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Timothy Clover

I left the 99 cent sticker on there just for bragging rights.
Who the heck was Timothy Clover?
   I always was puzzled by this album. It just appeared in the bins back in the day. Who was this guy? How come no one ever played the album or talked about it?

   Evidently it was put together by Bruce Patch who did a few Boston projects including Teddy and the Pandas and much later in 1977, Reddy Teddy. The cover announces the album as 'The Bean Town Sound' and name checks Cambridge and Harvard Square in the title so there is NO question we are talking about the Boston area here. It does make sense to bring Harvard Square into the equation whereas it was a hot bed of hippies at the time.

   The music comes across as folk that has been arranged to make it sound more rock. I've mentioned the idea of the album as 'concept' or mood piece. Here they tell you it's a 'concept' right on the cover. The music has a unified sound but no big concept or provocative issue comes forth.
   The album never generated interest or radio play that I can remember.

   The cover is a nice collage and makes me realize that over half the Bosstown Sound albums has photo collages. It was a 'thing' then.
   One oddity is a song called Tear-Drop Mobile. The beginning sounds suspiciously like Urge For Going by Tom Rush.
   The album sounds appealing but it's hard to generate any enthusiasm of this. I guess we leave it here as a one-shot project with a little interest.

Back of the LP
The back of the LP.
Timothy Clover in Billboard
Billboard Mag liked the LP.
From 3/23/68
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