THE SMOKE - 'The Smoke' (Sidewalk Records ST-5912) 1968
I've probably played this record hundreds of times, maybe as many times as 'The Notorious Byrd Brothers' and that's saying something. This studio based group consisted of Michael Lloyd (bass/keyboards/vocals/sundry items), Steve Baim (drums) and Stan Ayeroff (guitar). All three members also recorded as The Rubber Band.
The Smoke album is a very consistant effort with a strong Sgt Peppers influence and I could have chosen any song on the album to represent it on my blog but I've went for the pop psych delight of 'Umbrella'.
THE SMOKE - Umbrella