Volume 5 surveys “Tulsa Garage,” and one band in particular, the Skeptics, which Lake considers “one of the best garage groups of all time in any part of the country.” I can't help but agree after listening to this group that seems influenced by the best rough-edged elements of the Standells, Them and the Animals.
Lake is a one-time record collector who borrowed back his old 45s from the people to whom he'd sold them, then handed them off to Dave Copenhaver at Studio Seven, who in turn digitally remastered the recordings to crystal clarity in most cases. Pops and wear static are nearly impossible to detect on these tracks that were taken from vinyl sources.
Lake is selling these homegrown musical memories as a 12-CD box set priced at $96. He can be reached at 420-6284.
— Gene Triplett