Release Info: The Invaders - Spacing Out 1970 (Duane Records)
Label : Duane Records
The Invaders was a top R&B band in the island of Bermuda during the late 1960s.
The Invaders was started by Ralph Richardson in Bermuda in 1968. In 1969, the band produced its first hit 45, "Spacing Out", written by Richardson, which made it to the top of the Bermuda charts and remained there for several weeks. Within a few months, the band produced its first album with the same title. Both 45 and album were underwritten by Eddie De Mello, owner of the Music Box Music store.
By late 1969, Phillips Recording Studios in the UK offered the band a six-month tour of Europe and a recording contract. By 1970, the band, whose members where then part time musicians, decided to call it quits.
Psychedelic funk is not the first thing that springs to mind when the subject of Caribbean music comes up. But back in the early '70s producer Eddy Demello heard what he remembers as "the hottest group on the hotel circuit. They were way ahead of their time". So he got the band together and recorded a couple of 45s and a long player, containing ten songs in total, all of them hard and heavy funk pieces and drenched in a loud, psychedelic reverb.
The Invaders - Lost Time
By Electric Looser