THE BEETHOVEN SOUL - "The Walls Are High" / "Good Time Gal" (Dot Records 45-17031) July 1967
I'll continue my look at some of the 'opulent conceptions' friendly Dot Records releases with this single by The Beethoven Soul, who were from Los Angeles. I have their Dot album too, so I'll take a look at that sometime soon. They certainly look the part, with their way-out flower-power gear, bowl haircuts and even feature a female musician who adds strings but no vocal parts.
"The Walls Are High" is a commercial pop song with orchestration, a steady memorable beat and at just over two minutes long is a radio friendly nugget. According to ARSA, the online radio survey site, the single went Top 30 in Orlando, Florida.
The other side featured "Good Time Gal" written by Roger Tillison who was a member of The Gypsy Trips and The Leathercoated Minds.