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October 10, 2012

The Fallen Angels - Room At the Top (1968)

When he left The Young Rabbits in 1965, guitarist Wally Cook got together with Jack Bryant to create The Disciples, soon renamed to The Uncalled, and then finally to the name seen above. After some personnel shifts, the final lineup of the band was settled: Wally Cook, Jack Bryant, Howard Danchik, Richard Kumer, and Jack Lauritsen. In 1967, the group was signed by Laurie Records and released two failed singles. Soon, they switched to a New York label, Roulette Records, and the band released their first album, The Fallen Angels. Roulette, hoping to strike gold in the way they did with Tommy James and the Shondells, was disappointed with its sales. The album flopped. The group would go on to record one other album, It’s a Long Way Down (1969), before being dropped and calling it quits by the end of 1969.

This song is the first track to the group’s first full length album, eponymously titled The Fallen Angels. Although the entire album failed to do well, this is one of the few songs on the album that I would recommend listening to. The others would be “Introspective Looking Glass,” “I Don’t Want to Fall,” and “Your Mother’s Homesick Too.”

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The Fallen Angels - Room At the Top (1968)

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Lyrics:

Just thought you’d like to know
There’s room at the top for you
Just thought you’d like to know
That you could come up here, too

Oh, we could sit together
And watch the lights go on
Watch the lights go on
Watch the lights go on

With broken tambourine, I wait for love to begin
These piles of ashes stand for yesterday’s mortal sins
Oh, love that could be immortal
Let’s do what could be
If only we could see
The love that’s meant to be

Just thought you’d like to know
There’s room at the top for you
Just thought you’d like to know
That you could come up here, too

Oh, we could sit together
And watch the lights go on
Watch the lights go on
Watch the lights go on

1 comment:

  1. A real killer!!
    Sounds like a lost mod treasure funnily recorded in USA....
    These guys produced a second LP, It’s a Long Way Down, a truly triumph. Its gorgeous production and melancholy recalls Love's masterpiece Forever Changes.
    Nice work!

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