Wednesday, December 2, 2009

1967 Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart Test Patterns

1967 Test Patterns
Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
Louie Shelton - Guitar

Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart never got much respect from the rock intelligentsia, being too closely associated with the Monkees before they were considered cool and also with the business end of the music business. Though based in the West Coast, they seemed much closer in origin and spirit to the Brill Building than to Haight Ashbury or the Sunset Strip. Their debut album, however, is a fairly bold creation given that it was recorded very hastily and rushed out to try and catch some of the commercial action that the duo's songs had helped stir up around the Monkees.

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