Tomorrow hit form with My White Bicycle

My_white_bicycleTomorrow are one of those band’s that really should have been huge. It doesn’t really make any sense that they didn’t get massive. ‘My White Bicycle’, their most well known hit is a psychedelic tour-de-force. Backward guitars, a mean old bassline that thunders through your speakers, and a production that was a lot heavier than the norm back then. The single, which Mark Wirtz weaved his magic in, deserved to be a smash, but only found favour in Holland and John Peel’s Perfumed Garden. The release of Mark Wirtz’ Teenage Opera related single ‘Excerpt From…’ starring Tomorrow’s Keith West opened some richly deserved doors, but the success of the Grocer Jack tale proved to be too much of a strain on the group who went on to be various members of Yes, Pink Fairies, Aquarian Age (10,000 Words in a Cardboard Box) and The Pretty Things (SF Sorrow).

More puzzling about Tomorrow’s lack of success was the fact that everything seem to indicate they had popularity AND an underground following. The band were the first to ever do a session for the John Peel show in 1967.

My White Bicycle can be found on various comps, but the best place to start is their only LP (Self Titled) which also features the cracking ‘Revolution’, ‘Shy Boy’ and ‘The Incredible Story of Timothy Chase’.

Look out for Pop Junkie’s interview with Tomorrow/Teenage Opera producer Mark Wirtz later this week.

Mof Gimmers

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One Response to “Tomorrow hit form with My White Bicycle”

  1. Rosemarie Says:

    I have just started a fan club for Mark Wirtz

    http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/markwirtzfans/

    I think he is fantastic and very talented in many ways.

    Rosemarie (Barnsley UK)

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