The Glass Family
"When I was going to UCLA and then later Cal State LA, there were only three or four other guys with long hair. Those were my friends. Straight people didn’t like us. They looked at us and treated us as if we were terrorists. But the girls liked us!" -Jim Callon
The origins of The Glass Family start in West Los Angeles.
Jim Callon formed a band to play surf music and covers at frat parties to make some money. They went by a few different monikers at that point; the Carpet Baggers and the Soul Survivors amongst them. A few years later when the band members were at Cal State LA for grad school, they changed the band name to The Glass Family.
They played all over Los Angeles, gigging at notable venues like The Troubadour, The Topanga Corral and The Whiskey A Go-Go, sharing bills with The Doors, Vanilla Fudge, and Love. By 1967, they'd secured a record deal with Warner Bros. Records, who released their record in 1968. Although it never became the hit that they'd hoped for, the more important result was that the Glass Family were a piece of the puzzle of the times: playing gigs with Gram Parsons and The Flying Burrito Bros, Canned Heat, Big Brother and The Holding Company with Janis Joplin, and The Grateful Dead.
The first LP is a reissue of the band's original Warner Bros. album. The second LP contains unreleased tracks-how the band intended the songs to sound. Initial recording sessions for the album took place in the summer of 1967 with Richie Podolor (producer for Steppenwolf and Three Dog Night) at the helm. Those recordings were rejected by Warner Bros. So the band went back into the studio late in 1967 and early 1968 with Podolor in hopes of creating something more palatable to the label folks. These later sessions are what eventually comprised the original Glass Family album, Electric Band.
The Glass Family Band - Electric Band
The first LP is a reissue of the original '67 album.
The second LP offers previously uinissued recordings, with a raw sound and including an alternate take of 'House Of Glass'.
Maplewood Records is reissuing their 1968 LP 'Electric Band' as a double LP with the second LP being called 'Should We Not Handle Each Other With Care'.
The second LP has 9 never before heard tracks that were from their original recording sessions, plus an alternate version of the single 'House of Glass'.
Both LP's stand out as two different records. 'Electric Band' is the slickly produced record that the label requested, while 'Should We Not Handle Each Other With Care' sounds like a tight, rock band cutting tracks fresh off of playing gigs with the likes of the Vanilla Fudge or the Grateful Dead.
First Pressing Limited to 500 Copies // Second Pressing Limited to 500 copies.
$24 - Double-LP