The Misunderstood
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The Misunderstood
The Misunderstood story from Before the Dream Faded album
The quirky Misunderstood book
The Misunderstood Script "I Unseen"
The Misunderstood Novel-in-progress, "I Unseen"
The Misunderstood on MySpace
The Misunderstood in Wikipedia
In 1966 the Misunderstood, an ambitious anti-war rock band from small town California, set off on a mission to England. In swinging sixties London they forge a revolutionary new psychedelic sound, but on the very brink of international success the heart of the band is ripped out when their lead singer is drafted by the US Army. Torn from stardom and faced with war or prison he miraculously escapes from boot camp and embarks on a spiritual journey to mystical India, living for seven years as a monk in a primitive ashram. With the discovery of a secret ruby mine, and magical jewels, he becomes embroiled in further extraordinary adventures, his fugitive life forcing him to live in the shadows, one step ahead of the authorities. Children of the Sun is the thrilling true-life saga of the greatest lost rock band of the 1960s and one young man’s quest for spiritual peace, personal freedom, and survival.

Musicians L-R: Steel Guitarist Glenn Ross Campbell, Guitarist Tony Hill (UK), Drummer Rick Moe, Bass Player Steve Whiting, and Lead Singer Rick Brown,

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"There's no disputing that it's an extremely entertaining read - and I can't wait to see the promised film." (Phil McMullen, Terrascope On-line Reviews)

"A most engaging and thoroughly fascinating read. It's edge-of-the-seat stuff in a lot of places, and would certainly make for a thrilling and captivating appearance up on the silver screen."---Lenny Helsing (Shindig Magazine)


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The Misunderstood: Before the Dream Faded

Produced by Dick Leahy
Recorded 1966 in London at Fontana Studios
Released by Cherry Red Records, London: CDMRED32


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The Misunderstood: The Legendary Goldstar Album

Produced by John Peel
Recorded 1965 in Hollywood, California at Goldstar Studios
Released by Cherry Red Records, London: CDMRED142

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The Misunderstood: Broken Road

Produced by Kevin Reach
Recorded 1981-1983 in Hollywood
Released by Cherry Red Records, London: CDMRED147




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"The Misunderstood may just be the greatest lost band of the 1960s. They had the gifts, the creativity, the chemistry, the ambition, the drive - all the ingredients to make it, plus that extra indefinable 'magic' in their sound, which in its purest moments seemed tuned to a wonderful and strangely magnetic frequency. Torn apart by the Vietnam War draft the band was denied the breakthrough they deserved." --- Mike Stax

Click HERE to read a review by Goran Obradovic

"The saga of the Misunderstood is one of the most unbelievable, heartbreaking, and unlikely stories in the entire history of rock!" - SL Duff: Creem Magazine, September 2004

Featured in Richie Unterberger's
"Unknown Legends of Rock 'n' Roll"

"The Misunderstood were a band of immense talent. They were technically American, although Tony Hill, the rhythm guitarist on their best 45s, was British and the bulk of their material was recorded in England. At the end of 1966 their debut single, "I Can Take You to the Sun," was unveiled that December -- the same month as Hendrix's "Hey Joe," and a good two before "Strawberry Fields Forever." Without apologies, the Misunderstood single stands alongside both these classics as one of the most powerful and best psychedelic singles ever released."---Record Collector Magazine, July 1999


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The Misunderstood - Riverside - 1966

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THE STORY OF THE MISUNDERSTOOD: the epic struggle of the greatest unknown band of the 1960s. They left Riverside, California for England in search of success and understanding; their daringly original music helped light the fuse of the first psychedelic explosion, but on the verge of their breakthrough they were cruelly torn apart. The real story in full vivid detail for the first time, as told by all the original band members.


Click here for the Band's story from Before the Dream Faded album

"When it comes to the Misunderstood, I have no shame and offer no apologies. Children of the Sun is the GREATEST psychedelic track of all time and it's CRIMINAL that the band was taken down in it's prime."---CD review by Jade Hubertz. 1998


The Misunderstood
The Misunderstood story from Before the Dream Faded album
The quirky Misunderstood book
The Misunderstood Script "I Unseen"
The Misunderstood Novel-in-progress, "I Unseen"
The Misunderstood on MySpace
The Misunderstood in Wikipedia