The Drag Set – “Day And Night” (1967)

 

Band : The Drag Set ( formed in 1963 by four musicians from Putney, South West London. Initially named The Apaches formed by Tim du Feu, Mike Brancaccio and Philip Fox and their friend Ray Nye. Nye left in 1965 and another friend, Terry Schindler, joined instead. The band became The Drag Set)

Country Of Origin : U.K.

Track : “Day And Night” (7-inch Single), written by Schindler, Brancaccio

7-inch Single :  A’ Side Single “Day And Night” (B’ Side “Get Out Of My Way”)

Label : Go Records (AJ 11405)

Date/Year Of Release : May 1967

Category/Music Genres : Garage Rock,  U.K. 1960s (A’ Side Singles)

The Drag Set – “Day And Night”

Video on YouTube

The Drag Set – “Get Out Of My Way” 

Video on YouTube

“Day And Night” b/w “Get Out Of My Way” 7-inch Single (Go Records AJ 11405), May 1967

Single Photo (A’ Side)

THE DRAG SET SINGLE

Single Photo (B’ Side)

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The Drag Set 

Open Mind (a.k.a The Drag Set)

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Tim Dufeu Marquee Club, London

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Tim Dufeu, Philips Studios

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Line-up

Mike Bran, a.k.a. Mike Brancaccio – lead guitar, vocals, piano (born 17 April 1946, Rome, Italy)

Timothy du Feu – bass guitar(born 31 May 1944, Malvern, Worcestershire, England)

Philip Fox – drums (born 26 August 1946, Westminster, South West London)

Terry Martin, a.k.a. Terry Schindler – guitar, vocals (born 26 August 1945, Holborn, West Central London)

Credits 

Lionel Segal – Producer

Information about the band

The band was formed in 1963 by four musicians from Putney, South West London. Initially named The Apaches formed by Tim du Feu, Mike Brancaccio and Philip Fox and their friend Ray Nye. Nye left in 1965 and another friend, Terry Schindler, joined instead. The band became The Drag Set, who released a little-known single in February 1967, “Day and Night” / “Get Out of My Way”. Shortly thereafter, they changed their name to The Open Mind and in July 1969 released a self-titled LP which has since become a highly sought-after collectible. The band, however, is best known for its druggy August 1969 single, “Magic Potion”, which did not appear on the album.

The Open Mind disbanded in 1973; its members wanted to move into jazz-influenced music, but The Open Mind was too well known as a psychedelic band. The band members (minus Phil Fox) went on to form Armada, which lasted about three years but did not release any recorded material.

Despite their paucity of recorded material, The Open Mind have proven to be influential in the psychedelic rock genre, their single “Magic Potion” having been covered by bands such as The Seers, Sun Dial and The Damned (source : “Discogs”).

External Links 

Interview with Timothy Dufeu on It’s A Psychedelic Baby Magazine

The Drag Set (later known as Open Mind) on Time Machine Music

The Drag Set – “Day And Night” Audio File on Spotify

 

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