Much-anticipated return to vinyl for what is quite simply the greatest 1960s private press side of all time. Much more than simply another garage punk album, Out Of The Bachs is the holy grail of post-acid teenage satori, with 12 amazing, original (not a single cover on this LP) compositions that combine endless echo with totally crude production values, cranking, spirited rave-ups, beautiful psychedelic teen ballads, totally confusing mind-expanding freakbeat genius (esp "Minister To A Mind Diseased" and "Tables Of Grass Fields") and the most perfectly formulated utopian drugs, F/X and teenage romance atmosphere of any 1960s private press. The only group that even comes close to The Bachs would be Index, but those guys traded more in inspired cover versions than mind-expanding originals and there's a singular, lonesome atmosphere to Out Of The Bachs, the feel of a once-in-a-lifetime recording event, that raises it well above the competition. The sound on this record so completely approximates my fantasy idea of what the ultimate 1960s USA garage band would sound like that I sometimes wonder if I dreamt it up myself. And I'm not the only one, fans of this record run from John Olson of Wolf Eyes and Matthew Valentine through both James Ferraro and Spencer Clark. Long regarded as the king of US private presses, this is one of the rarest rock records of all time, so much so that even vinyl reissues go for crazy money, so it's safe to say that this edition won't hang around for long as it's available in a run of only 700 copies. If you buy one record this lifetime... Highest possible recommendation.