CHAD STUART AND JEREMY CLYDE Of Cabbages And Kings (1967) + The Ark (1968) – UPGRADED

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Of Cabbages And Kings (1967)
The Ark (1968)
Let’s Score Some Drugs

If Of Cabbages And Kings represented the downside of psychedelia (the triumph of style over substance), then The Ark illustrated the genre’s promise (as an additional color palette for more established formats). Both albums are typical of the glorious excess of the mid-to-late 60s, where whimsy and experimentation often overrode restraint and common sense. But, those of us who were weaning during this period wouldn’t have it any other way, and I – personally speaking – always lose my critical perspective in the presence of psychedelic music, both good and bad. These are the Japanese bonus track versions featuring mono single additions, for which we thank Don from Oregon for supplying, allowing us to upgrade this post after too many years. For fanatics, Sundazed has re-released these titles with fewer (and different) bonuses. Speaking of titles, we went with the more common spelling of The Ark (like the LP’s song title, as opposed to the album’s cover, The Arc). I’ll also point out the curious fate of “Sister Marie,” a Darrel Morrow tune covered in 1968 by Chad & Jeremy, Nilsson and the Gary Usher/Curt Boettcher psych project, Sagittarius: Present Tense (HERE). Morrow must have thought he was the hottest commodity of the era with (at least) three artists clamoring for his tune. But, not one of those cover versions ever made it to an album, as two were relegated to lost b-side status, and all three had to wait for the CD era to even be heard by most fans. Amazon has both Of Cabbages And Kings (HERE) and The Ark (HERE).

OF CABBAGES AND KINGS
Rest In Peace (6:48)
The Gentle Cold Of Down (3:54)
Busman’s Holiday (3:25)
Can I See You (3:51)
Family Way (2:48)
I’ll Get Around To It When And If I Can (2:43)
Prologue (5:50)
Decline (4:11)
Editorial (2:56)
Fall (8:33)
Epilogue (5:10)
Rest In Peace (Mono Single Version) (3:21) – Bonus Track
Family Way (Mono Single Version) (2:49) – Bonus Track
Editorial (Mono Single Version) (2:58) – Bonus Track


THE ARK
The Emancipation Of Mr. X (2:21)
Sunstroke (4:10)
The Ark (4:52)
The Raven (1:30)
Imagination (2:48)
Painted Dayglow Smile (3:29)
Pipe Dream (3:35)
Transatlantic Trauma 1966 (3:21)
Sidewalk Requiem, Los Angeles, June 5th And 6th (3:05)
Pantheistic Study for Guitar And Large Bird (3:36)
Paxton Quigley’s Had The Course (3:20)
You Need Feet (4:32)
Painted Dayglow Smile (Mono Single) (2:32) – Bonus Track
Sister Marie (Mono Single) (3:03) – Bonus Track
You Need Feet (Mono Single) (3:00) – Bonus Track
Paxton Quigley’s Had The Course (Mono Single) (3:25) – Bonus Track

14 Comments

  • 1
    Willard
    February 20, 2012 - 09:01 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • 2
    February 20, 2012 - 13:36 | Permalink

    Oh boy! The Ark!

  • 3
    MarcC
    February 20, 2012 - 14:26 | Permalink

    Curious – Your references to the album spell the title as “Ark”, but the cover photo is clearly “Arc”; Amazon’s cover photo is “Ark”. Is there a mesmerizing backstory here? By the way, thanks for everything!

  • 4
    Willard
    February 20, 2012 - 14:38 | Permalink

    Response 1:
    I lied… I stated “Let’s Score Some Drugs,” but I already had some.

    Response 2:
    Talk to C&J, they’re the ones that called their song “The Ark” and their re-recordings “ARK-eology.” Didn’t notice the different Amazon spelling. Obviously a manufacturer defect.

    Response 3:
    What are you talking about. Everything’s spelled OK… (now).

    Response 4:
    Thanks for the catch.

  • 5
    Gerald
    February 20, 2012 - 15:52 | Permalink

    Willard, I believe the correct title is: ‘The Ark’. It was either accidentally or intentionally misspelled in Canada. Apparently it was decided to keep the misspelling on the cover of the rerelease, but the disc (k) has it as “the ark”.

    …and finally the song was always spelled, ‘the ark’ on the back cover.

    Thanks for the album! :)

  • 6
    Gerald
    February 20, 2012 - 16:02 | Permalink

    …One of the articles I read says there’s a curse word hidden on the cover. In the left-hand top corner, two tree branches appear to be ‘s’, and ‘h’. There’s an ‘i’ on the flag and the ship mast is ‘t’. I don’t know if that was intentional or that guy (and me) is just imagining it. ;)

  • 7
    Willard
    February 20, 2012 - 16:08 | Permalink

    Hysterical. You can also add the extra ‘s’ that’s below the ‘t’ and chalk it up to the artist’s gastro issues.

  • 8
    snakeboy
    February 20, 2012 - 16:38 | Permalink

    It sounds like they achieved what they were trying for on the previous LP. Good stuff.

  • 9
    notBob
    February 21, 2012 - 14:00 | Permalink

    Thanks for posting this! It’s better than Cabbages, but I can see why I never heard it on the radio. Sounds a bit too “properly-British” for 1968 US radio.

    • 10
      Willard
      February 21, 2012 - 14:49 | Permalink

      I don’t think I ever heard them on the radio where I was at. Maybe right after The Beatles hit, but certainly not in 67/68

  • 11
    notBob
    February 21, 2012 - 15:50 | Permalink

    As I recall, I heard something from Cabbages on the then-new “Underground Radio”–2 hours of late night FM on the weekends. That was the only place that played stuff that went beyond the top 40 hit singles. They even played some Zappa! It used to be fun to listen to the radio…

  • 12
    Willard
    February 21, 2012 - 16:06 | Permalink

    Stoned FM jocks. THOSE were the days.

  • 13
    al
    February 21, 2012 - 16:13 | Permalink

    Around this time, C&J also placed a few songs on the “3 in the Attic” soundtrack, with additional instrumental background music by Chad.

  • 14
    puffinrandy
    September 23, 2014 - 14:17 | Permalink

    Thanks for the upgrade Cap’n W.
    When you do things like this, (and you do it a lot) it always brings a smile to my face and reminds me why your site is the first I visit every day. Once again “you da man!”

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