Σάββατο, 7 Ιανουαρίου 2012
THE TANGERINE ZOO \ S-T 1968.
The year was 1966, the town was Swansea, Mass. located 50 miles south of Boston. Three Zoo members Benny, Donald and Tony along with two brothers from nearby Warren, R.I. came together to form the band called The EBB TIDES.
All members had come from other local garage bands (Batmen, Rogues & Rockin Teens). The band changed it's name to the Flower Pot.
The newly formed band was soon ready to hit the club scene under new management and a whole fuller sound featuring a Hammond B3 organ and added rhythm guitar.
February 1968 the long awaited LP as TANGERINE ZOO and single is released. Seven of the nine songs are original songs written by the band. Six of these are psychedelic arrangements.
The single is a remake of the Marvin Gaye tune "One More Heartache," The longest cut is a reworked version of Gloria over six minutes. Ironically, the song that was recorded and left off the album was a song written by Harry Nilsson called "One" which in three months later sprung the group Three Dog Night.The song, the Flight is the most played song by radio and fans of garage psych music even today.
The band got together again for Reunions for fund raisers lfor local charities first in 1988 again in 1990 and the last being in 1993.
Line up :
Bob Benevides -- Lead Guitari - R.I.P 2005.
Wayne Gagnon -- Guitar, Fuzz Pedalck
Ron Medeiros -- Organ, Harmonica
Donald Smith -- Drums
Tony Taveira -- Bass Guitar .