Long Island guitarist Faine Jade began performing and recording as a member of the Rustics in the mid-'60s, with basic, energetic, angst-ridden material that differed little from literally thousands of other like-minded garage bands across the country. After a single with the Rustics in 1966, Jade recorded a 45 under his own name in 1967, "It Ain't True," which was rescued from obscurity on the Pebbles, Vol. 8 compilation. His solo LP on the tiny R.S.V.P. label in 1968, Introspection: A Faine Jade Recital, showed a quantum leap in songwriting with reflective, enigmatic lyrics and a swirling but disciplined melodicism. It has ranked among the most coveted collectibles of the psychedelic era. In late '67, Faine recorded demo versions of Cold Winter Sun and I Lived Tomorrow Yesterday, backed by the Bohemian Vendetta, which led to the deal with New York independent label for the Introspection album. The band also backed him on the album, along with Bruce Brandt and Randy Skrha (who filled in for Jeff Jade - who was in Vietnam at the time). Bruce also co-wrote two of the songs on the album. The recent CD reissue, includes a linking piano section Piano Interlude omitted by the record company at the time because of its uncommercial nature, as well as three album demos, and a nineties tribute to John Lennon. Where Introspection captures the arguably naive atmosphere of '67, and naked openness that the use of psychedelics represented, Vietnam polarised political opinion, which Faine articulated on a 1969 recording USA Now before moving to Florida and working with the pre-Allmans outfit Second Coming. Later he rejoined Nick Manzi and Bruce Brandt as Dust Bowl Clementine who released one album, Patchin' Up (Roulette 1970), and opened a studio in Long Island.
01 - Tune Up (Non-Music Work) 02 - Doctor Paul Overture 03 - People Game Play 04 - Cold Winter Sun Symphony In D Major 05 - I Lived Tomorrow Yesterday 06 - Ballad Of The Bad Guys (1956 A.D.) 07 - Piano Interlude 08 - Introspection 09 - In A Brand New Groove 10 - On The Inside There's A Middle 11 - Don't Hassle Me 12 - Grand Finale (Don't Hassle Me Part 2) 13 - Stand Together In The End 14 - Doctor Paul 15 - People Games Play 16 - Don't Hassle Me (Instrumental) 17 - It Ain't True 18 - The Ballad Of The Bad Guys