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Thursday, April 12, 2012

THE TROPICS - THIS MUST BE THE PLACE


Hailing from the tropics of southwest Florida, legend has it that the group traveled to Chicago in 1966 to compete at the International Battle Of The Bands in which they took first place- a contract with Columbia Records.

The group released a handful of singles (showing a strong British Invasion/ folk rock influence) on Columbia that never broke nationally. The group was fantastic, boasting strong vocals and musicianship, as well as excellent production work from Teo Macero, known mostly as a jazz producer who is immortalized by his groundbreaking work with Miles Davis, among others.

On this track, the group blows the roof off with two minutes of fuzzed out stomp that is, in my opinion, their greatest side.

from 1967...

THE TROPICS - THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is anyone else having trouble playing song with the divshare player?

Derek See said...

Occasionally divshare goes down for maintenance. I just checked and it's back up and running.

mad4music said...

A "fuzzed-out stomp" indeed! A great find. Thanks for sharing!

YankeeBoy said...

What a great record1 Derek, you have amazing taste in music.