It’s hard to imagine it has been almost 50 years since the nucleus of the Zakary Thaks was formed. What is equally notable is in that time we have seen over a half-dozen compilations of our vintage recordings. Still, there were a number of tracks which had never been sourced from the original master tapes.
Cool & Cocky Drinking Empowerment Good Times Guys Night Out Hanging Out Open Road Partying Road Trip. It's the End: The Definitive Collection. Sundazed assembled a Zakary Thaks comp called Form the Habit back in 2001 that seemed definitive. After all, the Corpus Christi teenage garage rockers released no more than six singles between 1966 and 1969 and all 12 songs were in place, along with three instrumental backing tracks, but 2015's It's the End: The Definitive Collection goes several steps further. Not only does reissue producer Alec Palao rely on the original single mixes but he's unearthed several forgotten masters along with three singles where Zakary Thaks' rhythm section of bassist Rex Gregory and drummer.
Although the Zakary Thaks' material has become better circulated prior to the album's release through similar means, It's the End marks the first time all the master recordings of the band's six singles were correctly featured on one album.
It's the End: The Definitive Collection. It's the End: The Definitive Collection is a compilation album by the American garage rock band the Zakary Thaks, and was released on Big Beat Records on January 26, 2015 (see 2015 in music). The album is a collection of alternate takes, tracks that appeared on singles, and the first reissued sessions by bassist Rex Gregory and drummer Stan Moore in record producer Mike Taylor's side-project, Michael.
It is unfortunate that The Zakary Thaks were not more prolific in the studio. The tracks found on It’s The End: The Definitive Collection evidence the songwriting talents of all The Thaks, but especially vocalist Chris Gerniottis with his introspective lyrics and John Lopez’s absolutely stunning guitar, whether a snaking lead line or one of his fuzz filled solos. Lopez never fails to please the listener and is a prime example of the Great Texas Guitar Slinger.
It's The End. Need You. lease. It's A Beautiful Day, Marrying Maiden (2-CD).
09. Mirror Of Yesterday. 15. Everybody Wants To Be Somebody. 22. Gotta Make My Heart Turn Away. 19. Can You Hear Your Daddy's Footsteps (Alternate Stero Version).
Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from The Zakary Thaks. 2 tracks · January 1967. 17 tracks · 24 October 2010. It's The End The Definitive Collection. 22 tracks · 26 January 2015. Bad Girl, I Need You. Play album.
It's The End The Definitive Collection (CD, Comp). The Ultimate Turn On (CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, Enh). CDWIK2 271. UK. 2006.
|1||She's Got You Chris Gerniottis / Rex Gregory / John Lopez / Stan Moore / Pete Stinson||Zakary Thaks||2:18|
|2||Bad Girl Chris Gerniottis / Rex Gregory / John Lopez / Stan Moore / Pete Stinson||Zakary Thaks||2:08|
|3||Face to Face Chris Gerniottis / John Lopez||Zakary Thaks||2:44|
|4||Won't Come Back Chris Gerniottis / Rex Gregory||Zakary Thaks||2:45|
|5||It's the End Chris Gerniottis / Rex Gregory / John Lopez / Stan Moore / Pete Stinson||Zakary Thaks||2:58|
|6||I Need You Ray Davies||Zakary Thaks||2:28|
|7||Please Mike Taylor||Zakary Thaks||2:05|
|8||A Passage to India Chris Gerniottis / Pete Stinson||Zakary Thaks||2:33|
|9||Mirror of Yesterday Rex Gregory / Mike Taylor||Zakary Thaks||2:56|
|10||My Door Rex Gregory / John Lopez / Stan Moore||Zakary Thaks||3:32|
|11||Can You Hear Your Daddy's Footsteps Mike Taylor||Zakary Thaks||2:32|
|12||Green Crystal Ties Rex Gregory / John Lopez / Stan Moore||Zakary Thaks||3:29|
|13||Outprint Chris Gerniottis / Rex Gregory / John Lopez / Stan Moore||Zakary Thaks||2:12|
|14||Weekday Blues Chris Gerniottis / John Lopez / Stan Moore / Dennis Rasmussen||Zakary Thaks||3:00|
|15||Everybody Wants to Be Somebody Chris Gerniottis / Rex Gregory / John Lopez / Stan Moore||Zakary Thaks||2:55|
|16||Face to Face [Alternate Version Take 12] Chris Gerniottis / John Lopez||Zakary Thaks||3:03|
|17||Please [Alternate Stero Mix] Mike Taylor||Zakary Thaks||2:10|
|18||Mirror of Yesterday [Alternate Stereo Mix] Rex Gregory / Mike Taylor||Zakary Thaks||3:07|
|19||Can You Hear Your Daddy's Footsteps [Alternate Stero Version] Mike Taylor||Zakary Thaks||2:38|
|20||I'd Only Laugh [Alternate Version] Mike Taylor||Zakary Thaks||3:04|
|21||People Sec. IV Mike Taylor||Zakary Thaks feat: Michael||3:01|
|22||Gotta Make My Heart Turn Away Lofton Klint / Mike Taylor||Zakary Thaks feat: Michael||2:42|
Credits:Carl Becker - Original Session Producer
Tom Callicoatte - Guitar
Ray Davies - Composer
Neil Dell - Package Design
Chris Gerniottis - Composer, Interviewee, Memorabilia, Photography, Vocals
Rex Gregory - Bass, Composer, Keyboards, Vocals
Lofton Kline - Horn Arrangements, Original Session Producer, String Arrangements
Lofton Klint - Composer
John Lopez - Composer, Guitar, Interviewee, Vocals
Michael - Primary Artist
Stan Moore - Composer, Drums
Alec Palao - Archive Research, Interviewer, Liner Notes, Memorabilia, Photography, Pre-Production
David Rasmussen - Harmonica
Dennis Rasmussen - Composer
Nick Robbins - Mastering
Jack Salyers - Original Session Producer
Pete Stinson - Composer, Guitar (Rhythm), Interviewee, Memorabilia, Photography
Mike Taylor - Composer, Original Session Producer, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Barry Wickham - Memorabilia, Photography
Zakary Thaks - Original Session Producer, Primary Artist