Saturday, March 26, 2011

Psychedelic Pioneers: The Music Machine

The Music Machine was an American garage rock and psychedelic band from the late 1960s, a true punk band that was nearly ten years ahead of The Ramones and The Sex Pistols.
The Music Machine was headed by singer-songwriter Sean Bonniwell and based in Los Angeles. The band sound was often defined by fuzzy guitars and a Farfisa organ. Their original look consisted of all-black clothing, black mop top hairstyles and a single black glove.
In addition to Bonniwell, the original line-up consisted of Ron Edgar (drums), Mark Landon (guitar), Keith Olsen (bass), and Doug Rhodes (organ).

Their debut album, (Turn On) The Music Machine, was released in 1966 on the Original Sound label. One of the tracks, "Talk Talk", became a Top 20 hit in the U.S.

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