Saturday, October 12, 2019

TCCDM Pulls One Out..."The Boston Tea Party" (1968)

"The Boston Tea Party" - The Boston Tea Party (1968)

The Boston Tea Party was a band from...California.   They're often labeled as garage-psych but that's being overly generous.  The album is mostly straight-up garage pop-rock.  It's good garage stuff, though.  There's plenty of catchy songs with smart lyrics and a tasty organ push.  To be fair, there are a few songs that have dustings of pop-psych edginess.  You'll notice when they come around.  Nothing to get hung about, but they're pretty cool.  The album is much better than the revolutionary clothes they're wearing.  I'm just being a little snarky because that's all part of what makes this period of music so endearing.  I'm cool with it.  By the way, while I was spinning this square, I was dancing The Frug all afternoon with Goldie Hawn.  Okay, I was all by myself.  But if Goldie's down, tell her I have a small can of glow-in-the-dark body paint, too.  The Boston Tea Party.  Good spin.

"The Boston Tea Party" (back)

Flick-Disc label

"We Have Already Died" - The Boston Tea Party / "The Boston Tea Party" (1968)

A1  "I'm Tellin' You" 2:50
A2  "Straighten Up and Fly" 4:16
A3  "I Found a Way" 2:00
A4  "Fantasy" 2:43
A5  "We Have Already Died" 2:40
B1  "Free Service" 2:39
B2  "Just Pretend You're Sherry" 3:36
B3  "In There Shoes" 2:51
B4  "The Time Being" 6:46
B5  "Please Be Glad" 2:32

Travis Fields -- vocals
Mike Stevens -- guitar
Richard DePerna -- bass
Mike DePerna - keyboards
David Novogroski - drums

Good stuff.

Casey Chambers

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