The Lost

Space Kids

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In 1967, the Lost were commissioned to write the incidental music for a 30-minute audio fairy tale, Space Kids. This CD presents the entire, original piece -- a campy kiddie science fiction drama with vaguely psychedelic effects by the Lost in the background -- as well as 15 minutes of the actual incidental music, sans dialogue. According to the liner notes, "originally conceived as a full-length LP, this project was created on spec and intended to be sold as a premium on the back of cereal boxes." Every struggling band's gotta eat, right? But there were no takers, and today it is merely a curiosity. Bits of reasonably strong psychedelic influenced pop/rock tunes occasionally emerge from the reasonably imaginative, but hardly stunning, score, which sounds like your typical young 1967 band warming up equipment in the studio. Its prime significance is its mere existence, as hardly any material survives by the Lost, a group that (rightly or wrongly) is regarded as among the greatest '60s Boston rockers. The CD also features a semi-legendary rare 1968 album, Waleeco, by another obscure Boston outfit, Flat Earth Society.