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The Cowsills - We can fly (1968)

The 'A' side to the above 45, All I Wanta Be Is Me, is quite an excellent garage record with almost sneering vocals. It has also resurfaced on Hipsville 29 B.C. (LP).
Former Navy man Bud Cowsill brought a couple of guitars back to Newport, RI. from Spain for his two older sons Bill and Bob (18 and 16 at the time). They taught themselves to play and were soon augmented by their younger brethren, Barry (11) and John (10). Precursors to The Osmonds brand of sibling pop, they were also managed by their father.
After the JODA 45 they had considerable success and released eight LPs and numerous 45 on MGM, Philips and London between 1966 and 1971. Bill Cowsill went solo and put out an LP in 1970. Sister Susan joined the group at a later stage and released some solo 45s in the mid-seventies.Their flower-power The Rain, The Park, And Other Things, is also reputedly worth a spin.

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cgm said...

Thanks for this overlooked gem. Great blog, by the way.

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