Week of March 23, 2008

Legend (US)

E. Brooks A
B. Corso A
S. Romans A

Legend (Megaphone M/S 101) 1968
CD: Fallout FOCD2087

The Kids Are Alright/Baby Blue (Megaphone 701) 1968
Portrait Of Youth/Enjoy Yourself (Megaphone 703) Apr. 1968
* I Love The Little Girls/I Know (Megaphone 705) 1968
* Shirley Temple Curls/Shirley Temple Curls (instr.) (Megaphone 705) 1968
* Issued as by Mike Kelly & Legend, the Shirley Temple variation of the 45 may only have been issued as a promo.

Originally from Colorado, this five-piece band relocated to Los Angeles and later became Dragonfly, who also recorded for the same label.

The material on this album largely predates the psychedelic era and is full of cover versions (e.g. Reg Presley's "With A Girl Like You", Dylan's "Baby Blue" and Pete Townsend's "The Kids Are Alright". A few cuts, like "Where Oh Where Is Mother" contain some good guitar playing with psychedelic undertones and the album ends with a little sitar solo.

All but the first 45 feature non-LP tracks. "Enjoy Yourself" is on "A Lethal Dose Of Hard Psych" (CD), whilst "Portrait Of Youth" is also on "Boulders, Vol. 11" (LP) and "Ya Gotta Have Moxie, Vol. 2" (2CD). It was later re-recorded for their album as Dragonfly.

(Vernon Joynson / Max Waller)

Taken from: Fuzz, Acid & Flowers - American Garage, Psychedelic & Hippie Rock 1964-1975

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