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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Tore my mind on a jagged sky...

The drummer is the great, late Mickey Jones, who had a notable career, first with Trini Lopez and then playing with Dylan and the Band on the 1966 tour after Levon Helm quit. Dylan loved his drumming. Later he became a very successful actor. The rest of the band were former members of the New Christy Minstrels, as was Rogers, who was a pretty competent bass and double bass player. Jimi Hendrix once remarked that this was one of his favorite songs. Glen Campbell played the lead guitar solo on the original single. Terry Williams plays the excellent telecaster licks here. The song was written by Mickey Newberry in 1967 and is supposed to be a warning about the dangers of taking LSD. Rogers older brother was the psychedelic record producer Lelan Rogers, who worked with International Artists and signed and produced such notable Texas bands as the 13th floor elevators, Red Krayola and Bubble Puppy. He also worked with the Texas blues artist Lightnin' Hopkins, producing the record Free Form Patterns.

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