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The Elastik Band

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The Elastik Band’s “Spazz” may be the sort of single so strange and uncommercial it boggles your brain concerning how it got released on the big label (Atco). Also by the specifications lately 1967, when this arrived, it had been politically incorrect towards the utmost, its lyrics viciously taunting a spastic, its regular blues-rock-garage verses bracketed by cheesy bursts of quasi-Oriental melodies. Could anyone have already been amazed when it didn’t make the graphs? From the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA suburb of Belmont, the Elastik Music group created in 1965, and did a unitary as This Aspect Up, “Lose Yourself,” for Hundred years Information. “Spazz,” their second one beneath the Elastik Band name, premiered on Atco (based on the liner records from the compilation The Elastik Band) after Actions Information of San Mateo, CA, got the acetate to NY as well as the engineer fulfilled Atlantic Records professional Jerry Wexler within an elevator. After its discharge, the group agreed upon to Kapp, which provided the Elastik Music group more elaborate creation than they’d got on their prior produces. The label do record in regards to a few albums’ worthy of of music using the group, though it released just a couple of past due-’60s singles using the music group, the to begin them (“I’D Still Like You”) learning to be a local strike in Az. Their last 45, a cover of Jimmy Webb’s “Tunesmith,” premiered in immediate competition using a edition of the same tune with the Bards, with neither edition becoming a strike. Universal (Kapp’s mother or father company) then transformed the group’s name to Dangerfield, saving another record of materials, though only one (“Zig Zag Guy”/”Rockpile”) was released. For quite some time, the Elastik Music group were known limited to “Spazz,” which obtained fame among garage area rock and roll and psychedelic enthusiasts because of its inclusion within the first level of the Pebbles reissue series (obtaining resurrected once again about twenty years afterwards for the Nuggets container). In 2007, the compilation The Elastik Music group, combining released and unreleased materials (including, needless to say, “Spazz”), illustrated that truly “Spazz” wasn’t as well typical from the group’s materials, which also spanned psychedelic play the spirit from the Electric powered Prunes, Strawberry NOISY ALARMS, and Association.

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Music Songs Spazz, Think of You Baby, Smokin' & Trippin', Has Anybody Seen Her, That's Nice, Sunrise Work Till Sunset, Room Full of Room, Last Person in the Bar, A Little Bit of Lovin', My Right Time, It's Been a Long Time Baby, 8 1/2 Hours of Paradise, Life Still Goes On, Love Is Life, Running Up That Hill, Crabtree Farm, Victim of Your Senses, Kind of Girl, 8 1/2 Hours to Paradise, 8½ Hours to Paradise, Like Guido Sarducci, I´m so Free, Oh My Soul, Drink That Bottle of Wine, Don't Love Me, Juice, Version Megamix: Rock Your Baby / We All Need Love / Everybody’s Talking / Baker Street / Dildo / I Got You / Year of the Cat / Words / Do What You Wanna Do / Do You Want Me / The Beat / Fibre / This Is a Miracle, Do Into Others, Sunny, When You Walk, Call It a Day, Your Way
Albums Expansions on Life, Get It Out, Boogie Beach Days


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#Fact
1 Lived together in a pink-colored house called "Big Pink", with the basement used as rehearsal space; their first album was titled "Music From Big Pink". Bob Dylan's jam sessions at the house were recorded, bootlegged, then later released officially as "The Basement Tapes".
2 Grew out of Bob Dylan's 1960s backing band. They adopted their name while Dylan was out of action, recovering from a motorcycle accident.
3 Members have included Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Bobby Keys, Sandy Konikoff, Don Preston, Jim Gordon, Bobby Torres, Jim Horn, Chuck Blackwell, Jim Price, Jim Keltner, Carl Radle.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The '60s 1999 TV Movie performer: "The Weight"
Sports Night 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Patch Adams 1998 performer: "The Weight"
Prefontaine 1997 performer: "I Shall Be Released"
Larger Than Life 1996 performer: "Life Is a Carnival"
The War 1994 performer: "Up On Cripple Creek"
Little Big League 1994 performer: "STUFF YOU GOTTA WATCH"
Jack the Bear 1993 performer: "I Shall Be Released"
The Indian Runner 1991 performer: "I SHALL BE RELEASED"
Woodstock: The Lost Performances 1990 Video documentary performer: "The Weight"
Berkeley in the Sixties 1990 Documentary performer: "The Weight"
Baywatch 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode
New York Stories 1989 performer: "Like A Rolling Stone"
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam 1987 TV Movie documentary performer: "I SHALL BE RELEASED"
Firstborn 1984 performer: "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
The Big Chill 1983 performer: "The Weight"
Star 80 1983 performer: "Up On Cripple Creek"
The Last Waltz 1978 Documentary performer: "Who Do You Love", "Such A Night", "Helpless", "The Weight", "Dry Your Eyes", "Coyote", "Mystery Train", "Mannish Boy", "Further On Up The Road", "Evangeline", "Caravan", "Forever Young", "Baby Let Me Follow You Down", "I Shall Be Released", "Don't Do It", "Theme from The Last Waltz", "Up On Cripple Creek", "The Shape I'm In", "It Makes No Difference", "Stagefright", "Old Time Religion", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "Genetic Method/Chest Fever", "Ophelia"
The Shadow of Chikara 1977 performer: "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
Saturday Night Live 1976 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Double Header 1974 performer: "Mystery Train" - uncredited
Oceans 1971 Documentary performer: "I Shall Be Released" - uncredited
Easy Rider 1969 performer: "The Weight"
The Nice Guys 2016 performer: "AIN'T GOT NO HOME"
The Last Man on Earth 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Good Girls Revolt 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Supernatural 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hell on Wheels 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
And So It Goes 2014 performer: "Up On Cripple Creek"
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014 performer: "The Weight"
Deuce and a Quarter 2012 Short performer: "I Got You Babe"
This Is 40 2012 performer: "The Weight"
Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet 2012 Documentary performer: "Further On Up the Road"
The Dilemma 2011 performer: "BABY DON'T YOU DO IT"
The Good Guys 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Everything Must Go 2010 performer: "I Shall Be Released"
Extraordinary Measures 2010 performer: "The Weight"
Howl 2010 performer: "This Wheel's on Fire"
Leaves of Grass 2009 performer: "Shall Be Released"
Taking Woodstock 2009 performer: "I Shall Be Released"
Observe and Report 2009 performer: "When I Paint My Masterpiece"
The Messenger 2009/I performer: "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" 1969
No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos 2008 Documentary performer: "Mannish Boy"
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson 2008 Documentary performer: "All Along the Watchtower"
Upp till kamp 2007 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
1408 2007 performer: "The Weight"
The Sopranos 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Unknown Woman 2006 performer: "Giorgia On My Mind"
The Departed 2006 performer: "Comfortably Numb" 1979
Wanderlust 2006 TV Movie documentary performer: "The Weight"
My Name Is Earl 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Wendell Baker Story 2005 performer: "When I Paint My Masterpiece"
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Special documentary performer: "Life Is a Carnival"
A Home at the End of the World 2004 performer: "Look Out Cleveland"
Starsky & Hutch 2004 performer: "The Weight"
One Tree Hill 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Blues 2003 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Festival Express 2003 Documentary performer: "Slippin' & Slidin'", "The Weight", "I Shall Be Released"
Breakfast with Hunter 2003 Documentary performer: "The Weight"
Skeppsholmen 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Boys of 2nd Street Park 2003 TV Movie documentary performer: "The Weight"
Comedian 2002 Documentary performer: "When I Paint My Masterpiece"
Ed 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Lone Gunmen 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Girl, Interrupted 1999 performer: "The Weight"
Roswell 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Down in the Flood: Bob Dylan, the Band & the Basement Tapes 2012 Video documentary
Bite Me: The Movie 2011 Himself (as The Band)
Garlic: 'A Weird Wood Soul' 2003 Video short Themselves
Festival Express 2003 Documentary Themselves
Robbie Robertson: Going Home 1995 TV Movie documentary Themselves
Late Show with David Letterman 1995 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration 1993 TV Special documentary Themselves
The Wall: Live in Berlin 1990 TV Movie documentary
The Last Waltz 1978 Documentary Themselves

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Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song 2001 TV Series documentary Themselves
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Themselves

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