The Love Generation

This record is not just in living Stereo... it's a living stereotype.

If you were writing an episode of The Simpsons that called for a stereotypical 1960's hippie band singing about peace and love, you might easily come up with a group called the "Love Generation" singing a hit song called "Groovy Summertime", and laugh about it all day. You might even think about putting out a fake "Love Generation" album in the tradition of the Rutles and Spinal Tap, ripping off chords from early Beatles records or the Mamas and the Pappas along the way.

Yet here is the genuine article. I searched high and low for some clue that this record is someone's idea of a practical joke, but it appears they were serious when they made this thing. It's even on Liberty Records, a respectable label best know for giving us The Ventures. You might expect something like this to show up on one of those shoddy me-too record labels like Oscar Records, or perhaps the half-serious Buddah. But the folks at Liberty should have known better.

With song titles like "The Love In Me", "Meet Me At The Love-In", and "A Touch Of Love" (are you seeing a theme here?), it's hard to imagine even the most die-hard peacenik listening to this album without vomiting his organic brown rice all over the record player. In the title song, "Groovy Summertime", these guys leave nothing to chance, using the "g" word an amazing three times in the first four lines of the song: It's a groovy day, you're a groovy girl, throw your cares away, it's a groovy world. I can't wait until the weather warms up so I can pop this baby into the cassette player of my VW Beetle and head for San Francisco!

The Love Generation
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Groovy Summertime (MP3) This song is groovy. I mean, it's really really groovy. Did I mention it was groovy?
When The Sun Goes Down (MP3) When the sun goes down... town... I'll be dreaming about California on such a winter's... whoops, wrong song.

See Also: The Establishment, The Now Generation: Come Together

Your Comments:

Alan ( says:
The blending voices of the brothers Bahler is
one of a kind, and FANTASTIC. I of course discovered them doing the Partridge back-up, but
that just made me love their unique harmonies even
more. The Love Generation shows how it all began.
They also sang with Bobby Sherman, Davy Jones,
The Sugar Bears, The Difrancco Family, and MANY
more. When Ray Coniff "updated" his sound around
1972, these in-demand, talented brothers were
called to be the "new" Ray Conniff singers! I totally dig these awesome Bahler brothers!! (07-18-2005)

FAUST says:
Whoa - of course these people were all dead serious! Rock was big money - and with the Monkees' huge success, there were more star-making machines than GI-Joes! Getting 6 kids back then to dress like that and then pose with their eyes open was another issue. Dudes (and chick) in back have had their daily dose of acid from back then.... (04-28-2005)

hannibal ( says:
that orange chick IS smoking,... she can't really hang out with those guys. (04-01-2005)

Pardon Me While I Rock You says:
The Love Generation also recorded a second album. And I think everyone's missing the point of this album. That orange chick is SMOKIN'! Just check out that saucy little pout she's got goin' on there on the cover. Heck, could Brigitte Bardot sing on key? And look how many records SHE got out! (03-31-2005)

Lizette says:
Well, that's OK then, because I LIKED whoever it was who did the PF albums---heck, I liked whoever was doing the Milli Vanilli albums. Let's hear it for talented, or at least competent musicians who did a creditable job in spite of the material they had to work with, and who never managed to really succeed outside of session work. Still, that much having been said, that is STILL quite a helmetesque blonde Dynelle wig on that woman (and what's up with her cranky little pout?) I wonder if Condoleeza Rice buys her hair extensions from the same company. (02-10-2005)

Danny P says:
For those that care, most of this group went on to write for, and play the instruments for, The Partridge Family songs. In fact, they actually sang a song on the pilot, "Let the good times in." (02-06-2005)

Lizette says:
That--- that CREATURE in orange in the foreground-- with what HAS to be a blonde dynelle wig--- it's a MAN, baybee! (02-06-2005)

Kate ( says:
desparately seeking the Montage from the movie "How sweet it is" I knew that you if you want a wierd song this is it (12-24-2004)

Medora ( says:
See Medora Paintings (11-12-2004)

Eddy Medora ( says:
Eddy Medora says Hi to Jon & Tom

Drop me a line

Eddy Medora a Sunray and Heaven Bound


Ann Marshall ( says:
Ann Says Hi to John and Tom

Thanks for singing with me on Heaven Bound.

Ann Marshall (Joann Medora) (10-29-2004)

Medora ( says:
Enjoy Medora paintings:

Eddy says HI (10-29-2004)

KERRY & EDWARDS IN '04! says:
KERRY & EDWARDS IN '04! (10-28-2004)

Joli ( says:
I was expecting something more like the group called "Love" or the group "It's A Beautiful Day." But these guys are totally FUN in their own way. Right on. :) (10-14-2004)

Peanut Head says:
Why, Eddy?.....why?

I'm leaving now, and my Mommy isn't even calling me, so THERE!! (05-19-2004)

Eddy Medora ( says:
See Medora Paintings:

See Ann Marshall: Baylers sang on my record.
Heaven Bound Toy Scotti

See medora paintings:


Eddy Medora (05-19-2004)

Peanut Head ( says:
Oh, mus be da new record review guy.

Like I gives a shit 'bout dem Bahler bros when Jimmy Osmund got CDs fer sale!!

Dat chick on da cover is hot, babies...and see dat secret smile?.....she bangin' everybody else on de cover...INCLUDING the chick inna background....hey, it WAS da 60's, babies!!!!

I tink dat chick on da cover had a baby from da guy on da right who look like Elvis's named Madonna and left shit....

Jimmy Osmind was in dis band too...but he got so stoned dat he forgot dey was takin' his pitcher and he ended up at Hogey's in Orange County wid puke all over hisself.....oops..gotta Mommy's calling me.....bye.... (04-22-2004)

Chuck Kelley ( says:
The Bahler brothers also sang on the LOVE AMERICAN STYLE theme. (04-21-2004)

Brian McMahon ( says:
"How much more 1967 could it be?" David St. Hubbins, Spinal Tap (when talking about their song Flower People)

If I had a drink everytime The Love Generation used the word sun, groovy, love or flower, I'd be drunk in 2 minutes. Very good harmony, very good voices, pretty horrible songs but so what? What 60's snap shot! (03-17-2004)

Max Frost says:
If the Free Design lived in San ba bapa, ta pa pa ta da....Groovy, man. (02-16-2004)

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