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Nights At The Roundtable - Plastic Penny - 1968

(Plastic Penny - One Year Wonders) Back to the 60's tonight and our never-ending quest for psychedelia. This time it comes from Plastic Penny, an u
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(Plastic Penny - One Year Wonders)

Back to the 60's tonight and our never-ending quest for psychedelia. This time it comes from Plastic Penny, an underrated band that got started in 1967 and promptly folded at the end of the Isle Of Wight Festival in August of 1968. In that year they produced one hit single ("Everything I Am") and two albums before the band went their separate ways and got involved with other projects.

Mick Grabham, the lead guitarist left to co-found Cochise (another band with lots of potential but not much in hits) and eventually went off with Procol Harum.

This single "She Does" came out on Flying Dutchman Records in the U.S. in 1969, after the band had split up, but had a lot of material in the can to sustain an additional albums worth of tracks. It came and went without a trace, and doesn't even show up as an official release in either the States or the UK.

In any event, Plastic Penny is one more element in the complicated (and somewhat vast) tapestry of Psychedelia. One that keeps getting rediscovered all the time.

Raise your Freak Flag high.

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