THE ADVANTES - Done It Again


THE ADVANTES - 'I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better'/'Done It Again' (Tripper 60611) 1966

Here's a crudely recorded and produced record by a group of teenagers from Pennsylvania (according to Barry Wickhams Price Guide). Both sides have that basement sound and to be honest the lo-fi couldn't get much lower. The labels were even put on the wrong side of the disc, hence the reason for the song title stickers. This record couldn't get anymore amateurish. The boys from The Advantes must have been really pissed off.

'I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better' is a solid version of Gene Clark's classic folk rocker but for me the jewel is on the B-Side. 'Done It Again' is probably an Advantes original and the group really begin to smoke on their folk garage anthem. The lead guitarist sets my pulse racing with his mid song guitar break and that drummer with his basic skin pounding gets top marks for creating a rather special and unassuming backbeat.
a REAL treat.

THE ADVANTES - Done It Again

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  1. Okay so I just played this thing five times, what an amazing record. I personally love the lo-fi basement vibe of this record! Gotta go and play this another five times. As always, thanks for the post.

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  2. Some copies of this 45 have the labels reversed. Copies have been found with stickers correcting the titles, others do not. There are also pressings with the sides labeled correctly, I have one, and have sold copies of the correct label pressings.

    The group was from Sunbury, PA.
    Several of the guys soonafter formed a group called Sundae Train - they had two singles "I Wanna Be" / Wake Up (Sleepy Girl)for the 20th Century-Fox label (#6693) in '67, and then a deal for a 45 ("Sing Sweet Barbara" / Love Affair Of The Happy People" and an LP (The Sundae Train) on the BT Puppy label in '68.

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  3. Thanks MTM - excelent information. I've heard of Sunday Train before but have none of their records.

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  4. Nice find.. I dig this a lot,, thanks

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