The Amberjacks 1960s GARAGE PUNK 45 Hey Eriq! / Blue Jaunte
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The Amberjacks were from Baldwin, New York and released their one single on the Migliore label in August 1966.
On ‘Hey Eriq!’, a short guitar intro is the herald for an up-tempo raver with strong melody and vocals. In place of the the usual guitar or keyboard solo the band opt to strip things back to drums and vocals for the break, before the song kicks off again.
‘Blue Jaunte’ is inspired by Alfred Bester’s 1956 science-fiction novelThe Stars My Destination. This is set in the far future when humanity has learnt to teleport or “jaunte” from one place to another, provided the person teleporting knows the exact locations of the points they are jaunting to and from. A blue jaunte is a suicidal teleport made when you don’t know your precise location or that of the place you are jumping to. No surprises then that the subject matter of this thoughtful number is somewhat downbeat!
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RECORD: VG+ - LIGHT SURFACE MARKS. GLOSSY. LIGHT SURFACE NOISE AT START OFBLUE JAUNTE. STRONG VG+. LABEL HAS LIGHT DISCOLORATION FROM AGE AND 2 SMALL MARKS SEE PICTURE. NO WRITING.