THE HIGHER ELEVATION - CRAZY BICYCLE


THE HIGHER ELEVATION - 'The Diamond Mine'/'Crazy Bicycle' (Chicory Records CH-408) 1967

This is the second time out for The Higher Elevation on Flower Bomb songs. Check out 'Summer Skies' here.

'The Diamond Mine' was written and performed by Dave Diamond, a Los Angeles DJ who played underground psych rock to the LA teens and no doubt influenced many people along the way with his airplay obscurities. His backing band on 'The Diamond Mine' is The Higher Elevation.

'Crazy Bicycle' has a very '67 English mod sound with it's Who/Action style background vocals and brass. More Rubble than Pebbles. An earlier incarnation of The Higher Elevation was The Monocles and their 'Spider And The Fly'/'On The Other Side Of Happiness' was also released on Chicory Records, CH-407.

Both 'Spider And The Fly' and 'The Diamond Mine' were part of Pebbles Volume 3, "The Acid Gallery".

THE HIGHER ELEVATION - Crazy Bicycle


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  1. This is just the sort of obscure gem that Colin is so good at unearthing. The brass actually adds to this aural wonder, a lovely eastern psych rocker that I prefer to the A side.

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  2. John Carter, the co writer of 'Crazy Bicycle' is the same John cater who was one half of the Carter/Gilbert song writing team.

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