The Association is an American sunshine pop band from California. During the late 1960s, the band had numerous hits at or near the top of the Billboard charts (including "Windy", "Cherish", "Never My Love" and "Along Comes Mary") and were the lead-off band at 1967's Monterey Pop Festival. They are noted for intricate vocal harmonies by the band's multiple singers.
The Association is the group's eponymous fifth studio album ( 32). It is an eclectic LP with songs in many different styles including rock, pop, blue-eyed soul, psychedelic, country and novelty, while still staying in the realm of sunshine rock and sunshine pop. Although generally well received by the critics, it did not spawn any hit singles. It was the last studio album featuring guitarist Russ Giguere, who left for a solo career in 1971.
Along Comes The Association. 1-1. Enter The Young.
The Association (album). The Association is the group's eponymous sixth album ( 32).
The Association is a pop band from California in the folk rock genre. As of 2012 they are still playing with a constantly rotating membership but which always includes at least one original member. They are best known for their popularity in the 60s, when they had numerous hits at or near the top of the charts. They are known for tight vocal harmony, influenced by The Hi-Los and The Lettermen.
The Association Lyrics. sort by album sort by song. Along Comes The Association" (1966). Enter The Young Your Own Love Don't Blame It On Me Blistered I'll Be Your Man Along Comes Mary Cherish Standing Still Message Of Our Love Round Again Remember Changes. album: "Insight Out" (1967). Wasn't It A Bit Like Now? On A Quiet Night We Love Us When Love Comes To Me Windy Reputation Never My Love Happiness Is Sometime Wantin' Ain't Gettin' Requiem For The Masses. album: "Renaissance" (1967)
Birthday is The Association's fourth album. Despite the ostensibly psychedelic cover, the album was even lighter on psychedelic influences than their first three, with "The Time it is Today" being the sole representative of conventional psychedelic rock. Most of the album, including the two hit singles, "Everything That Touches You" (which hit number 10 in the charts) and "Time For Livin'" (which reached number 39) is in the easy-listening symphonic pop vein. This was the last LP by the group that spawned Top 40 hits. The song "MacArthur Park", which was first recorded by Richard Harris, was originally offered to the Association for inclusion on this album. Producer Bones Howes challenged Jimmy Webb to write a pop song that incorporated classical instrumentation and an odd time signature, which he planned to have the Association record.
|A1||Look At Me, Look At You|
|A2||Yes, I Will|
|A5||What Were The Words|
|A6||Are You Ready|
|B3||I Am Up For Europe|
|B6||Boy On A Mountain|
NotesPromo copy. White Label
|WS 1800, 1800||The Association||The Association (LP, Album, Gat)||Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records, Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records||WS 1800, 1800||US||1969|
|WPCR-10196||The Association||The Association (CD, Album, RE)||Warner Bros. Records, WEA Japan||WPCR-10196||Japan||1999|
|BP-8826||The Association||The Association (Vinyl, Album, Red)||Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records||BP-8826||Japan||Unknown|
|WS 1800, 1800||The Association||The Association (LP, Album, RE)||Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records||WS 1800, 1800||Canada||1970|
|CRNOW 43||The Association||The Association (CD, Album, RE)||Now Sounds , Cherry Red||CRNOW 43||UK||2013|