I\’ve had this 45 for many years, every so often I\’ll search the net for information about The Epitome…. but nothing. They released a second single \”I Can\’t Face Myself\” / \”Sleep\” on Kama Sutra in 1969 but that one isn\’t my scene.
\”I Need You\” is a slow tempo cover version of The Other Half\’s savage and speaker shredding pounder. I dig Epitome\’s languid psychedelic style, loads of organ and Monkees style background harmonies. The flip \”Flower Power\” is a jaunty flower children bubblegum pop tune.
I\’ve been informed that they were a New York group, the singer/songwriter Billy Hocher was later in Bulldog (2 LPs in the seventies) with the ex-Rascals Gene Cornish and Dino Danelli.
\”Words can be like empty flowers
Bloom and die in just one day.\”