Exactly how these records managed to find their way into our dimension, I have no idea--I wasn't the original owner of any of these. There must have been periodic cracks in the wall that separated the fake from the real Sixties--cracks large enough to slip these through, anyway. Maybe people were exchanging real hits for fake. (Talking through the divide): "I'll give you twenty fakes for one real Beatles single." "Make it twenty-five, and you're on." By all the basic laws of the universe--ones I just made up--any items from the fake Sixties should have imploded, or at least vanished, upon contact with the real decade, but I guess my made-up laws are incorrect.
Most of the fakes in this playlist are the fault of the Song Hits and Hit Parader labels--labels advertised in the magazines of the same names and in Charlton Comics. The Capital Distributing Co. of Deby, Connecticut was the guilty distributor, and I suspect Pickwick was the guilty supplier of the masters. These were the 79-hits-for-$4.99 type of mail-order fakes, though they must have been sold at stores, too, since display boxes have survived. I recently got a display box for my own collection--it showed up on eBay cheap enough that I went for it. There are absolutely no artist credits for any of these (which must have been a relief to the artists), and though it's no big deal, I goofed in my track labeling and gave the source for All Day and All of the Night as Song Hits 30 when it's actually Hit Parader 30. The other version of that song in our playlist is a British version, from the Top Six label.
A.R.C., by the way, is Allied Record Company. Now you know, if you didn't before.
I assembled this playlist some time back--maybe even as far back as a year--but somehow the tracks ended up stranded, waiting to be combined into a file, but with me having forgotten about them or having started another project, or off searching for gold in Alaska. I don't remember. I just know that, looking through my MAGIX projects two days ago, I found a semi-completed one called "Fake Sixties, Part 2." Using Holmesian-level deduction, I figured there must have been a Part 1. Looking in the music folders from my previous PC, I found a folder titled "Fake Sixties." I eagerly opened it and beheld... nothing. A totally blank page. But there was another folder within the folder, so I opened it, and... the rest was fake history. And these are... the Fake Sixties, Part 1!
Don't say I didn't warn you. I mean, I didn't, but I just don't want you to say it. Thanks.
DOWNLOAD: The Fake Sixties, Part 1
Surfin' Safari (Wilson-Love) (From LP This Month's 16 Top Hits; Allied TM-2)
Good Vibrations (Wilson-Love)--Hit Parader 43
Surfin' Bird (Wahrer)--Hit Parader 27
The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena) (Altfeld-Christian)--Song Hits 30
The Name Game (Charles Calello)--Hit Parader 33
Rain on the Roof (Sebastian)--Hit Parader 43
Tell Her No (Rod Argent)--Hit Parader 33
Satisfaction (Jagger-Richard)--Song Hits 36
Leader of the Pack (Barry-Greenwich)--Hit Parader 31
Tobacco Road--A.R.C. M 102
She's Not There--A.R.C. M 102
Bang Bang (Sonny Bono)--Song Hits 40
Good Lovin' (Clark-Resnick)--Song Hits 40
Romeo and Juliet (Hamilton-Gorman)--Hit Parader 29
All Day and All of the Night (Ray Davies)--Hit Parader 33
All Day and All of the Night (Davies)--Top Six 11
Dang Me (R. Miller)--Song Hits 30
Paint It, Black (Jagger-Richard)--Hit Parader 41
You Really Got Me (R. Davies)--Hit Parader 31
This Diamond Ring (A. Cooper-B. Brass-I. Levind)--Hit Parader 33