The Clown Died In Marvin Gardens was issued in late 1968, promoted by a single release of their cover of the rock ‘n' roll classic Blue Suede Shoes .
The Beacon Street Union's diverse, dynamic sound was influenced by such bands as The Yardbirds and The Remains. Sleeve-notes by TUNE IN co-founder Gray Newell include fresh quotes from various original band members.
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This is the first CD reissue for Hardwater’s highly-rated psychedelic rock album, produced by the legendary David Axelrod (Electric Prunes et al).The LA-based band recorded their sole album for Capitol back in 1968. Hardwater had evolved out of Denver Colorado's premier surf band the Astronauts.Combining elements of psychedelia and ountry rock, they explore the same dusty roads as The Byrds and the Buffalo Springfield. Alongside their original compositions, they seamlessly fitted in interpretations of three tracks written by John Carter and Tim Gilbert of fellow Denver band the Rainy Daze.The complete album from the master tapes for the first time on CD with copious liner notes and a plethora of rare photographs.
The Beacon Street Union were a highly acclaimed Boston band who recorded two long-out-of-print albums for MGM. They were part of what became labelled the Boss Town Sound along with bands like Ultimate Spinach and Orpheus. This is their highly collectable £50-rated debut album which has long been regarded as a classic of the genre. Produced by New York veteran Wes Farrell, The Eyes Of The Beacon Street Union sold well enough at the time in the States to reach the Top 75 in May 1968. The Beacon Street Union's diverse, dynamic sound was influenced by such bands as The Yardbirds and The Remains.
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