An albums worth of material did turn up though, better late than never in 1972 on the budget label New World. "Nashville Teens" is a collection of some of the band's late sixties singles but also includes some killer unreleased psych, which I'm guessing was recorded at least a few years before it's release date. A few of these songs have appeared on compilations: "Widdicombe Fair" and "Ex Kay One LX" both on Incredible Sound Show Stories Volume 3 and "I'm A Lonely One" on Psychedelia Volume 4. One track which I'm surprised wasn't picked up by a comp is "Day & Night", a moody, heavy folk number which sounds like it could be straight off a soundtrack to an obscure British horror flick. A re-recording of "Tobacco Road" is on there too, although it's pretty similar to the original. With the exception of a couple of so-so blues songs, this is actually a really good compilation which highlights what a great band the Nashville Teens were and I'd imagine they were a killer live act too.
I'll leave you with the opening cut on the LP, the Randy Newman penned, Vic Smith produced "The Biggest Night Of Her Life", also recorded by Harper's Bizzare for their third album "The Secret Life Of...". Released by Decca in September 1967 as a single (backed with the equally ace "Last Minute") for me, is the band's champion song. A hard pop nugget with subtle psychedelic undertones. It should have been a massive hit.
The Nashville Teens - The Biggest Night Of Her Life
Susie's going out tonight to her sixteenth birthday party
Her shoes are pink, her dress is white
And she's a beautiful sight to see
And you can bet it will be the biggest night of her life
Susie's got a boy she likes
And his name is Tom Van Fleet
Susie's parents think he's nice because his hair is always neat
And you can bet it will be the biggest night of his life
Two kids out dancing, having fun till the sun comes up
In a high-school sweater and a paper hat
What could be wrong with that?
Susie's going out tonight to a promise she must keep
She thought about it all last night
And she was too excited to sleep
And tonight's gonna be the biggest night of her life