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The Grass Roots - Where Were You When I Needed You album

The Grass Roots - Where Were You When I Needed You album
  • Performer The Grass Roots
  • Title Where Were You When I Needed You
  • Date of release 2014
  • Country US
  • Style Folk Rock, Garage Rock
  • Other formats WMA DXD MP4 VQF MIDI ADX VOC
  • Genre Rock / Pop
  • Size MP3 1956 mb
  • Size FLAC 1828 mb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 560

The title song was created in 1966 by the pre-Grass Roots garage group named the 13th Floor. Previous member Kenny Fukomoto was the main composer and Warren Entner and Rick Coonce helped with the arrangements. The song featured a sustained fuzz guitar and Eastern influences giving it a psychedelic flavor. This theme was continued with other group-composed songs. Who Will You Be Tomorrow" contained references to George Harrison and other pop culture themes, "Hot Bright Lights" reflected the group's stage life  . Where Were You When I Needed You. Let's Live for Today.

Their second album was called Let's Live For Today and featured a new version of "Where Were You When I Needed You" with new lead singer Rob Grill on vocals. A few months later, Sloan left the group, and Grill took a more prominent role in their direction. Subsequent issues of the song - including Greatest Hits compilations - always used the version with Grill singing lead {See the next post below} One month earlier on June 12th, 1966 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position and on July 24th, 1966 it peaked at (for 1 week) and spent 9 weeks on the Top 10. .

A new version of Last. Overview (current section).

Where Were You (When I Needed You) Dolly Dots. Where Were You When I Needed You The Grass Roots. I Am A Rock The Grass Roots. You Didn´t Have To Be So Nice The Grass Roots. You Baby The Grass Roots. Only When You're Lonely The Grass Roots. Lollipop Train (You Never Had It So Good) The Grass Roots. Look Out Girl The Grass Roots. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby The Grass Roots. This Is What I Was Made For The Grass Roots. Mr. Jones (Ballad Of A Thin Man) The Grass Roots.

1 Only When You're Lonely.

Where were you when I needed ya Where were you when I wanted ya Where were you when I needed ya Where? You're looking good It's hard to fight it There's no use explaining I've already decided That living with you Is worse than without you I won't spend a lifetime a-worriying about you Things get rough and you disappeared Now I'm back on my feet And look, look who is standing there.

LyricsWhere Were You When I Neede. he Grass Roots. Written by: S. BARRI. But no use explainin', I've already decided That livin' with you, It's worse than without you I won't spend a lifetime, a worryin' about you Oh things got rough, and you disappeared Now I'm back on my feet But look, look whose standin' there Where were you when I needed you Where were you when I wanted

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Only When You're Lonely
Written-By – P.F. Sloan, Steve Barri
2:59
2 Look Out Girl
Written-By – P.F. Sloan, Steve Barri
2:17
3 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
Written-By – C. Otis*, I. Hunter*
2:46
4 I've Got More To Say
Written-By – P.F. Sloan, Steve Barri
2:45
5 I Am A Rock
Written-By – P. Simon*
3:01
6 Lollipop Train (You Never Had It So Good)
Written-By – P.F. Sloan, Steve Barri
2:59
7 Where Were You When I Needed You
Written-By – P.F. Sloan, Steve Barri
2:59
8 You Didn't Have To Be So Nice
Written-By – J. Sebastian*, S. Boone*
2:15
9 Tell Me
Written-By – K. Richards*, M. Jagger*
3:20
10 You Baby
Written-By – P.F. Sloan, Steve Barri
2:19
11 This Is What I Was Made For
Written-By – P.F. Sloan, Steve Barri
2:20
12 Mr. Jones (Ballad Of A Thin Man)
Written-By – Bob Dylan
2:50

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – USM Japan
  • Marketed By – Universal Music LLC
  • Distributed By – Universal Music LLC

Credits

  • Engineer – "Bones" Howe*, Chuck Britz
  • Liner Notes – Andy Wickham
  • Producer – Sloan*, Barri*

Notes

Comes in mini LP replica with OBI & Japanese insert

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 988005 811493
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
D-50011, D 50011 The Grass Roots Where Were You When I Needed You ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Dunhill, Dunhill D-50011, D 50011 US 1966
VSD-5511 The Grass Roots Where Were You When I Needed You ‎(CD, Album, RE) Varèse Sarabande VSD-5511 US 1994
D-50011, D 50011 The Grass Roots Where Were You When I Needed You ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Dunhill, Dunhill D-50011, D 50011 US 1966
D-50011 The Grass Roots Where Were You When I Needed You ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Dunhill D-50011 Canada 1966
DS-50011 The Grass Roots Where Were You When I Needed You ‎(LP, Album) Dunhill DS-50011 US 1966