Obscure band or set of studio musicians from Los Angeles? That is the question.
'Where Is Mary' is a cool pop psycher with cornball lyrics and was written, arranged and produced by Larry Tamblyn (best known for his keyboard skills with The Standells)...
The other side is a Max Uballez song titled 'Like You Do' and he shared production credits on this one with Larry Tamblyn. Uballez was the rhythm guitarist and chief songwriter with an East Los Angeles band called The Romancers.
The liner notes for Fading Yellow Volume 2 suggest that The Backseat were a four piece combo from Utah who went to L.A. in search of gigs and a record deal.. Anyone know for sure?
The Backseat probably were not a band as such but a joint venture by Larry Tamblyn and Max Uballez releasing this lone 45 on the small Linda label run by Eddie Davis.
recent update from Debbie Hull:My two oldest brothers recorded those songs. They started that band in Ogden, Utah as The Tremblers. Larry and Raymond Gallegos. They met Larry Tamblyn and Max Uballez and Larry Tamblyn wrote Like You Do for them and Max wrote Where Is Mary.