Thats the word by Association rhythm guitarist, Jim Yester, who is glad that the bands 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 Associations 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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