HAMILTON STREETCAR - "Invisible People" / "Flash" (LHI Records 17016) August 1967
Here's an obscure and sought after psychedelic 45. Hamilton Streetcar hailed from Los Angeles and recorded two 45s for Lee Hazlewood's LHI Record label. He also produced this record and the follow up 'Confusion' / 'Your Own Come Down' (LHI 1206)
'Invisible People' starts off with a menacing organ riff then the bass, guitar and drums come pounding in to add more coolness. This song is without question their most garage punk moment but it's also got that hint of psychedelia that makes it a very memorable performance. Ralph Plummer wrote 'Invisible People' and for those of you who don't have an original 45 check it out on Highs In The Mid Sixties Volume 3.
The song is probably about dropping acid. Check out these lyrics.
"They're gonna get you baby, They're gonna make you invisible too. You're gonna walk around in the dark And people are gonna trip on your transparent body. I wouldn't worry too much though, It's fun to be invisible. I know I tried it."
Plummer was also responsible for the top side 'Flash' This song is a laid back psychedelic affair with sound affects, swirling organ and weird whispering vocals near the end. 'Flash' was compiled on Psychedelic Unknowns Volume 11.