The Strawberry Alarm Clock – “The World’s On Fire” (1967)

Band : The Strawberry Alarm Clock (Formed in 1967, in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)

Country Of Origin : U.S.A.

Track : “The World’s On Fire” (Opening track)

Album : “Incense And Peppermints (Debut Album)

Label : UNI Records (73014)

Date/Year Of Release : November 1967

Category/Music Genres : Acid Rock, Psychedelic Rock, U.S.A., 1960s


The Strawberry Alarm Clock – “The World’s On Fire”

Video on YouTube

Lyrics 

The world (the world)
Is on fire tonight (tonight)
And this flame that glows (flame that glows)
Is too hot for me to fight (to fight)
Dancing flames (dancing flames)
Twisting, turning out of sight (turning out of sight)
Smoke-filled eyes (smoke-filled eyes)
Crying, “Hold me, hold me tight” (me tight)

Tears of joy
And sad, smiling faces
Oh, make the sparkle above the brightly night

The world (the world)
Is on fire tonight (tonight)
And the flame that flows (flame that flows)
Is still burning oh so bright (so bright)
Blazing arms (blazing arms)
With a heavy appetite (appetite)
The swirling flames (swirling flames)
Blinding everyone in sight (in sight)

Sweat-filled traces
In common places
The price we pay to hear this type of fight

Fire
Fire
Fire
We’re on fire tonight

The song is included on the album “Incense And Peppermints” and it’s the album’s opening track.

“Incense And Peppermints” album 

Album cover photo (front)

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The Strawberry Alarm Clock – “Incense And Peppermints” Full Album Audio Playlist on Spotify

Incense and Peppermints is the first album by psychedelic rock band Strawberry Alarm Clock. Released in November 1967, the album reached No. 11 on the Billboard 200 album charts and included the band’s No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Incense and Peppermints”. In addition to the six official members of the band, the album also featured the flute playing of Steve Bartek, who co-wrote four songs on the album with bass player George Bunnell.

The tracks “The World’s on Fire”, “Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow” and “Incense and Peppermints” were all featured in the motion picture Psych-Out, along with a new song, “Pretty Song from Psych-Out”, which later appeared on the band’s second album, Wake Up…It’s Tomorrow.

A compilation album of the same name (albeit spelled with an ampersand) was released by MCA in 1990. To date, the album has been released on CD only in Japan and (more recently) on Sundazed Records.

Tracks

1. The World’s on Fire (E. King, G. Bunnell, L. Freeman, M. Weitz, R. Seol) – 8:25
2. Birds in My Tree (S. Bartek, G. Bunnell) – 1:54
3. Lose to Live (C. King, T. Stern) – 3:15
4. Strawberries Mean Love (G. Bunnell) – 3:02
5. Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow (S. Bartek, G. Bunnell) – 3:04
6. Paxton’s Back Street Carnival (S. Bartek, E. King, G. Bunnell, L. Freeman, M. Weitz, R. Seol) – 2:04
7. Hummin’ Happy (E. King, G. Bunnell, L. Freeman, M. Weitz, R. Seol) – 2:24
8. Pass Time With The SAC (G. Bunnell, L. Freeman, E. King, J. Pitman, M. Weitz) – 1:21
9. Incense and Peppermints (J. Carter, T. Gilbert) – 2:47
10.Unwind with the Clock (E. King, M. Weitz) – 4:13

Line-up 
George Bunnell – 2nd Bass Guitar, Vocals
Randy Seol – Drums, Bongos, Vibes, Vocals
Lee Freeman –  Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Edward King – Guitar, Vocals
Mark Weitz – Vocals, Organ, Piano, Harpsichord
Gary Lovetro – 1st Bass Guitar, Vocals

Credits 

Producer – Bill Holmes, Frank Slay

Photography By – Ed Caraeff

Engineer – Paul Buff

Design [Cover Design] – Lazarus/LePrevost

Arranged By – Ed King (2), Howard Davis (2), Mark Weitz

Other [Advice] – Johnny Fairchild

Other [Clothing] – Sat Purish

External Links

The Strawberry Alarm Clock – “Incense And Peppermints” Full Album Video Playlist on YouTube

The Strawberry Alarm Clock – “Incense And Peppermints” Full Album Audio Playlist on Spotify

The Strawberry Alarm Clock – “Incense And Peppermints” Full Album Audio/Video Playlist on Last Fm

The Strawberry Alarm Clock – “Incense And Peppermints” Full Album Download Link on Rockasteria Blog

 

 

 

7-inch Singles/E.P.s Garage/Psychedelic Rock U.S.A. 1960s The Music Machine – “The People In Me”

The Music Machine – “The People In Me” Track’s Video on YouTube

Category/Music Genres :

7-inch Singles/E.P.s Garage/Psychedelic Rock U.S.A. 1960s

Band :

The Music Machine” (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)

The Music Machine was an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1966. Fronted by chief songwriter and lead vocalist Sean Bonniwell, the band cultivated a characteristically dark and rebellious image reflected in an untamed musical approach. Sometimes it made use of distorted guitar lines and hallucinogenic organ parts, punctuated by Bonniwell’s distinctively throaty vocals. Although they managed to attain national chart success only briefly with two singles, the Music Machine is today considered by many critics to be one of the groundbreaking acts of the 1960s. Their style is now recognized as a pioneering force in proto-punk; yet within a relatively short period of time, they began to employ more complex lyrical and instrumental arrangements that went beyond the typical garage band format.

In 1965, the band came together as a folk rock trio known as the Raggamuffins, before expanding to the quintet that was later rechristened the Music Machine. The group was known for their style of dress, clothing themselves in all-black attire. In 1966, the Music Machine was signed to Original Sound, and released its first single “Talk Talk” in the latter half of the year, with it reaching the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. Their debut album (Turn On) The Music Machine and the moderate hit “The People in Me” followed. The band’s original lineup fragmented in late 1967 after managerial and financial disputes. Bonniwell reassembled the group under the name The Bonniwell Music Machine. In 1968, a second album, The Bonniwell Music Machine appeared, but the group disbanded in early 1969.

Track :

“The People In Me” A’ Side Single ((written by Sean Bonniwell), b’ side single “Masculine Intuition”) released on Original Sound Records (OS-67) in 1967

The track is also included on the band’s debut album “(Turn On) The Music Machine” released on Original Sound Records (OSR-LPM-5015)  on 31st December 1966, recorded at RCA Recording Studios, Los Angeles California in  August 1966

Line-up :

The Music Machine :

Sean Bonniwell – Vocals, Guitars
Ron Edgar –  Drums
Mark Landon – Guitar
Keith Olsen – Bass
Doug Rhodes – Organ

Credits :

Producer :  Brian Ross

Lyrics :

Hey, Halright
Sometimes dreamin’
I’m in here schemin’ on you
Collectin’ headers
With nothin’ better to do
Memory is everywhere
Love and you is in my hair
And eyes
Maybe with the time and place
A look will come upon your face
Of surprise.
When you see the people in me
Minus you what will you do
When you see the people in me
Minus you it’s overdue
While I’m cryin
I’m rectifyin’ the cause
Friends are cheerin’
And I’m hearin’ applause
The train is here you better run
Don’t call me I’ll never come
Unto you
They’re over now the games you play
Just what you’ll do, just what you’ll say
Uh oh you
Middle
Memory is everywhere
Love and you is in my hair
And eyes
Maybe with the time and place
A look will come upon your face
Of surprise.
When you see the people in me
Minus you what will you do
When you see the people in me
Minus you it’s overdue
Hut, Halright
Songwriters: Sean Bonniwell

Information related to the track :

“Wikipedia”

The People in Me” is a song by the American garage rock band, The Music Machine, written by Sean Bonniwell, and was first released as a track on their debut album (Turn On) The Music Machine in December 1966 on Original Sound Records. The song was also released as the A-side to the group’s second single, which was distributed on January 21, 1967. Like many of Bonniwell’s compositions, “The People in Me”‘s lyrical content featured a gloomy rebellious mood, with eerie lead vocals by Bonniwell, and it explored with a hard-edged variation of psychedelic rock. It also featured guitarist Mark Landon’s wiry distorted guitar melodies, joined by backing vocals near the conclusion of the song.

“The People in Me”, with the flip side “Masculine Intutition”, was the final Music Machine single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number 66. Though it was considered a strong follow-up to their debut release “Talk Talk”, the song suffered from inadequate airplay when the band’s management angered radio producers for exclusively airing the single on a rival station. Bonniwell would pen much more experimental compositions, but the dispute damaged The Music Machine’s prospects for another charting hit.

Information related to the band :

“Wikipedia”

The nucleus of the band was formed when Sean Bonniwell (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) took part in a jam session with Keith Olsen (bass guitar) and Ron Edgar (drums; born Ronald Edgar on June 25, 1946 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) – both of whom he met in the folk music circuit. Bonniwell, already a practiced “folky,” possessed prior experience as a vocalist with the Wayfarers. The traditional folk combo had already enjoyed some regional success: releasing three albums, and building on the experience of Bonniwell who insisted on the importance of rehearsal. As Bonniwell traveled and recorded with the group, he began penning some material that would later surface with the Music Machine. However, still influenced by acts now considered passé, the Wayfarers’ musical conservatism became stifling to Bonniwell who wanted to explore the type of harder, cutting-edge stylistic possibilities that he eventually would find in rock. Prior to meeting, Olsen had previously performed in Gale Garnett’s backing band, and Edgar was a member of a bohemian folk quintet called the GoldeBriars. With the GoldeBriars, Edgar contributed to their unreleased third album that was originally intended for distribution on Epic Records, but the group disbanded before it could be released.

In 1965, the three formed their own folk rock group, the Raggamuffins, and began performing in Los Angeles with a repertoire that saw the band embrace a more unorthodox style, and depart from their traditional roots. The group also recorded four songs that went unreleased until the 2000 album, Ignition, which represented the transitional phase before the band developed into the Music Machine. Bonniwell and Olsen were enthusiastically experimenting with musical textures while the band arranged strict rehearsal regimens in Bonniwell’s garage. The Raggamuffins purchased hardware for a homemade fuzz-tone switch. From the onset Bonniwell ensured the group resonated like no other by instructing his bandmates to lower their instruments from the standard E note to D-flat.  As a result of the adjustment, the Raggamuffins were given a bottom-heavy and ominous sound. In addition, the group began dressing noire, while sporting dyed-black hair, and the trademark single leather glove that presented an eye-catching and unified band image, which would later become influential with certain 1970s punk acts. 

Auditions were held in early 1966 to expand the group, resulting in the recruitment of Mark Landon (lead guitar) and Doug Rhodes (organ), previously a session musician for the Association. To reflect on the revamped line-up, Bonniwell changed the band’s name to the Music Machine. Another purpose for coining the name, Bonniwell explained, was “I seguewayed [sic] all the original material with musical segueways [sic]. So we would be on stage for like an hour and ten minutes, wall-to-wall music just nonstop, which is why I called us the Music Machine”.  The band built a name for itself with its performances in local clubs in Los Angeles. With Bonniwell as the de facto leader and creative force of the band, the Music Machine began to develop a blend of gritty 60s punk and psychedelia, and a repertoire encompassing Bonniwell’s self-penned material along with some cover songs. The band’s sound was highlighted by the authoritative and versatile vocals provided by Bonniwell, with an energized technique that juxtaposed the styles of Mick Jagger and Sky Saxon. Unlike these two contemporaries, Bonniwell possessed unusually good intonation in long-sustained passages, and the ability to breakdown phrases into a series of slow pulsations. The Music Machine’s artistic stance was also highlighted by Landon’s wiry guitar playing, Olsen’s reverberant bass, and Edgar’s cymbal-punctuated drumming, which gave the band a harder-edged sound than many of their contemporaries. 

Commercial success (1966–1967) 

Record producer Brian Ross just happened upon the Music Machine at Hollywood Legion Lanes, a bowling alley that was an early stomping ground for the group, and signed them to a recording contract with Original Sound. On July 30, 1966, the band entered RCA Studios in Los Angeles to record the Bonniwell originals “Talk Talk” and “Come on In”, which was initially going to be the A-side for the group’s debut single. Bonniwell had composed “Talk Talk” a year prior to forming the band, and the studio time was marked by the Music Machine’s collective input aimed toward tightening the structure of its arrangements, including the two-note fuzz guitar riffs and Edgar’s precise drumming technique. By virtue of the group’s dedication to rehearsal, recording sessions concluded with the Music Machine requiring only three takes to complete the two songs. Though the band was satisfied with the acetate to “Come on In”, the members were convinced “Talk Talk” would propel them into the national charts. 

“Talk Talk” was released on September 10, 1966, on Original Sound, and rose to number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also peaked at number 21 on Cashbox and number 18 on Record WorldThe song’s relatively short time-length—a mere one minute and 56 seconds—made “Talk Talk” a favorable staple on Top 40 radio and its competing underground FM stations. The Music Machine’s hit was arguably the most radical single to appear on mainstream broadcasting in 1966, the phenomenon described by music historian Richie Unterberger as a “rally cry to social alienation with a mixture of sarcasm, rebellion, self-pity, and paranoia”. Indeed, Bonniwell’s progressive lyrics and arrangements have been credited with influencing the Doors and Iron Butterfly, as well as future punk bands. After the single’s release, the Music Machine embarked on a grueling three-month tour across the U.S., packaged with the Beach Boys, Question Mark and the Mysterians, and Clyde McPhatter. It concluded with the group receiving a poor response from the more conservative southern crowds, who criticized the band’s black outfits.  Nonetheless, for the most part, their unified image served well for the Music Machine’s national recognition, especially as the group made numerous appearances on the television programs Where the Action IsAmerican Bandstand, and Shindig!.

After their long national tour, the Music Machine returned to the studio to record their debut album, (Turn On) The Music Machine. Much to the disapproval of Bonniwell, his original material had to compete with dispensable cover versions of “Cherry, Cherry”, “Taxman”, “See See Rider”, and “96 Tears”, all chosen by their record label with an expectation that the well-known songs would increase record sales. One interpretation voluntarily selected by the band was a slow, moody, fuzz-laden arrangement of “Hey Joe” which bears a strong resemblance to Jimi Hendrix’s later version. Bonniwell first heard the folk standard in 1962 at a club in Hermosa Beach, and was convinced the tune’s tempo was too fast, as he unsuccessfully attempted to persuade the Wayfarers to record a slower version. He revisited the concept with altered lyrics after hearing Tim Rose’s regionally successful rendition in early 1966.  The throaty vocals, most evidently on “Hey Joe”, Bonniwell blames on recording “the Turn On album after a 30-day tour. Mark’s fingers were literally bleeding. I could hardly even speak, much less sing”. Despite the album’s shortcomings, (Turn On) The Music Machine managed to reach number 75 on the Billboard 200.  On January 21, 1967, a song taken from the album, “The People in Me”, was issued as the group’s second single but stalled at number 66 nationally after the band’s management angered radio executives for initially making the song exclusively available to a rival station. 

The Bonniwell Music Machine (1967–1969)

Immediately after (Turn On) The Music Machine was released, the band left for another U.S. tour, despite pleas by the group to arrange an appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival. In the small off-periods in their hard-pressed schedule, the Music Machine demoed a new batch of Bonniwell originals at RCA Studios in New York City and Cosimo Matassa’s facility in New Orleans, before polishing the tunes back in Los Angeles. From the sessions emerged the group’s third single “Double Yellow Line”, which was released in April 1967, and bubbled under the Billboard Hot 100 at number 111. The subsequent release, “Eagle Never Hunts the Fly” failed to chart, but is often described as Bonniwell’s tour de force—a tune Ross praised as “sonically compelling works and a lot to listen to, for the time. It was the kind of thing you just didn’t hear, you almost worried about getting those sounds onto a 45”. 

In May 1967, the original lineup recorded together for the final time, completing “Astrologically Incompatible”, “Talk Me Down”, and “The Day Today”. One problem that led to the band’s first breakup was the Music Machine name was actually owned by Ross, as a part of their production deal, awarding the group with little to no royalties. Leaving Bonniwell to carry on the project, Olsen, Edgar, and Rhodes went on to join the Millennium, a sunshine pop group conceived by singer-songwriter Curt Boettcher and Olsen. The Millennium recorded the album Begin in 1968 before disbanding. The three former members also took part in Boettcher’s next production, the studio group Sagittarius, releasing Present Tense, coupled with the moderately successful single “My World Fell Down”, before Edgar and Rhodes departed. Olsen stayed on board to record Sagittarius’ second album, The Blue Marble, and subsequently forged a successful career as a record producer in the 1970s. 

Undeterred, Bonniwell successfully negotiated his recording contract with Original Sound be transferred to Warner Bros. Records, in hopes of finding a greater degree of independence. The Music Machine’s spell with Original Sound was drawing to a conclusion, though the company did release “Hey Joe” as a single in 1968 in an attempt to cash in on Hendrix’s success with the song. There was also the Bonniwell solo project in association with producer Paul Buff that resulted in the rare “Nothing Is Too Good for My Car” single being put out under the name the Friendly Torpedoes. Writer Greg Russo, who composed the liner notes for the single’s remastered release, explains the side-project was initiated during a confusing transitional phase for Bonniwell that also generated the tune “Citizen Fear”, which did not receive distribution until the Ignition album in 2000. Free from company pressure, Bonniwell formed a new band, rechristened The Bonniwell Music Machine, with session musicians Ed Jones on bass guitar, Harry Garfield on organ, Alan Wisdom on lead guitar, and Jerry Harris on drums.

In March 1967, Bonniwell and Ross ushered in the new lineup at United Western Recorders to record the second album The Bonniwell Music MachineThe recording and mixing process was painstakingly masterminded almost solely by Bonniwell, who was appreciative of his new bandmates’ efforts to develop the album’s concept, but disillusioned by the project’s lack of cohesion.  He further explains that the “Warner Brothers album has such an eclectic approach; each track is (was) a singular, studio invention. Not only was my songwriting divergent, but my approach to recording was exploratory as well”. Six of the album’s tracks were holdovers from the first lineup’s sessions at Cosimo Matassa’s studio and RCA Studios. This resulted in a hodgepodge of musical styles, including exploratory approaches toward psychedelia and soft rock. On February 10, 1968, The Bonniwell Music Machine was released with little commercial success. Conseqently, the Bonniwell Music Machine was largely forgotten by the general public and the second lineup fragmented in July 1968.

Disbandment and aftermath

One final version of the Bonniwell Music Machine was assembled with a revolving door of musicians. Two more singles were released on the Warner Bros. label with little notice, before “Advice and Consent”, the group’s final single, was distributed on Bell Records in March 1969. Disenchanted by the music industry and having to tour against imitation Music Machine groups, Bonniwell gave up the rights to the band’s name and signed on to Capitol Records as a solo artist. Under the name T.S. Bonniwell, he recorded the album Close, which saw a poetically-inclined Bonniwell explore string and orchestral arrangements. Following the album’s release, Bonniwell departed on what he called his “westernized guru era”—studying eastern mysticism and practicing meditation and vegetarianism.

The band was all but forgotten after their dissolution, but the Music Machine and their music experienced a revival of interest in the late-1980s. It began with Rhino Records featuring tracks on the Nuggets compilation albums Nuggets Volume 1: The Hits and Nuggets, Volume 2: Punk, before releasing the album The Best of the Music Machine in 1984. Other compilations such as Beyond the GarageThe Very Best of the Music Machine, and Ignition have added to the Music Machine’s return to the public’s interest. In addition, “Talk Talk” and “Double Yellow Line” appear on the 1998 expanded box-set of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968

In 2000, Bonniwell published his autobiography Beyond the Garage, which recalled his experiences with the Music Machine and his life after the group’s disbandment. Aside from a few live performances with the Larksmen and a guest appearance on their 2006 album, Bonniwell never returned to an active music career, though he claimed to have penned over 300 songs after his tenure with the Music Machine. On December 20, 2011, Bonniwell died of lung cancer at a medical center in Visalia, California; he was 71 years old. Drummer Ronald “Ron” Edgar died on February 23, 2015 at the age of 68.

Discography

Studio albums

  • (Turn On) The Music Machine (1966)
  • The Bonniwell Music Machine (1968)

Extended plays

  • Talk Talk (1967)

Compilation albums

  • The Best of the Music Machine (1984)
  • The Music Machine (1994)
  • Beyond the Garage (1995)
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Hits (1997)
  • Turn On: The Best of the Music Machine (1999)
  • Ignition (2000)
  • The Ultimate Turn On (2006)
  • Rarities, Vol. 1: Last Singles & Demos (2014)
  • Rarities, Vol. 2: Early Mixes & Rehearsals (2014)
  • Re-Ignition (2015)

Singles

  • “Talk Talk” b/w “Come on In” (1966)
  • “The People in Me” b/w “Masculine Intuition” (1967)
  • “Double Yellow Line” b/w “Absolutely Positively” (1967)
  • “The Eagle Never Hunts the Fly” b/w “I’ve Loved You” (1967)
  • “Hey Joe” b/w “Taxman” (1967)
  • “Advise and Consent” b/w “Mother Nature, Father Earth” (1969)

As The Bonniwell Music Machine

  • “Bottom of the Soul” b/w “Astrologically Incompatible” (1967)
  • “Me, Myself and I” b/w “Soul Love” (1968)
  • “Tin Can Beach” b/w “Time Out for a Daydream” (1968)
  • “You’ll Love Me Again” b/w “To the Light” (1968)
  • “Point of No Return” b/w “King Mixer” (1997)

Other

  • “Nothing’s Too Good for My Car” b/w “So Long Ago” (1968, as the Friendly Torpedos)

Photos related to the track :

The Music Machine – “The People In Me” Single photo (A’ Side)

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The Music Machine – “(Turn On) The Music Machine” Album cover photo (front)

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Photos related to the band :

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Links related to the track :

The Music Machine – “The People In Me” Track’s Video on “YouTube”

The Music Machine – “(Turn On) The Music Machine” Full Album Video on “YouTube”

The Music Machine – “(Turn On) The Music Machine” Full Album Audio Playlist on “Spotify”

Links related to the band :

The Music Machine Interview with Doug Rhodes on “Craig Morrison” Website

The Music Machine Band’s Page on “Discogs”

The Music Machine Band’s Page on “Mark Prindle” Website

The Music Machine Band’s Page on “Spotify”

The Music Machine Band’s Page on “Google Play”

The Music Machine Band’s Page on “Apple Music”

The Music Machine – “The Ultimate Turn On” Full Album Download Link on “Rockasteria” Blog

 

 

 

7-inch Singles/E.P.s Garage/Psychedelic Rock U.S.A. 1960s The Clouds (a.k.a. The Looking Glasses) – “Visions”

The Clouds – “Visions” Video  on YouTube

Category/Music Genres :

7-inch Singles/E.P.s Garage/Psychedelic Rock U.S.A. 1960s

Band :

The Clouds (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)

Also Known As :

The Looking Glasses, The Clouds [1967], Just Too Much, The Odyssey, The Sonoma, Shake

Track :

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“Visions” ( J. Berke, L. Naktin) A’ Side single (B’ Side “Migada Bus”) released on Independence Records (IND-82)  in October 1967

“Visions” is a different take of “Kathy’s Dream” (The Looking Glasses – “Kathy’s Dream / Migada Bus”) with different lyrics and fuzz guitar added).

Photo of an excerpt that is included on the booklet of the c.d. compilation “30 Seconds Before The Calico Wall (released on Arf! Arf! Records AA-050 in 1995). The track “Visions” by the Looking Glasses is included on that compilation album (as track # 3)

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“Kathy’s Dream” (A’ Side single, written by  Jerry Berke, Lou Natkin) is a different take of “Visions” (The Looking Glasses – “Visions / Migada Bus”) with different lyrics and without the fuzz. The producer of this single is Marv Bornstein. It was released on   Media Records (45-414) in April 1967 and published by Marbra Music.

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Information about the band/track :

The backstory on this has been pieced together from comments in “Teenbeat Mayhem” by Mike Markesich. This version of their first single with “Kathy’s Dream” was the first issue of it. The A-side is a quite heavy and menacing sounding garage/psych number with guitar/fuzz backing and the same two dulcimer breaks found in the later version. “Migada Bus” on the flip is an interesting but comparatively light weight guitar and harpsichord instrumental. For reasons not yet known, the band decided to quickly re-record “Kathy’s Dream”, changing the lyrics completely and adding some very sinister sounding organ along with more pronounced fuzz guitar. Perhaps they just bought the new organ and couldn’t bear that the single did not make use of it. In any event, the new version was re-titled “Visions” and issued with the same catalog # and B-side later the same month, and credited to The Looking Glasses (plural). Of course, the single was picked up for national distribution by the Independence label, who opted to change the credited band name to The Clouds in order to avoid confusion with some of the many other bands using the rather common Looking Glass moniker. The group never performed as The Clouds. Their next 45 single was issued on the White Whale label, with the moniker of the Odyssey.

Photos about the band/track :

The Clouds – “Visions” Single photo (A’ Side)

The Clouds – “Visions” Single photo (B’ Side)

The Clouds – “Visions” Single photo (A’ Side)

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The Looking Glasses – “Visions” Single photo (A’ Side)

The Looking Glasses – “Migada Bus” Single photo (B’ Side)

The Looking Glass – “Kathy’s Dream” Single photo (A’ Side)

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Links about the band/track :

The Clouds – “Visions” Video file link on YouTube

The Looking Glass – “Kathy’s Dream” Video file link on YouTube

The Looking Glasses – “Visions” Video file link on YouTube

The Clouds – “Visions” on 45cat

The Clouds Band’s Page on Discogs

The Clouds Band’s Page on Rate Your Music

The Clouds – “Visions” Popsike Website

The Looking Glass Band’s Page on Rate Your Music

The Looking Glass Band’s Page on Discogs

The Looking Glass – “Kathy’s Dream” on 45cat

The Looking Glass – “Kathy’s Dream” on Popsike

The Looking Glass – “Kathy’s Dream” on eBay

The Looking Glasses Band’s Page on Discogs

The Looking Glasses Band’s Page on Rate Your Music

The Looking Glasses – “Visions” on 45cat

The Looking Glasses – “Visions” on eBay

The Looking Glasses – “Visions” on Popsike

 

 

 

 

 

Garage/Psychedelic Rock U.S.A. (Tracks) The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – “Shifting Sands”

Garage/Psychedelic Rock U.S.A. (Tracks)

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)

Related Artists :
California Spectrum, Cotton, Lloyd & Christian, Friends, The Laughing Wind, The New Dimensions, October Country, The Rogues, The Smoke, The Snowmen, Super Band

“Shifting Sands” (written by Baker Knight) A1 (opening track) included on the album “Part One” 

Released on Reprise Records ( R 6247) in February 1967

Line-up/Credits :

Hal Blaine – Drums
Kenny Bobo – Vocals
Dan Harris – Guitar
Shaun Harris – Bass, Vocals
Michael Lloyd – Guitar, Vocals
Ron Morgan – Guitar
Bob Markley – Composer

Art Direction – Ed Thrasher

Design – Charles E. White III

Engineer – Lee Herschberg

Photography By – Carl Frith

Producer – Bob Markley, Jimmy Bowen

Lyrics :

You know the love I gave you
Is slipping from your hands
‘Cause I was born to wander
Like the shifting of the sands

They say that I did hurt you
But they don’t understand
That I was born to wander
Like the shifting of the sands

They say that I will follow
Beware my heart commands
For I was born to wander
Like the shifting of the sands

Track List :

1. “Shifting Sands” Baker Knight 3:54
2. “I Won’t Hurt You” LloydMarkley, D. Harris 2:21
3. “1906” Markley, Morgan 2:18
4. “Help, I’m a Rock” Frank Zappa 4:22
5. “Will You Walk With Me” Bonnie Dobson, D. Harris 2:57
6. “Transparent Day” Markley, D. Harris 2:15
7. “Leiyla” Markley, D. Harris 2:51
8. “Here’s Where You Belong” P.F. Sloan 2:47
9. “If You Want This Love” Knight 2:47
10. “‘Scuse Me, Miss Rose” Bob Johnston 3:01
11. “High Coin” Van Dyke Parks 1:52

One of the more offbeat acts to emerge during the psychedelic era, the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band were certainly eclectic and ambitious enough to live up to their slightly clumsy moniker, capable of jumping from graceful folk-rock to wailing guitar freakouts to atonal, multilayered, avant-garde compositions at a moment’s notice, but they also reflected a strongly divided creative mindset, with Bob Markley, the lyricist and ostensive leader of the group, on one side and the rest of the band on the other.

Danny Harris and his brother Shaun grew up in a musical family — their father, Roy Harris, was a respected composer, and their mother, Joanna Harris, was a pianist who taught at Juilliard. In 1962, their family relocated to Los Angeles and the Harris Brothers joined a local rock band called the Snowmen, with Danny on guitar and Shaun on bass. Danny and Shaun attended the same high school as Michael Lloyd, who was playing guitar in another, more successful local group called the Rogues; Shaun was recruited to join the Rogues as bassist, and soon Michael, Shaun, and Danny began working together on music of their own. They installed a makeshift recording studio at Lloyd’s house, and cut a handful of fine singles under the name the Laughing Wind, with John Ware as their drummer. The Laughing Wind had become acquainted with noted L.A. producer and scenester Kim Fowley, and Fowley introduced the band to Bob Markley, the Oklahoma-born son of a wealthy oil tycoon who had studied law but had ambitions of making a name for himself in music, having released an unsuccessful single for Reprise Records. Markley owned a large mansion in Hollywood where he played host to the Yardbirds, who played a party at his home when they found they couldn’t book a public show due to problems with work permits. Markley was impressed by the attention the band received from the audience of music business insiders and teenage girls, and decided he wanted to form a band rather than work as a solo act. Markley liked the Laughing Wind well enough that he made them an offer: if he could join the group as vocalist and lyricist, he would bankroll touring expenses and new gear, including a full light show. The band agreed, and soon Markley had renamed the group the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band; he also drew up contracts that saw to it that he owned the group’s name, as well as their publishing.

In 1966, Markley arranged for the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band to release their first album, Part One, which appeared on a small local label, Fifo Records; it was largely devoted to covers (many recorded by the Laughing Wind before Markley’s involvement), though he did contribute some originals such as “Insanity” and “Don’t Break My Balloon.” While the album’s sales were modest, the band won a following in Los Angeles for their adventurous sound and elaborate light show, and they landed a deal with Reprise Records. The WCPAEB’s first major-label album, Part One, was the first full flowering of the group’s musically ambitious side, through Markley’s lyrics tended to draw a polarized reaction from listeners; the album also saw the group expand into a sextet with the addition of guitarist Ron Morgan, another former member of the Rogues who arrived as tensions grew between Markley and Lloyd, the latter of who thought little of Markley’s talents. Lloyd was gone from the lineup for their third LP, Vol. 2: Breaking Through, released later in 1967, with all but two songs credited to Markley and Shaun Harris. By the time the group began work on their third album, the WCPAEB were beginning to splinter — Danny Harris left the band due to health problems, with Morgan handling all the guitar chores, and John Ware was out as drummer, with session musician Jim Gordon taking his place. The finished product, A Child’s Guide to Good and Evil, is often cited as the band’s best and most adventurous work, but Markley’s convoluted lyrics became increasingly pretentious and bizarre, and when the album failed to sell, they were dropped by Reprise.

The Harris Brothers and Lloyd formed a short-lived group called California Spectrum, but when Jimmy Bowen, who had produced the group’s earlier work, launched his own label, Amos Records, the WCPAEB landed a new record deal. The group’s 1969 release Where’s Daddy? credited Markley and the Harris Brothers, though Michael Lloyd and Ron Morgan also played on the sessions; the album featured several songs that dealt with young women in a somewhat disturbing manner, and once again they failed to connect with a larger audience. Even by this band’s standards, the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band’s swan song was curious: Markley opted to rename the group Markley, and recorded an album titled A Group, though the full WCPAEB lineup appeared on the LP. A Group received little notice, and soon the group was history under either name. Lloyd went on to a successful career as a producer and A&R man, Shaun Harris launched a brief solo career before going into film, Ron Morgan went on to play with Three Dog Night, Danny Harris divided his time between acting and folk music, and Bob Markley produced material for other artists before he died in 2003.

Robert Markley was a bizarre and eccentric musician of the 1960s who formed the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band in Los Angeles in 1966 with guitarists Shaun Harris and Dan Harris, and help from Kim Fowley. Following a collection of covers titled Volume One (Fifo, 1966), the psychedelic music of their second album, Part One (Reprise, 1967 – Sundazed, 2001), fragile and dreamy, had little in common with the bands of their era (Shifting Sands). The third album would be released only 24 years later, as The Legendary Unreleased Album(Raspberry, 1980).

The following album Breaking Through Volume 2(Reprise, 1967) was less successful in recreating that surreal atmosphere, despite the lengthy Smell Of Incense and the Fugs-ian satire of Suppose They Give Us A War And Nobody Comes. The first two official album are summarized on Transparent Day (Edsel, 1986).

The band released A Child’s Guide To Good & Evil(Reprise, 1968), which increased the similarities with the Fugs, both in terms of agit-prop satire (Until The Poorest People Have Money To SpendA Child Of A Few Hours Is Burning To Death) and in terms of bizarre collage techniques (Anniversary Of World War 3, with proto-glitch music), Where’s My Daddy(Amos, 1969) and Markley A Group before disappearing.

A founding member of the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, producer Michael Lloyd, assembled the musicians who recorded October Country (1967) and the ones who recorded The Smoke (1968 – Kismet, 2012), both studio project that never had a follow-up. The latter album includes the Turtles-esque Self-Analysis, the Beach Boys-esque October Country Cowboys And Indians, clearly derivative of the Hollies and of the musichall of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah BandOdyssey, a melodic collage that toys with the Beatles‘ Magical Mystery Tour and with horn-driven soul music, and especially the Frank Zappa-esque instrumental The Hobbit Symphony. Lloyd was one of the most creative producers of the age of “bubblegum”, of the one-hit wonders artificially constructed in the studio.

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – “Part One” Album cover photo (front)

THE WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND PART ONE 1

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band

THE WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND PHOTO 2

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – “Shifting Sands” Video file link on YouTube

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Topic on YouTube

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Band’s Page on Discogs

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Band’ s Page on Rate Your Music

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Band’s Page on Spotify

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Band’s Page on Apple Music

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Band’s Page on Google Play

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The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Band’s Page/Discography/Full Albums/Download Links on Muro Do Classic Rock Blog

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – “Part One” Full Album Download Link on 60-70 Rock Blog

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – “Part One” Full Album Donwload Link on Rockasteria Blog

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Band’s Page on Sundazed Music

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Band’s Singles Discography on 45 Cat

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Band’s Page on Setlist Fm

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Band’s Page on Wikipedia

 

 

Garage/Psychedelic Rock U.S.A. 1960s (Tracks) Clear Light – “Night Sounds Loud”

Garage/Psychedelic Rock U.S.A. 1960s (Tracks)

Clear Light ( Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)

“Night Sounds Loud” (written by Lubahn) B5 track (closing track) included on the album “Clear Light” 

Released on Electra Records (EKL-4011), on a gold/tan Elektra label, with a special inner sleeve showing a picture of the band in black and white. This Mono version of the release was housed in the Stereo version sleeve (sometimes with a sticker indicating mono). Therefore the back cover still shows the stereo cat.nr.: ”EKS-74011”.  

Year of Release : 1967

It was also an A Side single (B’ Side single “How Many Days Have Passed?”), released on Elektra Records (EKSN 45027) in 1968

The Doors had just released their debut album, to no immediate acclaim, in January 1967 when their label, Elektra, signed another Los Angeles band, the Brain Train, with a mounting local buzz and a unique strength in the engine room: two drummers. It was, ironically, the beginning of the end. The group, soon renamed Clear Light, became an obsession for the Doors’ producer, Paul Rothchild; he became the new group’s producer and its fiercely controlling manager as well, to the point of bringing in a new singer for Clear Light’s Elektra debut and alienating pretty much everyone else. By September 1968, what was left of Clear Light went dark; a second LP was never finished.

But Clear Light, issued in October 1967, is an Elektra golden-era classic. It was nearly a hit, too. The band’s thoroughly gothic extension of folk singer Tom Paxton’s jaunty take on government surveillance, “Mr. Blue,” went into high rotation on free-form-FM radio, driven by the parallel, rolling doom of drummers Michael Ney and Dallas Taylor (also of Crosby, Stills & Nash). Clear Light also excelled at tighter dramas like “Black Roses” and “With All in Mind,” combining the demented-circus flair of L.A. psychedelia with the dirty-blues force of garage rock. This reissue of Clear Light is an expanded celebration with the single the band recorded as the Brain Train – the tracks that landed them the Elektra deal – and strong outtakes including the bracing fuzz-and-reverb B side “She’s Ready to Be Free,” featured in the 1967 film The President’s Analyst (an absurdist romp starring James Coburn as an acid-fried White House shrink that is worth seeing – and not just for Clear Light’s cameo performance).

Rothchild all but admitted on the back cover of Clear Light that he never truly captured what I imagine was the massive, live force of those two drummers: “To fully appreciate the spectacular sound of double drumming on Clear Light, play this record at high volume.” Turning it up helps a lot. You also hear everything else that made Clear Light special – for too short a time.

Clear Light was a folk-rock/psych-rock group from LA that released one LP off Elektra in 1967, famously known for including two drummers, one of them being Dallas Taylor of CSNY and Manassas fame. Paul Rothchild produced the LP, which explains why the recording sessions were fraught with tension and negativity. The group was masterminded by guitarist/vocalist Bob Seal, bass player Doug Lubahn, and lead vocalist Cliff De Young. Prior to Clear Light the band had been known as the Brain Train. Seal felt a name change was appropriate to coincide with the release of a newly recorded debut single, “Black Roses.” Seal decided on Clear Light, a concept he had come across in his readings of Eastern philosophy, a name also shared by a potent brand of LSD.

“Black Roses,” written by Wolfgang Dios, was released in September of 1967. It was a great hard charging folk-rock single with an acid tinged guitar solo that deserved to sell much better than it did. Black Roses appeared on the group’s only full length platter, released in late 1967. Many psych fans are divided when it comes to the Clear Light LP but I think it’s a good one. Maybe not a true classic on par with Love’s Forever Changes or Moby Grape’s debut but still a very good LP without any weak tracks. The band tries nearly everything within a 2 to 3 minute pop song context, loading the songs with good quirky ideas and great guitar solos (check out “Think Again”). Some tracks like “They Who Have Nothing” and the baroque “Ballad of Freddie & Larry” bear a strong Doors and Love influence, but this makes sense considering these were all Elektra groups. Other songs like the outstanding fuzz guitar psychedelia of “Sand” and the trippy “Night Sounds Loud” are more original and hinted at a strong future for the group. The former track features some great organ and spiraling acid guitar interplay. The album’s most famous track, a cover of Tom Paxton‘s “Mr. Blue,” sounds dated today with its spoken word dialogue, although, even this song is oddly appealing in its own way and definitely still considered a highlight.

Rothchild’s iron fist policy coupled with the lack of commercial success led to Clear Light’s demise, shortly after the release of this solid album. Not everyone will like this record because of its eccentric nature but it really is a crime that Clear Light was unable to release a followup to this debut. A very worthy release from a talented, accomplished California group.

 1966, The Brain Train formed and was managed by Sunset Strip hipster Bud Mathis. They recorded one single – “Black Roses”, written by Wolfe Dios – before changing their name to Clear Light and signing to Elektra Records. Guitarist Bob Seal felt the name should be changed to coincide with the single. Clear Light shared its name with a potent form of LSD, although Seal states the name came from his studies of Eastern philosophy. The Doors’ producer Paul A. Rothchild took over management of the band.

The core members of Clear Light were Bob Seal, lead guitarist and vocals, Robbie “The Werewolf” Robison, rhythm guitar and vocals, Doug Lubahn bass and vocals, Dallas Taylor drums, and Michael Ney on an atypical second set of drums. The original line-up was featured in the 1967 motion picture The President’s Analyst, with Barry McGuire cast as their leader and vocalist. They soon added Cliff De Young on lead vocals and this is the version of the band seen on their only album cover. However, sometime during the recording process, often described as “brutal”, Paul Rothchild was not happy with Robison’s guitar playing skills and pressured the group to remove him – he was replaced by keyboard player Ralph Schuckett.

In what has been called the band’s finest hour, drunken customers in a Park Avenue club heckled them so brutally that Ralph Schuckett, the usually gentle organist, hurled a few choice words back at them. The band walked off the stage, retired to the Albert Hotel, and woke up in the morning to find that they had become underground heroes …

Paul Rothchild then pressured the other members of the band to fire Bob Seal”. Seal was replaced by ex-Fug Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar; Cliff De Young was soon to follow, and after having started work on a second album the group disbanded in 1968.

Side One

  • Black Roses – (Clear Light, Wolfgang Dios) – this has most of the psychedelic motifs: urgent vocals, trippy guitars, change of pace interludes and it is very catchy.
  • Sand – (Douglas Lubahn) – this is in the style i associate with English pschedelica. A thumping back beat , dark obscure lyrics, jazzy organ, a strident vocal, and an overall sense of doom. Bob Seal does lead vocal here.
  • A Child’s Smile – (Clear Light, Michael Ney) –  a gentle psych lullaby.
  • Street Singer – (Greg Copeland, Steve Noonan) – released by singer songwriter Greg Noonan on his self-titled album for Elektra (1968). “Street Singer” here it sounds like proto slow grind metal ( a little like early Black Sabbath). Certainly it is a heavy psych track. The doom is heavy (and obvious): “The old organ grinder has just gone insane and his monkey lies dead, choked to death on its chain”)
  • The Ballad of Freddie and Larry – (Cliff De Young, Ralph Schuckett) – another heavy one.
  • With All in Mind – (Bob Seal) – a bit more optimistic in tone and quite catchy though still heavy handed, musically and lyrically. Bob Seal does lead vocal here.

Side Two

  • Mr. Blue – (Tom Paxton) – Originally (?) released by folk singer songwriter Tom Paxton on his fourth album “Morning Again”  from 1968. A theatrical piece which isn’t great but is certainly memorable.
  • Think Again – (Clear Light, Douglas Lubahn) – light sunshine psych (though still quite dark by those standards)
  • They Who Have Nothing – (Bob Seal) – more gentle psych with guitar breaks, harmonised vocals and many asides. A little like contemporaries the Nazz.
  • How Many Days Have Passed – (Bob Seal) – folkie psych. The questioning (and accusatory) lyrics are perfect for the time.
  • Night Sounds Loud – (Douglas Lubahn) – another great example of a psych number with typically obscure lyrics and oxymoronic words … “night sounds loud”.
  • Personnel: Bass Guitar – Douglas Lubahn / Drums – Dallas Taylor  / Drums, Percussion – Michael Ney / Guitar – Bob Seal / Lead Vocals – Cliff De Young / Organ, Piano, Celesta – Ralph Schuckett / Producer – Paul A. Rothchild
  • Cliff de Young left the band to do acting. He was in the Broadway productions of “Hair” (1972) and (starred in) “Sticks and Bones”. He starred in the made for television movies, “The Night That Panicked America”(1975), “The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case”(1976),”The 3,000 Mile Chase “(1977) and the unsuccessful TV series “Sunshine” (1975) as well as doing leads, “Shock Treatment” (1981) and supports in feature films including “Blue Collar”(1978), “The Hunger”(1983), “Reckless” (1984), “Protocol” (1984),  “Flight of the Navigator”(1986), “F/X” (1986), “Glory”(1989), “The Craft” (1996) and “Road to Nowhere” (2010). He released a self-titled solo album on MCA in 1973.

Tracks :

1. Black Roses (Clear Light, Dios) – 2:09
2. Sand (Douglas Lubahn) – 2:38
3. A Child’s Smile (Clear Light, Michael Ney) – 1:37
4. Street Singer (Greg Copeland, Steve Noonan) – 3:17
5. The Ballad Of Freddie And Larry (Cliff De Young, Ralph Schuckett) – 1:56
6. She’s Ready To Be Free (Clear Light) – 1:58
7. With All In Mind (Bob Seal) – 2:58
8. Mr. Blue (Tom Paxton) – 6:25
9. Think Again (Clear Light, Douglas Lubahn) – 1:37
10.They Who Have Nothing (Bob Seal) – 2:34
11.How Many Days Have Passed (Bob Seal) – 2:24
12.Night Sounds Loud (Douglas Lubahn) – 2:26

Clear Light :

Cliff De Young – Vocals
Bob Seal – Guitar, Vocals
Douglas Lubahn – Bass
Ralph Schuckett – Keyboards
Dallas Taylor – Drums
Michael Ney – Drums

Lyrics :

As I stand here in this wonderland
I see you flying
Fleeing from the burning rain

From a silver cloud shimmering… the echoing world of unreality
Creeps into my racing mind… and the cloud fluctuates
Evenly

My voice explodes into distant rumbling thunder… splashed in among the colors of thought
The illusive light of knowledge ever closer
And the cloud fluctuates evenly

Now slowly fading my cities in the sky
Until once again that cloud… floats by… by

Clear Light – “Clear Light” Album cover photo (front)

CLEAR LIGHT 1 (2)

Clear Light – “Night Sounds Loud” Single photo (A’ Side)

CLEAR LIGHT NIGHT SOUNDS LOUD SINGLE 1

Clear Light – “Night Sounds Loud” Video file link on YouTube

Clear Light Band’s Page on Spotify

Clear Light – Band’s Page on Apple Music

Clear Light – “Clear Light” Full Album Playlist on YouTube

Clear Light Band’s Page on Discogs

Clear Light Band’s Page on Rate Your Music

Clear Light Band’s Page/Full Album Download Link on Rockasteria Blog

Clear Light Band’s Interview on It’s A Psychedelic Baby Magazine Blog

Clear Light – “Clear Light” Full Album Download Link on Old Rock News Blog

 

 

 

 

Psychedelic Rock U.S.A. 1960s (Tracks) Jungle – ” Slave Ship”

Psychedelic Rock U.S.A. 1960s (Tracks)

Jungle (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)

“Slave Ship” B3 (closing track) included on the album (demo) “House Of Rooms” recorded in New York at Allegro Sound studio, in 1969, while the band was living in a farm in Vermont, released on Jungle Music Corporation (CO-3027). This only LP by them was originally just a demo album. It was limited to 50 copies and nowadays those original copies are incredibly valuable. So the record wasn’t officially released until the 90’s reissue was made. It’s really a shame because this S/T Jungle album has some nice West Coast psychedelia to offer for the genre fans. This album should have been officially released back in 1969.

Reissued on Eight Little Indians Records (CO 3027)  in 1997 as “Jungle”, Very limited edition on multi coloured vinyl. Thick cardboard sleeve embossed in blue velvet and engraved with silver artwork.

Latest reissue on Red Lounge Records ( RLR 096) in 2011

Reissued by Martin “Dixigas” Christoph

Line-up/Credits :

Virgil “Butch” Daniels – Guitars

Jay Mierly – Vocals

John Dawson – Bass

James Ryan Clark – Lead Guitar

Delbert Lang – Drums

Tracks Listing :

1. House Of Rooms – 7:09
2. Somewhere Sweet Memories – 4:35
3. Gray Picnic – 8:05
4. Changes I’m Going Through – 3:40
5. Early Morning Rising – 9:13
6. Slave Ship – 8:11

Jungle – “House Of Rooms” Demo album cover photo (front)

JUNGLE 1969

Jungle – “Jungle” Reissue Edition (Eight Little Indians) Album cover  photo (front)

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Jungle – “Jungle” Reissue Edition on Red Lounge Records Album cover photo (front)

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Jungle – “Slave Ship” Video file link on YouTube

Jungle – “Jungle”/”House Of Hours” Full Album Video file link on YouTube

Jungle Band’s Page on Discogs

Jungle Band’s Page on Rate Your Music

Jungle – “Jungle” Full Album Download Link on Rockasteria Blog

Jungle – “Jungle” Full Album Audio file link on Spotify

Jungle – “Jungle” Full Album on Apple Music

Jungle – “Jungle” Full Album Download link on Ezhevika Fields Blog

Jungle – “Jungle” Reissue Edition Album on Red Lounge Records

 

 

Classic/Country/Folk Rock Multinational (Canada/U.S.A.) 1990s (Tracks) Neil Young With Crazy Horse – “Interstate”

Classic/Country/Folk Rock Multinational (Canada/U.S.A.) 1990s (Tracks) 

Neil Young  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) With Crazy Horse (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)

“Interstate” (written by Neil Young), recorded spring 1990 ( outtake, Ragged Glory sessions, 1990), included on the cd single “Big Time” (Reprise Records, 9362437312), bonus track included on the vinyl edition of the album “Broken Arrow”, released on Reprise Records (9362-46291-2), on 2nd July 1996.

Line-up/Credits :

  • Art Direction [Assistant], Design [Assistant] – Jesse Burden
  • Art Direction, Design – Gary Burden
  • Artwork [Back Cover, Panel And Cd Disc Paintings] – K.P.O.B.
  • Cover [Front Cover] – George Catlin
  • Crew [Amplifiers] – Sal Trentino
  • Crew [Drums] – Jerry Conforti
  • Crew [Lights And Ambiance] – Keith Wissmar
  • Crew [Monitor Engineer] – Mark Humphries (3)
  • Crew [Neil’s Guitar] – Larry Cragg
  • Crew [Poncho’s Guitar, Billy’s Bass] – Armando Garcia
  • Design [Computer Design] – Jenice Heo
  • Edited By [Editing], Mastered By [Mastering] – Tim Mulligan
  • Engineer [Live Sound] – Tim Mulligan
  • Engineer [Senior Technical Engineer] – Harry Sitam
  • Engineer [Transfer Analog-to-digital] – John Hausmann, John Nowland
  • Management [Production Manager] – Tim Foster
  • Mixed By – Greg Archilla, Neil Young
  • Photography By [Band Photograph] – Larry Cragg
  • Producer – Neil Young
  • Recorded By – Greg Archilla (tracks: 1 to 7), Tim Mulligan (tracks: 8)
  • Vocals, Bass, Tambourine – Billy Talbot
  • Vocals, Drums, Percussion – Ralph Molina
  • Vocals, Electric Guitar – Poncho Sampedro
  • Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Harmonica – Neil Young
  • Written-By – Jimmy Reed (tracks: 8), Neil Young (tracks: 1 to 7)

Lyrics :

[Verse 1]
Children are laughing
In the sun
I count the voices
One by one
But I’m not there
To share the fun

[Chorus]
I’m out on the interstate
I can hear
A soft voice calling
Calling me
To bring my guitar home

[Verse 2]
I’m happy singing
In a crowd
The lights are bright
The music’s loud
I like to look
In every face

[Chorus]
But out on the interstate
I can hear
A soft voice calling
Calling me
To bring my guitar home

[Verse 3]
Out in the dusty
Desert wind
The fox goes looking
For a friend
She sees a light
Around the bend

[Chorus]

Neil Young With Crazy Horse – “Broken Arrow” Album cover photo (front)

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Neil Young With Crazy Horse – ” Interstate” Video file link on YouTube

Neil Young and Crazy Horse Band’s Page on Discogs

Neil Young And Crazy Horse Band’s Page on Apple Music

Neil Young And Crazy Horse Band’s Setlists/Tour Dates on Setlist Fm

Neil Young Artist’s Page on Facebook

Neil Young Artist’s Page on Twitter

Neil Young Artist’s Online Store

Neil Young Artist’s Archives

Neil Young Artist’s Page on Discogs

Neil Young Artist’s Page on Spotify

Neil Young Artist’s Page on Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame