(2012) Moanin'

The Preachers

... read moreAll six of the tracks from the Preachers' three rare singles, as well as the two they recorded on a 45 credited to John English & the Lemondrops, are on this short compilation, which has a running time of just under 20 minutes. Their cover of "Who Do You Love" (included on Pebbles, Vol. 1) remains...

19′:23″ 8 Songs

1
The Preachers
The Zeke
2:20
2
The Preachers
Quit Talkin' About Him
2:37
3
The Preachers
Who Do You Love
2:15
4
The Preachers
Chicken Papa
2:26
5
The Preachers
Stay Out Of My World
2:32
6
The Preachers
Pain & Sorrow
2:13
7
The Preachers
Just Don't Complain
2:48
8
The Preachers
Moanin'
2:12
Released 13 March 2012, ℗ Dionysus Records / Bacchus Archives / Orange Sky / Hell Yeah

Review

All six of the tracks from the Preachers' three rare singles, as well as the two they recorded on a 45 credited to John English & the Lemondrops, are on this short compilation, which has a running time of just under 20 minutes. Their cover of "Who Do You Love" (included on Pebbles, Vol. 1) remains their best track, with most of the others being pretty standard-issue bluesy mid-'60s garage punk. They do get into slightly more melodic and folk-rock-influenced grooves on "Quit Talkin' About Him" and "Pain & Sorrow." Their style didn't change much on the songs billed to John English & the Lemondrops, "Just Don't You Complain" recalling "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone," and "Moanin'" being an unlikely garage band treatment of a jazz standard. ~ Richie Unterberger