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Splitsound Records ssdg 4 December 1967

"Give Me Some Time" was the last record released by The Grodes, before they changed their name to Spring Fever. The group invested much more time in the recording sessions than any of their previous singles, which were usually finished the same day they were started. The group recorded the 1967 single at Audio Recorders in Phoenix, traveling back and forth from Tucson, in a span of several months. "It never felt quite right until it was all put together and mixed," band leader Manny Freiser said about the tune. "It was one of those records that becomes a marathon, you can't remember where you were headed by the time you're 75 percent there." The group invited their wives and girlfriends to sing backups, and overdubbed their voices several times. They mixed, and remixed and sped up the final master at the end of the process. The track is a marvelous piece of '60s pop-psych. The group was extremely pleased with the outcome and didn't even record a B-side; an "instrumental" version of the track including the chorus, harmonies—but no lead vocal—was used on the flip. The record, released by Dan Gates' Splitsound Records, hit the Top 10 in Tucson. The song would later reappear on the one and only Spring Fever 45.

Lee Joseph grew up in Tucson. He's a DJ (Luxuriamusic.com), marketer of cool shit (Reverberations Media) and founder/CEO of internationally respected Dionysus Records, an indie that has long specialized in releasing super-rare music, and more. He came of age in the first wave of Tucson punk rock and is an expert on Tucson music. He now lives in California.


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