Crabby Appleton was an early 1970s band who scored a Top 40 hit with their first single, Go Back. The group is named after a character from the Tom Terrific cartoon. Though nearly everyone in the group was from an LA-based band called Stonehenge, the group's line-up was revamped with the introduction of Michael Fennelly. Fennelly was the final addition to the group and became the group's leader—writing all their material, and becoming the sole guitarist and vocalist. Fennelly had been one of the principal vocalists and songwriters in The Millennium, whose sole album (Begin, 1968), is considered a classic of sunshine pop. In addition to Fennelly, the group's members included Felix "Flaco" Falcon (percussion), Casey Foutz (keyboards), Hank Harvey (bass), and Phil Jones (drums). Crabby Appleton signed with Elektra Records and recorded their first record: Crabby Appleton, released in 1970. The band's debut single, "Go Back," climbed to #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The band opened for the Doors, Sly and the Family Stone, Three Dog Night, Guess Who, ABBA, and George Carlin. They appeared on American Bandstand, the Real Don Steele Show, What's Happening with John Byner, and enjoyed critical success. Both of their albums, Crabby Appleton and Rotten to the Core, received rave reviews in Rolling Stone and Creem magazines.
01 - Go Back 02 - The Other Side 03 - Catherine 04 - Peace By Peace 05 - To All My Friends 06 - Try 07 - Can't Live My Life 08 - Some Madness 09 - Hunger For Love 10 - How Long Will It Take