Please Leave My Mind

Herbal Mixture

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Please Leave My Mind Review

by Richie Unterberger

Actually this amounts to a retrospective of Tony McPhee's pre-late-'60s career, including ten tracks by Herbal Mixture (their two singles and several unreleased demos and alternate takes), and six from the three rare singles recorded by the early Groundhogs in the mid-'60s. At that point the Groundhogs were just another British R&B band, but they weren't bad; on their second and third 45s, they incorporated some soul influences and horns as well. The Herbal Mixture material is more interesting, though, being decent period psych-pop with appealingly naive lyrics, even if their embryonic promise had little time to flower.

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