Sunday, July 8, 2007

The Hello People - The Hello People (1967)

The Hello People (as mentioned earlier in this blog) were a strange group of musicians who used pantomime to elaborate on their music. Todd Rundgren was quite fascinated by them and eventually hired them to back him while on tour. However, this was well into the 70's. This particular release is their debut from 1967. With a considerably larger lineup here, the band issued this album to virtually no response. The album sunk without a trace by the following year.

The album bears a light psych/pop feel throughout that borders on easy listening. Though I cannot claim to be a fan of the band, I do find their gimmick and their mysterious lack of a thorough backstory fascinating. There's very little information available online or in paper publications about the Hello People. I can tell you that this nugget fetches a hefty price and is highly sought after in collector circles. Considering the age and rarity of this recording, the transfer here is amazingly crisp. Give this one a shot and make your own judgement. Psych classic or trashbin candidate?

3 comments:

Michael R said...

THANX! HAD IT WHILE AT SCHOOL BUT VAINLY TRIED TO GET IT EVER SINCE!!!! GREAT, MAN))))

Michael R said...

hell! I'm damn happy, just couldnt help but say it again! -- Monday Kind of Tuesday may be a modestly low-key song, but when it plays in your head for 20-odd years without ever bein' refreshed by actual sound - doesnt it mean somethin??

...the only reference for this album - far as I know - is in Joynson. --- now I'll lean back & listen!))))))

MR - Moscow, Russia - Redards)

Brooklyn Bunny said...

Hi Ronnie,

I'd love to get the MP3's for thise first Hello People album. Do you still have them available? The weblink wasn't working.