Jan 22, 2009
CHAD & JEREMY - OF CABBAGES & KINGS (COLUMBIA 1967) Japan DSD mastering cardboard sleeve + 3
In the fall of 1967 Chad & Jeremy released one of their most ambitious albums, Of Cabbages and Kings. This psychedelic, satirical album was very different from the previous mellow Chad and Jeremy offerings and was rated very highly by the music critics of the day but sold poorly, as did the follow-up, the also critically acclaimed The Ark. Eccentric trippy psychedelia firmly entrenched in the "Sgt. Pepper" mold is the best way to describe both albums,and it's hard to say which one is best.
The Ark proved to be their last album for Columbia, as Jeremy returned to acting and the duo disbanded. They reunited for an album and tour in the 1980’s as well as a musical, "Pump Boys & Dinettes". The latest phase in their career began in 2003 with a PBS TV music special. Since then they have performed their two-man show all over the United States, Canada, Hawaii and the Philippines.
“Of the many British Invasion acts that stormed the charts in the wake of the Beatles, Chad & Jeremy possessed a subtlety and sophistication unmatched among their contemporaries, essentially creating the template for the kind of lush, sensitive folk-pop embraced by followers from Nick Drake to Belle & Sebastian”.