And then there are the Blossom Toes, a brilliant psychedelic band from the 60s, featuring a name you might be familiar with, Jim Cregan on guitar. Their debut "We Are Ever So Clean"is a long-lost gem, something like "Something Else By The Kinks" after a tab or two of acid. But then something happened.
In a little over a year later, their 1969 follow-up "If Only For A Moment" was released and man, what a downer, something like Iron Butterfly on 'ludes.
According to my pal and my go-to for all things psychedelic Sal Maida, the band hated the first record and simply wanted to change direction.
Bad move, if you ask me.
Check out these two tracks, the first from the debut and the next, a single from that period, "Postcard," which was also covered by Nilsson, by the way.
And then listen to this track and the band's new direction.
How does this happen? (And don't say drugs. Too easy.)
Is there any other night and day examples of brilliant debut to awful follow-up?
More specifically, a debut with a follow-up that barely resembles the band on the first record.