Afterglow


Band members               Related acts

- Larry Alexander - drums, percussion (1965-67)
- Ron George - bass (replaced Mike) (1966-67)
- Mike - bass (1965)
- Gene Resler - vocals (1965-67)
- Roger Swanson - keyboards (1966-67)
- Tony Tecumseh - guitar (1965-67)  
  

 

 

- none known

 


 

Genre: psych 

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Afterglow

Company: MTA

Catalog: MTS-5010

Year: 1967

Country/State:  USA

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Comments: minor ring, edge and corner wear; small "DJ" stamp on back; small metal punch in top left corner

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 2475

Price: $180.00

Cost: $100.00

 

While living in Chico California, in 1965 drummer Larry Alexander, bassist Mike (guess he didn't have a last name) and singer/guitarist Tony Tecumseh formed The Medallions. With Gene Resler taking over lead vocals, the quartet generated a minor buzz on the local club circuit. Unfortunately, with college beckoning several members, their musical collaboration quickly ended. The following year, though they were still attending school, the band decided on a reunion. With Ron George joining on bass and Roger Swanson handling keyboards, the quintet went into the studio with producer Leo Kulka.

As Afterglow the quintet signed with the small MTA label, debuting with 1967's cleverly titled "Afterglow". Co-produced by Larry Goldberg and Kulka, the album featured an interesting (if weird) set that straddled both Association-styled top-40 ("Riding Home Again" and "Dream Away") and progressive-cum-psychedelia (the organ-propelled "Morning" and "Afternoon"). Lacking a distinctive vocalist and bouncing all over the musical spectrum, the set wasn't particularly strong, cohesive, or original though one had to admit it had a weird, captivating appeal. Largely written by Tony Tecumseh, highlights included the rockin' "Morning" and the over-the-top group meltdown "Susie's Gone". Be sure to check out the cheesy organ solo on "Love". (Always loved the Jack Martin dayglow album cover. - see our list of favorite cover art.)

"Afterglow" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Riding Home Again (Tony Tecumseh) - 2:29
2.) Morning (Tony Tecumseh) - 2:29
3.) Dream Away (Tony Tecumseh) - 2:29
4.) Susie's Gone (B. Boots) - 2:28 
5.) It's a Wonder (Tony Tecumseh) - 2:18 
6.) Afternoon (Tony Tecumseh) - 1:50 
(side 2)

1.) Meadowland of Love (Tony Tecumseh) - 2:17 
2.) Love (Tony Tecumseh) - 2:57 
3.) Chasing Rainbows (Tony Tecumseh) - 1:48
4.) It's a Wonder (Gene Resler) - 2:32
5.) By My Side (Tony Tecumseh) - 1:52

In 1995 the small Sundazed label reissued the album on CD, adding four bonus tracks: an alternative version of "Susie's Gone" and instrumental versions of "Chasing Rainbows", "Afternoon" and "Morning".


 

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