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No relation to the British alternative rock band of the same name, the San Francisco-based Charlatans have been widely credited as starting the Haight-Ashbury psychedelic scene. In retrospect, their contribution was more of a social one, planting seeds of a rock counterculture with their unconventional, at times outrageous dress and attitudes. While they occasionally delved into guitar distortion and fractured, stoned songwriting, the Charlatans' music was rooted in good-time jug band blues, not psychedelic freak-outs. That's not to say their records didn't have a low-key, easygoing charm, although they didn't match the innovations of the Jefferson Airplane and other peers. Cutting demos for a couple labels in 1966, most of the material they recorded at this time was unissued, and the commercial explosion of San Francisco rock passed them by. The band eventually did release a nationally distributed album in the late '60s, by which time personnel changes had diluted some of the crazy energy of the original lineup, although the LP has its engaging moments. ~ Richie Unterberger
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    Popularity
  2.   Groom N' Clean Ad
  3.   Watching You/Tony's Bar & Grill by The Charlatans UK
  4.   Commercial Promo
  5.   Devil Got My Man
  6.   Sidetrack
  7.   'Long Come a Viper
  8.   Doubtful Waltz
  9.   Baby Won't You Tell Me
  10.   Sweet Sue, Just You
  11.   Folsom Prison Blues
  12.   We're Not on the Same Trip
  13.   I Don't Care Where You Live by The Charlatans UK
  14.   Impossible by The Charlatans UK
  15.   I Always Wanted a Girl Like You
  16.   Good Witch, Bad Witch 3 by The Charlatans UK
  17.   Codine
  18.   Wabash Cannonball
  19.   Alabama Bound
  20.   My Beautiful Friend by The Charlatans UK
  21.   Ain't Got the Time
  22.   I Saw Her
  23.   The Blind Stagger by The Charlatans UK
  24.   Forever by The Charlatans UK
  25.   Time to Get Straight
  26.   Easy When I'm Dead
  27.   High Coin
  28.   When the Movies Are Over
  29.   The Only One I Know
  30.   Blackened Blue Eyes
  31.   A House Is Not a Home by The Charlatans UK
  32.   Walkin'
  33.   When I Go Sailin' By
  34.   Jack of Diamonds
  35.   The Shadow Knows
  36.   Devil
  37.   Devil's Got My Man
  38.   How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away?
  39.   32-20 Blues
  40.   Love Is the Key by The Charlatans UK
  41.   Codine Blues
  42.   By Hook or by Crook
  43.   Radio Advert
  44.   I Got Mine
  45.   The Blues Ain't Nothin'
  46.   Senses by The Charlatans UK
  47.   East Virginia
  48.   Number One
  49.   32:20
  50.   The Blonde Waltz by The Charlatans UK
  51.   Steppin' in Society

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