WILLIE AND THE RED RUBBER BAND ‎– WE’RE COMIN’ UP [1969]

WILLIE AND THE RED RUBBER BAND WE RE COMIN UP R-6665527-1424180371-9247 smThe band is off the wall with a melting pot of styles which is slightly endearing. Willie et al came out of west Texas and remind me of a cross between a jug band and the 13th Floor Elevators, or maybe Zappa if he went country, or, The Fugs if they went country. They have nothing in their oeuvre to compare to fellow Texan Roky and his 13th Floor Elevators but they are interesting as a time capsule of the era and they were certainly playing in the same mind park as Roky. Trying to find anything on this band is near on impossible – but they must have had a career as this is their second album and they are on a major label (RCA). The music is a mix of rock, blues, country and soul with a dash of the avant-garde underground. Also, I suspect it was common for bands to do acid whilst drinking mescal, in late 60s. Mary Jane is their best song of their first album and Chicky – Chicky Boom Boom their greatest acid dancing hit from their second LP.

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Willie And The Red Rubber Band – We’re Comin’ Up [1969] (Full Album)

Tracklist:

A1 Show Me Written By Redden* 2:53

A2 Last Letter From Mary Written By Addington* 2:43

A3 Deep Eyes Of Darkness Written By Rhodes, Smith Written By Redden* 2:55

A4 L.A. T-H-E Man Written By Redden* 2:40

A5 Try A New Day On Written By Ballard*, Redden* (Missing)

B1 We’re Comin’ Up Written By Redden*  2:49

B2 Watch Out Fool Self Written By Ballard* 2:46

B3 San Luis Way Written By Redden* 3:08

B4 Everytime, And I Get Th’ Blues Written By Redden* 3:28

B5 Daddy, I Think I’m Going Blind Written By Redden*  2:10

B6 Chicky – Chicky Boom Boom Written By Andrew, Jr Written By Addington*, Redden* 2:08

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Recorded At – RCA Victor Studios, Nashville

Produced For – Nuke Niles Productions

Credits

Arranged By [Horns] – Chuck Sagle, Don Caldwell

Drums – Conley Bradford

Engineer [Recording] – Al Pachucki

Guitar – John Buck Wilken*, Lanny Fiel

Guitar, Bass – Glen Ballard (2)

Organ, Piano, Cello – Charles Addington

Photography By – Bill Berger

Piano – Begie Chruser

Producer – Chuck Sagle, Duke Niles (tracks: B6)

Vocals, Guitar – Willie Redden

Barcode and Other Identifiers

Matrix/Runout (Stamped Side A): XPRS-5666 – – 1S R

Matrix/Runout (Stamped Side B): XPRS-5667 – – 1S R

Matrix/Runout (Etched Side A): A/A

Matrix/Runout (Etched Side B): -B

Label: RCA ‎– LSP-4193

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo

Country: US

Released: 1969

Genre: Rock

Style: Psychedelic Rock

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