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The most important article to read is:
In 2008 the Shindig magazine has published an update of Tim Forster's WCPAEB history (in 3 parts). The magazines are sold out, but the Shindig Anual book has republished the whole story and is still available.
For an one-hour interview with Tim, talking about the WCPAEB see YouTube.
The album The Smoke made in 1968 (Sidewalk 5912) by Michael Lloyd after his (initial) departure from the WCPAEB, will probably be reissued. It's broadly in the mood of other LA studio-psych albums of the period. An album of mild psychedelia it contained a fair degree of orchestration and was probably influenced by The Beatles Sergeant Pepper, released the previous summer. Some tracks like 'Fogbound' and 'Umbrella' had considerable commercial potential, others like 'Song Thru Perception' are notable for their crispy clear vocals and 'October Country' for some beautiful string arrangements. Hold for release details....
While still possible, get your WCPAEB T-shirt from this Spanish site ShopMania. Very unique, and available in many colours too.
Last year the Californian magazine Great God Pan also published a fine feature about the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, written by Erik R. Bluhm (thanks Erik!).
The Yardbirds-biography (by John Platt, Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty, 1983) includes a chapter describing a
party at Bob Markley's House during their first US tour in 1965.
Also visit the The Electric Prunes site. It includes an interview with Bob Morgan, the brother of Ron Morgan, who played lead guitar on the three WCPAEB-Reprise albums.
Jimmy Greenspoon, the longtime keyboardist for Three Dog Night, played in an early version of WCPAEB, and
talks a bit about it in his autobiography "One is the loneliest number". He was boyhood friends with Michael Lloyd, thus his
connection. (Apparently, Michael Lloyd is the source for the tapes that is used for the Sundazed CD, as he was the only
one who cared enough to hold on to them!) In the '70's, there was a mini-WCPAEB reunion in a very unlikely place:
Shaun Cassidy was being produced by Lloyd, and had Shaun Harris and Greenspoon in Cassidy's band!
Other WCPAEB related recordings:
Outta'Town / Outer Space - Earworm records - Worm 71.
Lucifer & The Peppermints - Green Itch Got The Bear / Money Back Guarantee (RHM 45-1001 196?).
Trey Barker - Valley Of Tears, Part 1 / Valley Of Tears Part 2 (Fifo FB-101 196?).
Goodness And Mercy - Goodness And Mercy (LP on MGM SE 4730 19??).
Every song in this album has been written, arranged, sung
(Sleeve note on Vol.2)