Mount Rushmore was a rock band in the late 1960s from San Francisco, California that played a heavy blues rock style with psychedelic elements. The band formed in late 1966 at 1915 Oak Street, a large Victorian rooming house in the Haight-Ashbury district. In June and July 1967 they were featured on posters for shows at the Avalon Ballroom with other bands including the Quicksilver Messenger Service and Big Brother and the Holding Company. After some members including Phillips left for the band Phoenix in 1968, new members were added and the group made two albums. Warren B. Phillips was the former lead singer for the band and wrote a few songs that were recorded by the band after he left. Mike Bolan — guitar, Glen Smith — vocals, guitar, Travis Fullerton — drums, percussion and Terry Kimball — bass. High On Mount Rushmore is the last of only two albums of the band. 01 - Stone Free 02 - Without No Smog 03 - Ocean 04 - I Don't Believe In Statues 05 - Looking Back 06 - She's So Good To Me 07 - Medley LINK
"Supposedly a 2001 reissue of an untitled 1968 album, that only made it to the test-pressing stage. One copy surfaced in 2000 with a price-tag of $1500. This group/project was in Bill Holmes' All-American stable of inter-twined groups from in and around the Santa Barbara, California area. Greg Munford had been with Thee Sixpence up to the point that they recorded the Incense And Peppermint 45 and became The Strawberry Alarm Clock. Crystal Circus would appear to have been his next venture. He was involved in other projects and a 45 released in '67 by The Shapes Of Sound - Lost Weekend / Twisted Conversation (All-American 343) - is a likely candidate, given that Twisted Conversation turns up on the Crystal Circus LP. Munford, Solomon and Bielan were certainly involved with another band on All-American, The Indescribably Delicious, and are credited on the I.D. LP reissue - Good Enough To Eat. Bob Feldman also pops up amongst the composer credits. If this is a bona fide album, one has to wonder why it was not released, given the success of the Strawberry Alarm Clock. The vocal style and arrangements on the soft-centred pop-psych numbers (In Relation, Merry Go Round, Circus And Zoo World) are uncannily similar. There are trippy vibes and elegant baroque gestures (Castles, Twisted Conversation) counterbalanced by harder material that harks back to the sounds of Thee Sixpence:- strident garage-pop with blistering guitar (Don't Say I Didn't Warn You), Cream-like fuzz-grunge (The Difference Between Us), and brass-pop bombast (Never Again). Whatever the real truth behind it, this reissue unearths a fine selection of '67-'68 confectionery - recommended."(Max Waller in "Fuzz, Acid and Flowers")
01 - In Relation (To Our Times) 02 - Don't Say I Didn't Warn You 03 - Girl Like You 04 - Sittin' & Thinkin' 05 - Twisted Conversation 06 - Merry-Go-Round 07 - Circus And Zoo World 08 - Never Again 09 - Castles (In The Sand) 10 - Sweet High 11 - The Difference Between Us 12 - The World Of Seas And Rivers
Jay and the Americans was a pop music group popular in the 1960s. Their initial lineup consisted of John "Jay" Traynor, Howard Kane, Kenny Vance and Sandy Deanne, though their greatest success on the charts came after Traynor had been replaced as lead singer by Jay Black. They were discovered while performing in student venues at New York University in the late 1950s. They auditioned for Leiber and Stoller, who gave the group its name. In the manner of the time, Leiber and Stoller wanted to extend this to "Binky Jones and the Americans," but Traynor declined to be known as Binky Jones his whole career. He instead offered up "Jay," a family nickname, and it suited everyone. In 1968, they recorded the 11th album with their favorite oldies called Sands of Time, which included "This Magic Moment," which was originally done by the Drifters. The single went to #9 in January 1969. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. The group split in 1973.
01 - This Magic Moment 02 - Pledging My Love 03 - Can't We Be Sweethearts 04 - My Prayer 05 - So Much In Love 06 - Since I Don't Have You 07 - Gypsy Woman 08 - Hushabye 09 - When You Dance 10 - Life Is But A Dream 11 - Mean Woman Blues 12 - Goodnight My Love
American beat/pop band, in the style of The Beatles and Badfinger. Mickey Rooney Jr. and Clark Garman formed Song in 1969. Clark Garman,lead guitar, Rob Lewine, bass, Mickey Rooney Jr.(son of the actor), rhythm guitar and Shelly Silverman drums. Curt Boettcher & Keith Olsen, producers.This album, was a fairly interesting fusion of San Francisco jam-based rock and Beatlesque pop songs.
01 - 10 X 10 02 - Like We Were Before 03 - Eat Fruit 04 - Whenever I Think Of You 05 - Banana High Noon 06 - I'm Not Home 07 - Wife 08 - Sugar Lady 09 - Meatgrinder 10 - Medicine Man
Less than a year after forming in 1966, the Magic Cycle recorded "Let's Run Away," a Canadian hit for the Toronto-based band. The original lineup consisted of Paul Clinch (rhythm guitar, vocals), Stan Theriault (lead guitar, vocals), Pete Young (guitar), Joey Rome (bass, vocals) and Kevin Barry (drums, vocals). Organist Peter Goodale was added in 1970, the same year the band changed their name to The Cycle. Saturday Afternoon Rummage Sale was released in 1970, Magic Music in 1973. With various lineup changes, the Cycle became Choya in 1976. (John Bush)
01 - Groovy Things 02 - Open Your Eyes 03 - Letter To Lucy 04 - It's A Sunny Day 05 - Reflections 06 - Walkin' Along 07 - Telephone Number 08 - Early In The Evening 09 - God
Eddie Young (lead vocals), Mick Brown (saxophone, flute), Terry Penn (bass), John Bednall (drums), Walt Savage (keyboards), Steve Harris (drums), Kip Wilkes (saxophone, flute), Mel Monks (guitar), Jim Marsden (trumpet), John Barlow (drums), Wayne Ford (guitar). Hailing from the North Midlands City of Nottingham, Whichwhat played heavy progressive music and earned themselves a reputation throughout Europe and Japan. As the title says this is their debut album, and has become something of a rareity among prog-rock fans. 01 - Vietname Rose 02 - Early Morning 03 - K9P 04 - Shame And Solution 05 - Lawdie Miss Clowdie 06 - Makin' It 07 - Take Love Away 08 - Odgkin Kane 09 - Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' 10 - Wonderland Of Love 11 - In The Year 2525 12 - Parting LINK