Purple Earthquake / Earth Quake Discography
Purple Earthquake were formed in Berkeley probably in 1966. The original line-up of the band was Michael Jones (vocals), Robbie Dunbar (guitar), John Sargeant (guitar), Stan Miller (bass) and Greg Boykin (drums). The group played around the Bay Area over the next couple of years but did not record. John Doukas replaced Michael Jones around the start of 1967. Sometime in 1967 John Sargeant left the group. Steve Nelson replaced Greg Boykin on drums in 1969. In 1970 the group signed with A&M and changed their name to Earth Quake. They released albums in 1971 and 1972. Some time after this their manager, Matthew King Kaufman, set up Beserkley Records and Earth Quake signed to the company. They released four albums on Berserkley between 1975 and 1979. For a couple of years during this period Gary Phillips was a member of the group. They split up at the start of the 1980's.
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There are no Purple Earthquake recordings.
Earth Quake albums
Earth Quake, Earth Quake, 1971
Why Don't You Try Me?, Earth Quake, 1972
Rockin' the World, Earth Quake, 1975
8.5, Earth Quake, 1976
Leveled, Earth Quake, 1977
Two Years in a Padded Cell, Earth Quake, 1979
Earth Quake compilations
Purple: The A&M Recordings, Earth Quake, 2003
Anthology: Sittin' in the Middle of Madness, Earth Quake, 2003
Earth Quake singles
Guarding You / Tickler, Earth Quake, 1971
Live And Let Live / I Get The Sweetest Feelin, Earth Quake, 1972
Bright Lights / ? , Earth Quake, 1972
Friday On My Mind / Roadrunner, Earth Quake /Jonathan Richman, 197?
Tall Order For A Short Guy / Mr. Security, Earth Quake, 197?
Kicks / Trainride, Earth Quake, 1976
EP (Friday On My Mind / Girl Named Jesse James / Julie Anne / Mr Security), Earth Quake, 1978
Various artists compilations that include Earth Quake tracks
Berserkley Chartbusters, Vol 1, Various Artists, 1975
Berserkley 6 pack of 7"s, Various Artists, 1976
Berserkley's Back, Various Artists, 1978?
Chartbusters: The Best Of Beserkley 1975-1978, Various Artists, 1986
Beserk Times: Alive Over Germany, Various Artists, 1986
D.I.Y. Come Out and Play: American Power Pop I (1975-78), Various Artists, 1993
Beserkley's Best: Home of the Hits Revisited, Various Artists, 1998
Home of the Hits: The Beserkley Story, Jonathan Richman / Various Artists, 2000
Beserkley Chartbusters, Various Artists, 2000
Most Fun You Can Have with Your Clothes On: The Beserkley Story, Various Artists, 2004