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  • Sure A Few People Here Have Heard of These Groups!

    A memory test?

    Kaleidoscope were renowned in the California folk scene for their integration of world music influences and their creative use of time signatures. Even Jimmy Page once claimed they were his "favorite band." Their first two albums, 1967's Side Trips and 1968's A Beacon to Mars, were well received, but 1969's Incredible Kaleidoscope is where they reached their peak. The band released one more album before splitting up, only to reconvene for 1977's When Scopes Collide, an album of mostly covers that Rolling Stone wrote "lacks the spiritual heart to pull it together." Kaleidoscope's David Lindley eventually became an in-demand session multi-instrumentalist, appearing on Leonard Cohen's Songs of Leonard Cohen and working with Bruce Springsteen and Crosby, Stills & Nash. What We Said Then: "When I first heard the Kaleidoscope they were on the same bill as the Youngbloods and Steve Miller. By pure musicianship and imagination they made the other two groups look sick… This album catches the 'Where have you been all my life' spirit… The music is marvelously earthy, exciting and alive… This is a good record by a truly excellent group." By Langdon Winner, July 26th, 1969
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  • #2
    I remember the Youngbloods Elephant Mountain but none of the other ones.

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    • #3
      Of course, David Lindley, Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger, Leon Russell. Jerry Lee and the Youngbloods. Those and Asylum Choir are the only ones I've heard of and that's my genre. Pretty obscure list.
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      • #4
        I could only find one of those bands in my collection:

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        • #5
          Don't own any of them, although I'm familiar with some of the artists. As mkuller said...pretty obscure list.
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          • #6
            I'm not sure Streetnoise and Elephant Mountain belong on that list. Neither are particularly obscure, and both rank with the best albums of the late '60's. Never heard of The Good Rats or Area Code 615, LOL.
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