THE RAINY DAZE - That Acapulco Gold / In My Mind Lives A Forest - Uni-55002 - 1967
I sort of hate the A-side of this single, so I'm not going to mention much about it or post it. It's a flaky, stupid song and I think radio stations did the general public a favor by banning it once they realized it was secretly about weed, though they should've banned it because it's bad, not for it's veiled subject matter.
The real gem here is 'In My Mind Lives A Forest,' a wonderful pop-psych song all around. As usual, the stellar production quality plays a big part in making this song as good as it is. The song starts with a perfectly fuzzed-out guitar, but gradually fades into the mix as the song morphs into something much cleaner, more pop oriented, and doesn't fully reappear until the closing seconds. The songwriting is great (the same people responsible for Strawberry Alarm Clock's 'Incense and Peppermints,') and I'm a sucker for a real cheap sounding organ tone, most audible during the choruses.
There's a pressing of this single with 'That Acapulco Gold' on both sides. BEWARE.
The Rainy Daze - In My Mind Lives A Forest