Stories

Stories was an American art-rock|pop band from N.Y.C. that released the 1972–73 albums Stories and About Us on Kama Sutra. After the departure of keyboardist and co-writer Michael Brown, singer Ian Lloyd took rein for the single “Brother Louie” and a third album, Traveling Underground. Brown hailed from baroque pop legends The Left Banke. Members: […]

The Left Banke – Walk Away Renée / Pretty Ballerina (1967)

Walk Away Renée / Pretty Ballerina is the first of two ’60s-era albums by American pop/rock foursome the Left Banke, released in February 1967 on Mercury’s Smash Records subsidiary. Tracklist: A1. “Pretty Ballerina” (2:32) A2. “She May Call You Up Tonight” (2:18) A3. “Barterers and Their Wives” (2:56) A4. “I’ve Got Something on My Mind” (2:46) […]

The Left Banke – The Left Banke Too (1968)

The Left Banke Too is the second album by American orchestral-pop band the Left Banke, released in 1968 on Smash-subsidiary Mercury. Tracklist: A1. “Goodbye Holly” (2:58) A2. “There’s Gonna Be a Storm” (4:19) A3. “Sing Little Bird Sing” (3:12) A4. “Nice to See You” (2:44) A5. “Give the Man a Hand” (2:35) B1. “Bryant Hotel” […]

Montage

Montage were an American chamber-pop/psych band from New York that released a self-titled album on Laurie Records in 1969. Keyboardist Michael Brown hailed from The Left Banke and would later surface in Stories and The Beckies. Members: Michael Brown (keyboards), Bob Steurer (vocals), Vance Chapman (vocals, drums), Mike Smyth (guitar, vocals), Lance Cornelius (bass, vocals) […]

The Beckies

The Beckies were an American pop-rock band from NYC that released a self-titled album on Sire in 1976. Keyboardist Michael Brown hailed from the bands Left Banke, Montage, and Stories. Members: Michael Brown (keyboards), Gary Hodgden [aka Gary West] (vocals, drums), Mayo James McAllister [Jim McAllister] (guitar), Scott Trusty (vocals) Discography: The Beckies (1976)

Stories ‎– About Us (1973)

About Us is the second album by American art-rock/pop band Stories, released in 1973 on Kama Sutra. Tracklist: A1. “Darling” (2:38) A2. “Don’t Ever Let Me Down” (2:16) A3. “Love Is in Motion” (3:14) A4. “Hey France” (2:50) A5. “Please, Please” (4:55) B1. “Changes Have Begun” (3:30) B2. “Circles” (1:34) B3. “Believe Me” (3:31) B4. […]

The Beckies ‎– The Beckies (1976)

The Beckies is the lone album by the namesake American pop-rock band, released in 1976 on Sire. Tracklist: A1. “Right by My Side (Etude)” (3:05) A2. “River Bayou” (3:04) A3. “Midnight and You” (3:17) A4. “Fran” (2:52) A5. “Other Side of Town” (2:58) A6. “Song Called Love” (3:04) B1. “Can’t Be Alone” (2:45) B2. “River […]

Stories ‎– Stories (1972)

Stories is the debut album by the namesake American art-pop band, released in 1972 on Kama Sutra. Tracklist: A1. “Hello People” (3:54) A2. “I’m Coming Home” (2:38) A3. “Winter Scenes” (4:18) A4. “Step Back” (3:20) A5. “You Told Me” (3:06) B1. “Saint James” (4:30) B2. “Kathleen” (3:14) B3. “Take Cover” (3:01) B4. “Nice to Have You […]