5.18.2008

Blue Bus: Your Mind´s moving too fast (1967-70, Very Rare US Psych-Garage)

BAND/ALBUM INFO

A teenage garage band who appear not to have released a 45 in their lifetime. One track, Black Candles, resurfaced on the Euro CD version of The Magic Cube in 1999, not long before the retrospective LP appeared on a German label.

Unless there's an insert missing, no historical background is provided except for a list of personnel against each track. From this it can be gleaned that they recorded these demos between 1967 and 1970 with a fluid line-up featuring several different combinations of the above in two's three's and four's. They were built around guitarist/vocalist Roman Oles, who appears on all cuts except the sole cover, Love's Signed D.C..

Their repertoire runs from surfy garage instrumentals through folk-punk and on to psychy-garage. I'd guess this band to be from South California: - there's a strong Byrds flavour in the minor-mood material and especially in the closing Jam #1, which could be uncharitably described as someone attempting Eight Miles High after a few pints too many; a nod in the direction of The Electric Prunes with some siren-like sustain and feedback; and the excellent People Looking At Me has a whiff of Love in the belligerent strumming and hispanic flavour. (M.W.)


15 comments:

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

Password x this beauty:

mza-garage.blogspot.com

henry said...

another great find! What a great version of Signed DC! one of my favorite songs. will have to give this a better listen when i get some free time, but what i heard so far is very nice. thanks.

esmenard.victor said...

More psych than garage, but a great find. Thank you for this, I've never heard of them and it's great.

germt said...

Magnífico disco de Psycho-blues con guitarras llenas de sensibilidad y una voz que transmite emoción. Un 10.

Anonymous said...

NICE BAND.THANKS,A LOT!!

StevenK said...

More great stuff! Thanks much!

Steven

Anonymous said...

Heyy this is a GREAT Psych-Guitar-Garage Unknown Band! Thank you a lot!!
Sixties Garage Girl!!!
;)

stiker said...

Very good band, I like their songs, especially cut "Be What You Are". Thanks!

Romuald said...

The link is dead :o(

Anonymous said...

Thanks! A real beauty.
Zeno

Anonymous said...

gracias por el cd
ademas quiero agradecer al a pagg es una exelente paggasi com oestas no hay (Y)(Y)(Y)

Viacomclosedmedown on youtube said...

YEAH GOOD ONE THANKS!!!

BenT said...

Great blog! great LP! but the link is dead. Would you mind updating it?

aron pieman kay said...

i was working with green power in doing the griffith park love-ins when i met roman.....any pix from those daze....? please reply via pieman420@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Roman Oles' mother was a family friend. My sister, friend and I visited Roman and his mother in 1981. We listened to his recordings In his garage studio during our visit. Amazing! Our family lost touch with Roman when his mother passed away. Av. I was talking to my husband wondering what Roman was doing these days. We Googled his name, only to find that he passed away in 2010. So sad. Just found the album, Your Mind's Moving Too Fast on You Tube. Took me back...