The Clique Biography (Wikipedia)
The Clique was a late 1960s American sunshine pop band from Houston, Texas. They started as the Roustabouts in the Beaumont, Texas area, 90 miles east of Houston, and later the Sandpipers before renaming themselves the Clique in 1967 and settling in Houston. Original members of the band were John Kanesaw Drums, Bruce Tinch Bass Guitar, Cooper Hawthorne, Lead Guitar, Larry Lawson Vocals and Keyboards, David Dunham Vocals and Horns, and Randy Shaw Vocals and Horns.
Their first hit was a cover of the 13th Floor Elevators' "Splash 1," on Cinema Records, produced by Walt Andrus. The song was No. 1 in Houston for several weeks. The Clique were signed to Scepter Records, New York, for two years following their hit "Splash 1". Members changed as the group became better known and drew attention from the West Coast. The group became centered on record producer/songwriter Gary Zekley, who often employed session musicians. Their self-titled album, The Clique (1969), released by White Whale Records, featured the singles "I'll Hold Out My Hand" and "Sugar on Sunday," which reached No. 45 in the US on December 13, 1969 and No. 22 in the US on October 18, 1969 Billboard Hot 100 chart, respectively. "Sugar on Sunday" was a cover of a Tommy James song and its B-Side, "Superman", was covered by R.E.M. on their 1986 album Lifes Rich Pageant.
The Clique Tracks