Misunderstood, The

Also known as Misunderstood
Members of Misunderstood, The: Chris Mercer, David O'List, George Phelps, Glenn Ross Campbell, Greg Treadway, Guy Evans, Nic Potter, Rick Brown (4), Rick Moe, Steve Hoard, Steve Whiting, Tony Hill
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.themisunderstood.com/

Discography of Misunderstood, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Before The Dream Faded 15 Audio 1992 Cherry Red
2 Children Of The Sun / I Unseen 2 Audio 1969 Fontana
3 Never Had A Girl (Like You Before) 2 Audio 1969 Fontana
4 Children Of The Sun 2 Audio Fontana (2)
5 The Lost Acetates 1965-1966 14 Audio 2004 Ugly Things Records
6 Golden Glass 8 Audio 1984 Time Stood Still Records
7 Children Of The Sun 3 Audio 1982 Cherry Red
8 The Lost Acetates 1965-1966 14 Audio 2004 Ugly Things Records
9 Golden Glass 3 Audio 1984 Time Stood Still Records
10 You're My Girl 3 Audio 1984 Bucketfull Of Brains Magazine
11 The Legendary Goldstar Album / Golden Glass 18 Audio 1997 Cherry Red
12 I Can Take You To The Sun / Who Do You Love 2 Audio 1991
13 Before The Dream Faded 13 Audio 1982 Cherry Red
14 Golden Glass 16 Audio 2000 Get Back
15 Before The Dream Faded 14 Audio Cherry Red
16 Children Of The Sun / I Unseen 2 Audio 1969 Fontana
17 I Can Take You To The Sun 2 Audio 1991 Fontana
18 Before The Dream Faded 15 Audio 1982 Cherry Red
19 Golden Glass 3 Audio 1984 Time Stood Still Records


US/UK-Prog/Psychedelic band. They started under the name "The Blue Notes" in Riverside, California in late 1963, playing Surf music. After a little come and go, they finally completed their line-up in 1965 and also changed the band name to "The Misunderstood".

It was during one of their live perfomances, when they happen to meet english DJ John Ravenscroft, alias John Peel, who was hooked and began to act as their mentor. It was probably his suggestion that "The Misunderstood" headed London in 1966, where they due to some help of John Peels brother Alan, manage to get a deal with Fontana Records. Their style now ranges from progressive Blues to Psychedelic (especially live).

But in London the trouble started. Forced by drug problems of two members and an army draft of one, the band line-up was changing several times, until the final split just a few month later, in early 1967.

Despite the short time of only two years, "The Misunderstood" manage to leave their mark in the history book to such contemporaries as Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd.


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