Fever Tree's lone hit single, the haunting 1968 tribal anthem "San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native)," perfectly captured the spirit of the psychedelic era. Although their signature hit led many to assume that they were a Bay Area band, Fever Tree actually hailed from Houston, Texas. "San Francisco Girls" is also the centerpiece of Fever Tree's self-titled first LP, one of the period's most distinctive debuts--the quintet was adept at perfectly incorporating psychedelic, jazz and classical influences into their work. Key album tracks such as "The Sun Also Rises" and "Come with Me (Rainsong)" showcase Dennis Keller's hypnotic vocals, Michael Knust's fuzz-filled guitar work and Rob Landes' inventive keyboard textures. Fever Tree's expansive musical settings also feature key contributions from a pair of noted arrangers: David Angel, renowned for his work on Love's Forever Changes and Gene Page, whose resume includes work with Phil Spector and Marvin Gaye.
Sundazed's compact disc edition is sourced from the original stereo masters, includes the complete original cover art and features a new essay by author Domenic Priore.
"Most 'lost psych classics' are lost for a reason. This Houston quintet's 1968 debut is an exception, serving up a thrilling blend of Texan gnarl and baroque British ambition as heard in 'Filigree And Shadow' and 'San Francisco Girls.' PA"
Imitation Situation 1 (Toccata And Fugue) • Where Do You Go • San Francisco Girls (Return Of The Native) • Ninety-Nine And One Half • Man Who Paints The Pictures • Filigree And Shadow • The Sun Also Rises • Day Tripper - We Can Work It Out • Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing • Unlock My Door • Come With Me (Rainsong)
Also available on LP!