The Hellers

From: America

The Hellers were a particularly strange band from the psychedelic and kitsch record collectors. Producer Enoch Light commissioned an LP from Hugh Heller in 1968. Heller was a publicist who used to put together albums of skits and short musical satires that his agency privately distributed to industry people. Heller joined forces with his agency’s commercial jingle composer Dick Hamilton, and together they wrote 12 light comedy tracks. The two brought in Robert Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer, to give their arrangements a space-age feel. The result is a mix of Perry-Kingsley’s kitsch outer-worldly music, the Lawrence Welk Show, and the Partridge Family Show. The album has aged considerably, but to collectors, this is partly what makes it so special, and where the true value lies. The album failed to sell, but attained recognition in the cult scene.

Artist information sources include: an article by Francois Couture at Allmusic.com

Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

From the 1968 album Singers, Talkers, Players, Swingers and Doers
Singers, Talkers, Players, Swingers and Doers

  • And Now The News
  • Take 46
  • The Button Man