(Apple - Only album released in 1969 - dismal failure, but history had other plans) There have been those bands whose first and only album came and
October 20, 2009

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(Apple - Only album released in 1969 - dismal failure, but history had other plans)

There have been those bands whose first and only album came and went unnoticed at the time, but years later achieved Holy Grail status.

This was the case with Apple, a UK band that started in 1968 and promptly disbanded in 1969 and whose sole album "An Apple A Day" became one of the most sought after by collectors for years. Since they achieved no airplay and minimal sales, their reputation grew strictly by word of mouth and from the people who held on to their original vinyl copies like glue.

It's easy to see why. For anyone with a penchant for Psychedelia, Apple is right up your street without being too on-the-money. Probably because they were light on gimmicks it made them enduring over the years, and always good for conversation that starts with "I'll bet you never heard this before."

This track, Buffalo Billycan was actually issued as a single (one of several). Luckily for everyone, the album has been reissued on CD in Europe. So you don't have to go into hock to find a copy.

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