I felt obliged to upload a song from this band after I referenced them in my last post. I bought this record on Tuesday because it’s one of my all time favourite albums.
The Collectors were a Canadian psychedelic band active during the 1960s. They released two albums before their vocalist split and they rebranded themselves as Chilliwack. This particular LP was actually written as the score to a George Ryga play called Grass and Wild Strawberries, and the liner notes seem to quote parts of the play rather than the songs’ lyrics. Here’s what accompanies this song:
Allan and Susan live in their home by the sea. One Morning the sun is up before them. The scent of earth and water hangs on blackberry shrubs and salal ferns outside their window. She wishes this was the first day of all things. There have been other mornings, other places for the two of them.