Orange Bicycle

Orange Bicycle

by Orange Bicycle


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Orange Bicycle

A somewhat late-in-the-day attempt at psychedelic pop, this album does have a few advantages, mostly in the way it's executed -- for starters, it isn't as wimpy as a lot of U.K. psychedelic pop was during this period; Orange Bicycle plays hard and generates a fairly hard sound, despite their pop orientation, the wattage turned up fairly high and the vocals pretty intense. The album is top-heavy with outside songwriting, Elton John, Bob Dylan, and Denny Laine all playing prominent roles as composers, with Laine giving the group perhaps their best moment with his "Say You Don't Mind," where they even sound a little bit like the original (Roy Wood-era) Electric Light Orchestra. Still, they're neither fish nor fowl, too heavy to pass for pop but not intense enough to be taken too seriously -- the material is a little too off-kilter to have worked at the time, or to be of anything much more than historical interest today.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/12/2015
Label: Imports
UPC: 5036436095728
catalogNumber: 5014507
Rank: 64463

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Performance Credits

Orange Bicycle   Primary Artist
Bernie Lee   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Rob Scales   Vocals,Group Member
Kevin Curry   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Wilson Malone   Organ,Piano,Harpsichord,Vocals,Mellotron,Group Member
Gary Hooper   Guitar,Group Member
John Bachin   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Elton John   Composer
Denny Laine   Composer
Alan Hawkshaw   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Jonathan Peel   Producer
Ray Cameron   Composer
Jeff Jarrett "Double J"   Engineer
Wilson Malone   Arranger,Composer
Mike Mastrangelo   Liner Notes
Andrew Stephens   Engineer
John Kerlander   Engineer
John Bachin   Composer

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