Wednesday, 4 January 2017

The Collectors -Grass And Wild Strawberries -1969 Canada (US Warner promo release)

The Collectors was a Canadian rock band active in the 1960s. It debuted in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1961 as a house band (the C-FUN Classics) for CFUN radio, and renamed itself The Collectors in 1966. In 1967 they travelled to Los Angeles to record their debut album.
Their follow-up album "Grass And Wild Strawberries " released by Warner Bros-Seven Arts Records (WS 1774), was the result of a collaboration with the poet/playwrite George Ryga. Whilst the plot of the album is difficult to unravel musically, The Collectors were superb.
Of particular note were "Things I Remember" with its sudden shifts of mood and tempo and intertwined voices and the acid soaked "Dream Of Desolation".
Howie Vickers left the group in 1969, and the remaining members of the band reconstituted themselves as Chilliwack, with Bill Henderson taking over lead vocals.
From this album i chose "Grass And Wild Strawberries","Things I Remember" and "Dream Of Desolation". Enjoy!!!


Howie Vickers-Lead Vocals
Glenn Miller-Bass, Vocals
Bill Henderson- Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Claire Lawrence-Saxophone, Flute, Keyboards, Harmonica, Vocals
Ross Turney-Drums

-by dj fanis: here

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