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From: San Diego, CA, USA

This San Diego foursome was previously known as the Survivors and then the Five Pound Grin. Members included David Doran (vocals, guitar), Malcolm McCassy (vocals, bass), Mike Lawson (vocals, guitar) and Willie Kellogg (drums).

The band issued two 45s in 1968 as Pale Fire with the excellent 'Never Hurt Again' gracing the A-side of the first. This song, written by Doran and McCassy, was originally recorded as a demo by the Five Pound Grin and can be found on the psych compilation The Incredible Expanding Universe Of Brain Shadows, Volumes One & Two. The Pale Fire version is a much better, fine-tuned take however, with nicely added brass instrumentation.

If you have any further information on this group, please e-mail to paulmaze@techwebsound.com.

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


Never Hurt Again

(Original 45 Label: Feather PF-4822, A - 1968)