Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Mastin and Brewer - Need You/Rainbow (1966)


Δεν υπάρχουν πολλά σημεία στο νετ για να ψάξεις και να βρεις τέτοια ποιοτικά σινγκλ. Θα έλεγα πως είναι μετρημένα στα δάχτυλα του ενός χεριού. Ένα τέτοιο είναι το garagehangover όπου τον περασμένο Μάιο ανέβασε αυτό το σινγκλ. Κατεβάστε το από δω ή από το garagehangover και ακούστε ιδίως το Need You. Ένα πραγματικά πανέμορφο τραγούδι όπως και το Rainbow.
Μόλις άκουσα το σινγκλ το μόνο που σκέφτηκα ήταν να το μοιραστώ μαζί σας διότι είναι πιθανό να σας ξέφυγε.
Το κείμενο εξηγεί γιατί το 45αρι αντί για Mastin and Brewer γράφει Brewer and Brewer.
Αντιγράφω από το garagehangover την πρόταση … «Columbia duly released the single, albeit in limited numbers, as Brewer & Brewer that autumn, but it failed to attract much interest». Καλύτερα, συμπληρώνω εγώ.

Personnel:
MIKE BREWER gtr, vcls A
JIM FIELDER bs A
TOM MASTIN gtr, vcls A
BILLY MUNDI drms A

45:
1 Need You/Rainbow (Columbia 4-43977) 1966

In December 1965, after a few years playing together on the folk-circuit, Mastin and Brewer arrived in L.A.. Here they stayed with producer Barry Friedman and New Christy Minstrel, Randy Sparks, recording a three-song demo, comprising originals Need You, Sideswiped and Bound To Fall. The latter track was later covered by Stephen Stills's Manassas.

In early 1966, they formed a group with ex-Skip Battin Group drummer Billy Mundi and Tim Buckley sideman Jim Fielder. Rehearsing in the same house as Buffalo Springfield, they joined The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield on a tour of Southern California and also played at L.A.'s Whisky A Go Go and Ash Grove clubs.
In mid-1966 they changed name to the Elesian Senate and began work on an album. Mastin however, left during the sessions and the band subsequently fragmented. Mundi joined The Lamp of Childhood for a few months and then The Mothers of Invention, Fielder too joined The Mothers at the suggestion of Mundi, whilst Mastin moved to San Francisco to work in bars and later committed suicide.

Left without a band, Mike Brewer brought in his brother Keith to overdub his voice over Mastin's (who later committed suicide) on the duo's lone single. The two brothers then began work on new material; Mike's Truly Right, written about Mastin was covered by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and the brothers' collaboration, Love, Love and Mike's Truly Right were later rerecorded by Brewer and Shipley on their debut album.
In the Summer, Mike took up a songwriting post at Good Sam Music which ultimately led to the formation of Brewer and Shipley.
(Nick Warburton)
Tracks:
1. Need You
2. Rainbow

2 comments:

gkapageridis said...

Εξαιρετική η σύνθεση του γκρούπ και έχοντας μεγάλη εμπιστοσύνη στην ετυμηγορία σου καλέ φίλε θα ...δοκιμάσω. Ευχαριστώ πολύ. Ευχές και καλή τύχη .....

ge said...

MUNDI! my fave drummer