The Morning Dew was an American garage rock band formed in Topeka, Kansasand active between and In the group's existence, they became a popular attraction, spearheading the growth of psychedelic music in the region. They produced one now sought after studio album that exemplifies their experimental transition into psychedelic rock. The band went through several incarnations, and name changes before emerging as a three-piece folk rock group, known as The Toads, that included Robinson, Don Sligar, and Don Shuford on bass guitar.
No recordings of these early groups exist, however, it established them as a popular regional act, and in June Ikväll Tänder Jag ett Ljus - Various - Dansmusik I Juletid, with the addition of rhythm guitaristDon Anderson, the band became The Morning Dew, which was a reference to the Bonnie Dobson song of the same name.
As the band members graduated from high school, they all attended Washburn University and based themselves in the area. The group began rehearsing and performing extensively to hone their playing form abilities for potential recordings. In Intro - Gravediggaz - Gravediggazthe band travelled to Lawrence to record four demo tapes, two of which were cover versions and the other two were original compositions.
Their two self-penned songs, "Winter Dreams" and "Touch of Magic", were both written by Morning Dew - Various - Music For Wellbeing , and represented a transitional period for the band as they delved into complex musical structures.
Subsequently, the demos completed were not released in the group's active duration, but they succeeded in attracting promoters and agents to record a single. In latethe band was signed by Fairyland Records to produce Dortmund - Room 204 - Room 204 debut single. By Aprilthe group entered Fairyland Studios to record the single, the first to be distributed by the label. Even with his inability to read music, Robinson, again, composed the two songs for the band.
In total, copies were issued for distribution, and the single managed to peak at number nine on the Topeka regional chart, KEWI. As psychedelic music became popularized, the band, then considered a typical rock outfit, completely morphed into a harder-edged psychedelic rock act, which was reflected in their elaborate light shows and stage performances. Ozarks, Missouri. To correlate with the venture and future touring, KEWI radio maintained daily interviews with the group.
The band's excelling popularity necessitated another single, accordingly they registered further recording in Fairyland Studios in late Their fan base was afflicted by the band's lack of focus on a specific genre, still the single charted in the top 30 in Topeka. Although the release was not near the success of their debut, the band's popularity did not show signs of declining.
InThe Morning Dew were sporadically involved in recording sessions that spanned from July into August. Ten songs were recorded, nine of which were originals by Robinson. The demos garnered interest from Roulette Records inmaking the band the earliest rock group from Kansas committed to a major label. Robinson later said the process of searching for a label was difficult, mainly due to their geographical location not being regarded as an epicenter of the psychedelic rock scene.
The current songs were examples of the group's advancement into psychedelic music, along with unreleased material showing that the band was venturing outside the genre. Finally, in The Morning Dew's debut albumAt Lastwas released and was poorly Morning Dew - Various - Music For Wellbeing but has since become a collector's item. It saw the band replicating their live act Thunderhead - Behind The Eight-Ball utilizing fuzz-tone guitars and other abnormal sound effects.
Still under contractual agreements, the band expected to produce another album. The band recorded demos with an altered lineup that swapped Anderson for Morning Dew - Various - Music For Wellbeing Howell on guitar and keyboards and added Ferdy Baumgart on a Hammond B3 and guitar. Baumgart was highly influential on the band's arrangements, which embraced a direction toward progressive rock.
However, for financial and legal reasons, Roulette Records did not commit The Morning Dew to a recording schedule, so the practice tapes went unreleased. Discouraged by the improbability of their second album being released, the band decided to disband in May InCollectables Records released Second Albumwhich featured the material intended for the botched album when the group was active. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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