PASTORAL SYMPHONY
Love Machine
(James A. Griffin - Michael Z. Gordon)
Australia 1968
#14 Sydney #10 Melbourne #6 Brisbane #19 Adelaide #16 Perth

Recorded in Sydney by a purpose-formed studio band that included all of The Twilights and The Johnny Hawker Band among others.

Vocals by Terry Walker, previously with Glen Ingram & The Hi-Five (though not on Skye Boat Song), also heard with The Strangers on Happy Without You.

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An unconnected Melbourne band called Pastoral Symphony registered the name, preventing any follow-ups by the Love Machine project.

THE ROOSTERS
Love Machine
(James A. Griffin - Michael Z. Gordon)
USA 1968
Original version

Single on Philips label.

Reached the outer edges of US charts (90s-100s).

Co-writer Michael Gordon's credits include The Marketts' surf instrumental The Outer Limits.

Co-writer James Griffin became a founding member of the band Bread.

See Charles G. Hill's useful notes on The Roosters and this song at his Single File pages.

The Roosters' and Pastoral Symphony's versions were charting at around the same time (May 1968).

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