The In Crowd

Am I Glad To See You / Blow Up

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In the second half of 1966, The In Crowd - singer Keith West, guitarist Steve Howe, bass player John "Junior" Wood and drummer John "Twink" Alder - were undergoing a radical musical transformation, replacing their soul and R&B covers with more innovative original material. The young actor David Hemmings witnessed their electrifying live set one night at Tiles on Oxford Street and was suitably impressed. Hemmings had recently been cast in a film by Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni, "Blow Up". The two songs The In Crowd recorded for "Blow Up" were shelved and remained unissued until the late 1990s. They encapsulate a thrilling moment of metamorphosis as a uniquely gifted group emerged from its mod chrysalis and unfurled its psychedelic wings for the first time.

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