Hanging out with Hendrix’ drummer, Mitch Mitchell, obviously had an effect on the Sidewalks’ drummer, Dan Mitchell, too. But by the time this was recorded, the Moving Sidewalks had had a couple of problems. They’d been asked to go on a national tour opening for the Doors, but in Dallas, the band, which loved to set off pyrotechnics, overdid the flash powder and set the Doors’ equipment on fire. There went that tour. And Scepter didn’t see any reason to release a new version of an old Beatles tune, so they were back on Tantara. They’d been recording an album in bits and pieces, but for some reason, it wasn’t getting released.
In fact, it didn’t get released until late 2012, and, as you might guess, it’s very much a period piece, albeit a very well-made one.
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