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Thursday, April 7, 2011
THE STAINED GLASS - A SCENE IN BETWEEN
While most of the San Francisco bands during this era were experimenting with long drawn out jams that soared to new highs of being out of tune and out of time (and just plain boring to this listener), their neighbors 45 minutes south in San Jose and the San Francisco bay peninsula (aka my home turf) were cranking out three minute masterpieces such as this that epitomize the psychedelic experience but distill it to a palatable length.
The Stained Glass, out of San Jose, were signed to RCA for three singles, of which this is the final one and their finest. These fellas obviously spent a lot of time digesting "Revolver" and while it may be looked at as a mere copy, the songwriting of this track is truly top notch.