Mike Deasy goes psychedelic

THE FLOWER POT – ’Black Moto’ / ’Mr. Zig Zag Man’ (Vault V-935) 1967

Songwriter and session man on many L.A records, Mike Deasy cut loose on his own with two 45s billed as The Flower Pot on Vault Records. You’ll also find releases by Friar Tuck and The Ceyleib People with heavy Mike Deasy involvement including his usual array of session cohorts a.k.a ’The Wrecking Crew’.

The flip of the record ’Black Moto’ is an LSD infused eastern raga drone heavily influenced by the more psychedelic and experimental efforts by Donovan. Quite what it all means, I don’t know. I’ll leave it up to the listener.

’Mr Zig Zag Man’ is a pleasant psychedelic pop song.

THE FLOWER POT – “Wantin’ Ain’t Gettin'” / “Gentle People” (Vault V-937) 1967

The final Flower Pot single “Wantin’ Ain’t Gettin'” is probably familiar to some because it was later recorded by revered Los Angeles group The Association. Their version is slicker and has their unmatched harmonies padding out this sitar-fest of a song.

The B-side “Gentle People” is less intense and is a calming ballad of sorts. Both songs still retain a very strong Donovan influence.

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