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Al Anderson's full-throated, growling vocals were impressive even at this early stage, as was his songwriting. Limited mostly to their Connecticut stomping grounds, however, the group never got to approach its considerable potential. The original Wildweeds broke up in 1969. Unpredictably, Anderson went into a country-rock direction with a new version of the Wildweeds, which released a self-titled album on Vanguard in the early '70s. Anderson recorded another obscure Vanguard effort as a soloist (Al Anderson) before joining NRBQ. In retrospect, the fairly wide-ranging reach of the Wildweeds' repertoire gave Anderson important preparation for the legendarily eclectic material performed by NRBQ. All of the Wildweeds' records are very hard to find; you should look hardest for the recordings by the first and hardest-rocking lineup. ~ Richie Unterberger, Rovi