The Group Image

Group Image, TheFrom: NY, USA

The Group Image released just one album, but it was an absolute classic. Very much influenced by Jefferson Airplane, 1968’s A Mouth In The Clouds also showed the influence of late-’60s harmonk folk-pop-rock bands like the Mama & The Papas. The Group Image received wider exposure than many bands of their style, including coverage in Time magazine and were chosen to represent American culture in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. However, the album did poorly and did not chart.

Singer Sheila Darla’s singing style is very reminiscent of Grace Slick, furthering the comparison of the two bands. There is also a number of arrangements that sound like Airplane songs, including a lot of the guitar sounds used by Jorma Kaukonen. Despite the fact that the Group Image are said to lack originality, A Mouth In The Clouds is considered one of the better largely forgotten psychedelic releases.

Artist information sources include: an article by Richie Unterberger at Allmusic.com

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Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

From the 1968 album A Mouth In The Clouds
A Mouth In The Clouds

  • A Way To Love You All The Time
  • Banana Split
  • Hiya