Thomas & Richard Frost were a talented duo who were involved in some of the most intriguing late 1960s rock groups coming out of California. I first heard them play in one of the best American mod-influenced groups called Powder in the mid-60s. After Powder fizzled and a short stint in Sonny & Cher's touring band, Thomas & Richard Frost tried their hand at the soft rock sound, inspired by how folk rock heroes like Donovan had gone twee pop.
01 - Prelude, She's Got Love 02 - Where Did Yesterday Go 03 - December Rain. April Laughter 04 - Woodstock 05 - Gotta Find A New Place To Stay 06 - With Me My Love 07 - Where Are We 08 - Come Clap Your Hands 09 - The City 10 - The Word Is Love 11 - On Our Way Home 12 - If I Can't Be Your Lover 13 - Hello Stranger 14 - Fairy Tale Affair 15 - Open Up Your Heart 16 - Everyday Judy
Breathtaking vocal harmonies and subtle flourishes of pop-psychedelia make the Groop's only album a perfect snapshot of the late-'60s Los Angeles scene. With direct ties to Sergio Mendes & Brasil'66, as well as cult faves the Millennium and Sagittarius, the Groop's baroque folk-rock appeared in the soundtrack to 1969 Oscar-winning film Midnight Cowboy (Psychedeliclion).
01 - A Famous Myth 02 - I Try To Think Of You When I Can 03 - The Continental 04 - Blustery Day 05 - Goin' Back 06 - Time Fire 07 - The Jet Song (When The Weekend's Over) 08 - Nobody At All 09 - Haunted Places 10 - I Just Don't Know How To Say Goodbye 11 - Wonder Why 12 - Dianny, Help Me Now 13 - Tears And Joys 14 - Don't Leave Me
The Fun And Games evolved out a Houston, Texas group, the Six Pents. Several members -- Rock Romano, Mike Cemo, Paul Guillet, and John T. Bonno -- had played together in a high school band before joining forces with Richard Bain, D.J. Greer, Sam Irwin and Carson Graham. In 1964-1965, they became the house band at Houston's La Maison club, and recorded at Andrus Studios in Houston. After their first single, the Six Pents became The Sixpentz, and signed with Mainstream Records. The Sixpentz released two singles on Brent, a subsidiary of Mainstream. Eventually, the Sixpentz learned there was already a band called Sixpence, so, to avoid future confusion, they decided another name change was due, and became the Fun And Games Commission. Their first single -- "Someone Must Have Lied" -- was issued under this name before the group finally decided to shorten their name to the Fun And Games.
01 - Sadie 02 - The Grooviest Girl In The Worl 03 - Close To Carmel 04 - Topanga Canyon Road 05 - Tuesday , Tuesday 06 - Gotta Say Goodbye 07 - Dont Worry Baby 08 - Elephant Candy 09 - Something I Wrote 10 - The Way She Smiles 11 - It Must Have Been The Wind
Sagittarius was a late-60s studio group devised by producer and songwriter Gary Usher. The project was conceived purely as a studio group, and California pals like Glen Campbell and Beach Boy Bruce Johnston were brought in to work on "Present Tense". The result is a marriage of pure pop, psychedelia and experimentalism. When there was pressure from Columbia for the group to tour, it was revealed that a group didn't exist.
01 - Another Time 02 - Song To The Magic Frog 03 - You Know I've Found A Way 04 - The Keeper Of The Games 05 - Glass 06 - Would You Like To Go 07 - My World Fell Down 08 - Hotel Indiscreet 09 - I'm Not Living Here 10 - Musty Dusty 11 - The Truth Is Not Real 12 - Artificial Light (Of All The Living Lies) 13 - Get The Message 14 - Mass #586 15 - Love's Fatal Way 16 - My World Fell Down (Single Version) 17 - Hotel Indiscreet (Single Version) 18 - Lonely Girl 19 - The Keeper Of The Games (Demo) 20 - Sister Marie (Instrumental)
The Wilde Flowers were a popular music group based in the vicinity of Canterbury, England. The group was active between 1964 and 1967 but never released any records during its existence; however it led to the formation of two other groups that became well-known and influential: Soft Machine and Caravan. Band members included, at various times, Hugh Hopper (bass), Robert Wyatt (drums, vocals), Kevin Ayers (vocals), Graham Flight (vocals), Richard Sinclair (rhythm guitar, vocals), Pye Hastings (guitar, vocals), David Sinclair (keyboards) and Richard Coughlan (drums) and Brian Hopper (lead guitar, alto saxophone, vocals).This is an album, issued in 1994, of previously unreleased recordings 64/67.
01 - Impotence 02 - Those Words They Say 03 - Memories 04 - Don't Try To Change Me 05 - Parchman Farm 06 - Almost Grown 07 - She's Gone 08 - Slow Talkin' Talk 09 - He's Bad For You 10 - It's What I Feel (A Certain Kind) 11 - Memories 12 - Never Leave Me 13 - Time After Time 14 - Just Where I Want 15 - No Game When You Lose 16 - Impotence 17 - Why Do You Care 18 - The Pieman Cometh 19 - Summer Spirit 20 - She Loves To Hurt 21 - The Big Show 22 - Memories