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The mysterious Telemen issued a unitary in Australia on Parlophone in Sept 1966, “Theme from ‘My Name’s McGooley'”/”End Gently.” It’s a fairly poor record, in fact, the A-side being truly a country-ish instrumental that appears like a corny cowboy-prairie homage. The B-side, also instrumental, is very much indeed in the twangy surf-country cross types style popularized with the Shadows in the first ’60s, with some the kitschily eccentric instrumentals made by Joe Meek throughout that time aswell. Based on the monitor listings from the Allusions compilation Anthology 1966-1968, the Telemen had been in fact the Allusions, a good British Invasion-like middle-’60s Australian group that acquired some achievement in its indigenous Sydney. The usually comprehensive liner records don’t mention other things about the Telemen one, however, however the songwriting credit for “End Gently” is directed at “Morris,” presumably the same man as the Allusions’ Michael Morris.

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