The third "Love-In" volume keeps the good standard of the previous releases. That means unknown and (still) uncompiled music from the Californian sixties. Bands like Canterbury Fair, Morning Glory or Peppermint Trolley Co. are no unknowns for the '60s connoisseur and you will also get your kicks with Joyride's excellent cover of The Doors' "Crystal Ship", the unusual but great "We Chose To Walk" by Zone 26 or Earth Island's non-album track "Doomsday Afternoon". Info on some bands is still hard to find but Jonathan Cole was the writer for Joyrides third and last single "Land of Rypap Papyr" and also responsible for Sound Sandwich's excellent "Apothecary Dream". Maybe there's a link betweens these two bands but it's just a guess. A nice and pleasant collection with 25 titles this is recommended for "Soft Sounds For Gentle People" addicts.
Tracklist: 1. Aggregation – Maharishi taken from the single Sunshine Superman/Maharishi (LHI 1209) 1968 Line-up: LeWayne Braun (lead gtr, vcls), Dale Burt (piano, organ, vcls), Bayard Gregory (drms, timpani, bongos, tambourine, vcls), Leo Potts (flute, clarinet, sax, recorder, kazoo, vcls), Lemoyne Taylor (flute, clarinet, sax, slide whistle, vcls). Band origin: Los Angeles (California) 2. Joyride – Crystal Ship taken from the single The Crystal Ship/Coming Soon (World Pacific 77877) 1967 Line-up: unknown. Band origin: Los Angeles (California) 3. Thorinshield – Life Is A Dream taken from the single The Best Of It/Life Is A Dream (Philips 40492) 1967 Line-up: James Smith (gtr, vcls), Bobby Ray (bs, vcls), Terry Hand (drms, vcls). Band origin: Los Angeles (California) 4. Chocolate Tunnel - Ostrich People taken from the single Highly Successful Young Rupert White/Ostrich People (In-Sound 403/Era 3185) 1967 Line-up incl.: Kenny Johnson (lead gtr, vcls), Jerry Ritchie (bs). Band origin: Bakersfield (California) 5. Zone 26 – Chose To Walk taken from the single Chose To Walk/When The World Turns Cold (World Pacific 77896) 1967 Line-up incl.: Brian Monsour (keyb'ds). Band origin: Los Angeles (California) 6. Power – She Is The Color taken from the single Children Ask [If He Is Dead]/She Is The Color (Showplace WS 218/MGM K 13815) 1967 Line-up: Robin Johnston (lead gtr, vcls), John Romero (lead vcls, gtr), Joe Romero (bs, vcls), Jim Sanchez (keyb'ds, vcls), Joe Rodriguez (drms, vcls). Band origin: Torrance/Hawthorne (California) 7. Earth Island – Doomsday Afternoon taken from the single Doomsday Afternoon/Tuesday Afternoon (Philips DJP 62 40673) 1970 Line-up: Bruce Doshier (lead gtr, flute, vcls), Bill Liska (gtr, vcls), Richard Vanderwoerdt (gtr, keyb'ds, vcls), Nicholas Rush (drms, vcls). Band origin: Canada → Los Angeles (California) 8. Morning Glory – I See A Light taken from the single Need Someone/I See A Light (Fontana 1613) 1968 Line-up: Gini Graybeal (lead vcls, cymbals, tamb), Bob Bohanna (bs, gtr, vcls), Larry Gerughty (organ, piano, harpsichord, vcls), Allen Wehr (drms). Band origin: San Francisco (California) 9. Elfstone - Beat The Clock taken from the single Louisiana Teardrops/Beat The Clock (World Pacific 77912) 1968 Line-up: unknown. Band origin: Los Angeles (California) 10. Canterbury Fair – Days I Love taken from the single Song On A May Morning/Days I Love (Koala 8081) 1968 Line-up: Phillip Hollingsworth (bs, keyb'ds, vcls), John Hollingsworth (keyb'ds, vcls), Joe Lo Freso (keyb'ds), Sean Corsaro (drms). Band origin: Fresno (California) 11. Lewis & Clarke Expedition – Daddy's Plastic Child taken from the single Daddy's Plastic Child/Gypsy Song Man (Colgems 1028) 1968 Line-up: Ken Bloom (lead gtr, autoharp, clarinet, sax, flute, organ), Boomer Clarke [aka Owen Castleman] (gtr, perc, vcls), Travis Lewis [aka Michael Martin Murphy] (gtr, hrmnca, vcls), John London (gtr, bs, perc), Johnny Raines (drms, perc). Band origin: Dallas (Texas) 12. Gale Garnett - I Make Him Fly taken from the single The Sun Is Gray/I Make Him Fly (RCA 47-9020) 1967 Line-up incl.: Gale Zoë Garnett (vcls), Mike Deasy (gtr), Van Dyke Parks (keyb'ds), Earl Palmer (drms). Origin: Los Angeles (California) 13. Rejoice – Golden Gate Park taken from the single Golden Gate Park/Sonora (Dunhill D-4158) 1968 Line-up incl.: Tom Brown (vcls), Nancy Brown (vcls), Michael Patrick Moore (drms). Additional musicians: Hal Blaine (drms), Joe Osborne (bs), Larry Knechtel (piano). Band origin: Marin County (California) 14. Looking Glass - If I Never Love Again taken from the single Silver And Sunshine [How Wonderful Is Our Love]/If I Never Love Again (Valiant 750) 1967 Line-up: Ron Andre (vcls), Bonnie Andre [aka Bonnie Donato] (vcls), Linda Donato (vcls). Band origin: Sacramento (California) 15. Peppermint Trolley Co. - It's A Lazy Summer Day taken fromthe singleIt's A Lazy Summer Day/Blue Eyes (Acta 809) 1967 Line-up: Danny Faragher (vcls, clavinet, organ, trombone, piano, perc), Jimmy Faragher (vcls, bs, perc), Casey Cunningham (drms, perc). Additional musician: James Fleming Rasmussen (gtr). Band origin: Redlands (California) 16. Knack – Pretty Daisy taken from the single Pretty Daisy/Banana Man (Capitol 5940) 1967 Line-up: Mike Chain (lead vcls, gtr), Dink Kaplan (gtr), Larry Gould (bs, vcls), Pug Baker (drms). Band origin: Los Angeles (California) 17. Family Album – Get Together taken from the single Get Together/Mind Beside Mine (December 875) 1967 Line-up: unknown. Band origin: California 18. Chris & Craig – I Need You taken from the single Isha/I Need You (Capitol 5694) 1966 Line-up incl.: Craig Smith (gtr, vcls), Chris Ducey (gtr, vcls). Band origin: Los Angeles (California) 19. Zone 26 – When The World Turns Cold See Track 5 20. Carmel Covered Popcorn – Suzie Q taken from the single Suzie Q/Looking For A Place (Vistone 2055) 1968 Line-up: unknown. Band origin: Los Angeles (California) 21. People – Riding High taken from the single Organ Grinder/Riding High (Capitol 5920) 1967 Line-up: Gene Mason (vcls), Larry Norman (vcls), Jeoff Levin (gtr), Robb Levin (bs), Albert Ribisi (organ), Denny Fridkin (drms). Band origin: San Jose (California) 22. Yankee Dollar – Mucky Truckee River taken from the single Mucky Truckee River/Reflections Of A Shattered Mind (Dot 17213) 1969 Line-up: Liza Gonzales (vcls), Dave Riordan (vcls), Greg Likins (gtr), Bill Reynolds (bs), Bill Masuda (organ), Nick Alexander (drms). Band origin: San Luis Obispo (California) 23. Knack - Banana Man See Track 16 24. Meditations – Transcendental Meditation taken from the single Transcendental Meditation/Beautiful Experience (World Pacific 77876) 1967 Line-up: unknown. Band origin: California 25. Aggregation – Sunshine Superman See Track 1