The American Revolution

From: Los Angeles, CA, USA

The American Revolution were a short-lived psych-pop band out of California that released one album, 1968’s The American Revolution. The band was made up by Richard Barcelona (guitar, vocals), Daniel Derda (drums), Ebbie Haddad (keyboards, vocals), and John Keith (bass, vocals). The albums was produced by Harley Hatcher and is quite heavily orchestrated with vocal harmonies. Hatcher was an exploitation film composer and a member of Mike Curb’s gang. Hatcher was also an army friend of Elvis Presley and sand in ad-hoc groups with the legendary singer. Barcelona and Keith would later play in the band Edge who issued an album in 1970.

Artist info: Fuzz, Acid & Flowers by Vernon Joynson

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Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

Original LPs/EPs…

The American Revolution – 1968
The American Revolution Album

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