KATFISH - 'Dear Prudence'/'Street Walkin' (Big Tree Records BTS-16045) 1975
Sometimes the 70s threw up some strange curios, records that belonged in another time. Take this 45 from Katfish who were believed to be from Lewiston, Maine. They probably went into the studio to record gig favourite 'Dear Prudence' but it came out at the other end sounding like a record from late 1969 thanks in every way to producer Bob Herne's psychedelic studio tricks. He served his time well in the late 60s producing for The Flat Earth Society and Lazy Smoke.
"Dear Prudence won't you come out to play,
Dear Prudence greet the brand new day"
There's a picture cover of this release and it shows a four piece group in daft '70s clobber so it doesn't look like Katfish were on some kind of '60s revival trip. The flip 'Street Walkin' is a typical '70s rocker and probably a good indication of what they sounded like most of the time.