Both sides are cool late 60s psychedelic guitar rock but the band remained a mystery until guitarist and composer of both songs on this 45 Richard Bastrup got in touch via a Yahoo psychedelic forum to fill in some details about The Californians.
They were formed by some former members of the Arnaheim based surf outfit The Avengers IV, who released the \’Real Cool Hits\’ and \’Mrs Faruki\’s Suzuki\’ LPs in 1966 on the Mark 56 label.
When The Avengers IV split up in 1968 they reformed with some changes in personnel as The Californians.
Aswell as the Crazy Horse 45 they issued two further records on their own JR&J label in 1969.
\’Stay\’ / \’I Told You\’
\’Have You Ever Been Lonely\’ / \’I Show To See\’
The Californians also recorded material for an album but this remains unreleased. Here, they adopted the \’Big Band\’ sound they believed would soon be back in vogue….it wasn\’t!!!
Sometime in the early 70s they changed their name to The Good Guys and released a 45 in 1974 on Magnum West Records but split up shortly after.