"For many years now the legend of The Thingies has been cloaked in obscurity. Record collectors would find a release on Casino Records called "It's a Long Way Down" and figure the band was from Kansas. They were. Then up pops a single release on the Sonobeat label of Austin, Texas and sure enough it's by a band called The Thingies. People who lived in Miami in the summer of love recall a fantastic group with a far out light show called The Thingies. How many Thingies were there? The answer is one. The Thingies were a band that knew how to get around. If they hadn't been plagued by bad management in Austin, they would have ended up in San Francisco as another great group on par with The Jefferson Airplane. Unfortunately fate would prove otherwise as the following story will make evident to all those willing to probe into the deep recesses of the 60's."