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Scene In-Between 1965-1967
     

A Scene In-Between 1965-1967

by The Stained Glass
 
The Stained Glass were a group from San Jose, California who started out as a garage band with folk-rock leanings under the name the Trolls; they began exploring more adventurous and mature stylings as they evolved into the Stained Glass, and toyed with dandified psychedelia before they detoured into

Overview

The Stained Glass were a group from San Jose, California who started out as a garage band with folk-rock leanings under the name the Trolls; they began exploring more adventurous and mature stylings as they evolved into the Stained Glass, and toyed with dandified psychedelia before they detoured into country-rock. With a story like that, the Stained Glass sound remarkably typical of a California band whose career stretched from the mid-'60s into the early '70s, but they were notably better than most of their peers. Primary songwriter and bassist Jim McPherson devised clever and catchy melodies that were more Baroque than most of his peers, along with smart, witty lyrics, and he and his bandmates -- lead guitarist Bob Rominger, rhythm guitarist Roger Hedge, and drummer Dennis Carrasco -- harmonized beautifully regardless of the direction that they followed at the moment. While a latter-day edition of the Stained Glass would cut a pair of albums for Capitol in 1969 and 1970, A Scene In-Between documents the group's output from 1965 to 1967, opening with six tracks from the Trolls (including the lone single the band self-released), 15 tracks from their tenure with RCA Victor (including six of the eight tunes the label released as singles, along with demos and unreleased tracks), and three numbers from a 1967 live gig that reveals they were a very powerful live act, with Rominger and Hedge showing their stuff as an excellent guitar combination. While there were plenty of bands from the Golden State that released the stray brilliant single in the mid-'60s, what set the Trolls and the Stained Glass apart is their consistent strength as well as their eclecticism; of the 24 tracks on A Scene In-Between, pretty much everything satisfies, regardless of where it lies in the combo's creative arc, and it's a shame RCA Victor didn't release a full album on the group, because it's clear they had the songs and the smarts to make things happen in the studio. This is a more enjoyable listen than the solid but less compelling LPs Capitol would release later on.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/03/2013
Label:
Big Beat Uk
UPC:
0029667057226
catalogNumber:
6705722
Rank:
65239

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stained Glass   Primary Artist
Billy Mure   Harmonica
Jim McPherson   Bass,Harmonica,Keyboards,Vocals
Bob Rominger   Guitar,Vocals
Roger Hedge   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Don Peake   Guitar
Dennis Carrasco   Drums,Vocals

Technical Credits

George Harrison   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Charlie Watts   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Bill Wyman   Composer
Brian Jones   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Arthur Lee   Composer
Jim McPherson   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Alec Palao   Liner Notes,Memorabilia,Photo Courtesy
Bob Rominger   Composer,Memorabilia,Photo Courtesy
Evy McPherson   Liner Notes,Memorabilia,Photo Courtesy
Roger Hedge   Composer
Dennis Carrasco   Memorabilia,Photo Courtesy

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