Mike Curb – Mary Jane OST
Fairly decent psych / pop soundtrack for this 1968 drugsplotation film. Going by the cover art alone you’re almost guaranteed at least a couple good listens on here. I’ve never seen the film but from what I’ve read at IMDB it sounds pretty bad (meaning I’ll have to see it soon). Anyway, onto the music.
The record is split with just about an equal share of vocal and instrumental tracks. Personally, the vocal tracks should be avoided (especially the painful rendition of “Theme from Mary Jane” by Mrs. Miller). “Grass Party” is the highlight of side one — vibraphone-led instrumental with backing abstract percussion — unfortunately it only lasts for a minute and a half. Curb must have really liked Hal Blaine’s Psychedelic Percussion LP from the year before because this track sounds like it was meant for that album. The record picks up on the b-side with “Bay City Kids,” a dj-friendly track with uptempo percussion and plenty of fuzz.