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Orange Bicycle - Orange Bicycle (1970) [Japan (mini LP) 2006] MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 168 Mb | Scans | Time: 59:26 Genre: Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock | Label: Air Mail Archive | Cat.№: AIRAC-1197
The Orange Bicycle, a London-based psychedelic outfit, were part of the 1967 boom that revolved around the UFO Club. They represented the "poppier" (as in "Sgt Pepper") version of psychedelia (Hyacinth Threads, Laura's Garden). They released several more singles and a terrible album of covers, Orange Bicycle (Parlophone, 1970).
1. Lady Samantha (3:34) 2. Country Comforts (3:15) 3. The Sweet Thing Is (2:17) 4. Make It Rain (4:07) 5. Say You Don't Mind (2:57) 6. Hallelujah Moon (3:28) 7. Jelly On The Bread (3:52) 8. Take Me To The Pilot (3:04) 9. Come To Tomorrow Morning (4:12) 10. Back (3:37) 11. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You (4:32) Bonus Tracks 12. Hyacinth Threads (2:55) 13. Amy Peate (2:09) 14. Laura's Garden (3:16) 15. Lavender Girl (2:21) 16. Jenskadajka (3:33) 17. Sing This Song All Together (2:41) 18. Trip On An Orange Bicycle (3:36)
A somewhat late-in-the-day attempt at psychedelic pop, this album does have a few advantages, mostly in the way it's executed -- for starters, it isn't as wimpy as a lot of U.K. psychedelic pop was during this period; Orange Bicycle plays hard and generates a fairly hard sound, despite their pop orientation, the wattage turned up fairly high and the vocals pretty intense. The album is top-heavy with outside songwriting, Elton John, Bob Dylan, and Denny Laine all playing prominent roles as composers, with Laine giving the group perhaps their best moment with his "Say You Don't Mind", where they even sound a little bit like the original (Roy Wood-era) Electric Light Orchestra. Still, they're neither fish nor fowl, too heavy to pass for pop but not intense enough to be taken too seriously -- the material is a little too off-kilter to have worked at the time, or to be of anything much more than historical interest today. ~ Review by Bruce Eder
Produced by Jonathan Peel except, 12-18 by Monty Babson
• R.J. Scales - Lead Vocals • Wilson Malone - Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Mellotron, Vocals • John Bachini - Bass, Vocals • Kevin Curry (later Supertramp) - Drums, Percussion • Bernie Lee - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Steel Guitar, Vocals