The A-side was a cover of Traffic's "You Can All Join In", written by Dave Mason. Despite some distorted guitar and studio effects, this is clearly an attempt at chart success. The original on the B-side was their most psychedelic outing by far, "Dr.Crippen's Waiting Room", written by Robin Crowley and Jimmy Greeley. The single failed to sell and the band's releases came to an end. The Orange Machine did appear on one more single backing Danny Hughes.
Danny Hughes was a club DJ who became a pop music presenter on RTE TV shows such as Like Now among others. Pye figured he was a good bet for a single. Hughes sings the A-side "Hi Ho Silver Lining" but does not appear on the B-side at all. Instead Jimmy Greeley provides the vocals for "I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water", making it a bona fide Orange Machine track. Durkin and Kinsella left in early 1969 to join the would be pop supergroup being assembled by manager Brian Tuite named Blue.
Replacements were found in the form of northern singer Karen Burke (ex Soul Foundation) and Joe O'Donnell, late of Sweet Street (1967-69) and the embryonic Granny's Intentions, but at that time a student at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin) on violin. The new members took the band in a Jefferson Airplane direction and were very promising by all accounts but Karen Burke left after 3 months and the band had split by the middle of 1969. Durkin and Kinsella left to form Blue and then joined the Cotton Mill Boys; Durkin next joined The Gentry and then rejoined Kinsella in Buckshot. Robin Crowley was with The Trees for a spell but doesn't appear on either of their two LPs. Jimmy Greeley became a DJ.
Joe O'Donnell was in many bands through the 1970s, most notably East of Eden. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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