Jeff Simmons "Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up" LP
In 1968 in Seattle Herb Cohen and Frank Zappa were in the audience after his sound check and listening to Easy Chair, Jeff´s group. Fascinated by his talent, he was signed for Straight records. Both Jeff´s albums, "Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up" and "Naked Angels" were recorded in 1969.
"Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up"- was produced by by Chris Huston (Led Zeppelin II, Undertakers, Young Rascals) and Frank Zappa under the synonym La Marr Bruister, who wrote the title track, played lead guitar on two tracks and co-wrote "Wonderful Wino". Lucille contains 10 catchy and heavy Blues-Rock and Folk numbers. Jeff is playing a hard-driven and groovy bass, piano, organ, accordion and singing in a similar style to Jack Bruce in Cream.
The album was rated in Mojo Magazine as the 2nd best release on Straight Records. Strange Things Art Magazine mentions it as "the closest in execution to contemporary Mothers", but Jeff´s individual talent made this album to an all time masterpiece. Never has a musician in psychedelic Rock´n´Roll captured the essence of deep emotion and soul like the Zappa-"sideman"!
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