Sunday, October 27, 2019

The Nebulas - A Mind Where People Smile / I Can Always Love [Original Single]

The Nebulas - "A Mind Where People Smile" / "I Can Always Love"
Original Surfside 7"45 RPM Single
Surfside Records 1010
~ThePoodleBites rip in 96kHz / 24bit FLAC + full high-res scans~

An ultra-cool & ultra-rare garage-psych 45 from an unknown group called the Nebulas. I can't find any information about these guys, but C.F. turned me on to this one and lent out his copy for a transfer for all to enjoy. (Were you in The Nebulas? Please get in contact with me via the email at the side of this page!)

Thanks to C.F. for making this music available for all!

Track Listing:
1) "A Mind Where People Smile" -- 3:14
2) "I Can Always Love" -- 2:43

Dynamic Range: DR12

– Audio-Technica AT150MLx Dual Moving-Magnet Cartridge
– Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Direct Drive Professional Turntable (internal stock preamp/ADC removed)
– TCC TC-754 RIAA Phono Preamp (new regulated power supply, added LM7812 regulator)
– Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 MkII (96kHz / 24bit)
– Adobe Audition CC 2019 (recording)
– iZotope RX 7 Audio Editor (manual declicking, EQ subtraction, additional adjustments)
– Audacity 2.3.0 (fades between tracks, split tracks)
– Foobar2000 v1.4.5 (tagging, dynamic range analysis)

Google Drive:

Enjoy, and please leave comments below! :) 


  1. Thanks so much for the amazing tunes of another unknown band. Guitar work is so cool! Thank you yet again for your great work and dedication! Cheers!

    1. Thank you for the kind comment, I'm glad you're diggin' it! :)

  2. Fantastic post! Thanks for your transfer and C.F. for the supply! Any idea of its release date?

    1. Thanks for the comment! No idea about the release date. Some guy has put the date as 1992 on YouTube, but that is obviously wrong. The pressing plant closed in the early 1980s. My arbitrary guess would be between '68-'70 from listening.

  3. Excellent single, thanks for this one, totally unknown to me! Like you I couldn't find any info at all about this band, not even year of release. Also many thanks for such an excellent blog.

  4. Thanks - according to this link (Billboard pdf) it was a recent release in Sept 1970.

    Two new local singles: Nebulas' "A Mind Where People Smile" and "I Can Always Love" on Surfside, and The Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club's "Honolulu" on Hula.

  5. Should have added that the other new local release suggests we are looking at Hawaiian origin for the Nebulas.

  6. Fantastic research, @JohnM, thank you for sharing! I was suspicious it might be Hawaiian.

  7. I'm the one that has the B-side "I Can Always Love" ,partial, and if you check the numbering system of the Surfside label you can possibly figure out the release date, roughly 1972 Contact me on my YouTube. I don't use AOL email anymore, Paul