Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — November 14, 2021

248) The Plague — “The Face of Time”

If ever there was a group named for our times . . . A-side of the first of two singles (‘66) by the group all the way from Thunder Bay, Canada. The Plague later evolved into the Lexington Avenue and Jarvis Street Revue variants.

Songwriter/singer/sax player Tom Horricks notes on YouTube that “[t]he song was played on WLS and was going to be a ‘hit’ until the record company went bankrupt the next day.” Erik Lindgren’s liner notes on the 30 Seconds Before the Calico Wall! garage comp say that it is “haunting, snarling . . . [a] brilliant slice of punkadelia.” Yup.

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