|And so it was that the Misunderstood never came to pass. But don't take our word for it, just ask anybody!|
This particular misunderstanding began when fate decided to try her hand at unpopular music. She created five unwitting suckers along with DJ John Peel. Then she brought them all together and the boys conspired as rebels with a cause of being Yardbirds-wannabes, while John became their mentor.
Although just a rag tag band from California's Hayseed-meets-Hollywood Inland Empire, by 1966 Peel had teleported them to another reality, far far away, in "fab" London, where they became Psychedelic Music icons, like, NOT! . In London town the band were enticed with promises of bread and water into signing a pact with the first company to giva-a-shit: Fontana Records.
But their obscurity in England came at a touchy time, and the US Embassy in London couldn't care less when the group told the media the war in Vietnam sucks. So for totally unrelated reasons, such as the will to protect their lucrative military-industrial contracts, the government staged the Gulf of Tonkin false-flag distraction, and simultaneously sent the band members death or dishonor orders from the US Army. Pop! End of story? Kinda.
The leader escaped to sanctimonious India for 12 years of destitute exile. Meanwhile the other members were deemed utterly worthless for military service due to their pre-traumatic lethargy syndrome. And so it was that the Misunderstood never came to pass. But don't take our word for it, just ask anybody!.
Greatest losers of the 60s
The band was so noisy the music-media and British groupies remain forgetful even now. In fact, myth has it that The Who's Pete Townshend never even considered suggesting that The Misunderstood tone down and chill out a bit. All in all the British music scene had a mixed reaction to the group: the media loved them but the bands hated them, for example:
“The Misunderstood were a band of immense talent!”
Before being forcefully disbanded the group managed to pop some fuses and record a whopping seven Psychedelic Music songs in the UK. Although the band waxed all of seven songs in London, only all of these still exist. They are known as “The Seven Dwarfs” because of their being "dwarfed" by most Psychedelic Music:
- I'm Not Talkin (Happy )
- Children of the Sun (Sleepy)
- Who Do You Luv? - (Sneezy)
- I, Unseen - (Grumpy)
- My Mind - (Dopey)
- Find the Hidden Door (Doc)
First the copyright for all Misunderstood songs was traded by Michael Jackson to OJ Simpson just to hear the truth; OJ traded the copyright for all Misunderstood songs to Charlie Manson just to hear the truth; Manson traded the copyright for all Misunderstood songs to Santa just to hear the truth; Santa traded the copyright for all Misunderstood songs to the Pope just to hear the truth; and the Pope traded the copyright for all Misunderstood songs to God just to hear the truth. So the current copyright holder is the Pope
Thus it has come to pass that the quest for a heavenly retreat begins with the ability to distinguish psych music from trite music. Because all those who don’t dig The Misunderstood's tunes now go to a cold, hard land where White Christmas, as sung by Pat Boone, is played ad infinitum.
- Entertainment-Reuters (Yahoo News) (June 18, 2004). "New Label Sheds Light on the Misunderstood". Billboard.
- Rolling Stone Magazine Issue 956 (September 2, 2004). "The Misunderstood The Lost Acetates 1965–1966 by David Fricke".
- "Unknown Legends of Rock & Roll" Weblink.