The Knack — Time Waits For No One: The Complete Recordings 2012 (USA, Psychedelic Pop)

Исполнитель: The Knack
Откуда: USA
Альбом: Time Waits For No One: The Complete Recordings
Год выхода: 2012 (recorded in 1966-1968)
Жанр: Psychedelic Pop
Формат: MP3 CBR 320
Размер архива: 74.6 МB

The Knack were formed in 1965 at by students at Hollywood High and Fairfax High School led by Michael Chain. The original name for the band was the InMates. Their original line-up consisted Mike Chain on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Dink Kaplan on lead guitar, and Larry Gould on bass and backing vocals, and Ken Meyer on drums. After traveling on a Shindig road show, the band changed their name to the Knack. Dink Kaplan’s older brother played in the Mothers of Invention. Not long after forming, Meyer left the group and was replaced by Pug Baker on drums. The band initially played on the high school circuit, but had advanced to the more popular clubs on the Sunset Strip: the Hullabaloo, the Whiskey-A-Go-Go, the Galaxy, the Trip, the Crescendo, Gazzarri’s, It’s Boss, the Cheetah, the Cherokee, the Sea Witch, and others. They were also the first rock group to appear at the Ice House folk room and the Troubadour. The Knack eventually performed shows at larger venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Palladium, Melody Land, and Carousel. The group’s manager, Abe and Rick Marcelli, arranged for Nick Venet, who had been the Beach Boys producer, to come to a club to see them perform on stage. Venet later invited A&R personnel at Capitol Records, which paved the way for the band to be signed by the famous label. Venet had produced all of the Knack’s recordings at Capitol, and Mike Chain had composed most of the songs. The Knack recorded all of their songs at Studio A at the Capital Records’ headquarters on Hollywood and Vine. They played all their own instruments, which was unusual in Los Angeles studios at the time, particularly in light of their young age, with most of the band members still in high school. The band was regarded for their instrumental and melodic finesse. The band’s debut single for Capitol was «Time Waits For No One» b/w «I’m Aware, » which is set in a minor key. In 1967 Capitol released their second single, «Softly Softly», a slower song, which included Frank Zappa on piano, backed with «The Spell», a more upbeat number. Capitol scheduled the group on a cross-country tour as part of their promotional strategy. This resulted in the formation of numerous fan clubs, but Capitol’s insistence on using the hyperbolic motto, «better than the Beatles,» led to an ill-fated marketing campaign. Chain was opposed to the use of the motto, but was overruled by the rest of the band. Later in 1967 the band released their third single, «Pretty Daisy» b/w «Banana Man.» «Pretty Daisy» has a trumpet part played by a session man. After Dink Kaplan had left, he was replaced by Bobby Cochran on lead guitar. In 1968 Capitol released their last single «Freedom Now» b/w «Lady In The Window.» The band broke up in 1969. Mike Chain, along with the Merry-Go-Round’s Gary Kato, had formed the Pinkiny Canandy, which had recorded for Uni Records. He later did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan for American soldiers.

01. Time Waits For No One — 2:08
02. I’m Aware — 1:49
03. Pretty Daisy — 2:32
04. Softly, Softly — 2:24
05. Banana Man — 2:23
06. Lady In The Window — 1:58
07. The Spell — 2:54
08. Freedom Now — 2:53
09. Girl With The Dark Brown Eyes (Previously Unreleased) — 2:29
10. Merry Go Round (Previously Unreleased) — 1:57
11. Once Upon A Cheek (Previously Unreleased) — 2:38
12. No Show Today (Previously Unreleased) — 1:51
13. Heart Says Yes, Pride Says No (Previously Unreleased) — 5:37
14. I’m Aware (Alt. Mix) — 1:53

Michael Chain — lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Dink Kaplan — lead guitar (01-05, 07, 09, 11-14)
Bobby Cochran — lead guitar (06, 08, 10)
Larry Gould — bass
Pug Baker — drums
Buddy Childers, Plas Johnson — horns (03, 05)
Frank Zappa — piano (04)
Nick Venet — producer (01, 02, 04, 07, 09, 11-14)
Lex De Azevedo — producer (03, 05)
John Palladino — producer (06, 08, 10)


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