While a lot of "ultra-rare 60s garage/psych" may only be of interest to era-obsessed archivists, The Bachs 1968 self-financed LP has something special to offer listeners beyond the collector scum.
'Out Of The Bachs' is an endearing document of a youthful garage group whose charm lies somewhere between the eccentric/amatuer recording quality and the strength of their songwriting. It's an airy mix of late teen confusion and tenderness in historically tumultuous times.
There are many remarkable songs here but I'd like to single out the album closer 'I'm A Little Boy'. A song that reckognises the fundamental wrongs of gay-conversion practices and homophobia in society before really having the vocabulary to name those issues.
Such remarkable music from a group of suburban could-be-anybodies. An obscurity that shines as bright as the 'classics'. A personal, all-time favourite!