The Everpresent Fullness - The Everpresent Fullness
´65/´66: PJ´s FOLK-ROCK band!
What did Paul do in the wake of the British invasion? (That is, after the demise of the first wave of surf-instro music…) This CD answers that question...
He teamed up with a couple of folk-singers from Big Sur and formed this legendary band that came very close to becoming "the next big thing." They played the Whiskey A-Go-Go dozens of times (AND all the other major clubs on the Sunset Strip), plus the fabled Avalon and Fillmore Ballrooms of San Francisco. They shared bills with Love, the Jefferson Airplane and the Buffalo Springfield. They had tunes specially written for them by Dr. John and Warren Zevon. They released two singles, produced by the team that brought you the Turtles and the Mamas & Papas. They did ALL of this and then disbanded, even before the Doors had come onto the scene…
It IS a fascinating story; when you hear these tracks, you will understand why so much more was expected to happen for this band. And you will learn of the intriguing reasons why this did not occur.
It´s a pivotal chapter in PJ´s career—a vital part of his evolution. And as you might expect, the music is first-rate. (Includes three VOCALS written by PJ!)

SHINDIG magazine:
…a delightful snapshot of prime '66 Sunset Strip folk rock… Folk-rock and California pop fans will want to hear this.

www.livedubs.net:
First time ever on CD for this legendary 'lost band' who were pitched between the Poor, Turtles, Buffalo Springfield with that poppy edge that should have brought a dozen hits. Features the early songwriting talents of Warren Zevon… Beautiful west Coast pop.

www.gullbuy.com:
… a wonderful reissue project… coming from the sounds of surf music in the early 60s (EPF member Paul Johnson was one of the founding fathers of surf guitar and had written the surf smash Mr. Moto…) Paul met up with folk duo Jack Ryan and Tom Carvey… to create the folk rock hybrid vision that was The Everpresent Fullness. The EPF started out recording demos based around the idea of setting Ryan and Carvey's folk based sound in a rock setting devised by Paul Johnson. These demos are included on Fine and Dandy, tracks 10 through 14. These are in a similar style to the sound that Simon & Garfunkel were also mining at this time... The Rovin' Kind (a Paul Johnson original) keeps this sound intact, but ups the tension, veering closer to pop song techniques, predating the guitar scrubs of bands from the 1980s… The first single, Wild About My Lovin' is a Lovin' Spoonful track done in jugband style ( the group admits they loved the Spoonful, as well as the Jim Kweskin Jug Band)… The second single is much more adventuresome in sound - Darlin' You Can Count on Me (a Paul Johnson original) sounds like the songs that PF Sloan was penning at the time, and it's a real gem here with it's driving verse and off kilter chorus… Another Paul Johnson original, My Girl Back Home, combines excellent scratched percussion with some angsty vocals. Two of the best tunes here - You're So Fine (the Falcons) and the early Warren Zevon composition The Way She Is (which was written to sound like Herman's Hermits) are catchy as all heck…

   
 
Fine And Dandy
Wild About My Lovin´
Leavin´ California
You´re So Fine
Rider
The Way She Is
My Girl Back Home
Darlin´ You Can Count On Me
Yeah!
Sometimes I Don´t Know Where I´m Bound
Lonesome Tears
The Rovin´ Kind
La Do Da Da
Susie Q
Its All Over Now, Baby Blue
Doin´ A Number