Pandamonium - No Presents For Me/The Sun Shines From His Eyes (UK 1967)
Pandamonium started out around 1963 as The Pandas, and after signing to CBS in 1966, they changed their name to Pandamonium and recorded a cover of Donovan's 'Season Of The Witch'. This single was followed up by what often is called the group's best record, 'No Presents For Me'.
'No Presents For Me' is, with it's backwards fuzz guitar and distortion, a pure psychedelic masterpiece. Recorded at Pye Studios, the single was released in 1967, and has, just like 'Baby Your Phasing Is Bad', been included on numerous 60s psych complications, such as 'Nuggets II' (Disc 4), 'Psychedelic Archives: UK Psychedelia Vol. 1' and 'Electric Sugarcube Flashbacks 1'.
The B-side, 'The Sun Shines From His Eyes', is as good as 'No Presents For Me', and has been included on 'Rubble 20: Thrice Upon A Time (Nothing Is Real)'.
However, a disagreement with CBS led to that the group faded out in obscurity, and all their three singles are today very rare and sought-after.
Hear 'No Presents For Me': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF4sMWP45qo
Hear: 'The Sun Shines From His Eyes': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RFGVMOiQaw