22. THE MYSTIC EYES - 'My Time To Leave' / 'From Above' (Get Hip GH-102) 1987
Hailing from Buffalo, New York The Mystic Eyes were an unlikely looking garage band but they perfectly blended 12 string jangle with a crude backbeat on their classic 'My Time To Leave'. It's an anthemic number and very commercial sounding that would have done well in the indie charts had it got any exposure.
the flip 'From Above' is a Q65 cover and has that cool folk rock groove with more jangle, acetone organ and casual vocals, almost spoken in a way. Singer Bernard Kugel is strangely putting on a fake Dutch accent as per the original. It's also a non LP cut.
Bernard Kugel (vocals, guitar)
Craig Davison (bass, organ)
Eric Lubstorf (6 and 12 string guitar) died 1998
Scott Davison (drums)