Legend, The

Band members               Related acts

- E. Brooks - (1968)
- B. Corso - (1968)
- S. Romans - (1968)


- none known



Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  The Legend

Company: Megaphone

Catalog: S-101

Year: 1968

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Comments: --

Available: 1

Price: $75.00

Not to be confuse with the late-'60s English band (featuring Mickey Jupp), or the late-'70s Connecticut progressive outfit, other than they were based in Los Angeles, we don't know much about this quintet (apparently E. Brooks, B. Corso and S. Romans and two other nameless members - no credits on the limited liner notes) ... 

Signed by the small California Megaphone label, 1968's "The Legend" teamed the band with producers Marty Brooks and Tony Sepa. Offering up a mixture of originals and popular covers (Bob Dylan, The Troggs, The Who), musically the set wasn't particularly original. With Corso and Brooks/Romans credited with half the material, tracks such as "The Sky That Is Blue", "Zepplin's Good Friday" and "Yesterday's Child" showcased a tasty blend of tight, Bealteaque harmonies and surprisingly commercial melodies. It wasn't perfect; the band occasionally drifting too close to Mamas and Papas-styled MOR ("Gigi"). Far more impressive were the band's stabs at a harder rock sound; the fuzz guitar and feedback propelled "Where Oh Where Is Mother" and their vox-powered cover of Dylan's "Baby Blue" (always liked the sitar fadeout). All told, the results weren't half bad; an album we pull out from time to time. Call us anal, but wasn't Townshend's song actually entitled "The Kids Are Alright" (single "l")? The album vanished without a trace, followed in short order by the band.

"The Legend" track listing:
1.) With a Girl Like You (Reg Presley) - 2:17
2.) The Sky That Is Blue (B. Corso) - 2:47
3.) Zepplin's Good Friday (E. Brooks - S. Romans) - 2:42
4.) Where Oh Where Is Mother (B. Corso) - 3:03
5.) Yesterday's Child (B. Corso) - 2:31
6.) Eyes of the World (D. McGinnis) - 2:27
7.) The Kids Are Allright (Pete Townshend) - 2:53
8.) Cold Wind In August (B. Page) - 2:32
9.) Sunny Day (E. Brooks - S. Romans) - 2:11
10.) You'll Be Sorry Someday (B. Corso) - 2:41
11.) Gigi (Lerner - Loewe) - 2:17
12.) Baby Blue (Bob Dylan) - 5:27

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