THE UNDERGROUND - SATISFY'N SUNDAY


THE UNDERGROUND - 'Satisfy'n Sunday' / 'Easy' (Mainstream 660) Dec 1966

Updated post from 28/10/08

Here's a band that lives up to it's name (ie) they're so underground, they're unknown and forgotten. If they were indeed remembered at all.

As for the 'sound' on offer. Well both sides have that L.A folk rock backbeat with male/female vocals and harmonies. Think of typical bands of the era like The Peanut Butter Conspiracy and Yankee Dollar and you'll form the pictures and hear the sounds in your minds of The Underground.

This 45 on Mainstream Records was sandwiched between releases on the label by The Wildflower 'Baby Dear' (Mainstream 659) and Fever Tree 'I Can Beat Your Drum' (Mainstream 661).

It also charted in some local areas reaching number 18 in Gary, Indiana in December 1966 and Top 20 in Akron, Ohio the following month.

A follow up single on Mainstream 667 titled 'Get Him Out Of Your Mind' / 'Take Me Back' sank without trace and The Underground were no more.

THE UNDERGROUND - Satisfy'n Sunday


Comments

  1. great explaination of the single.. pretty nice ditty too. So many great gems procured by Bob Shad.

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  2. It was truly great to hear this track which I have been after for many years. I have their 2nd 45 which is OK folk rock but nothing startling (too MOR) and not a patch on "Satisfy'n Sunday", my 45 is a promo too and is dated June 1 1967. Thanks again

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  3. Thanks for all of your comments.

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  4. great song. you wanted comments so i'll be leavin em here and there. you may also be interested in my site
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Peninsula-Garage

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  5. Ive got one of these too! Funny thing about mine though, the pressing is messed up and it plays at 33 1/3 RPM!

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  6. The Underground were from Houston, TX. This was recorded at Andrus Studios around the same time as the Elevators were recording there.

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  7. Two more items on The Underground:

    Here's a link to a music poll in the 2/12/67 edition of the Houston Post which confirms that The Underground were indeed from Houston. (Sadly they didn't finish in the top 3, so their elusive picture was not shown in the followup article.)

    https://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/54498915?access_key=key-ju8im8qb4v5pwvojbzn

    And this second link is to a Houston Post column dated 3/12/67 which refers to a recording session by The Underground and indicates that one of their female singers was none other than future country star K.T. Oslin, who was then using the name Kay Oslin.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/55044668/nowsound-03-12-67-e

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  8. Kay Oslin, who would later become the country music icon K.T. Oslin, was a part of The Underground - https://www.scribd.com/doc/55044668/nowsound-03-12-67-e

    All of the songs I've heard by The Underground are really great.

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