THE ID - 'The Rake'/'Wild Times' (RCA Victor 47-9195) 1967

It was thought that The ID were just a 'faceless' studio outfit from Los Angeles who created exploito psych music but it turns out that The ID were a group of experienced musicians including Jerry Cole, Don Dexter, Glenn Cass, Norm Cass and Rich Clyburn.

Check out their album 'Inner Sounds' for wild guitars, eastern mysticism and psychedelic experimentation. It really is an undiscovered gem, although Billboard did give it a spotlight pick during in June 1967. It doesn't seem to have generated much interest as the album and two singles taken from it seem to have left no trace.

The final 45 taken from 'Inner Sounds' was this pairing with 'Wild Times' my stand out. The opening riff is similar to 'The Great Airplane Strike' by Paul Revere and the Raiders before the songs goes off in a whole new psychedelic direction.

The ID

Billboard ad - June 1967


  1. I'm getting a bit of a Kaleidoscope vibe with this one. Cool track.


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