Glass Family - Electric Band CD (expanded) (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU 23-KISCD 4026
“The origins of The Glass Family start in West Los Angeles. Jim Callon formed a band to play surf music and covers at frat parties to make some money. They went by a few different monikers at that point; the Carpet Baggers and the Soul Survivors amongst them. A few years later when the band members were at Cal State LA for grad school, they changed the band name to The Glass Family. They played all over Los Angeles, gigging at notable venues like The Troubadour, The Topanga Corral and The Whiskey A Go-Go, sharing bills with The Doors, Vanilla Fudge, and Love.
By 1967, they'd secured a record deal with Warner Bros. Records, who released their record in 1968. Although it never became the hit that they'd hoped for, the more important result was that the Glass Family were a piece of the puzzle of the times: playing gigs with Gram Parsons and The Flying Burrito Bros, Canned Heat, Big Brother and The Holding Company with Janis Joplin, and The Grateful Dead.”

“This relatively unknown band's album is surely one of the psychedelic highlights of 1968. Very interesting psychedelic arrangements with great vocal melodies and guitar, all in fantastic master tape sound quality. It reminds me a bit of Southwest FOB's 'Smell Of Incense' album from the same year, which is equally great. It's surprising that this album has so far received relatively little attention. Some of it is VERY psychedelic ("House of Glass," "Agorn") and some of it is in more of a folk rock thing. It is a serious lost gem...”
  • LabelKismet
  • UPC5290116402620
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