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The Jelly Bean Bandits

Newburgh, NY psych-punks the Jelly Bean Bandits shaped in 1966. Vocalist Billy Donald, guitarist Jack port Dougherty, bassist Fred Buck, keyboardist Michael “Mr. Addams” Raab, and drummer Joe “Laredo London” Scalfari originally managed as “the Reflection”, regularly packaging area nightspots just like the regional Trade Winds, Poughkeepsie’s Buccaneer Nightclub, and Burlington, Vermont’s Crimson Dog. In credited time, they documented a three-song demonstration reel that led to a three-album documenting agreement with Mainstream Information — however, unidentified to Mainstream, these three tracks represented the total from the Jelly Bean Bandits’ repertoire, forcing the music group to write more than enough additional materials to flesh out a full-length LP throughout weekly. Amazingly, their eponymous 1967 debut is great, a freakbeat cult traditional recognized by Dougherty’s emotive electric guitar plus some innovative creation techniques — even more amazing, the record was recorded within a 12-hour extend. Mainstream hated the outcome, however, and lowered the Jelly Bean Bandits simply as they had been commencing focus on the follow-up — only 1 tune, “Salesman,” was finished before the periods had been aborted. The group dissolved immediately after, and then reunite in 1998 to finally invest in tape the tracks that were created because of their never-completed sophomore LP — just Donald dropped to take part in the task, released in 2001 beneath the title Over and over. An antique live time captured on the Buccaneer on Sept 3, 1967 was released on CD the next year.

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