Thursday, July 03, 2008

Orphan Egg - Orphan Egg (1968)

Κάνοντας ένα σύντομο σχόλιο θα έλεγα πως είναι κρίμα που το γκρουπ έβγαλε μόνο ένα δίσκο. Εκτιμώ πως είχαν κι άλλα να «δώσουν» και να «πουν». Σύμφωνα με τις πληροφορίες που υπάρχουν, η αιτία που μπήκαν σε στούντιο οι μαθητές του Λυκείου, δόθηκε λόγω της πρώτη θέσης που κέρδισαν άξια σε ένα μουσικό διαγωνισμό (διαγωνισμό στον οποίο έπαθλο κέρδισαν και οι Seeds) που απέφερε ως έπαθλο την κυκλοφορία του δίσκου. Ξεχωρίζω με δυσκολία ανάμεσα σε πολύ καλές συνθέσεις τα κομμάτια That's the Way Love Is, It's Wrong, Falling και Unusual State of Mind.

PAT GALLAGHER ld gtr, vcls A
DAVE MONLEY keyb'ds, gtr A

1(A) ORPHAN EGG (Carole CARS 8004) 1968
NB: (1) also released in Germany (Carole 9621).

A San Jose band who formed at Saratoga high school. They played at local dances and won a battle of the bands contest at their school, which led to the above album. Produced by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner, it is quickly becoming a significant collectors' item. Probably the two most promising tracks on a rather disappointing LP are Falling and It's Wrong. Circumstance is also notable for some wild, early Blue Cheer-style guitar pyrotechnics.
The band also had tracks on the Original Soundtrack of Cycle Savages and there's rumours of an album called Don't Say No (OMI M-7002) in 1980 (although this could easily be the work of a different band).
Compilation appearances include: Falling and It's Wrong on Turds On A Bum Ride Vol. 1 & 2 (Dble CD); Falling on Turds On A Bum Ride, Vol. 1 (Dble LP); and It's Wrong on Turds On A Bum Ride, Vol. 2 (Dble LP).
(Vernon Joynson/Stephane Rebeschini/Doug Creager)

1. Falling
2. That's the Way Love Is
3. Mourning Electra
4. Bird Dog
5. It's Wrong
6. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
7. Look at Me
8. Deep in the Heart of Nebraska
9. Don't Go to Him
10. Circumstance
11. Unusual State of Mind
12. Rock Me Baby

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