The Inner Mystique

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The Inner Mystique
Studio album by The Chocolate Watchband
Released February 1968
Genre Psychedelic rock, garage rock
Length 27:30
Label Tower Records (US)
Producer Ed Cobb
The Chocolate Watchband chronology
No Way Out
(1967)
The Inner Mystique
(1968)
One Step Beyond
(1968)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

The Inner Mystique is the second album by The Chocolate Watchband, released in 1968.

This album is the most well-known output from the band. However, the original first side is not even played by the actual group members.[1]

Don Bennett sings on the first side with studio musicians producer Ed Cobb essembled. Watchband vocalist David Aguilar and the rest of the band return to record the second side. This side is composed of all cover songs, most notably "I'm Not Like Everybody Else", originally by The Kinks. The two tracks, originally sung by David Aguilar, "Meditation" and "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go" featured Don Bennett instead. Ed Cobb was responsible for the change. Cobb had it so Aguilar's vocals were removed and Bennett's were dubbed in its place for the album's release.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Voyage of the Trieste" (Ed Cobb) – 3:41
  2. "In the Past" – 3:08
  3. "Inner Mystique" – 5:37
  4. "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" (Ray Davies) – 3:42
  5. "Medication" – 2:08
  6. "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go" (Hank Ballard) – 2:18
  7. "Baby Blue" (Bob Dylan) – 3:14
  8. "I Ain't No Miracle Worker" – 2:53

Sundazed Records issued newly remastered CD & vinyl LP editions in 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inner Mystique - Biography". allmusic.com. Retrieved February 26, 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Chocolate Watchband - Inner Mystique". Sundazed.com. Retrieved February 26, 2015.