The Inner Mystique

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The Inner Mystique
The Inner Mystique cover.jpg
Studio album by The Chocolate Watchband
Released February 1968
Recorded 1968
Length 27:30
Label Tower
Producer Ed Cobb
The Chocolate Watchband chronology
No Way Out
(1967)No Way Out1967
The Inner Mystique
One Step Beyond
(1968)One Step Beyond1968
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The Inner Mystique is the second album by the American garage rock band, The Chocolate Watchband (shown as Chocolate Watch Band), and was released in 1968 by Tower Records.

This album is the most well-known released material from the band. However, the original first side is not 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, "Medication" 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" (Wayne Proctor) – 3:08
  3. "Inner Mystique" (Cobb) – 5:37
  4. "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" (Ray Davies) – 3:42
  5. "Medication" (Ben Di Tosti, Minette Alton) – 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" (Annette Tucker, Nancie Mantz) – 2:53

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



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