The Brain Train

From: Los Angeles, CA, USA

This band was originally known as Garnerfield Sanitarium which featured a very unusual two drummers. The Garnerfield Sanitarium was Wanda Watkins (vocals), Robbie Robison (guitar, vocals), Bob Seals (guitar, vocals), Michael Ney (drums), and Dallas Taylor (drums). The band was heard and picked up by Bud Mathis in 1966, where they acquired Doug Lubahn (bass). At the same time, Watkins left to join another Mathis act the Joint Effort. The band then became known as the Brain Train.

In late 1966/early 1967, the Brain Train recorded ‘Black Roses’, written by Wolfgang Dios, and ‘Me’. Mathis took these recordings and landed the band a contract with Elektra, where he was persuaded by the label to let Paul Rothchild take over as the group’s manager. This change saw the band make their final metamorphosis, changing their name to Clear Light. Robison left and Cliff De Young (vocals) and Ralph Schuckett (keyboards) were added. Clear Light would go on to make some excellent music of their own.

Artist information sources include: Fuzz, Acid & Flowers by Vernon Joynson

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Titan FF-1738 – 1967
Black Roses

  • Black Roses
  • Me