Jan 27, 2009
HARD TIMES - BLEW MIND (WORLD PACIFIC 1967) Remastered + 10 bonus
San Diego's Hardtimes were one of those oddities of the 1960's... the unknown group who had more exposure than most stars!... as regular stars themselves of Dick Clark's TV show "Where The Action Is!" along with The Robbs and Paul Revere And The Raiders among others, they had the nationwide exposure other acts only dreamt of...their records were produced at various times by legendary jazz producer and World Pacific Records boss Dick Bock, Byrd's manager producer Jim Dickson, and their close friend Mama Cass Elliot... and darn fine records they were too!.... more than justifying their hefty latter day price tags..
Well loved and much discussed among fans of Softpop, garage punk and folk-rock alike, this first ever CD release includes their complete World Pacific album, all their exciting and garagey non-album singles, and their last recording (as the New Phoenix) produced by Mama Cass Elliot......members went on to T.I.M.E., Steppenwolf, and The Union Gap, but none of these excellent bands were a patch on The Hardtimes!...[From the Rev-Ola page]