For the first time in over 40 years, these two highly-praised tracks are available for LEGAL downloading.
PARADISE OF YOUR MIND has been reviewed as “The best Pysch song ever written.” Also, this cover of KALEIDOSCOPE s considered by many to be more appealing than the original version by Procol Harum.
In the late 1960s, the band Captain Billy’s Whizbang was an extremely popular East Coast band. While competing groups were mostly “cover” bands, Captain Billy’s Whizbang garnered the appreciation of their following by inserting many original songs into their playlist.
The band eventually went into the RCA Recording Studio in New York City and began working on their first album. In 1969, their first single, "Paradise of Your Mind" (written by Pat Portfolio, the keyboard player) was released with Kaleidoscope (written by Gary Broker and Keith Reid of the Procol Harum) on the flip side.
While the vocal to "Paradise of Your Mind" was performed by Bobby Schaffner, the lead singer, it was Gary Van Scyoc, the bass player, who sang lead for "Kaleidoscope".
Gary later went on to be a member of The Elephant’s Memory and a long time member with John Lennon’s post-Beatles band. Although Captain Billy’s break-up occurred not long after the release of these songs, their legend for being an exciting band with exceptional original songs still lives on today.
You can see BlacFlag's video of "Paradise of Your Mind on" YouTube and get more information about the band at these web sites: