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- Vinnie Bell -- guitar, sitar (1970)
- Jamie Faust -- bass (1970)
- Murray Gordon -- bass, guitar (1970)
- Bob Lenox- - vocals, keyboards (1970)
- Kirsten Loppenthin -- vocals (1970)
- Dave Lumsden -- sax (1970)
- Don Keider -- drums, vibes, vocals (1970)
- Jimmy Roberts -- sax (1970)
- Alan Shulman -- celllo (1970)
- Irving Spice -- violin (1970



- Vinnie Bell (solo efforts)


Genre: rock

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Costumed Cuties

Company: Vanguard

Catalog: VSD-6542

Year: 1970

Grade (cover/record): NM/NM

Country/State: Holland

Comments: still in shrink wrap; bullet hole top left hand corner

Available: 1

GEMM Catalog ID: not yet listed

Price: $85.00

By the late-'60s the band had relocated to the States where they were signed by Vanguard. Teamed with producer Geoff Turner, by the time their 1970 debut "Costumed Cuties" hit the streets the band seems to have effectively been reduced to a duo consisting of Lenox and Keider (the two names prominently featured in the liner notes). Largely penned by Lenox (Gordon contributing one selection), musically the set wasn't bad. Keyboard dominated rockers, Lenox had a decent voice that was well suited for material such as "Oink Oink", "Dreams and Realities" and the title track. On the other hand, with the exception of the atypical freak out closer "Road Race", none of the 12 tracks was particularly distinguished, or memorable. One reviewer's compared these guys to ARS. Personally I don't hear it. Imagine a duller version of Procol Harum with occasional pseudo-jazz breaks ("Hasting's Worth Resolved ") and you'll get a better feel for the results ... Greeted with complete critical and commercial indifference, the set vanished without a trace; followed in short order by the band.

"Costumed Cuties" track listing:

(side 1)
1.) Oink Oink (Bob Lenox) - 3:07
2.) Bishop Pawn Three (Bob Lenox) - 3:16
3.) Guest Hotel (Bob Lenox) - 4:07
4.) Screw You (Bob Lenox) - 0:59
5.) Lilly White (Murray Gordon) - 2:05
6.) Dreams and Realities (Bob Lenox) - 3:47


(side 2)
7.) Costumed Cuties (Bob Lenox) - 3:31
8.) Hasting's Worth Resolved (Bob Lenox) - 3:32
9.) Toe Jam (Bob Lenox) - 1:26
10.) Abolone Gold (Bob Lenox) - 3:11
11.) Love Is All (Bob Lenox) - 1:27
12.) Road Race (Bob Lenox) - 4:13



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