The Misunderstood

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": psychedelic garage rock psychedelic rock 60s garage rock 60s garage classic rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

One of psychedelia’s finest bands, the Misunderstood originated in Riverside, California, USA, and evolved from a local surfing outfit, the Blue Notes. Their first line-up - Greg Treadway (guitar), George Phelps (guitar) and Rick Moe (drums) - was augmented by Rick Brown (Richard Shaw Brown, 26 April 1947, Florida, USA; vocals) and Steve Whiting (bass), before adopting their new name in 1965. Phelps was then replaced by Glenn Ross ‘Fernando’ Campbell (b. 1946, USA), who played steel guitar. The quintet completed a single, ‘You Don’t Have To Go’/‘Who’s Been Talkin’?’, before leaving for the UK on the suggestion of English disc jockey John (Peel) Ravenscroft, then working in San Bernardino, California. Treadway was subsequently drafted, and his place was taken by Tony Hill (b. South Shields, Co. Durham, England). The band completed six masters during their London sojourn. ‘I Can Take You To The Sun’, a...

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