Thursday, March 26, 2009
ESB - Mushroom People/Let Me Touch You (1967)
Και τέλος για απόψε.
PATRICK BURKE A
GEORGE CALDWELL A
RICHARD FORTUNATO A
STEVE LAGANA A
ROBERT ZINNER A
1 Mushroom People/Let Me Touch You (In Arts IA 102) 1967
The above fivesome are credited on both sides of this 45, so it seems fair to assume they comprised the band. The 'A' side is weird and strangely fragmented and has surfaced on An Overdose Of Heavy Psych (CD) and High All The Time, Vol. 2 (LP). Let Me Touch You is a stately Eastern-infused psychedelic ballad. In Arts was a Californian label.
Burke, Lagana and Fortunato went on to form Fields, a late sixties power-trio with slightly less chemical influences. Fields were Los Angeles based.
Richard Fortunato had earlier made some recordings with post-Vejtables personnel in 1966 and was also with The Preachers of Who Do You Love fame.
It appears that ESB was formerly W.C. Fields Electric String Band which latterly included George Caldwell of The Bees.
1. Mushroom People
2. Let Me Touch You