The Cross Fires

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In 1968, The Turtles released the concept album The Turtles Present The Battle of the Bands. Each of the 11 tracks was credited to a different made-up band of a different genre. The inside of the gatefold cover had pictures of The Turtles dressed up as the different bands.

The Turtles actually started out as an early 1960s surf instrumentals band called The Crossfires (one word, not two)! So this is obviously a nod to their roots.


Tracks

  1. "The Battle of the Bands" (Harry Nilsson, Chip Douglas) – 2:14 (The U.S. Teens featuring Raoul)
  2. "The Last Thing I Remember, the First Thing I Knew" – 2:55 (The Atomic Enchilada)
  3. "Elenore" – 2:31 (Howie, Mark, Johny, Jim & Al)
  4. "Too Much Heartsick Feeling" – 2:43 (Quad City Ramblers)
  5. "Oh, Daddy!" – 2:45 (The L.A. Bust '66)
  6. "Buzzsaw" – 1:59 (The Fabulous Dawgs)
  7. "Surfer Dan" – 2:42 (The Cross Fires)
  8. "I'm Chief Kamanawanalea (We're the Royal Macadamia Nuts)" – 1:34 (Chief Kamanawanalea and his Royal Macadamia Nuts)
  9. "You Showed Me" (James McGuinn, Gene Clark)– 3:16 (Nature's Children)
  10. "Food" – 2:40 (The Bigg Brothers)
  11. "Chicken Little Was Right" – 2:47 (Fats Mallard and the Bluegrass Fireball)
  12. "Earth Anthem" (Bill Martin) – 3:54 (All)

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