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Thursday, February 23, 2012

THE GALAXIES IV - DON'T LOSE YOUR MIND


Formed in 1964, The Galaxies IV were formed while still in high school in Trenton, New Jersey and have the distinction of being (I think) the only garage/ psych band that featured an accordion (although I don't hear it on this track, which may or may not be a good thing).

The group released four singles before adding a new lead singer and becoming The Galaxies V; THIS is the record that the stars aligned for. VOILA; a mind melting psychedelic masterpiece which was released in the summer of '67 to boot.

During '65-'67, RCA Victor released some truly incredible rock and soul 45's, and for the most part they all sank without a trace. If it wasn't for their Elvis income, the incompetency of RCA in the promotion department probably would have ran them out of business.

from 1967...

THE GALAXIES IV - DON'T LOSE YOUR MIND


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4 comments:

Rockin' Jeff said...

There it is!

pingw said...

Thanks for that. 'Tis a very good toon.

Pete W said...

Your accompanying text brought to mind that old chestnut which might raise a chuckle with anyone who hasn't already heard it:

Q. What's the definition of a gentleman?
A. Somebody who can play the accordion, but doesn't.

Anonymous said...

Great record. Never heard of them before but love them. Thx. W.