Peanut Butter Conspiracy
Year of birth: 1966
Age: 49 years
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
Citizenship: United States
Psychedelic LosAngeles-based team of "Peanut Butter Conspiracy" was formed in 1966 on the ruins of the folk-rock band "Ashes". The original composition "PBC" includes Alan Brackett, Lance Fenty, Jim Voight, John Merrill and Barbara Robinson. Already after the first single,"Time is after you" team with a small label "Rising Sons" came under the wing of the powerful "Columbia". Here, with the help of producer Gary Yushera "Peanut Butter Conspiracy" debuted with the EP, "It`sa Happening Thing ", which managed to shine in the national charts. The next EP, "Then Came Love", although it was not a commercial success,but it went down in the annals of music as one of the first attempts in the as recorded symphonic rock.The debut LP "The Peanut Butter Conspiracy Is Spreading" under the control Yushera that for better sound invited to session two other musicians, Glen Campbell and James Burton.
The album is a fine example of the times "flower power",with strong compositions Merrilla- Brackett type "Most Up` til Now " and " Why Did I Get So High? ". The vocal harmonies a la "The Mamas and The Papas" accompanied by a " dreamy " psychedelic riffs.
Peanut Butter Conspiracy Despite the pretty good stuff, the disc only caught the end of the second hundred "Billboard",and that "PBC" is mainly due to the feedback of concert goers. Before recording their second album in the "Peanut Butter Conspiracy" has been added to the ex - member of "Sound Machine", lead guitarist Bill Wolff. At this time the session process was controlled by the musicians that only benefited.The album "The Great Conspiracy" with such great tracks like "Lonely Leaf", "Living, Loving Life", "Too Many Do" and "Ecstasy" was the best work "PBC", and the song "Too Many Do", despite its substantial duration, received a residence permit on the radio.
The support plate has passed the national tour and, in addition,the band appeared on "Sky River Rock Festival" in Sultan. The latest single ("I`m a fool"), released on the "Columbia", became a regular on radio stations in the West Coast, but without adequate support label song took only 125 th place in the "Billboard".
Peanut Butter ConspiracyRasstavshis with "Colombians,"The team found a refuge in the" Challege "," Warner "a subsidiary of the company. At the same time updated and the group in which there were the former organist of" Clear Light "Ralph Shukett and drummer Michael Ney.The material for the third album was entirely written by one Brackett (without the participation of Merrill) and was a motley collection of tracks in the style of Californian white soul. Of all the songs stand out "It`s Alright" and "Try Again "with wonderful vocals of Barbara Robinson. Unfortunately,the days of "Peanut Butter Conspiracy" were numbered, and after a brief tour in support of "For Children Of All Ages" the band broke up.
Merrill Brackett and do writing songs for other artists, which produced the same themselves. Barbara in the `70s touring with her new husband, but nevertheless avoided her success. In 1988, she died,Porush fans hope "Peanut Butter Conspiracy" for a full reunion of their favorite team. Two years later, in another world, and Jim stepped Voight.