The Rainy Daze

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Psychedelic pop group the Rainy Daze formed in Denver, Colorado, in 1965. They were composed of singer/guitarist Tim Gilbert with his brother Kip on drums, lead guitarist Mac Ferris, bassist Sam Fuller, and keyboardist Bob Heckendorf.

The group started as a covers act, nevertheless parlaying a string of frat party gigs into a local television appearance that reportedly caught the attention of famed producer Phil Spector, who extended a management contract.

The group released an album, That Acapulco Gold, and the title song (written by Tim Gilbert and his roommate, John Carter) made it to #70 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967[1] but was pulled once it was realized it was a pro-marijuana song (see Acapulco gold).[2]

Discography[edit]

That Acapulco Gold (1967) (Uni 3002)

  • Track listing:
  1. "Absurd Bird" (2:57)
  2. "Baby I Need Your Loving" (3:31)
  3. "Weatherman" (2:30)
  4. "Out of a Calico Dream" (2:26)
  5. "Medley: Shake/Knock on Wood/Respect" (3:57)
  6. "Discount City" (2:37)
  7. "That Acapulco Gold" (2:23)
  8. "Try a Little Harder" (2:30)
  9. "For What It's Worth" (2:56)
  10. "In My Mind Lives a Forest" (2:45)
  11. "Snow and Ice and Burning Sand" (3:11)

Singles[edit]

  1. "That Acapulco Gold" (2:23) / "In My Mind Lives A Forest" (2:45) (Chicory 404)
  2. "That Acapulco Gold" (2:23) / "In My Mind Lives A Forest" (2:45) (Uni 55002)
  3. "Good Morning Mr. Smith" (2:15) / "Discount City" (2:37) (Uni 55011)
  4. "Blood Of Oblivion" (2:35) / "Stop Sign" (2:42) (Uni 55026)
  5. "If We Stick Together" (2:50) / "Early October" (2:43) (Tim Gilbert solo release) (Uni 55045)
  6. "Make Me Laugh" (2:07) / "My Door Is Always Open" (2:46) (White Whale WW279)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn. Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles: 1955-2002. Record Research, 2004.
  2. ^ Rainy Daze Biography - AOL Music