|recorded in Germany with The Deacons and later The Trakk on Hit House, CBS and Europa...
The Speeders from the Greater Stuttgart area had 45's on Ariola, CBS and Intercord (check Vol.5). Unwilling (or unable) to opt for a stylistic identity, their recorded output ranges from raucous to ridiculous and thus their unexpected excursion to Paisley Psych-territory is a more than pleasant surprise. "Time Will Never Change" is an unreleased studio outtake from 67. If you want to know more about The sPeeders and a whole lot of other long forgotten German 60's bands, don't miss the brilliant book "Shakin' All Over", which should be available by the time you read these lines.
All we know about The Evolution is that they're not the German Vampires, who adopted the same name when they decided to stay in Spain for the first half of the 70's and made someWuerstel con Kraut-records there. The 7" of this Evolution was released on Elite at the tail end of the 60's and is a curious mixture of R&B and prog sounds. Every time you expect the howling lead guitar, you get a duell of mouth harp versus organ and I can't help but wonder, what would have happened to The Nice if they had had a little more taste. Emerson, Lake and Little Walter?