One of the most exciting finds of the recent years is this previously unreleased album from 1967 by this obscure US psychedelic band, recorded around the same time of their ultra–rare ’Common Attitude’ 45, (famous for appearing on the «Alien, Psychos & Wild Things» comp). Leaded by the great Richard Orange, Thomas Edisun played Beatlesque, psychedelic–pop / proto power–pop of the highest order with amazing songs and incredible harmony vocals.
In 1967, just after ’Sgt. Pepper’ had came out, the band decided to register their own psychedelic masterpiece, so they entered a rudimentary studio and recorded a whole album during a weekend, under the influence of «smoking» and «mind altering» substances . The album was never released, the tapes were stored in attics and basements and the band broke up with some of their members forming cult power–pop band Zuider Zee.
«The Red Day Album» ranges from pure Emitt Rhodes–Macca pop to Forever Amber / Lazy Smoke styled lo–fi pop–sike and almost early Caravan keyboard freak–outs.
Remastered Sound from the original tapes
Insert with photos and detailed liner notes by Jeremy Cargill (Ugly Things / Got Kinda Lost).
Repro of their rare «Common Attitude» / «No one’s been here for weeks» 45
«A hitherto unknown album of wonderful Sgt. Peppery (flower) power pop, that ought to make fans of the Beatles, early Bee Gees, The Kinks, Big Star and so forth very, very happy indeed.» –Aquarius Records
«Thomas Edisun’s Electric Light Bulb Band, were a band, «ahead of the pack», if not perfectly aligned with the future with their own intimate brand of «Ectodelic», «Beatlesque», pure, power–pop. They were a post–Sgt Pepper’s vision of rock–n–roll born of the psychotropic, anti–establishment, contrast of colour and conflict in the psychedelic Sixties, although memory still alludes them as to where and when it all HAPPENED!» –Mars Russell
«Shaped of unusual hooks, melodies and arrangements, The Red Day Album makes for a very fine psychedelic pop experience. Not bound by rules, Thomas Edisun’s Electric Light Bulb Band aimed to craft a piece of music pairing conventional ideas with freaky insights, and if you ask me they succeeded in doing so» –Beverly Patterson (Something Else)
«A great discovery and essential purchase for pop psych and power–pop fans alike» –Jason Barnard (Strange Brew)
Intro (I’m here) – Red Day – Have you been to the light – I’m here, right here – Hope – Send me your picture – Walk out with your heart – Champion – I’ll join the army – Merlin – Breathe (Let the fresh air in) – Alexander Graham Bell – Concord world – Marigold – Outro (Dream me up snotty) – Common attitude / No one’s been here for weeks