The Rainbow Press – Sunday Funnies (1969/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 35:38 minutes | 689 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mr. G Records
Marc Ellis and William H. Yergin were high school friends, In the fall of 1967, Ellis told him about a friend from Suffern, N.Y., on the Hudson River, who was looking for other band members. So, that summer, Yergin and five others jammed together. Halfway through the summer, they auditioned in New York City at the same theater used by Ed Sullivan.
The band subsequently logged its first contract in middle of the summer of 1968. The recording company, Mr. G, was a division of Audio Fidelity Records, Inc., which was the first company nationally to release a true stereo record, a revelation in the mono-heavy time. Cashbox and Record World magazines, which featured industry news, named Rainbow Press picks of the week. The band’s record company wanted a second album, “Sunday Funnies,” which was recorded around Christmas 1968 and released in the spring of 1969.
“There’s A War On” is excellent late ’60s soft rock with more than just a touch of psychedelia about it. The ten well-crafted songs are all original, and are delivered smoothly by a tight 6-piece band dominated by Groff’s superb vocals. The album’s name and the eponymous track are as close as we get to political posturing, which is a great relief as the lack of prosletising let’s the strength of the song writing and the band’s performance shine through. There are loads of tight vocal harmonies, and plenty of fuzz guitar liberally dispensed throughout this polished and very enjoyable record.”
1. The Rainbow Press – Sightseeing
2. The Rainbow Press – Great White Whale
3. The Rainbow Press – The Lost Platoon
4. The Rainbow Press – I’ll Cry Instead
5. The Rainbow Press – You Warmed up My Life
6. The Rainbow Press – As I Went out One Morning
7. The Rainbow Press – Have You Ever
8. The Rainbow Press – Sing Your Song
9. The Rainbow Press – Definitions
10. The Rainbow Press – Smitty’s Rainfall