Local Philly legends The American Dream was a late 60s band (featuring musician/actor Nick Jameson, later of Foghat!) who were regulars at clubs like the Electric Circus and offered a cool mix of Psych, Hard Rock and Proto-Power Pop. They were signed to Ampex/Bearsville Records, releasing their only album in 1970, produced by Todd Rundgren (his first production work).
Now, for the first time on vinyl and straight from the original masters, we present their previously unreleased studio demos from 1969 – also produced by Todd Rundgren – that landed the band their deal with Ampex. Music is great Psych Rock with superb vocal harmonies and hard guitars.
Also included are two rare tracks from their unfinished 1970 second LP plus the killer Garage-jangle classic “Big Brother,” originally recorded by pre-American Dream band The Finestuff in 1967, as a bonus.
Stream the track “Big Brother” through the YouTube player below:
Stream the track “Good News” through the YouTube player below:
Stream the track “Fields Of Contentment” through the YouTube player below:
Stream the track “The Man” through the YouTube player below:
Pre-Order the LP here: https://guerssen.com/product/1969-rundgren-demos
*Hard cardboard sleeve
*Insert with liner notes and photos / memorabilia
RIYL: The Nazz, Who, Badfinger, Moby Grape, Byrds, Big Star, Beatles, CSNY…
Side One: 1. Good News – 2. Storm – 3. Find A Reason For Being You – 4. Frankford El – 5. The Man
Side Two: 1. Fields Of Contentment – 2. Future’s Folly – 3. Egg Carton Wall – 4. Love A Little – 5. Big Brother (as The Finestuff)