The Music Explosion

Formed 1966. Disbanded 1969
The Music Explosion
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The Music Explosion

The Music Explosion Biography (Wikipedia)

The Music Explosion was an American garage rock band from Mansfield, Ohio, discovered and signed by record producers Jerry Kasenetz and Jeffry Katz. The quintet is best known for their number two hit, "Little Bit O' Soul", that received gold record status by the RIAA. Written by John Carter and Ken Lewis, who had previously written big hits for The Ivy League and Herman's Hermits, the song (Laurie Records No. 3380, subsequently reissued on Buddah Records) was the band's only top 40 hit. This single paved the way for tours with contemporaries like The Left Banke and The Easybeats.

"Little Bit O' Soul" has been subsequently covered by several bands including The Ramones; Dodging Susan; and 2 Live Crew, who sampled the melody. On its own, the flip "I See The Light" (featuring a surf guitar bridge) was covered by The Fourth Amendment and had a resurgence on some stations in the Midwest four years later.

The production team of their sole album, Jerry Kasenetz and Jeffry Katz, wrote several of the band's tracks which were blatant re-writes of existing songs. Bassist Burton Stahl acknowledged these claims.

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