Offered for sale is an original U.S. pressing of the only album by the Texas band The Clique, the self-titled, The Clique.
About this copy: This copy of The Clique is an original 1969 pressing on the White Whale label. This copy is unusual in that it includes a small card indicating that the track listing on the album cover is not correct.
The cover is VG++, with a faint red “X” written on the front cover.
The disc is M- with a couple of very minor sleeve scuffs.
A nice copy of a terrific LP.
Background: While The Clique is best known for their hit “Sugar on Sunday,” which reached #22 on the U.S. singles charts, they’re also remembered for the original recording of “Superman,” a song later covered by REM.
The sole album by the Clique is in reality the last full album cult hero Gary Zekley would produce. (Though the Austin-based band, also renowned in garage-psych circles for the first known cover of a Roky Erickson song, had recorded several previous singles, they did not play on the album; only singer Randy Shaw appears, with backing vocalists and musicians pulled from Zekley’s usual stable of L.A. session pros.) … The Clique is perfectly listenable and occasionally terrific, but this is not Zekley at the peak of his powers; try the Yellow Balloon’s self-titled disc or the Fun and Games’ Elephant Candy for that. The Varese Sarabande reissue adds seven tracks from demos and singles, including two songs produced by Tommy James and featuring the Shondells as Shaw’s backing group.
You can listen to “Superman” here:
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||White Whale|
|Year of Release:||1969|