|(2010, download, - , crossfire publications)|
|(2011, flash-drive, usa, crossfire publications)|
the buff organization
demos & rarities - volume 2
(2011, flash-drive, usa, crossfire publications) = the complete 35 album series, with bonus liner notes on pdf and 56 extra tracks
these boots are made for walkin' (backing track)
upside down world (demo - version 4)
groovy summer afternoon (stereo mix 2)
the parrot goose song (demo - stereo mix)
studio 'a' (version 5)
the land of in-between (version 3)
chains (vocal version 1)
the square (backing track)
windows (paul/allison buff vocals)
you (backing track 1)
the land of in-between (version 4)
gloomy saturday afternoon
it's a good feeling (first national bank commercial 1)
contemplate your life (version 3)
liner notes by Greg Russo:
Buff Organization released only one single during the '60s: "Studio
'A'"/ "Upside Down World" on Original Sound in 1968. However,
Paul Buff and his wife Allison recorded many tracks between 1964 and 1969 that
have not been released until now. Drawn from the original masters and work tapes
from Buff's archives, the three volumes of "Demos & Rarities" are
fascinating studies of the creative process and how Paul and Allison Buff
constantly worked on making the most of each track.
Buff was the owner of Pal Studios in Cucamonga, California from December 1957 to
August 1, 1964, when he sold Pal to Frank Zappa. Many of the tracks recorded at
Pal during this period are available on the 20-volume set "Paul Buff
Presents The Pal And Original Sound Studio Archives."
the spring of 1963, Paul Buff was asked by Original Sound owner and legendary DJ
Art Laboe to re-equip the label's studio. Buff completed the studio by the time
he sold Pal, and he was busy recording at Original Sound using many different
names. After this period, Paul and Allison Buff used just one name - The Buff
Organization - to market their more adventurous pop music.
the same time, Buff was engineering recordings at Original Sound by artists such
as The Music Machine and those signed to the All-American label created by Bill
Holmes. All-American artists tended to be more psychedelic with deluxe vocal
arrangements by hired vocal coach Frank Davis. This modern approach was
naturally filtered into The Buff Organization's sound. Today, this type of music
is known as "sunshine pop" or "soft psych," but regardless
of what box one places it in, The Buff Organization was part of that scene.
Buff likes to call himself a "song mechanic," working with the
different elements of a recording (arrangement, performance, effects, mixing,
etc.) to get the most out of a song. It is an approach he still uses today.
Numerous versions of each song were prepared until Buff was happy with the
is the second of three volumes of Buff Organization demos and rarities.
Exclusive titles in this edition include an instrumental version of Nancy
Sinatra's hit "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'," "Windows"
with Paul and Allison Buff's vocals and two radio commercials.