Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Cam-pact 1967


 



Cam-Pact was an Australian soul and psychedelic pop band which formed in April 1967. Originally they performed as The Camp Act but soon changed to Cam-Pact (or CamPact). Although little known outside Melbourne at the time, the various lineups of the group featured a number of young Melbourne musicians who went on to become significant figures on the Australian music scene, including Ray Arnott, Keith Glass, Chris Löfvén, Russell Smith, Robert Lloyd, and Chris Stockley. Cam-Pact issued five singles and three extended plays on Festival Records before disbanding in March 1970.

Cam-Pact was an Australian soul and psychedelic pop band which formed in April 1967. Originally they performed as The Camp Act but soon changed to Cam-Pact (or CamPact). Although little known outside Melbourne at the time, the various lineups of the group featured a number of young Melbourne musicians who went on to become significant figures on the Australian music scene, including Ray Arnott, Keith Glass, Chris Löfvén, Russell Smith, Robert Lloyd, and Chris Stockley. Cam-Pact issued five singles and three extended plays on Festival Records before disbanding in March 1970.

Cam-Pact started as a Tamla Motown/Stax soul group in April 1967, before progressing through teenybopper and psychedelic stages and on to heavy blues.

The band endured many lineup changes but the second version of Cam-Pact featuring Mark Barnes, Greg Cook, Trevor Courtney, Keith Glass and Chris Stockley was the most successful line-up.



In late 1967, they were spotted by entrepreneurial doctor and would-be pop Svengali Geoffrey Edelsten, whose family owned the Edels record shop chain. He signed them to record a single and their debut 45 Something Easy was released in February 1968, rising to #22 in the Melbourne Top 40.

Their subsequent singles – Drawing Room (May 1968), Good Good Feelin’ (September 1968) and Potion of Love (June 1969) – were all fine examples of late-60s psychedelic pop.

By late 1968, Barnes had left and Glass was playing bass. Glass and Stockley had also left Cam-Pact by the middle of 1969, with Stockley joining Axiom and then The Dingoes.

Camp-Pact’s last single was Zoom Zoom Zoom, released in September 1969.




Keith Glass

Vocals, guitar, bass

Chris Stockley

Guitar

John Pugh

Guitar, vocals, autoharp

Mark Barnes

Bass

Bob Lloyd

Drums

Trevor Courtney

Drums

Greg Cook

Guitar

Bill Blisset

Organ, vocals

Russell Smith

Guitar

Chris Lofven

Bass

Cliff Edwards

Bass

Ray Arnott

Drums


Tracklist


The Singles

1 Something Easy

Written-By – Cook*, Glass*

2:22

2 Michael

Written-By – Brownlee*

2:08

3 I'm Your Puppet

Written-By – Penn*, Oldham*

2:54

4 Drawing Room

Written-By – Glass*

2:30

5 And It Won't Be Long

Written-By – Cook*, Courtney*

2:00

6 Good, Good Feeling

Lead Vocals – Greg Cook 

Written-By – Cook*, Courtney*

2:15

7 Potion Of Love

Written-By – Taylor*

2:40

8 Cry My Heart Out

Lead Vocals – Trevor Courtney

Written-By – Cook*, Courtney*

2:51

9 Zoom Zoom Zoom

Lead Vocals – Trevor Courtney

Written-By – De Caesar*, Zompa*

2:29

10 Getting Myself Together

Lead Vocals – Greg Cook

Written-By – Cook*, Courtney*

4:12

Demos & TV Tracks

11 Wasted On A Fantasy

Written-By – Glass*

2:55

12 You Don't Have To Break It To Me Slowly

Lead Vocals – Chris Stockley

Written-By – Stockley*

3:17

13 Monkey Time

Written-By – Mayfield*

2:31

14 If I Promise

Written-By – Reed*

2:07

15 Duke Of Earl

Written-By – Williams*, Edwards*, Dixon*

3:17

16 We Can Have A Love

Written-By – Stockley*, Cook*, Glass*, Courtney*

2:39

17 By The Time I Get To Phoenix

Written-By – Webb*

2:29

18 Going Home

Lead Vocals – Greg Cook 

Written-By – Cook*

2:12

19 I'm Your Puppet (Alternative Version)

Written-By – Penn*, Oldham*

Enjoy

Ty To Original Sharer


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6 comments:

  1. Hi!

    Great to see you're back sharing. Thanx for this one.
    A "new" artist = "new" hears here.

    Cheers!
    Ciao! For now.
    rntcj

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  2. Thank you for this unknown band.

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  3. Good to see you back, Dmitrich. And great you have José on board now.

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  4. Hello - It's great, but missing track 13
    kerim54/cz

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