Offered for sale is a copy of the third album by Spanky & Our Gang, Without Rhyme or Reason/Anything You Choose, released in 1969.
About this copy: This copy of Without Rhyme or Reason/Anything You Choose is a rare one without a cutout hole in it. The cover is VG++, with just a bit of wear at the corners. The disc is VG++, and has just some slight scuffs from being removed from the paper inner sleeve. The album appears to have had little play. The original custom inner sleeve is included, but has splits on three sides.
A nice copy of a terrific record, and one of our favorites.
Background: Spanky & Our Gang was a short-lived group, and that’s a pity, as they produced three terrific albums in a short period of time in the late 1960s, and had five songs reach the Top 40. Their third album, the awkwardly titled Without Rhyme or Reason/Anything You Choose, produced no hits, though “Give a Damn” just missed the Top 40.
That’s a pity, as Without Rhyme or Reason/Anything You Choose is not only their best album, but it’s actually one of the best pop albums of the late 1960s. The album sold poorly due to poor promotion, the lack of a hit single, and the strange packaging, which package the album as though it were a single in a picture sleeve. It was hard to figure out what the songs were or what the proper title of the album even was.
Adding to the confusion is the fact that the two sides of the album are labeled “1” and “A,” which made it hard to determine in which order the two sides were to be played.
All that aside, it’s a terrific album, and the fact that it’s not highly sought out by collectors will be a bonus to anyone who buys it, as it’s not very expensive.
You can listen to “Give a Damn” here: