Formed 1967 and disbanded 1967 The Freak Scene didn t
stay around very long. Never really a group in the sense of
the Beat les, Stones or The Byrds
that is they didn t really
function as a group, they had slightly more in common with
the The Monkees, or more correctly, perhaps the original
Grass Roots, in the sense that The Freak Scene was
whatever its producer-songwriter had in mind.
The Freak Scene was a studio created ensemble, the brain
child of Rusty Evans, a one time Greenwich Village folkie
turned producer. Evans had crossed paths with Bob Dylan
and Felix Pappalardi early in his career, before they went
their separate ways and he ultimately became a producer
and dreamed up The Freak Scene project.
David Bromberg was the first musician tapped for the
group , a sort of in-house psychedelic band created to
record one album, Psychedelic Psoul.
This one album to their credit is a period piece, an effort at
making topical psychedelic music at a time when Columbia
had nobody (other than The Byrds and in his own way,
Dylan), who was really good at making those sounds.