their material or their talents, both in abundance on this excellent compilation. Largely comprising unissued demos and long lost sessions, and all of it steeped in fuzztoned swirls of sound, this is a pretty amazing little collection of DIY female punk spirit done just right. A missing chapter in rock & roll history."
Led by no-nonsense, all-purpose, guitar-totin' Char Vinnedge, the Luv'd Ones - a Y chromosome free, fuzzed-out garage update of the Shangri-Las - were light years ahead of their time. Here's everything these butt-kicking Michigan trailblazers cut in the '60s for the legendary Dunwich label, rare single sides, demos and more! The Luv’d Ones – four rock and rolling young women from Niles, Michigan – were not only in a league of their own in 1966, they were the league. Upping the ante on New York’s Shangri-Las – who themselves had added an element of danger to the melodramas of Phil Spector’s Ronettes and the “wounded” tales of Leslie Gore – the Luv’d Ones played their own instruments. They were a real rock and roll band, and they didn’t give a damn about boys “owning” them or wail helpless sentiments like: “Why won’t they let us fall in love?” The Luv’d Ones just flat out rocked. The Luv’d Ones began life as the Tremolons in 1964 and were truly the thin end of the wedge for the ever-growing legion of rock and roll women who would soon follow in their footsteps. From the Airplane’s Grace Slick, Big Brother’s Janis Joplin, the Runaways, Fanny, the Slits, the Raincoats, Patti Smith and the Bush Tetras – to the groundbreaking rock and roll women of today – the entire conga line should kneel and give silent thanks every now and then to Char Vinnedge, her sister Chris on bass, rhythm guitarist Mary Gallagher and drummer Faith Orem. Also available on CD! Includes: Dance Kid Dance • Up Down Sue • Stand Tall • Yeah, I’m Feelin’ Fine • Scratchy • The Memory Of It All • Please Get Up • I’m Leaving You • Walkin’ The Dog • Come Back • He Cried • Truth Gotta Stand • Walk Me To The Door • Your Mind is