- Audio CD (December 26, 2005)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Radioactive
- ASIN: B000CSTJV6
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
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Orphan Egg Import
Orphan Egg's only released, this self-titled album which appeared record label (carole 8004 ) in 1968, seems to have suddenly attracted the interest of serious psych fans and collectors as the price of an original has recently increased considerably, probably in recognition of both its scarcity value and musical appeal.
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And, yes, we "won" the recording contract by, first, coming in third in a local Battle of the Bands sponsored by Vox equipment. Sent tapes to New York, got picked to be one of four bands to compete in New York live. Competed against fine talent from Arkansas (?), Kansas, and Toronto. Arkansas had a slick R&B sound, very smooth. The Canadian unit was modeled on a Hollies sound, also good. The Kansas boys were very young, played well and had a killer sound (which later was discovered to be Cream tunes that hadn't been released in the states yet, ha, ha). We played last, loudest, to the biggest crowd. When the DJ announcing told the crowd that we were from San Francisco, the crowd roared. Totally unfair, but we won, got in two movies, and put out a record. Disc never made us a dime. Rock on.
The only other tracks I recall are 'That's the Way Love Is', and The Everly Brother's 'Birddog'. This did not recieve any significant airplay, and certainly could not stand up against their contemporaries such as The Electric Prunes or Iron Butterfly. If I recall the liner notes well, they were from the Forest Hills NY area, home to the Ramones. If you guys are still out there, think about a reunion!