Tuesday, April 18, 2006

No Guilt By Association For Association

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – When it comes to 1960s-era pop, the members of The Association are feeling no guilt by association.

That’s the word by Association rhythm guitarist, Jim Yester, who is glad that the band’s albums are finally coming out next month on CD.

Yester admits that hits like “Windy,” “Cherish” and “Never My Love,” have pegged the group as a singles act but he is certain the reissues will remind fans, “We were always album-conscious. In fact, many of our best tracks never made it as singles.”

Although the band enjoys a squeaky clean image, Yester says their sounds is just as experimental as other bands of the era and points out The Association’s first big hit, “Along Comes Mary,” was about a society that “was putting down grass while condoning pills and booze.”

Eight albums will be hitting stores on May 16 and Yester predicts that the modern-day hipsters who praise Brian Wilson as a genius will find the same sort of attention to musical detail in the Association CDs.

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