society's children: mister genie man (LP+CD)
  • society's children

  • mister genie man (LP+CD) (LP)

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  • Format: LP
  • Label: World In Sound
  • Genre: Psychedelic

It seems like a mystery that it took over 50 years until these outstanding recordings, are finally released. Society's Children were founded by the mother and son duo Doreen and Pat Sassone near Chicago in 1968. The quartet released only one very rare 45 record on the Cha-Cha label, titled 'Mister Genie Man,' truly a punkadelic-fuzz-organ-masterpiece. More songs were recorded at Columbia Studios in '68, but an intended album did not get finished until another recording session was made in 1974. Musically they built a perfect bridge between hard driven, dark-psych and garage euphoria (Seeds, Electric Prunes) and melancholic but also soulful-bluesy psychedelic Westcoast rock and folk, inspired by likes as Jefferson Airplane or Big Brother... This lost album contains 13 original compositions with a spectacular fuzztone of Sassone's "Gibson Firebird" electric 12 string guitar. Also the highly intense, remarkable female vocals make this album a milestone for end-sixties psychedelia, several tunes have an all-time "hit"-potential! Limited edition of 475 copies in handmade heavy cardboard sleeve with 4 page insert. Includes CD version.

Track Listing:

  • A1 Can It Be 2:17
  • A2 People, People 3:14
  • A3 Mister Genie Man 2:33
  • A4 Darkness 3:05
  • A5 Love Hour 2:23
  • A6 I Don't Wanna See Tomorrow 2:19
  • B1 Help 3:00
  • B2 Slippin' Away 2:22
  • B3 Velvet, Love, And Lace 3:05
  • B4 Bells Of St. Peter's Square 2:23
  • B5 I Am A Minstrel 2:55
  • B6 Goodbye Baby 4:00
  • B7 Listen 2:39