The Fraternity Of Man

From: Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Fraternity of Man formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1967 when ex-Mothers of Invention guitarist Elliot Ingber joined forces with members of the struglling the Factory: Warren Klein (guitar/sitar), Martin Kibbee (bass) and Richie Hayward (drums). The band’s lineup was completed by Lawrence ‘Stash’ Wagner (lead vocals/guitar).

On their self-titled debut album, the band blended melodic flower-power with rhetorical politics, and is best remembered for the ‘dopers’ anthem “Don’t Bogart Me,” which was later immortalized in the movie Easy Rider. Their second album was the blues-influenced Get It On!, which lacked the charm of its predecessor. This album featured contributions from Bill Payne (piano) and former Factory guitarist Lowell George, both of whom resurfaced with Hayward in Little Feat. Inger would eventually leave the band to join Captain Beefheart, where he was rechristened Winged Eel Fingerling. He would emerge in later years as a member of the Mothers’ offshoot, Grandmothers. Many years later, Ingber and Wagner briefly reunited under the Fraternity of Man to record the awful 1995 EP X.

Artist Info: Allmusic.com

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Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

From the 1968 album The Fraternity of Man

  • Candy Striped Lion’s Tails
  • Don’t Bogart Me
  • Wispy Paisley Skies

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