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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

It's March 19th, 2013 And You're in a Rad Garage Band - GFY - The Stillroven

Posted by on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 2:05 PM

There are easily ONE MILLION versions of the '60s classic "Hey Joe"! But I think the Stillroven's version is the best. It's syncopated, fast as shit, and RAW!!

The Stillroven were from a Minneapolis suburb Robbinsdale, and originally called the Syndicate. They were quite prolific; all told they made six 45s between 1965 and 1969, with their "Hey Joe" getting picked up for national distribution on Roulette. Sundazed issued a collection Cast Thy Burden Upon The Stillroven in the mid '90s.

Original label issue.
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  • Original label issue.

"Hey Joe" is prolly best known via the Experience version, which was based on folkie Tim Rose's slowed-down interpretation, which I've written about before.

 

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