Sunday, April 20, 2014

The P.D.U.S.M. - The Urge For Going/Caesar's Palace (1967)

Don't know much about this band, but the A-side is a pretty sweet Joni Mitchell tune.  The B-side is just odd.  Sort of a hard record to categorize...

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I never thought I'd hear this again! This was my trio, David Fetcho, Paul DeBor and Debbi Litwak, all college freshmen in Pittsburgh, PA. We had been performing as an electric folk group, and were picked up by Lou Guarino, who had some credits producing Chad and Jeremy, as well as early doo-wop hits. Turned out, he wanted to make us into bubblegum mainstreamers to revive his career. He made up the band name, which stood for Pitt Duquesne University Song Makers. Ugh! We recorded these in NY in a studio somewhere in the West Village close to Bleecker Street. Debbi Litwak was the vocalist on Urge For Going, which got a Cashbox pick of the week, but was never commercially released, for reasons I've never known. Caesar's Palace is indeed bizarre. It was written by Guarino, more or less on the spot in the studio, and we were forced to record innumerable takes in exchange for laying down a few originals. Needless to say, nothing ever came of any of it. Anyway, thanks for digging it up for a very strange memory! If you're interested in my current recording, you can check out my latest EP here: