THE FASTEST GROUP ALIVE...Think about
it...Not "another" group, not "a" group, but THE Group...The
FASTEST Group...WOW!! Ponder that...The FASTEST. Not merely swift,
nor speedy, but the Fastest. What an honor. But with honor, add
obligation, hard labor, inspiration and a lot of temerity, because
fastness is never easy. GROUP...Consider that. Not just pretty faces
and crack musicians, but a GROUP. (Unfortunately two members of the
GROUP weren't Fast enough to make it to these recording sessions, but
other nice guys did.) The Fastest Group ALIVE...Yes they're
alive, and mad as heck...and we all know how sometimes being Alive
can be, but consider the alternative.
In 1966, when The Fastest Group Alive had
their classic near/non-hit record, The Bears, audiences were
astounded, mystified, enlightened, and, sometimes, simply annoyed.
Musical icons as Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and Bert
Parks were rumored to have said, "what the heck is this" ... "I
don't get it" ... "what do they have against music"..."Yikes!!!"
...and stuff like that. Rumors...but we're sticking by them.Rendered
feckless, but undaunted, TFGA took a professional "fast" to think things
over. Was their music too heady for the room? Was their audience
missing the message?
Were they too aesthetic? Were their guitars out
of tune? Were their banjos on their knee? And POW! Then it hit them:
THEY WERE TOO FAST. It was then that they decided that even though
they were, indeed, The Fastest Group Alive, they would record an
album that was "half-fast," and POW! then that hit them: We will become
Half Fast, and deliver an album that is HALF FAST. And the rest is
bound to become musical history. After a long wait...a rather long
wait...actually a very loooooong wait here they are again...The
Fastest Group Alive is HALF FAST, and ready to kick fanny. But as
they warned you in The Bears..."you better look out...you better beware"
... sometimes they can be scary. They hope The Halloween Song,
D.Loup Garou, and their current hit, Stranded In The Jungle, will
scare you. Scare you bad.
Or close to it. BOO!
Please send all contributions to
TFGA museum to: DJM
Records, Museum, 849 East Harbor Blvd. PMB 404,
Santa Paula, CA 93060