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The Comfortable Chair

From: Los Angeles, CA, USA

This L.A. group of seven formed in 1968 and is most noted for being discovered by Jim Morrison of the Doors. Members included Tad Baczec (guitar), Gary Travis (keyboards), Warner Davis (drums), Gene Garfin (vocals, percussion), Greg Leroy (bass, lead guitar), Barbara Wallace (vocals) and principal songwriter Bernie Schwartz (vocals). Schwartz had previously been involved with Don and Phil Everly (the Everly Brothers) and released various singles under the pseudonyms Adrian Pride, Don Atello and Bernie Ballentine.

The Comfortable Chair released a sole, self-titled LP in 1968, which was produced by Robbie Krieger and John Densmore, also of the Doors. Their sound is a softer psych and can be compared to the Peanut Butter Conspiracy. The group also appeared and played two songs in the 1969 comedy film How to Commit Marriage, starring Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jane Wyman and Leslie Nielsen. After the Comfortable Chair broke up, Schwartz went on to record a solo LP in 1969.

Artist information sources include: The book, 'Fuzz, Acid, and Flowers Revisited' by Vernon Joynson.

Original LPs/EPs

The Comfortable Chair

Original LP/EP Label: Ode 212 44005

Released: November, 1968

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Songs from this album played on TWOS:

  • Child's Garden
  • Now

    (Original 45 Label: Ode 112, B - October, 1968)