Früt of the Loom

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A rarity among the Detroit rock scene of the late 1960s more commonly identified with the proto-punk intensity of bands like the MC5 and the Stooges, Früt of the Loom instead embraced the psychedelic…
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A rarity among the Detroit rock scene of the late 1960s more commonly identified with the proto-punk intensity of bands like the MC5 and the Stooges, Früt of the Loom instead embraced the psychedelic movement to its fullest. Comprised of vocalist Panama Red, guitarist Crunchy Chrystals, bassist John Kozmo, and drummer Snidely Whiplash, the group arguably predated Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen as the Motor City's first true hippie band, making their recorded debut in 1967 with the single "One Hand in Darkness." Later abbreviating their name to simply Fruit, the quartet was a staple of the local live circuit throughout the remainder of the decade, but did not issue their debut LP, Keep on Truckin', until 1971. Spoiled Rotten, released on Westbound a year later, was the group's swan song.