From: London, England
Not much is known of this London act that issued three 45s in 1967-68. Members included Denver "Denny' Gerrard (guitar, vocals) and Barry Husband (guitar, bass, vocals), periodically assisted by "Candy" John Carr (drums). All songs were written by the duo, with the first two records being more of a straight forward British pop sound. Their first single ('Birds And Bees') sold rather well, peaking at #27 on the U.K. charts and hitting the Radio London #1 spot in the summer of 1967.
Their third 45 ('Nite Is A Comin'' b/w 'Smeta Murgaty') was issued in early 1968 and is an excellent slice of British psychedelia. The A-side is a brain blower in its own right and prominently references the Grateful Dead, while the flip instrumental slips into total dementia through the use of layered sounds and backward tapes. Unfortunately this record along with their previous effort didn't sell that well prompting them to go their separate ways. Husband and Carr would later go on to work with Donovan, while Gerrard ended up producing High Tide's debut LP, along with having them back him on a 1970 solo album.
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Artist information sources include: The book, 'Tapestry of Delights Revisited' by Vernon Joynson.
Nite Is A Comin'
(Original 45 Label: Deram DM 174, A - January, 1968)
(Original 45 Label: Deram DM 174, B - January, 1968)
Acid Drops, Spacedust & Flying Saucers: Psychedelic Confectionary From The U.K. Underground 1965-1969
This compilation CD contains the following songs by this artist that are played on TWOS:
- Nite Is A Comin'
- Smeta Murgaty