The Paper Blitz Tissue

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The mysterious group the Paper Blitz Tissue put out one good hard psychedelic pop single in December 1967, "Boy Meets Girl"/"Grey Man," on British RCA. The A-side was a near-gem of a psychedelic track…
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The mysterious group the Paper Blitz Tissue put out one good hard psychedelic pop single in December 1967, "Boy Meets Girl"/"Grey Man," on British RCA. The A-side was a near-gem of a psychedelic track with fluttering and squealing guitars, crunching Who-influenced percussion, a melody that was both ominous and tuneful, and a thunderous production that made the band sound rather as if they were crashing around in a large glass tunnel. The B-side, while less impressive, was a decent psychedelic-speckled mod rocker with lyrics simultaneously condemning and empathizing with the straight world represented by the "Grey Man" of the title.

Just from this one 45, it's obvious that the Paper Blitz Tissue had considerable talent, and it's not known why they never managed to put out any more product. Perhaps some does exist, as they supplied music for a December 1967 BBC television program called Death of a Private, writing the music with TV theme composer Ron Grainer (who also wrote some music for the Doctor Who and The Prisoner series). The member of the Paper Blitz Tissue to make the greatest subsequent impact after the band disbanded was drummer Dave DuFort, who was later in East of Eden and played with Kevin Ayers.