||Hi-Revving Tongues: Complete Singles plus +++ !
Yet another superb release from Frenzy Music (May 2018). Most of these tracks seeing cd release for the first time. Booklet features 16 pages of photos and band history.
A chronological journey through the singles collection of one of New Zealand’s more popular and
interesting groups from the late 60s- early 70s. Originally formed in mid-1967 to showcase group
leader Mike Balcombe’s burgeoning songwriting ability. Chris Parfitt (the group’s vocalist) also
started writing material and over the next 2 years, the group released a series of unique homegrown singles which until now have mostly never been on CD before.
What makes this collection
unique is the diversity of material which embraces most genres from this period including pop, pop
psych, Motown, baroque and rock.
The group’s hits including: ‘A Tropic of Capricorn’, ‘Rain & Tears’ and ‘Elevator’ are all here and
they stand proudly next to the other 9 singles...including an unreleased 1972 single from
CABOOSE (their later incarnation).
Chris Parftt (the group’s vocalist) left the group just after they won the 1969 Loxene Gold Disc
Award for ‘Rain & Tears’ which was also a national # 1 record. The group shortened their name to
the Tongues and released an album and 2 singles before heading to Australia where they became
CABOOSE who left behind 1 single and an unreleased album and single.
(The Psychedelic) Illusion
Hate To Go
Not Some Of The Time
You’ll Find Me Anywhere
Come Back And Love Me
I’ve Been Lonely Too Long
A Tropic Of Capricorn
Baby I Need Your Loving
Make Yourself At Home
To My Love
You’ll Find Me Anywhere (second version)
Baby Come Back To Me
Little Red Rooster
Rain And Tears
Take Me To The Pilot
The Ballad Of James A. Lane
Casey’s Hat (part 1)
Little Andy (unreleased single)
For Us All (unreleased single)