ALAN CLARK vcls, ld gtr, bs,organ
JOHN DALBECK gtr
PAT EDWARDS bs
PETE STEVENS drms
Oddball release from moderately successful LA hairdresser/beauty parlor manager, giving the term "vanity project" a new dimension. Actually, the remarkable Mr Lee doesn't perform on the LP, relegating that task to a group of teen-club stalwarts he'd found somewhere. The LP could be viewed as a "1-killer-track" type deal, this being the opening fuzz-psycher "Soap suds & creme" (!) which is a quite successful take on the Butterfly/Steppenwolf bag, with a long killer guitar break. The rest of the LP (all originals) is more teenbeat-sounding and what you might expect from a 3rd tier Sunset Strip band. Although light fare I must admit a couple of them have good, memorable hooks, and excellent fuzz leads keep recurring. For some reason I'm reminded a bit of Brain Police, although this is a more modest outing. Apart from the opener this is ultimately a completist artefact a la the Tormentors, albeit with some unusual angles. Sleeve notes have an enthusiastic endorsement from Mr Lee's wife, Monique. [PL]---The band played mainly at Mr Lee's Covina nightclub, where the bulk of the LP pressing was sold. There were also some lounge gigs in Santa Cruz. The band existed roughly a year. Ex-member Alan Clark has a website with more info and images, such as the ad above.
1. Soap Suds And Cream2. Stop3. Leaving Just Isn't Fair4. Yes, I Love You5. Bad Case Of Booze (Pete's Theme)6. Goodbye Sunshine7. Why Not Three Or Four8. Lay It On The Line9. Mediocre Blues10. It's Hurting Me11. Looky, Looky, Look12. I Can't Go On