Thursday, November 23, 2023

Gene Clark's LP re-released on blue vinyl with 7" single bonus with unreleased track


It went rather unnoticed but the latest vinyl re-release of Gene Clark and Carla Olson's LP « So Rebellious A Lover » on blue vinyl has a bonus 7’’ vinyl single with an unreleased Clark/Olson « home recorded » song.

Says Carla Olson:

« A blue vinyl version of my album with Gene, ‘So Rebellious A Lover’, has just been re-released in the summer and it includes a 7 inch single of Gene singing a song in his house, and me singing the song with him in the house, it was recorded in his lounge on a little cassette deck. It is really a wonderful addition to the many reissues of that album »

The LP was released on Sunset Blvd Records with reference LP-SBR-7021.

The single is as follows:


Side A

Gypsy Rider 

Recorded at Criterion Recording Studio, Hollywood, Ca. 1985

Bass – Joe Read

Drums – Phil Seymour

Guitar – George Callins

Pedal Steel Guitar – Ed Black

Recorded By, Mixed By – Guy Roche

Written-By, Producer, Guitar, Vocals – Gene Clark


Side B 

Recorded at Gene's House, Sherman Oaks, Ca. 1989 

Number One Is To Survive

Guitar, Vocals – Gene Clark

Written-By, Guitar, Vocals – Carla Olson


The mention that Gene And Carla’s "Number One Is To Survive" is an unreleased track was based on what Carla Olson said in a recent interview. Actually, our regular correspondent JPM just let us know that it’s not unreleased, as it appears on Gene and Carla’s double CD “Gene Clark With Carla Olson In Concert” released by Collector’s Choice Music as long ago as 2007, with the note “Gene & Clara In Gene’s Living Room, 1989”


Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Yet another Chris Hillman participation (2007)


It had escaped me until now but I just found out that Chris Hillman plays mandolin and sings harmony vocal on The Psychedelic Cowboys’ “Jangle Waltz” album from 2007.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Uncredited Byrds track?

I hadn’t listened to the “Candy” soundtrack LP for years.

I did a couple of days ago, and when listening to “Ascension To Virginity” by Dave Grusin, I couldn’t help thinking I was hearing The Byrds.

Some research led me to someone who plays on the album; he said it was Dave Grusin on keyboards, Gene Parsons on drums, Clarence White on guitar and probably John York on bass. He couldn’t remember about McGuinn being there as well.

Seems like an uncredited Byrds track to me.

Make your own opinion here:

UPDATE Nov 8, 2023:

Both Gene Parsons and John York were contacted by e-mail and confirmed that the track is by the both of them and Clarence White. McGuinn's participation is not confirmed.


Wednesday, October 25, 2023

A long-lost sci-fi film starring Gram Parsons is the subject of a new book.



A long-lost sci-fi film starring Gram Parsons is the subject of a new book.

Called Saturation 70, the project also starred Julian Jones-Leitch (son of Rolling Stone Brian Jones), Michelle Phillips, tailor Nudie Cohn and Prince Stanislas Klossowski De Rola, the aristocrat and Stones’ confidant.

The music was by Parsons and Roger McGuinn while the film’s special effects were due to be handled by Douglas Trumbull, who’d then just completed Stanley Kubrick‘s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The project began life in 1969, when writer-director Anthony Foutz was prepping a film written in collaboration with playwright Sam Shepard, called Maxagasm, intended as a vehicle for The Rolling Stones.

Foutz attended a UFO convention in the desert at Giant Rock, near Joshua Tree with a group of friends, including Parsons, Phillips, and 5-year-old Julian Jones-Leitch, to film test footage for Maxagasm; however, the footage gave rise instead to another film: Saturation 70.

According to the Kickstarter page for the book, the plot for Saturation 70 was this :

“A Victorian star child (Julian Jones-Leitch) who falls through a wormhole into smog-ridden, dystopian, present day Los Angeles, is compelled to embark on a hazardous quest to reunite with his mother (Marsia Holzer). He is helped in this endeavor by a Nudie-suit wearing Fairy Godmother (Ida Random), Nudie Cohn himself, and a group of aliens in hazmat suits: the Kosmic Kiddies (Gram Parsons, Michelle Phillips, Andee Nathanson, and Stash Klossowski de Rola), who have landed on Earth with a mission: to rid it of poisonous toxins and pollution.”

The film was shot but never completed after financing fell apart. Most of the footage subsequently disappeared.

The full story for Saturation 70 – and Maxagasm – has now been documented in a new book, Saturation 70: A Vision Past of the Future Foretold, by Chris Campion, which features never-before-seen imagery, on-set photographs, production stills and script fragments.

The book will be released in April 2024.

Watch the trailer here:

Moere details here:

Info provided by our regular correspondent JPM – Many thanks to him.

Friday, October 20, 2023

Carla Olson's new release featuring Gene Clark "Have Harmony, Will Travel 3"


Carla Olson’s new release, “Have Harmony, Will Travel 3” includes three previously unreleased “live” duets with Gene Clark: “Gypsy Rider”, "Del Gato" and “Set You Free This Time”

With The Hollies' Allan Clarke, members of Broken Homes, as well as Jake Andrews, Robert Rex Waller Jr, Harvey Shield of the Mighty Echoes, Shawn Barton Vach, and B.J. Thomas’s final recording. (record label is BFD)


1. In Another Land (4:34)
2. Face To Face (3:31)
3. Street Fighting Man (4:37)
4. I Can See For Miles (4:44)
5. Lead Me (3:57)
6. (Just Like) Romeo & Julie (3:24)
7. Stronger (6:28)
8. It Makes Me Cry (7:32)
9. A Love That Never Blooms (4:43)
10. Cool Water (3:22)
11. Gypsy Rider (4:58)
12. Del Gato (5:13)
13. Set You Free This Time (4:05)

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Yet Another BURRITO BROTHERS album

The current Burrito Brothers comprise no original member.

Chris P. James, Tony Paoletta, Peter Young and Steve Allen

They have a new CD out titled “Christmas”.


1. Christmas Day (3:11)

2. Bethlehem Bell (3:25)

3. Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy (2:21)

4. Christmas Moon (4:11)

5. Christmas Star (1:38)

6. The Feast of Stephen (4:23)

7. Spirit of the Season (4:00)

8. Santa (4:55)

9. Christmas (6:17)

10. Merry Christmas (4:27)

11. Christmas Time is Here Again (8:30)

12. Happy New Year (2:27)

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Christian Parker – Sweethearts - A Tribute To The Byrds’ “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo”

Just out on CD and Vinyl:

Christian Parker – Sweethearts

A Tribute To The Byrds’ “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo”

Featuring Earl Poole Ball And JayDee Maness

---‘Sweethearts’ is a tribute to the Byrds 1968’s classic ‘Sweetheart Of The Rodeo’ album. Christian Parker & Earl Poole Ball, one of the original sessions, co-produced and contributed piano to this modern interpretation. JayDee Maness, one of the original pedal steel players making a special appearance, joined the sessions. In 1968, the album managed to disappoint and, in many cases, alienate almost everyone who heard it. It would be much later before it was recognized as the iconic piece of work that it is. ‘Sweetheart Of The Rodeo’ is widely regarded as the album defining country rock, but the rock part is almost silent. The whole thing is almost out and out of the country, with huge dollops of pedal steel, banjo, fiddle, and almost everything other kinds of instrument you would expect to hear in the mainstream twangy country that existed at that time.---

1. You Ain’t Going Nowhere (3:12)
2. I Am A Pilgrim (3:43)
3. The Christian Life (2:32)
4. You Don’t Miss Your Water (3:43)
5. You’re Still On My Mind (2:29)
6. Pretty Boy Floyd (2:31)
7. I Still Miss Someone (2:51)
8. Hickory Wind (4:07)
9. One Hundred Years From Now (2:37)
10. Blue Canadian Rockies (2:02)
11. Life In Prison (2:43)
12. Nothing Was Delivered (3:20)
13. Satisfied Mind (3:22)
14. Drug Store Truck Driving Man (3:57)

You can get it here: