Friday, May 15, 2009

The Gas Company

Tulsa Oklahoma's Greg Dempsey migrated to Los Angeles in the mid '60s. He and lontime partner Kathy Yesse recorded four singles in 1966-7 as The Gas Company. They were backed by L.A.'s finest session musicians. Jack Nitzsche and Tulsa's Leon Russell were also involved in some of the sessions.

I've only heard two Gas Company tracks, both of which are great. "Get Out Of My Life" is a Turtlesque punker, while "If You Know What I Mean" is wonderful sunshine pop.

In 1968 Dempsey and Yesse would release an excellent psych-folk-rock album as The Daughters Of Albion. Maybe I'll get to that in a future post.

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