Monday, May 03, 2010

The New Dimensions !

The New Dimensions ! McFly, we’re back again in 1963 !
On the front cover of the Sundazed Lp, you’ll see a very young Michael Lloyd (who looks about 13) and future Three Dog Night keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon (who doesn't look much older). Yes folks, they were the New Dimensions, and they were all about 13 or 16 !!! And hell yeah, it's all very competently played, especially considering their youth. The history of this obscure group is certainly well documented in the liner notes, however, with the help of many recollections from Lloyd.
Anyway, the band never had any singles released. They worked with these hustler types by the name of Robert Hafner and Tony Hilder who had a deal with a tiny budget label called Sutton to issue the New Dimension albums as 'rack jobs.' Essentially that meant their records would be pressed on cheap vinyl normally reserved for placemats, packaged in fairly generic sleeves, and shipped directly to the cut out bins with no hope of promotion, airplay, or royalties. They had three studio albums, "Surf 'N Bongos," "Soul," and "Deuces & Eights." And Theye were part of a live album from the Santa Monica surf fair titled "Shake! Shout and Soul!"

The New Dimensions :
* Cat On A Hot Foam Board *
* Failsafe *
* Soul Breakout *


Anonymous Anonymous said...

SURF !!!!!!

2:45 PM  
Blogger Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

Soul Breakout!! Das ist gut scheiss!!

4:59 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Ja !

6:45 PM  

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