In 1965 The Knight Riders from Belmont on the San Francisco Peninsula recorded nine tracks for the legendary Autumn Records, also home of the Beau Brummels and responsible for the first studio recordings by The Grateful Dead and Grace Slick & The Great Society. It took three long years until one track from that session, the self-written garage punker 'I', was released on Vault Records' San Francisco Roots compilation album. It was this particular track that kept the band on the musical map over the years as a snotty '60s punk group from the Autumn Records roster. But it takes the complete session to prove the group's brilliance. Endowed with a great melodic feel, the enthusiasm of youth and the ability to sing astounding harmony vocals, the Knight Riders blended British Invasion and sixties garage-folk into amazíngly professional and impressive masterpieces. Over the years, one or two other tracks from the session found their way into the public domain, but the Knight Riders meanwhile grew famous amongst collectors for their rare late '60s psychedelic acetate LP recorded under the "Jungle" moniker. Represented here are the groupĘs early roots as a young '60s garage band from the local San Francisco music scene, gifted with a musical legacy that would have made a great mid '60s album. Eight unbelievable catchy and infectious group originals and an unheard killer folk-rock harmony version of DylanĘs “DonĘt Think Twice, ItĘs All Right” that has the same class as the ByrdĘs “Mr. Tambourine Man”. Finally in its completeness and for the first time ever on vinyl – here are the Knight Riders.
- File under San Francisco '60s
- Legit RI licensed from WMG/Rhino Entertainment
- Most tracks available for the first time ever
- All tracks available for the first time on vinyl
- Band later became Psychedelic Group "Jungle"
- Double sided coloured LP sized insert
2. WonĘt You Be My Baby
3. Torture And Pain
4. DonĘt Think Twice, ItĘs All Right
1. I Cannot Cry
2. Where Did I Fail
3. Bumble Bee
4. I DonĘt Know
5. CanĘt You See
500 copies only