Thursday, 11 December 2008

Cliff Adams - When It Comes To The Crunch/Rhythm and Crunch

Cliff Adams - When It Comes To The Crunch/Rhythm and Crunch (LYN1022. 1966)

This promo, for Smiths Crisps, was recorded by advertising jingle composer Cliff Adams and is a very cool mod mover.

I'm not sure if this was issued as a promo or whether you had to collect tokens and send away for it. If you had to eat an artery clogging amount of crisps to send away for this chances are you'd need to do more than The Crunch to get your health back on track!

Manfred Mann and Mike Hug - Ski "Full of Fitness" Theme

Manfred Mann and Mike Hug - Ski "Full of Fitness" Theme (Ski 1. 1970)

After the break-up of the original Manfreds it's two founding members recording some funky promo disks before forming Chapter 3. This is the first, for Ski Yoghurt. Ever so slightly repetitive, but still cool. The pair also recorded similar disks for Michelin tyres and Maxwell House coffee, but i've yet to hear those.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

The Free - (A Day Of Decision) For Lost Soul Blue/What Makes You?

The Free - (A Day Of Decision) For Lost Soul Blue/What Makes You? (Atco 6662. 1969)

Some more heavy sounds, this time out of Michigan. This originally came out on Marquee and was picked up for national distribution by Atco.

Inner Lite - All The Way In/If I Only Knew

Inner Lite - All The Way In/If I Only Knew (ssExx 667. 1970)

Here's some heavy sounds from Iowa. This is the 2nd and final release from this bunch.

Royal Guardsmen - Magic Window/Mother Where's Your Daughter

Royal Guardsmen - Magic Window/Mother Where's Your Daughter (Laurie 3494. 1969)

Despite the terrible 'snoopy' novelty records the Royal Guardsman did cut a few good sides.

Here's one of their later singles and a great double sider.

Philosophers- The Law Of Love/Do Fuga

Philosophers- The Law Of Love/Do Fuga (Philo Spectrum 31180. 1969)

Here's some more late 60s stuff. The Philosophers were a group of vietnam vets out of LA. They also cut an LP which Acid Archives describe as having a "Hammond, fuzz and a swank r'n'b club groove" (??!).