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The Salt

Who have been the Salt? That is clearly a query one could aswell and reasonably possess asked in 1968, if they released their 1 record of any notice, “Lucifer” b/w “A LOT of Rainbows.” In fact, they weren’t a lot an organization as a concept for an organization, conceived by Joey Levine — of “Yummy Yummy Yummy” and “Chewy Chewy” renown — and constructed around an individual, “Lucifer” b/w “A LOT of Rainbows.” If the solitary on Cotillion experienced charted, the producing group reportedly could have included Marc Bellock (who wrote “CHECK IT OUT,” the “notorious” Standells solitary with Levine) and David Lucas. “Lucifer” sounded as an imitation of Sgt. Pepper’s instrumentation and blend, with components of “Hi there Goodbye” and additional Beatles tunes drifting through, while “A LOT of Rainbows” is usually nearer to the Mamas & the Papas (or, maybe even more accurately, Spanky & Our Gang), blended with Bloodstream, Perspiration & Tears-style horns plus some awesome Farfisa body organ, with unusual tempo adjustments and modulations that type of anticipate the task of ELP on a single Cotillion label, and several scatting by the end that seems a lot like Micky Dolenz’s function in an identical vein using the Monkees. They might vanish, unheralded and unnamed — with Lucas finding yourself generating Blue ?-yster Cult — in to the hazy mists from the receding Summer time of Like. Both sides from the Salt’s just solitary re-emerged in 2004 on Rhino Handmade’s Arrive to sunlight: Soft Pop Nuggets from your WEA Vaults and Hallucinations: Psychedelic Pop Nuggets from your WEA Vaults.

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