Formed in 1965 in Billings, Montana, the Frantics
were a sextet who drew their influences from Jeff Beck
, Jimmy Page
, and, later, Jim Morrison
(note the Lizard Records imprint for their second album). They were a little on the heavy side in terms of their musical approach, and were ambitious -- they played throughout the United States and relocated several times, to New Mexico and then to Colorado Springs, Colorado, before settling in Los Angeles in 1969. The group released a pair of singles, "La Do Da Da" b/w "Route 66" and "Midnight to Six Man" b/w "Shady Sam." They also cut two albums, Relax Your Mind
, which dated from 1968 and was unreleased until the '90s, and a second album, Conception
, late in their history. At around that same time, they dropped the "s" from their name and worked as the Frantic.