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Friday, May 20, 2022

The Now (Tripsichord) - "I Want" / "Like A Flying Bird" (1967) [Mono 45]

The Now - "I Want" b/w "Like A Flying Bird"

Original 1967 Mono 45 RPM Single
Embassy Records – C-1968  (Discogs)
~ThePoodleBites rip at 96 kHz / 24 bit FLAC + full high-res scans!~

Before the band was renamed to "Tripsichord Music Box" by San Francisco producer Matthew Katz, Tripsichord was previously known as "The Now", and in fact released a single 45 under that moniker on a tiny label out of Hollywood. The A-side of this disc is especially killer, and certainly rivals their later recordings, even as a garage-y band in-development.It's a pity that there are not more recordings of the band from this era. (There was also an even earlier 45 on the Brent label, released by an earlier incarnation of the band known as "The Ban". This is not something that I have found yet, so the search continues...)

Many thanks to C.F. for loaning out this 45 from his archives!

Track Listing:
1) "I Want" -- 2:21
2) "Like A Flying Bird" -- 2:21

Vinyl condition: VG+
Dynamic Range: DR 11

Equipment Lineage:
– Audio-Technica VMN40ML stylus on AT150MLx dual moving-magnet cartridge
– Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB direct drive professional turntable (internal stock preamp/ADC removed)
– Pro-Ject Phono Box S2 Ultra preamp with dedicated Zero Zone linear power supply
– Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 MkII (96kHz / 24bit)
– Adobe Audition CC 2020 (recording)
– iZotope RX 9 audio editor (manual declicking, EQ subtraction, additional adjustments)
– Audacity 2.3.3 (fades between tracks, split tracks)
– Foobar2000 v1.6.9 (tagging, dynamic range analysis)

The B-side is also available on YouTube here:
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The Now circa 1966/67: (L-R) Oliver McKinney, Randy Gordon, Frank Straight, David Zandonatti


  1. Wow this is some good stuff! Apart from the single from The Ban and their 1970 album, you've got everything Tripsichord did uploaded right? - Justin

    1. There are always some hidden surprises in the works... ;)

  2. Excellent stuff! Always appreciate the 45 uploads particularly!

  3. I needed this single, so thank you.

  4. Never heard this before - thanks.

    BTW I know you want the original but The Ban single (at least one side) is on Boulders v4

  5. Stunning music. Thanks so much for this. Great sound quality too.

  6. Many thanks for another GREAT share !!

  7. Great to see you back posting in style! Thanks so much.

  8. Many thanks once again ThePoodleBites.