giovedì, aprile 14, 2011

The Klowns - Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey (1969 usa psych pop)

The Klowns - Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey

Now if this group had their own Saturday morning live-action tv show they not only would have lasted longer but also been more well known. I found this lp at a record convention in the early 90's. It was in the back of one guy's milk crate o' doom. It wasn't till later that I dug up some info that this bubblegum band had future actor Barry Bostwick (SPIN CITY) as one of the singers. Well many years before KISS, Alice Cooper, and the ilk,
these six employees of Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Archies offshoot put on white greasepaint/ black teardrops and kicked it out.
Their music is unlike Filmation's HARDY BOYS, Andy Kim, and Spanky & Our Gang. Mild soul, watered-down psych, and bubblegum goodness.

Kinda freaky gatefold where one guy looks just like Bruce Johnson of The BeachBoys. Of course there are 2 girl sings who look like Betty & Veronica of course. And there's good 'ol Barry looking like a giant Lurch standing at the back.

Great songs and at times great guitar work, no doubt performed by studio musicians.
Perfect addition to your wall of lps.
From RYM (kupa99)

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