Considerados los Sonics europeos, banda formada por músicos nativos de Francia, Alemania y Holanda, ofrecieron explosivos conciertos en Francia durante los años 1966- 67. En este disco se recojen sus dos Ep´s y su rarísimo single editado en el 72 ya con otro sonido mas acorde con el estilo de la época.
The Rhythm Checkers were an exceptional beat group playing a raw mixture of rhythm and blues and rock and roll with a wild garage attitude. Maybe we can call them the european Sonics. Formed by musicians native from France, Germany and Holland with Roland “Bouboule” Bauer (vocal), the regretted Robby Sterheim (lead guitar) Eddy Van Nelfen (rhythm guitar), Kurth Horbach (bass) later replaced by Dany Gentner and Norbert Holweck (drums), they set the stage on fire during their shows in France between the years 1966 and 1967.
It is in Strasbourg where The Rhythm Checkers release their first EP with their powerful composition « Cause i need you » which is a real classic of European garage- rock. Their second EP is a unique document of their stage savageness thanks to these recordings captured live when they opened for Chuck Berry in Paris on February 1967.
The eight mythical tracks of their two rare records are present on this LP, and as bonus, both sides of their single recorded in 1972 during the reformation of the group under the name of Checkers in the prog pop style of the time. The record comes with an insert with all the history and never published photos of the band, both in English and French. Limited release of 500 copies only!
A1 Cause I Need You
A2 Theme Of The Rhythm Checkers
A3 Said Oh Yeah
A4 On Your Way Down The Drain
A5 C’est Un Reve
B1 I Can’t Dance With You
B2 Kansas City
B3 Long Tall Sally
B4 Land Of 1000 Dances