The CALLIOPE - a discography
'Ryan 5' / 'I'll Take It Back' (Epic 10372) 1968
'Friends Of Mrs Fisher' / 'We've Made It' (Shamley 44013) 1969
'Clear Mud' / 'Wiser' (Shamley 44020) 1969 also released in the UK on Uni 514 on 16/01/70.
I'm very much interested to know anything about this band that I virtually know nothing about. My understanding is that they hailed from California. The u-spaces group pin point their location to the Santa Barbara area. Don't know if this is correct though?
Calliope released three 45s and all sides are good to great psychedelic rock with male/female vocals. I'd place their overall sound with other cool psychedelic bands such as The Neighborhood Children and Yankee Dollar. If you dig those groups you'll also dig Calliope. By the way this band should not be confused with New Jersey's Calliope who released an LP on Buddah titled 'Steamed'.
All six sides of the groovy Calliope were written by A.J. Andron (that's all I've got to go on) and the Shamley records were produced by Brian Ross. I was most surprised to know that their final 45 was released in the UK in January 1970. The San Francisco hippie vibes of 'Clear Mud' and 'Wiser' were no doubt completely lost on the English. By 1970 the English music scene had moved onto heavy rock and prog. I very much doubt this 45 would ever have been played on the radio unless John Peel gave it a spin.
If anyone knows anything about Calliope get in touch.......