NEAL FORD AND THE FANATICS - 'Bitter Bells'/'Don't Tie Me Down' (Tantara T-1101) 1966
This combo released many singles on various labels during 1965-69 and proved to be a popular draw in their home City of Houston, Texas. They failed to sell many records in other locations and to this day are still very much unknown. They've had plenty of compilation appearances but never a full retrospective which they're long overdue.
'Bitter Bells' is a minor key jangle ballad that will soothe your mind. A stereo version exists from the groups studio album. Some years ago Mark Taylor from Oz compiled many of his acetates onto a 2 CD set titled 'G45 Unwaxed'...This collection contained many unknown killers and also an early take of 'Bitter Bells' with a different arrangement and original backing vocals.
NEAL FORD AND THE FANATICS - Bitter Bells (acetate)