Classic Singles #55: The Buddhas – Lost Innocence / My Dream (1967)

Buddhas_label‘Lost Innocence’ was first compiled way back in 1979 on Pebbles Volume 2. It was the work of an outfit from Bakersfield, California and was the a-side of their lone single released on the Shell-Dee label in September 1967. It is no wonder that the song was reissued so early as it is a fantastic high-energy mover with strong vocals and harmonies, incisive guitar work, and a ripping break (that sounds to my ears anyway like a twin guitar duel).

‘My Dream’ takes things down a notch tempo-wise and moves into more psychedelic, folk-rock territory – very catchy and with another absolutely top-notch guitar break and more great work from the vocalist. A superb double-sider that would set you back in excess of $400 these days.

‘Lost Innocence’

‘My Dream’

Reissues: Apart from Pebbles Volume 2, ‘Lost Innocence’ is also on the CD Pebbles Volume 9: Southern California Part 2; the flip is on Yesterday’s Dawn.

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2 thoughts on “Classic Singles #55: The Buddhas – Lost Innocence / My Dream (1967)

  1. this was the band my dad was in. the members were Dennis Roark, Dane Nelson, Rick Starr, Larry Meadors, Gary Lettiere

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