The Bards charted hit Never Too Much Love was released by Capital Records in 1967. Amazingly, 30 years later, the Best of the Bards unique and highly innovative sound has been rediscovered.
The Bards journey to success is a true study of serendipity meeting innovation.
Their story begins in the small eastern Washington town of Moses Lake where they created an immensely different and popular sound by setting classic and contemporary poetry to rock music. (The Bard name means an ancient order of lyric, minstrel poets.) They quickly became a standout group among the popular Northwest groups of the 60s.
Never Too Much Love was charted in Billboard and ranked Top 100 in Cash Box - a national record industry trade magazine. There were reports from vets that the song was heard as far away as Viet Nam!
The rewards of their success and innovative style came when the Bards ventured to Hollywood, packing their "garage" tapes. Legendary pop producer Curt Boettcher, obviously amused by their lack of Hollywood chic introduced himself in an elevator and invited them to pitch their music. Boettchers production partner at that time was Keith Olsen, who later achieved worldwide fame producing artists whove sold over 100 million records.
This serendipitous meeting resulted in The Moses Lake Recordings a unique mix of distinctive songs including a 20-minute Rock Opera, based on a poem called The Creation. This material, produced by the best in the business was never released because of the demise of the record label until now. The Bards and Gear Fab Records are genuinely excited to bring you the resurrection of The Moses Lake Recordings!