Listen – The Ticker Tapes – (A Figment Of) Her Own Imagination – MP3
I sit here writing this as the wind howls around me. We’re in the middle of yet another insane rain/wind storm, which has me peeking out the window every hour or so to make sure than we haven’t lost another huge tree limb. I don’t know if it’s our close proximity to the ocean that places us in the middle of this giant wind tunnel, but every once in a while we get a gust that sounds like it’s going to take the roof off. Unsettling to say the least.
That, and the fact that I’m fighting a cold and the onset of Spring allergies is making this a less than perfect weekend.
Not as unsettling (how’s that for a segue??) as the fact that although I’ve had this 45 for about 25 years I have never been able to track down any information about the Ticker Tapes.
I picked up ‘(A Figment of) Her Own Imagination’ back in the mod/garage days, and even included it on an old set of cassette comps that I put out back in the day.
The 45 was released in 1967 on the A Go Go label – which also featured Dr. West’s Medicine Show and Jug Band, which featured a young Norman Greenbaum – the Ticker Tapes (as far as I’ve been able to tell) sole 45 is a great, vaguely garagey take on the post-R&B/pre-psyche vibe of the Rolling Stones. There’s even a hint of the Music Machine banging around in ‘(A Figment of) Her Own Imagination’. It’s a really groovy record, pressed around an even groovier looking record label.
The label was out of Los Angeles, and distributed by Epic, but aside from that I haven’t been able to dig anything up. If any of you good people have anything to add, please drop me a line (or write something in the comments).
I hope you dig the tune, and I’ll be back later in the week with some sophisticated pop.