THE FLAT EARTH SOCIETY - 'When You're There' (Fleetwood FCLP 3027) 1968
When I first heard The Flat Earth Society LP in the 80s via a bootleg vinyl copy it immediately became a fixture on my turntable. The album 'Waleeco' came housed in a psychedelic collage sleeve with a small picture of the group, they looked very young and at the time of recording the music these boys were all still teenagers.
The album opener 'Feelin' Much Better' is a classic psych rocker with it's stoned guitar moves over some folk-rock tambourine frills. That song more than any, became my favourite Flat Earth Society song and still is.
|Flat Earth Society at Fleetwood Recording Studio, 1968|
In Boston, Massachusetts where The Flat Earth Society hailed from they were probably complete unknowns. I don't think the album was actually sold through record stores but only by mail order. In 1968 it would cost the buyer $1.50 plus six Waleeco candy bar wrappers. Mint copies of the LP will now set you back about $500. Unwanted copies were thrown away in 1974 when Fleetwood Records had a clear out.
FLAT EARTH SOCIETY - When You're There
|Jack Kerivan (piano, organ, vocals) Phil Dubuque (rhythm guitar, recorder, lead vocals) Rick Doyle (lead guitar, tambourine, vocals) Curt Girard (drums) Paul Carter (bass, vocals)|