Boogie / In Freak Town (Vinyl LP + Download Card)


Reissue / Vinyl LP + Download Card

Includes insert

Label: Out-Sider

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Reissue / Vinyl LP + Download Card

Black Vinyl – Hard cardboard sleeve – Insert with rare photos and detailed liner notes.

Download card with the full album plus three bonus tracks.


Format: Vinyl LP + Download Card

#Ref: OSR090

Release date: 2022

Release notes

Unissued recordings by this very LOUD power trio from San Francisco, modeled after Cream, Blue Cheer or The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Including their fantastic studio demo from 1968 plus raw & wild live tracks from 1969.

Boogie (or The Boogie) was probably the first hard-blues / proto-metal group that emerged from the San Francisco scene. This power-trio was formed by Barry “The Bee” Bastian (Canned Heat, Lee Michaels…) on guitar/vocals; John Barrett (The Rhythm Dukes) on bass and Fuzzy John Oxendine (Roky Erickson & The Aliens, Jerry Miller Band…) on drums.

Comrades of Moby Grape (who even let Boogie use their rehearsal space) and the Sons Of Champlin, they played at all the legendary venues (The Ark, Avalon, Fillmore…) sharing stage with bands like Buffalo Springfield, Quicksilver, Ace Of Cups, Flamin’ Groovies or Country Joe & The Fish. Their explosive show at the Sky River Rock Festival (August, 1968, the first outdoor multi-band Rock Festival held in the United States) to an audience of 150,000 people, is still remembered today.

Sadly, their convulsed story, which includes undercover narks and marijuana busts, left them with no record deal. But a studio demo – recorded in 1968 at Pacific High Recorders – including three tracks, “In Freak Town”, “To Me” and a terrific, fuzzed out 7-minute long cover of “Wade In The Water”, plus some live recordings from 1969, survived. Previously available only as part of a private CD released by Barry Bastian, here’s the first ever vinyl release.


*Hard cardboard sleeve.

*Insert with rare photos and detailed liner notes by San Fran rock historian Bruno Ceriotti.

*Download card with the full album plus three bonus tracks.

“Arguably the greatest San Francisco’s rock ‘n’ roll band of the 60’s who never released anything” – Bruno Ceriotti


A1 In Freak Town
A2 To Me
A3 Wade In The Water
A4 Prelude To Boogie
B1 Chico Smoke El Ropo
B2 I’d Hate To Lose You
B3 Wade In The Water (Alternate Version – Bonus Track)
B4 Merchant Of Dreams (Acoustic – Bonus Track)
B5 In Freak Town (Acoustic – Bonus Track)

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