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the return of max frost and the troopers (is this part 6 of the pseudo-psychedelic chad & jeremy essay?)

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THIS ARTICLE IS AN ADDITION to the five part essay on the pseudo-psychedelic record­ings of Chad & Je­remy from 1967-68. Please read those first and then this will make more sense. A note of in­terest to the real diehard Chad & Je­remy col­lec­tors: the ver­sion of Paxton Quigley’s Had The Course that ac­tu­ally ap­pears on the sound­track album THREE IN THE ATTIC was recorded by ses­sion mu­si­cians and cred­ited to Max Frost and The Troopers. [Continue reading]

of cabbages and kings, of arks and attics (the pseudo-psychedelic sound of chad & jeremy part 5)

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THIS IS THE FIFTH of five ar­ti­cles de­voted to the trio of al­bums and their re­lated sin­gles that Chad & Je­remy re­leased in 1967-1968. OF CABBAGES AND KINGS and THE ARK and the sound­track to 3 IN THE ATTIC re­flect the more ‘pop’-oriented psy­che­deli­cism of the Eng­lish mu­si­cians at the time and have long been held in a bit of con­tempt by older afi­cionados and col­lec­tors of Six­ties psych. [Continue reading]

of cabbages and kings, of arks and attics – the pseudo-psychedelic sound of chad & jeremy 1967-1968 (part 4)

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THIS IS THE FOURTH of five ar­ti­cles de­voted to the trio of al­bums and their re­lated sin­gles that Chad & Je­remy re­leased in 1967-1968. OF CABBAGES AND KINGS and THE ARK and the sound­track to 3 IN THE ATTIC re­flect the more ‘pop’-oriented psy­che­deli­cism of the Eng­lish mu­si­cians at the time and have long been held in a bit of con­tempt by older afi­cionados and col­lec­tors of Six­ties psych. [Continue reading]

of cabbages and kings, of arks and attics – the pseudo-psychedelic sound of chad & jeremy 1967-1968 (part 3)

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THIS IS THE THIRD of five ar­ti­cles de­voted to the trio of al­bums and their re­lated sin­gles that Chad & Je­remy re­leased in 1967-1968. OF CABBAGES AND KINGS and THE ARK and the sound­track to 3 IN THE ATTIC re­flect the more ‘pop’-oriented psy­che­deli­cism of the Eng­lish mu­si­cians at the time and have long been held in a bit of con­tempt by older afi­cionados and col­lec­tors of Six­ties psych. [Continue reading]

of cabbages and kings, of arks and attics – the pseudo-psychedelic sound of chad & jeremy 1967-1968 (part 2)

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THIS IS THE SECOND of five ar­ti­cles de­voted to the trio of al­bums and their re­lated sin­gles that Chad & Je­remy re­leased in 1967-1968. OF CABBAGES AND KINGS and THE ARK and the sound­track to 3 IN THE ATTIC re­flect the more ‘pop’-oriented psy­che­deli­cism of the Eng­lish mu­si­cians at the time and have long been held in a bit of con­tempt by older afi­cionados and col­lec­tors of Six­ties psych. [Continue reading]

of cabbages and kings, of arks and attics – the pseudo-psychedelic sound of chad & jeremy 1967-1968 (part 1)

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THIS IS THE FIRST of five ar­ti­cles de­voted to the trio of al­bums and their re­lated sin­gles that Chad & Je­remy re­leased in 1967-1968. OF CABBAGES AND KINGS and THE ARK and the sound­track to 3 IN THE ATTIC re­flect the more ‘pop’-oriented psy­che­deli­cism of the Eng­lish mu­si­cians at the time and have long been held in a bit of con­tempt by older afi­cionados and col­lec­tors of Six­ties psych. [Continue reading]

the great mispriced record sale

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I MOVED FROM PENNSYLVANIA TO CALIFORNIA in 1978, ending up in Napa. It was a nice little city that more or less served as the north­bound gateway to the wine country. I im­me­di­ately made friends with the owner of the city’s only used-record store, who I will call Haitch. [Continue reading]

donovan zen mountains snails and garden gates

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IN 1967, DONOVAN RELEASED “THERE IS A MOUNTAIN.” At the time, Donno was an es­tab­lished hit­maker: in the UK, he had had five pre­vious Top 10 hits. In the US, he was coming off of a pair of huge hits: Sun­shine Su­perman (#1 on both Bill­board and Cash Box) and Mellow Yellow (#2 on Bill­board and #3 on Cash Box).  [Continue reading]

allan clarke as springsteen trailblazer (is this part 6 of “was bruce springsteen ever blinded by the light?”)

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I WOULD BE REMISS in my love for the Hol­lies if I did not men­tion the ex­ploits of their on-again/off-again lead singer, Harold Allan Clarke. In his second (?) so­journ from the group he helped found in Man­chester, Eng­land, in 1962, he took a rather dif­ferent ap­proach styl­is­ti­cally to the ma­te­rial with which his fans had come to as­so­ciate with him. [Continue reading]