29 September 2009

Richi Ray - I Believe In b/w She Says

(RAY-O, 1977)


Thanks to Collin for this post.

The career of Richi ray Harris - here simlpy credited as Richi Ray - began over ten years before this obscure, solo bow on the guitarist's own Ray-O imprint, Harris got his start playing guitar with legendary, lost San Francisco psych-garage band Freedom Highway and later played with an early 70's incarnation of Moby Grape. On his own here, Ray delivers two strong tracks which successfully marry the bubblegum pop of Jan & Dean to the harmony style of the Turtles and Beau Brummels; neither track exhibiting any influence of punk. One of the two songs, 'SHE SAYS" is the obvious stand out, recalling the late 60s Lou Christie if backed by the Byrds. An out-of- time pop gem - much like the single by Barry Knoedl - certain to delight fans of both Nerves and Neighb'rhood Childr'n alike. Ray later contributed a track to the local Rib label sampler, Hot Ribs, and is still playing today.

1 comment:

  1. for some new Richi Ray music, Jeremy: