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The Association
From: Los Angeles, CA, USA
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"Too hip for the square and too square for the hip" best describes the Association. They released a string of incredibly well arranged and produced singles and LPs throughout the mid-late 60s. The band set a new standard for rock and roll record production quality with the help of Wisconsinite, Curt Boettcher of Sagittarius and Millennium fame. Boettcher produced their debut LP, 'And Then...Along Comes The Association' and two supporting singles, including the songs 'Along Comes Mary' and 'Cherish'. A portion of "Mary's" popularity can be attributed to the public's assumption that the song was about marijuana use. It has also been widely reported that the band was warned not to play "Mary" by the Orange County Sheriff's Department for a gig at Disneyland in 1966.

The group evolved from a 13 member folk band called the Men after seven members abruptly split after just a few weeks of being formed by founding members Terry Kirkman (multi-instrumentalist) and Jules Alexander (lead guitar). The other four original members were Brian Cole (bass), Russ Giguere (percussion), Ted Bluechel, Jr. (drums), and Jim Yester (rhythm guitar) who was the brother of Modern Folk Quartet member Jerry Yester.

The Association scored several hits throughout the late 60s and received heavy radio rotation. Although considered a top 40 AM band, they still received respect from several of their L.A. contemporaries, including the Byrds, for their complex song writing and arrangements. In June, 1967 they played the Monterey Pop Festival along side many of the top psychedelic rock bands of the time. Song highlights include 'Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies', 'The Time It Is Today', a great version of Bob Dylan's 'One Too Many Mornings' and a Flower Pot tune they also covered extremely well titled 'Wantin' Ain't Gettin''. As a side note, Mike Deasy who was the creative force behind the Flower Pot, not only wrote 'Wantin' Ain't Gettin'', but also played session guitar on it and other tracks that appear on the Association LP 'Insight Out' as a member of the Wrecking Crew.

Artist information sources include: An article by Bruce Eder at All Music Guide.

And Then...Along Comes The Association
Original LP/EP Label: Valiant VLM 5002
Released: June 1966
And
Songs from this album played on TWOS:
The Association -  Along Comes Mary
(Original 45 Label: Valiant 741, A - March 1966)
The Association -  Cherish
(Original 45 Label: Valiant 747, A - August 1966)



Renaissance
Original LP/EP Label: Valiant VLM 5004
Released: November 1966
Renaissance
Songs from this album played on TWOS:
The Association -  All Is Mine
The Association -  Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies
(Original 45 Label: Valiant 755, A - November 1966)



Insight Out
Original LP/EP Label: Warner Bros. WS 1696
Released: June 1967
Insight
Songs from this album played on TWOS:
The Association -  Wantin' Ain't Gettin'



Birthday
Original LP/EP Label: Warner Bros. WS 1733
Released: March 1968
Birthday
Songs from this album played on TWOS:
The Association -  Barefoot Gentleman
The Association -  The Time It Is Today
(Original 45 Label: Warner Bros. 7267, A - January 1969)



The Association
Original LP/EP Label: Warner Bros. WS 1800
Released: August 1969
The
Songs from this album played on TWOS:
The Association -  Dubuque Blues
(Original 45 Label: Warner Bros. 7349, B - 1969)
The Association -  Goodbye Forever

Greatest Hits
CD Label: Warner Bros. 1767
The
This compilation CD contains the following songs by this artist that are played on TWOS:
- Along Comes Mary
- Cherish
- The Time It Is Today



Just The Right Sound: The Association Anthology
CD Label: Rhino
Just
This compilation CD also contains many other songs by this artist, listed under the original EP/LPs above, that are played on TWOS.
Songs from this album played on TWOS:
The Association -  Forty Times
(Original 45 Label: Valiant 730, A - October 1965)
The Association -  One Too Many Mornings
(Original 45 Label: Valiant 730, B - October 1965)
The Association -  The Machine
(Originally Unreleased - 1966)

Where The Action Is!: Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968
CD Label: Rhino R2 519759
 
This compilation CD contains the following songs by this artist that are played on TWOS:
- One Too Many Mornings



  

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