A Mistake that Made it Better

Once upon a time (in 1967), Roulette Records released a pretty cool, jangly psych single by a band from Brooklyn. Reportedly, Chris Stein (later of Blondie) was a friend and posse member of First Crew to the Moon — a perfectly fine name for a band in those pre-Apollo XI, Space Race years.

However, someone at Roulette made a labeling error. They misspelled the band’s name, turning them into the much cooler…

Unfortunately, the band dissolved in January of ’68, when the guitarist succumbed to leukemia, but they left a legacy of three tracks, which have appeared on a number of psychedelic anthologies. Anyway, consider it a bit of lagniappe.

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