THE WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND


Transparent Day - single 1966


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

WCPAEB was an American psychedelic rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1965. Their music resembled a traditional Byrds-esque folk rock ensemble, but the WCPAEB also, within the same body of work, recorded avant-garde music marked by multi-layered vocal harmonies.

Aspiring musician and scenester Bob Markley managed to join the group the Laughing Wind in exchange for his connections in the music industry and substantial bankroll. The original five-piece line-up consisted of Michael Lloyd (rhythm guitar, vocals), Shaun Harris (bass guitar, vocals, Danny Harris (lead guitar, vocals), John Ware (drums), and Markley (tambourine, vocals).

The band debuted with the album Volume One in 1966 on the small FiFo record label. In the early years of the group, much was made of the WCPAEB's elaborate psychedelic light shows, which became the focal point of their live performances in Los Angeles. Following the release of Volume One, the WCPAEB signed with Reprise Records, recording three albums with the company, including arguably their most accomplished work Volume 3: A Child's Guide to Good and Evil in 1968. Two additional albums, Where's My Daddy? and Markley, A Group, were distributed on independent labels before the group disbanded in 1970.

sources: Wikipedia and various CD booklets

Band Members:

Michael Lloyd: Born 1948. guitar and vocals

Dan Harris: Born 1947. Lead guitar and vocals

Shaun Harris: Born 1946. Bass and vocals

John Ware: Born 1944. Drums

Bob Markley: Born 1935. Tambourine ans vocals

Ron Morgan: Lead guitar



Discography:


1. Volume One - Fifo 1966

Tracks:
1. Something You Got / 2. Work Song / 3. Louie, Louie / 4. Don't Break My Balloon / 4. You Really Got Me / 5. Don't Let Anything!!! Stand in Your Way / 6. I Won't Hurt You / 7. If You Want This Love / 8. Insanity / 9. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue / 10. She Belongs to Me / 11. She Surely Must Know* / 12. Sassafras* / 13. She May Call You Up Tonight* / 14. One Day* / 15. Funny How Love Can Be* / 16. Bad* / 17. Endless Night* / 18. Tell Me What You Want to Know* / 19. You and Me* / 20. Chimes of Freedom* / Scuse Me Miss Rose*
Rating : 6


2. Part One - Reprise 1967

Tracks:
1. Shifting Sands / 2. I Won't Hurt You / 3. 1906 / 4. Help, I'm A Rock / 5. Will You Walk With Me / 6. Transparent Day / 7. Leiyla / 8. Here's Where You Belong / 9. If You Want This Love / 10. 'Scuse Me Miss Rose / 11. High Goin' / 12 Transparent Day* / 13. Help, I'm A Rock*
Rating : 8


3. Vol. 2 - Reprise 1967

Tracks:
1. In The Arena / 2. Suppose They Give A War And No One Comes / 3. Buddha / 4. Smell Of Incense / 5. Overture: Wcpaeb, Pt. II / 6. Queen Nymphet / 7. Unfree Child / 8. Carte Blanche / 9. Delicate Fawn / 10. Tracy Had A Hard Day Sunday / 11. Smell Of Incense* / 12. Unfree Child*
Rating : 6


4. A Child's Guide to Good & Evil - Reprise 1968

Tracks:
1. Eighteen Is Over The Hill / 2. In The Country / 3. Ritual #1 / 4. Our Drummer Always Plays In The Nude / 5. As The World Rises And Falls / 6. Until The Poorest Of People Have Money To Spend / 7. Watch Yourself / 8. A Child's Guide To Good And Evil / 9. Ritual #2 / 10. A Child Of A Few Hours Is Burning To Death / 11. As Kind As Summer / 12. Anniversary Of World War III / 13. Shifting Sands* / 14. 1906*
Rating : 7


5. Where's My Daddy - Amos 1969

Tracks:
1. Where's My Daddy / 2. Where Money Rules Everything / 3. Two! Hup Two! / 4. My Dog Back Home / 5. Give Me Your Lovething / 6. Outside / Inside / 7. Everyone's Innocent Daughter / 8. Free as a Bird / 9. Not One Bummer / 10. Have You Met My Pet Pig / 11. Come of Age in L.A. / 12. Two People
Rating : 7


6. Markley, A Group - Forward 1970

Tracks:
1. Booker T and His Electric Shock / 2. Next Plane to the Sun / 3. Roger the Rocket Ship / 4. Elegant Ellen / 5. Little Ruby Rain / 6. Message for Miniature / 7. Sarah the Bad Spirit / 8. Truck Stop / 9. Zoom! Zoom! / 10. Sweet Lady Eleven / 11. The Magic Cat / 12. Outside/Inside
Rating : 7


7. The Smoke - Sidewalk 1967

Tracks:
1. Cowboys And Indians / 2. Looking Thru The Mirror / 3. Self-Analysis / 4. Gold Is The Colour Of Thought / 5. Hobbit Symphony / 6. The Daisy - Intermission / 7. Fogbound / 8. Song Thru' Perception / 9. Philosophy / 10. Umbrella / 11. Ritual Gypsy Music Opus 1 / 12. October Country / 13. Odyssey
Rating : 8


Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - October 29 - 2017

123 Part One - 1967
149 A Child's Guide to Good & Evil - 1968
154The Smoke - 1968
192 Vol. 2 - 1967
400 Volume One - 1966
864 Markley, A Group - 1970
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My Suggestion For a 160 minutes (app.) 2 CD's Best Of Compilation:


1. High Coin ( Parks ) Part One
2. Transparent Day ( Markley/Harris) Part One
3. Here's Where You Belong ( P.F. Sloan) Part One
4. If You Want This Love ( Knight) Part One
5. Don't Let Anything Stand in Your Way ( Markley/Fowley) Volume One
6. Smell of Incense ( Markley/Morgan ) Vol. 2
7. Sassafras ( Wheeler) Volume One*
8. One Day ( Lloyd) Volume One*
9. She May Call You Up Tonight (Brown/Martin) Volume One*
10. I Won't Hurt You ( Markley/Harris) Part One
11. Queen Nymphet ( Markley/Harris ) Vol. 2
12. Tracy Had a Hard Day Sunday ( Markley/Harris ) Vol. 2
13. Eighteen is Over the Hill ( Markley/Morgan ) A Child's Guise to Good and Evil
14. My Dog Back Home ( Markley/Harris ) Where's My Daddy
15. Delicate Fawn ( Markley/Harris ) Vol. 2
16. Next Plane Home ( Markley/Lloyd ) Markley a Group
17. Little Ruby Rain ( Markley/Harris ) Markley a Group
18. Truck Stop ( Markley/Harris ) Markley a Group
19. Ritual #1( Markley/Harris/Ware ) A Child's Guise to Good and Evil
20. Where's My Daddy ( Markley/Lloyd ) Where's My Daddy
21. Booker T & His Electric Shock ( Markley/Harris ) Markley a Group
22. As The World Rises and Falls ( Markley/Morgan ) A Child's Guise to Good and Evil
23. Where Money Rules Everything ( Markley/Lloyd ) Where's My Daddy
24. Roger the Rocket Ship ( Markley/Harris ) Markley a Group
25. A Child's Guise to Good and Evil ( Markley/Harris ) A Child's Guise to Good and Evil
26. Everyone's Innocent Daughter ( Markley/Harris ) Where's My Daddy
27. Elegant Ellen ( Markley/Harris ) Markley a Group
28. Free as a Bird ( Markley/Harris ) Where's My Daddy
29. Outside / Inside ( Markley/Harris ) Markley a Group
30. Will You Walk With Me ( Dobson/Harris) Part One
31. Ouverture WCPAEB Pt. II ( Markley/Harris ) Vol. 2
32. Until the Poorest People Have Money to Spend ( Markley/Harris ) A Child's Guise to Good and Evil
33. Hup Two Hup Two ( Markley/Harris ) Where's My Daddy
34. A Child of a Few Hours Is Burning to Death ( Markley/Morgan ) A Child's Guise to Good and Evil
35. Unfree Child ( Markley/Harris ) Vol. 2
36. Scuse Me Miss Rose ( Johnston ) Part One
37. Cowboys And Indians ( Lloyd ) The Smoke
38. Gold Is The Colour Of Thought ( Lloyd ) The Smoke
39. The Daisy Intermission ( Lloyd ) The Smoke
40. Fogbound ( Lloyd ) The Smoke
41. Song Thru' Perception ( Lloyd ) The Smoke
42. Umbrella ( Lloyd ) The Smoke
43. Philosophy ( Lloyd ) The Smoke
43. Odyssey ( Lloyd ) The Smoke

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