Various Artists
I Need You Bad
Nov 26, 2013

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I Need You Bad documents the San Francisco garage rock scene (and a little bit beyond) as it exists here and now.

Curated by one of its most vital members, Sonny Smith, the compilation features some bands you already know (Sonny & The Sunsets, The Sandwitches, Warm Soda) and others you'll wish you had discovered sooner.

Featuring artwork by Shannon Shaw (Shannon and the Clams), I Need You Bad is a perfect snapshot into one of the most influential and thriving music scenes in the country, if not the world.


  • 1
    Tell Me in a Whisper (Warm Soda) (2:59)
  • 2
    Higher (The Memories) (1:46)
  • 3
    Hot Summer (Cool Ghouls) (3:44)
  • 4
    Thine Eyes (Pure Bliss) (3:34)
  • 5
    Those Drawings I Told You About (Sonny & The Sunsets) (2:46)
  • 6
    Dreams (Jessica Pratt) (3:01)
  • 7
    Far Away Place (Earth Girl Helen Brown) (2:08)
  • 8
    Premonition (Burnt Ones) (4:46)
  • 9
    Miracle of Life (Magic Trick) (5:20)
  • 10
    Open Theme (Chris Cohen) (3:56)
  • 11
    Wash (Fronds) (4:20)
  • 12
    All Alone House (Little Wings) (3:03)
  • 13
    Honey Goes (Wet Illustrated) (2:07)
  • 14
    Why Do You Want to Throw a Brick? (Sunfoot) (2:17)
  • 15
    Sun in Rain (The Sandwitches) (3:07)


As a kind of Cliff’s Notes introduction to the California-Oregon underground rock tandem, this is gold.

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