Friday, September 14, 2012


Ultimate Spinach was a psychedelic/hard rock/blues band originally from Boston. In their '60's heyday they specialized in lengthy songs such as "Ballad of the Hip Death Goddess", from Ultimate Spinach (1968) and "Genesis of Beauty", from Behold And See (1968).

"Mind Flowers"
Live at the Unicorn Coffee House
Boston, MA, July 1967

Track list:

01. Hey Joe (4:14)
02. Get Together (4:11)
03. I Don't Know You (3:48)
04. Funny Freak Parade / Don't Let These Years Go By (6:07)
05. Don't Cry For Me (3:51)
06. Follow Me (4:37)
07. Ballad Of The Hip Death Goddess (6:19)
08. Mind Flowers (12:46)


Ian Bruce Douglas: vocal, electric piano, 12-string guitar
Barbara Hudson: vocals, electric guiar, kazoo
Keith Latheinen: vocal, drums
Richard Nese: bass
Geoffrey Winthorp: vocal, lead guitar, sitar, electric sitar


Anonymous said...

Thanks. I believe the "Spinach" were the most successful of the brief Boston sound bands. Can anyone confirm that Chevy Chase was briefly a member of one of these bands, maybe the Beacon St Union? Always look forward to to all the surprises you manage to come up with!

24HOURDEJAVU said...

Chase played drums with the college band The Leather Canary, headed by school friends Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. Chase has called the group "a bad jazz band"; Becker and Fagen later founded the successful group Steely Dan. He played drums and keyboards for a Bosstown rock band called Chameleon Church, which recorded one album for MGM Records before disbanding in 1969.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info! Chameleon Church was the band I was trying to remember[the mind is slowly going]. I also forgot his early connection with Becker & Fagan.

Anonymous said...

I agree that this was one of the best of the Boston psychedelic bands. Thanks for the chance to hear this.

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