Label: Collectables - COL 0713 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Garage Rock
The Human Expression was an American garage and psychedelic rock band from Los Angeles that released three well-regarded singlesand made additional demo recordings between and The band formed inwith the members coming from Westminster, Little Darlin - Elvis Presley - Moody Blueand Tustin, California both in Orange County.
The two then began writing songs for the new band: "I didn't know what I was doing at the time. I just wrote the songs with Jim Foster. I Flashback - Various - The Human Expression (& Other Psychedelic Groups) have any prior experience. After rehearsing for six months, they went to a recording studio and cut the demo recordings for their Supermodel 2006 (You Better Work) (Craig C.
Havenhurst Vocal Edit) - Various - Promo Only Club Video single, eventually securing a recording contract with Los Angeles-based Accent Records. While the "A" side of the demo single was selected, the "B" side was replaced with a song that is probably their best known recording, "Love at Psychedelic Velocity. Two more original compositions made up the second single; the demos and the released recordings of each side have survived.
Both singles were mixed by Wally Heiderfamed for his work with the Grateful Dead. Perhaps due to the slow sales of the band's own songs, their manager brought demos of two songs by then-unknown songwriter Mars Bonfire to the band to consider for their third single. They selected "Sweet Child of Nothingness" as the "A" side of their third single, to be backed with another original composition as the "B" side. The other song was " Born to Be Wild ," which did not impress Jim Quarles; inthis would become a smash hit by Steppenwolf.
The band, at this point, also began playing across the Sunset Strip but were limited in venues due to still being minors. Before the band's third single was released, lead guitarist Martin Eshleman injured Flashback - Various - The Human Expression (& Other Psychedelic Groups) hand.
The band was practicing, and were taking a break when Tom Hamilton accidentally slammed a door on Eshleman's hand, lodging it in glass. Eshleman had severed tendons and an artery, and was forced to leave the band.
I felt it was time to move on". Despite the song's name, "Love at Psychedelic Velocity" is more in the style of a garage rock song than a psychedelic rock song. This being the s, the original B-side of their first single, "Readin' Your Will", may have been dropped due to its being a cautionary tale about a friend who is indulging too much in illicit sex and drugs.
Had it remained the single's flip side, this song would have been released in the same year as " Kicks " by Paul Revere and the Raiderswhich has a similar theme. Their second single is an ethereal psychedelic rock number called "Optical Sound", where the singer is collecting his thoughts after a drug experience.
The title may refer to the synesthesia that is sometimes experienced by people on an LSD trip. This may be their best recording, and it is included on twice as many compilation albums as "Love at Psychedelic Velocity. As a later reviewer noted: "In a different reality, they might've Quand Japperçoy Ton Beau Chef Jaunissant - Claude Goudimel, Noël Akchoté - Songs And Psalms (Sacred a more mature and serious competitor to the Seedsperhaps even succeeding at doing what the Doors did, only without the literary pretensions or personal excesses.
Following the break-up of The Human Expression, Quarles cut several demo recordings in the studio, though they were not released until collected on a retrospective album see below. He has worked for many years as a studio engineer in the music industry. Though they worked out some pretty good songs together, the band disbanded for unknown reasons.
Whether this song is actually by the band or by Jim Quarles individually is unclear, although the unreleased songs on Love at Psychedelic Velocity are credited only to Quarles. Finally, the original 45s also surface occasionally and are in great demand.
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