Though details are unclear as to exactly who played on the New Phoenix's sole single, recorded in October 1967, it's pretty certain that at least some of the musicians were in the Hard Times, a Los Angeles pop-folk-rock-psychedelic group that also recorded for World Pacific. The 45, "Give to Me Your Love"/"Thanks," was written by the Hard Times' Rudy Romero, and produced by Cass Elliot of the Mamas & the Papas. "Give to Me Your Love" is pretty respectable psychedelic-influenced folk-rock, a little like some of Stephen Stills' songs for Buffalo Springfield that went in that direction; "Thanks" is just an instrumental version of "Give to Me Your Love." Both sides of the 45 are included on Rev-Ola's CD reissue of the Hard Times' 1967 album Blew Mind, which also includes some non-LP Hard Times singles.
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