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Bittersweet- a group of high school kids from the suburbs of Minneapolis. Ages ranged from 15-18. Wrote our own music, which was influenced by Yes, ELP, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, etc... in other words, Progressive Rock.

Recorded around 1971 on a 4 track reel-to-reel recorder. no processing used during recording, but when we overdubbed to add more vocals and additional guitar track, the processed made it sound heavily compressed.

Special thanks to Jeff and Don for preserving the old recordings. Photos courtesy of Jeff.

Equipment used included Rogers drums, 1953 Strat, Marshall, HiWatt, Sound City and Univox amps, 1963 Hammond M3, Leslie 145, and anything else we could lay our hands on.

We will be posting about a dozen tunes from 1969-1973. Enjoy!
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Lyrics
Stars lighting up the skies, moisture on your lips
Puppets dancing in my mind, on you fingertips.

Battle filled with darkness, super figures fly,
Refrigerated monkeys, Dancing thru the sky.

Seems like you're looking out too far, Like you ain't heard the news.
Spaceships can't take you nowhere on land, Just like a ZERO IN TWOS!
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Plays: 52
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Uploaded: Oct 06, 2011 - 11:10:15 PM
Last Updated: Oct 06, 2011 - 11:10:15 PM Last Played: Feb 01, 2017 - 12:58:48 AM
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Rogers drums, 1953 Strat, Marshall, HiWatt, Sound City and Univox amps, 1963 Hammond M3, Leslie 145. Teac, Roberts and Sony reel to reel recorders, cheap mixers, cheaper mics.
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alackbass said 2236 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
Zero In Twos
Love this kind of thing. Has a great Steppenwolf vibe. The photo and gear list is also very cool. Great guitar sounds. Do you still have any of that stuff?
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wearebittersweet said 2235 days ago (October 8th, 2011)
Do you still have any of that stuff?
Don't I wish! 1953 Strat, serial #495. Stereo Rick Bass, Vintage Marshall, HiWatt and Sound City amps. Old Tube Hammond and Leslie. Nope- I sold off my stuff 1974, about a year after I got married. Each guy went their own way, and sold off the gear for various reasons.
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Vic Holman said 2236 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
wayback machine
this is really great, the influences really sunk in. awesome job!
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wearebittersweet said 2235 days ago (October 8th, 2011)
wayback machine
Yes indeed. Definitely Classic Rock. Vintage... and although it was recorded 40 years ago I still remembering the gigs or studio sessions when we recorded these as well as all the fun we had on the road. Keep watching for more tunes from way-back-when!

Thanks for the listen and comments!
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Char said 2233 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
And
we are definitely enjoying these...a blast from the past. Thanks.
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wearebittersweet said 2231 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
Thanks Char
I am glad people are enjoying these. That was why we did what we did. We played the music WE wanted to play... and we wanted to play what WE wrote. We did it for the fun, never had delusions of grander. We play, you enjoy!
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VicDiesel said 2232 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
Cool
Good to hear such oldies but goodies. They were exciting times, weren't they?
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wearebittersweet said 2231 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
oldies but goodies
Our agent was always all over us to play some :oldies" - Elvis, Buddy Holley, and also some Top 40. While we did do a few Elvis tunes, we decided to write our own "Oldies" - I will be posting one here in the next few days. You'd swear you had heard it before, people were singing along with it the first time they heard it. We also had a couple of Top 40 sounding tunes - our vocalist would announce one "Here's a song we wrote, got an 86 on American Bandstand, if anyone listens." People would cheer and clap as though they had heard it... we even had a couple of people who said they had our "45" (to you youngsters, that is a thing that was black, about the size of a CD, and it made sound by dragging a small needle along the grooves in it's surface.
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Feter said 2232 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
Zero In Twos
This is incredible ...I d love to have this on a CD man your music is just incredible inspiring ..straight power prog rock I d listen to you more than YES ELP ..cos the more power and rock engaging ..great vocal ..cool you mentioned Pink Floyd and still dark side of the moon not released yet ..they were total psychedelic even with Gilmour's ..this song has unique character and arrangement ...top notch ...thanks a lot for sharing !!!!
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wearebittersweet said 2231 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
This on a CD
Feter - you and so many others have been so kind with your comments and I am thinking of taking about a dozen of our tunes and reprocessing and cleaning them up as best possible and then post it somewhere you can download the whole Album.

I am also giving serious thought to doing a remake of these tunes and enlist people here to collaboration CD, as I can't seem to get the old band members to do anything new. If that ever came to fruition I would probably put it on CD Baby and take at least my share of it and donate it to some type of "Music in the Schools" fund to fund and promote music (and choir/chorus, and drama... in other words the Arts) in our schools.

Thanks for listening- watch for more. Again, thanks for your kind comments
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Doug Somers said 2185 days ago (November 28th, 2011)
Zero
Your great tunes are keeping me up way too late tonight. Love this material - you guys are amazing. You sound a lot more polished than your ages would suggest.

I think I've got my prog rock fix for the next week already!

Thanks,
Doug
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Who are we? We are BitterSweet - a handful of kids from suburban Minneapolis. Most of us graduated from high school in 1971-1973. Ages on these recording ranged from about 15 to 19 years of age. We are currently going on 55-60 years old... and... [see more]

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Progressive rock (shortened to prog, or prog rock when differentiating from other "progressive" genres) is an ambitious, eclectic, and often grandiose style of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the early

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