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 Glass Family - Electric Band   

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Release Date:06/30/2015;Notes:Double vinyl LP pressing. 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. The first LP is a reissue of the band's original Warner Bros. Album. The second LP contains unreleased tracks-how the band intended the songs to sound. Initial recording sessions for the album took place in the summer of 1967 with Richie Podolor (producer for Steppenwolf and Three Dog Night) at the helm. Those recordings were rejected by Warner Bros. So the band went back into the studio late in 1967 and early 1968 with Podolor in hopes of creating something more palatable to the label folks. These later sessions are what eventually comprised the original Glass Family album, Electric Band.;Track List:1. House of Glass;2. Born in the USA;3. Once Again;4. Sometimes You Wander (Henry's Tune);5. The Means;6. Do You Remember?;7. I Want to See My Baby;8. Lady Blue;9. Passage 17;10. Mr. Happy Glee;11. Guess I'll Let You Go;12. Agorn (Elements of Complex Variables);13. Where'd You Get That Smile?;14. School Book Blues;15. Funny Feeling;16. Baby's Gone;17. Traveling;18. Two X Two;19. The Day That the Earth Stood Stoned;20. Nightwrap for Dee;21. Highway 1;22. House of Glass (Alternate Version);Special Attributes:LIMITED EDITION, REISSUE


 
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