Spooky Tooth

By Edward Jennings, on 12 Dec 17, 2012

I was recently asked, Which classic rock band doesn’t get nearly as much respect as they deserve?

My answer is a rock group that was formulative in shaping and defining hard rock music, Spooky Tooth.

I owned several of their early albums released in the USA  on A&M Records. Spooky Tooth’s music was dream like which added just the right spice to late night FM radio programming. My favorite album by them was Spooky Two.

Spooky Tooth failed to garner the respect they deserved because their music suffered in the shadows of the greater selling achievements in 1969 from such artists as Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, King Crimson and The Who.

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Cover of Dream Weaver

The most well known musician in Spooky Tooth was Gary Wright who went on to record the 1976 FM staples, “Dream Weaver” and “Love Is Alive”.   Spooky Tooth also gave us between 1967-1974 such musicians as Ariel Bender or as he was known then, Luther Grosvenor (Mott The Hoople), Chris Stainton (Grease Band), Henry McCullough and Mick Jones (Foreigner).

Give them a listen on Spotify or iTunes, I think you might be more enchanted with their sound than you realize. ;)

Filed under: Hard Rock, Music Tagged: Ariel Bender, Chris Stainton, Dream Weaver, Gary Wright, Henry McCullough, Luther Grosvenor, Mick Jones, PopMarket, postaday2012, tidal