The Peanut Butter Conspiracy
|Genres:||Folk Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||psychedelic rock psychedelic 60s rock psychedelic pop american|
|Decades:||1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Originally known as the Ashes, this Los Angeles, California, USA-based quintet assumed the above name in 1966. The band, comprising Sandi Robinson (vocals), John Merrill (guitar), Lance Fent (guitar), Al Brackett (bass) and Jim Voigt (drums) made their debut with Time Is After You for the locally based Vault label, before securing a major recording contract with CBS Records the following year. Here they were united with producer Gary Usher, who sculpted a harmonious sound redolent of the Mamas And The Papas, Jefferson Airplane and Spanky And Our Gang. The Peanut Butter Conspiracy Is Spreading included their anthem-like single, Its A Happening Thing and the haunting Then Came Love, but the album failed to make a significant commercial breakthrough. Fent was replaced by Bill Wolff for The Great Conspiracy wherein the band showed a greater emphasis on instrumental prowess. Turn On A Friend and Time Is After...