THE POWER PLANT - SHE'S SO FAR OUT SHE'S IN



THE POWER PLANT - 'It Can't Happen Without You' / 'She's So Far Out She's In' (Diamond D-229) September 1967

This 45 is a mystery, little has been written about it in guides etc. It was even omitted from 'Fuzz, Acid & Flowers' and 'Teenbeat Mayhem'.

Both sides were written and produced by Baker Knight leading me to suspect that The Power Plant could have been recordings by Baker Knight with his backing band The Knightmares but under a different guise. 


*** I have since found some in depth information on soundcloud which more or less discounts my theory. It appears that Baker Knight was simply the songwriter and producer for a soul group calling themselves The Power Plant! ***

'She's So Far Out She's In' has got a faster tempo than any of the other versions recorded by other groups. I'd make this version the definitive one..

With a Sept 1967 release date, it came out later than any of the others. But would have been more or less unheard back then because it was the B-Side of a soul pop tune 'I Can't Happen Without You'


I asked fellow psych collector and "Fuzz, Acid & Flowers" contributor Max Myndblown about The Power Plant and here's what he had to say: 

Hi Colin, I have two by them - the one on Diamond 229, both sides written & produced by Baker Knight. The second "Victim Of Love" / "Heavy With Me" (Diamond D-245) June 1968 is credited to Freddie May & The Power Plant and is soul.

I found this information about The Power Plant single "She's So Far Out She's In" on soundcloud:

Lead Singer- Freddie May.
Background vocals-Dale Bobbitt (bass), Gene Holmes(guitar), & Freddie May.
Kelly Royal- percussion, Larry White-Farfisa Organ 


Recorded in 1967 at American Recording, Studio City, CA with Richie Podolor & Bill Cooper engineering/mixing.
Executive Producer-Jimmy Bowen (Amos Productions)
Written & Arranged- Baker Knight
Baker had 17 Hollywood session players on the floor for tracking. Original recording done on Ampex AG-440


and this about the Freddie May & the Power Plant 45

Lead Singer- Freddie May.
Background vocals-Dale Bobbitt (bass), Gene Holmes(guitar), & Freddie May.
Kelly Royal- percussion, Larry White-keys

Recorded in 1968 at American Recording, Studio City, CA with Richie Podolor & Bill Cooper engineering/mixing.
Executive Producer-Jimmy Bowen (Amos Productions)
Written & Arranged- Baker Knight
Baker had 17 Hollywood session players on the floor for tracking. Original recording done on Ampex 8 Track

Freddie May information

"Victim of Love"

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