The Rainy Daze ‎– That Acapulco Gold

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UNI Records ‎– 3002
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A1 Absurd Bird
Written-By – J. Carter*, T. Gilbert*
2:57
A2 Baby I Need Your Loving
Written-By – E. Holland-L. Dozier-B. Holland*
3:31
A3 Weatherman
Written-By – J. Carter*, T. Gilbert*
2:30
A4 Out Of A Calico Dream
Written-By – J. Carter*, T. Gilbert*
2:26
Medley (3:57)
A5a Shake
Written-By – S. Cooke*
A5b Knock On Wood
Written-By – E. Floyd*, S. Cropper*
A5c Respect
Written-By – O. Redding*
B1 Discount City
Written-By – M. Ferris*
2:37
B2 That Acapulco Gold
Written-By – J. Carter*, T. Gilbert*
2:23
B3 Try A Little Harder
Written-By – J. Carter*, T. Gilbert*
2:30
B4 For What It's Worth
Written-By – S. Stills*
2:56
B5 In My Mind Lives A Forest
Written-By – J. Carter*, T. Gilbert*
2:45
B6 Snow And Ice And Burning Sand
Written-By – J. Carter*, T. Gilbert*
3:11

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Also released in stereo (# 73002).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched A Side): UM 1002 T3
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched B Side): UM 1003 T4

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
73002 The Rainy Daze That Acapulco Gold(LP, Album) UNI Records 73002 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
73002 The Rainy Daze That Acapulco Gold(LP, Album) UNI Records 73002 US 1967 Sell This Version
PIC 812010-2 The Rainy Daze That Acapulco Gold(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Picar PIC 812010-2 Spain 2009 Sell This Version
73002 The Rainy Daze That Acapulco Gold(LP, Album) UNI Records 73002 US 1967 Sell This Version
STR001 The Rainy Daze That Acapulco Gold(LP, Album) STR STR001 Greece Unknown Sell This Version

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February 7, 2011
A great pop-punk-psychedelic outfit from Denver, Colorado. Only the first 45 appears on their album which is recommended. They first formed in 1965 when they specialised in playing beat and R&B and they were a regular attraction at local frat parties. Almost unbelievably they were unearthed by Phil Spector who signed them to a management contract and a giant publicity campaign was planned but never really materialised.

A year or so later That Acapulco Gold appeared on the local IP label and Frank Slay, a local producer, bought the rights and released it on his Chicory label. However, it was quickly leased to UNI and became the band's best known song making the No. 70 spot. Although they never again equalled this commercial success they continued to make some excellent 45s. One of the best, a beautifully crafted piece of pop-psych was originally released as Fe Fi Fo Fum, but was almost immediately withdrawn and reissued with a different title Blood Of Oblivion, even securing a U.K. release (Polydor 56737).

Tim Gilbert, the main songwriter, also released a solo 45 Early October/If We Stick Together (UNI 55045) 1967 - folkie fare which has been compared to Tim Buckley. He would go into songwriting and his compositions (with J. Carter) would appear on Hardwater (fellow Coloradans The Astronauts in disguise), Yankee Dollar, Horses and Strawberry Alarm Clock LPs.

Their album includes the first 45 and Discount City, a sorta bluesy honky tonk, which was the 'A' side of their first 45. Aside from an almost four minute medley of Shake, Knock On Wood and Respect, other notable songs include a pretty good cover of Stephen Stills' For What Its Worth, a fuzzy Taxman-like song called Weathermen and an Eastern-style slice of psychedelia, Snow And Ice And Burning Sand. However, the album's finest moment was In My Mind Lives A Forest (the flip to their 1st 45) - an exquisite slice of pop-psychedelia. Recommended.