by Doug Collette
The Youngbloods were more than one hit wonders from the '60s. In fact, the band experienced its commercial breakthrough when the flower power anthem Get Together" became a hit some two years after originally released. Which was, ultimately, an unfortunate coincidence as the belated emergence of the former tune distracted focus from Darkness, Darkness" the ever-so-haunting song that keynotes Elephant Mountain.
What might've been an ideal follow-up in mainstream terms (and possibly, in a different sequence of events, ...read more