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Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story Import

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2008 two CD set. Memphis' Ardent Studios is one of the most respected recording facilities in the world. Everyone from Led Zeppelin to ZZ Top, from REM to Cat Power have made music within it's hallowed halls. But despite the studio's reputation, it is Ardent Records, the label, that inspires legendary awe amongst Pop aficionados, as the imprint that begat pop cult heroes Big Star. Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story celebrates the label with a deluxe anthology that ranges from the it's earliest mid-'60s garage studio recordings to the halcyon days of the early 1970s, when a distribution deal with Stax established Ardent as a purveyor of the finest Pop-Rock. · Disc One (the 1960s) features a mind-boggling range of rare Garage singles and unissued Psychedelic singles, as well as the early studio experiments of Big Star's Alex Chilton and Chris Bell. Disc Two (the 1970s) examines the Stax era and beyond, with selections from Ardent acts Cargoe and the Hot Dogs, and no less than 14 rare or unissued Big Star-related cuts, most of which have not been on CD before. Big Beat.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Geraldine - THE OLE MISS DOWNBEATS
  2. If You Want Me You Can Find Me - LAWSON & FOUR MORE
  3. Batarang - THE AVENGERS
  4. White Doors - THE WALLABIES
  5. Halfway Down The Stairs - LAWSON & FOUR MORE
  6. Hands Are Only To See - THE BITTER IND
  7. The Surveyor - THE 1ST CENTURY
  8. Rocks - TERRY MANNING
  9. Up & Down Children - THE WALLABIES
  10. Not At All - TERRY MANNING
  11. Looking Down - THE 1ST CENTURY
  12. In 1852 We - THE HONEY JUG
  13. Patches Of Dust - THE GOATDANCERS
  14. Psychedelic Stuff (demo) - CHRIS BELL
  15. Free Again - ALEX CHILTON
  16. All I See Is You - CHRISTMAS FUTURE
  17. Every Shoemaker - THE BADGERS
  18. Miss Eleana - SID SELVIDGE
  19. Lovely Lady - ROCK CITY
  20. Every Day As We Grow Closer - ALEX CHILTON
  21. Guess Things Happen That Way - TERRY MANNING
  22. Feeling High - CHRISTMAS FUTURE
  23. The EMI Song (Smile For Me) - ALEX CHILTON
  24. Think It's Time To Say Goodbye - ROCK CITY

Disc: 2

  1. In The Street (single version) - BIG STAR
  2. Feel Alright - CARGOE
  3. When My Baby's Beside Me - BIG STAR
  4. My Life Is Right - BIG STAR
  5. Back Of A Car - BIG STAR
  6. I Love You Anyway (single edit) - CARGOE
  7. I Got Kinda Lost - BIG STAR
  8. Let Me Look At The Sun - THE HOT DOGS
  9. Mod Lang - BIG STAR
  10. She's A Mover - BIG STAR
  11. I Walk The Line - THE HOT DOGS
  12. September Gurls - BIG STAR
  13. Big Black Car - BIG STAR
  14. Lovely Day aka Stroke It Noel - ALEX CHILTON
  15. For You - BIG STAR
  16. Downs - ALEX CHILTON
  17. Kizza Me - BIG STAR
  18. Holocaust - BIG STAR
  19. You And Your Sister - CHRIS BELL
  20. Love You (All Day Long) - TOMMY HOEHN
  21. Thank You Friends - BIG STAR
  22. Blow Yourself Up - TOMMY HOEHN
  23. My Mind - THE SCRUFFS
  24. Don't Worry Baby (fragment) - ALEX CHILTON


Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 1, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Big Beat UK
  • ASIN: B0013NBBHO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #225,547 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By W. Rabeneck on May 1, 2008
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If you think that music in Memphis, Tennessee has been limited to the Blues; the 1950s Rock-a-billy by Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash; the great soul music that came out of the Stax and American Studios in the 1960s; or some of the current Southern Rap/Hip Hop artists, this CD is here to let you in on an underground secret. In the 1960s and early 1970s, there were quite a few young, suburban, white boys in Memphis who were quite heavily under the influence of British Invasion Rock like: the Beatles, the Who, and the Kinks. And lots of these British Rock loving, Southern boys formed bands that gravited to, and recorded at Ardent Studios.

The big song here that most people will probably be familiar with, though by a cover version, is "In The Street" by the band Big Star. It was later covered by Cheap Trick and used as the theme of the Fox Network's "That 70s Show".

This two disc collection also contains Big Star's classic "September Gurls", Tommy Hoehn's classic "Blow Yourself Up", and Chris Bell's classic "You and Your Sister". And for those interested in hearing radically changed cover versions there's the Hot Dog's garage rock cover of Johnny Cash's "Walk The Line". 44-songs were chosen for this collection, and I can honestly say that I really like at least 35 of them.
This collection shows a side of Memphis music that is usually hidden from all listeners except for Power-Pop collectors.
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This compilation offers a virtual goldmine of musical nuggets from the famed Ardent Records label (and studios) in Memphis, covering the years 1960 to 1977.

Big Star is the most famous name associated with Ardent and not surprisingly that band contributes the most tracks to this compilation, perhaps too many. The compiler touts this CD is having "over a dozen rare and unissued Big Star tracks", as well as some album cuts that fans have heard before, but some of those so-called rare cuts are nothing more than "alternate recordings" that aren't radically different from the original. That said, it's still Big Star, and it's still quality music. My only gripe is that I wish some of the previously released Big Star tracks had been cut in favor of material from some of the lesser known label mates on Ardent. And from the sound of what is on here, there was a LOT of quality music produced by acts on this label. Then again, maybe they used pretty much all that was in the vaults, and if that's the case, I withdraw my complaint!

Listening to the band Icewater, you also hear a definite Big Star vibe. Upon further research you discover that Big Star member Chris Bell was also a member of the short-lived Icewater, and Bell was also in another band included on this collection, Rock City. Plus, one of Bell's famous solo songs, the heartbreakingly beautiful "You and Your Sister" is also included on Disc 2. Such a tragedy that he passed away at the young age of 27. This guy had talent.

Ardent also offered some bands that played very cool blends of psychedelic rock, such as Lawson & Four More, The 1st Century, and the Wallabies.
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Great rock n roll never heard of any of these bands back in the day but i'm glad i did now. If your thinking about buying it , do you won't be sorry. Frank
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Two songs on this issue are by power pop pioneers Cargoe. Check out "Cargoe Live In Memphis".. Knows as the Best Live Band in Memphis at the time, this is a very early Terry Manning venture which sounds even better after being remastered for CD. A unique band for the time with songs that take a bit of listening to fully appreciate. But after hearing the CD a few times, they get stuck in your head and you find yourself wanting to listen to it again. The lyrics are positive, multi-meaning, and mystical at the same time. The "Live In Memphis" CD recently released on the "Lucky 7" label is probably the only other recording of the band from that time, and worth a listen if just to appreciate the Live "edgy" feel the band was famous for..
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By mikey on February 19, 2015
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thank you ardent for the mayhem
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