WILLIE AND THE RED RUBBER BAND R-2352172-1355686689-4236 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 – Willie And The Red Rubber Band [1968] (Full Album)


A1 School Of Hard Knocks Written By Redden* 2:46

A2 Street Singer Written By Addington* 1:45

A3 Little Old Clockmaker Written By Addington*, Redden* 2:04

A4 I Dig Love Written By Redden* 1:50

A5 Nature’s Way Of Saying Thank You Written By Addington*, Ballard*, Redden* 2:05

B1 I’ll Stay With You Written By Smith 3:14

B2 Mary Jane Written By Redden* 1:54

B3 I’m Puttin You Off Written By Redden* 2:15

B4 Run Boy Run Written By Gleghorn 2:22

B5 Good Time Written By Reeder Written By Redden* 2:56

B6 Love In The First Degree Written By Redden* 2:38

Companies, etc.

Record Company – Radio Corporation Of America

Copyright (c) – RCA

Pressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Rockaway


Arranged By [Horn] – Don Caldwell

Coordinator [Talent] – Bud Andrews

Drums – Conley Bradford

Guitar – Lanny Fiel

Guitar, Bass – Glen Ballard (2)

Liner Notes – Willie And The Red Rubber Band

Organ, Piano, Cello – Charles Addington

Producer – Duke Niles

Vocals, Guitar – Willie Redden


Orange label pressing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

Rights Society: BMI

Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): WPRS-6201

Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): WPRS-6202

Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): WPRS-6201–5S A1 R

Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): WPRS-6202–5S A1 R

Label: RCA Victor ‎– LSP-4074

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album

Country: US

Released: 1968

Genre: Rock

Style: Psychedelic Rock



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