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Ghost Riders

Efficient Space
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A North American road trip of coming of age garage soul mapped by Ivan Liechti, Ghost Riders is Efficient Space’s latest narrative compilation, hovering in a liminal emotional ravine between moonlight melancholy, teenage heartache and unchecked, unrealised ambition. Across 17 open hearted ballads recorded 1965-1974, the 2LP collects and connects dots between British Invasion fanatics, child prodigies, the loners and the luckless, in a kind of trans-continental survey of those swept up in rock’n’roll mania and buoyed by local newspaper ads promising fame and gold records. From the tangerine dreams of 8th grade all-girl combo The Mod 4 to the tri-state jukebox aspiring echoes of The Tempters, The Yardleys' poetic Farfisa vamp and lilting folk pop, and The Landlords’ weepy break up b-side blues, these are mostly one shots by dreamers whose experience was brief before being checked back to the reality of suburban normality and realistic career options. Hailing from the regional backwaters of Illinois, Arkansas, Nevada, Massachusetts, Ohio, Idaho, Texas and beyond, the licensed artists were scouted by way of local fire departments, spiritualist fellowships and animal welfare centres, often barely a stones throw from where their contributions were originally laid. A barely teenage Dennis Harte's ‘Summer’s Over’ perhaps best taps the collection’s essence. A gut-wrenching lament of the passing of the season as if it was the last on earth. Flanked by players from The Left Banke, Harte, a now-piano tuner to the stars, is from the minor segment that found longevity in showbiz. Likewise with Michigan icon Lyn Nowicki who cast her ghostly voice over Beatles cover song chameleons The Common People and Jerry McGee, The Ventures member and conduit of Dr. John’s ‘Twilight Zone’. Ghost Riders simmers with the scent of youthful summers, the pang of schoolyard romance, and the excitement (and disenchantment) of teenage naïveté, delivered via a deceptively simple and frequently wonky garage band set up. The vision of record collector and graphic designer Ivan Liechti, these eternal psych-folk howlers are further crystallised by Colin Young’s fastidious audio restoration, the original artwork of Elise Gagnebin-de Bons and an aptly penned forward from Sonic Boom.

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Release Date

14.10.2022

Cat No

ES022

Tracklist

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Track 2
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Track 3
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Track 4
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Track 5
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Track 6
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Track 8
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Track 9
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Track 10
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Track 11
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Track 12
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Track 14
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Track 15
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Track 16
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Track 17
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Tech House
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Muna Musik 010 Muna Musik
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House
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Muna Musik 010 Muna Musik
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12"
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Disco Biscuits #2 Luv Shack
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12"
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Disco Biscuits #2 Luv Shack
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Thorn Valley World Of Echo
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Garage Psychedelique (1965-2019) (Transp Green) Two-Piers
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Garage Psychedelique (1965-2019) (Transp Green) Two-Piers
tba
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Small Hours 06 Small Hours
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Small Hours 06 Small Hours
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SATURATED! VOL. 9 Saturate!
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SATURATED! VOL. 9 Saturate!
Folk
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CD
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Ghost Riders Efficient Space
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CD
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Ghost Riders Efficient Space
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Jeff Dread
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Dub The Farmer's Daughter / Out On A Limb Efficient Space
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Wave
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Sky Girl (2022 Repress Edition) Efficient Space
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Sky Girl (2022 Repress Edition) Efficient Space
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Hydroplane
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Hydroplane Efficient Space
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Electronica
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Hydroplane Efficient Space
E Pop
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Height/Dismay (LTD) Efficient Space
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7"
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Height/Dismay (LTD) Efficient Space
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The Frenzied Bricks (LTD) Efficient Space
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The Frenzied Bricks (LTD) Efficient Space