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Painted Ship

Websites:  https://www.facebook.com/PaintedShipSails/
Origin: Richmond, British Columbia
Biography:

Alumni of Vancouver, B.C.'s largely unheralded '60's music scene, this quartet consisted of buckskin-clad Bill Hay (vocals), Bob Rowden (guitar), Ken Wain (keyboards) and Barry Rowden (drums). The band cut two late '60's singles with the London label: "Little White Lies" b/w "Frustration" and "Audience Reflections" b/w "And She Said 'Yes.'" "Frustration" seethes with primal angst. Its structure recalls the Castaways' "Liar Liar," with organ runs from Uzbekhistanm -- or the Hindu Kush. "Lies," Hays said, was "a parody of a swaggering rock star." The band was told to record "something more commercial than 'Frustration.'" They did just that. Frat-house rhythms and sneered, snotty vocals make "Lies" a true punk classic. A monster hit in B.C., the single met with less acclaim internationally, despite U.S. airplay. The Painted Ship floundered -- the Rowdens later affiliating with Vancouver group the Look. Both "Lies" and "Frustration" were featured on the 1983 Vancouver Record Collectors' Association re-release History of Vancouver Rock and Roll, Volume 3.
-Stansted Montfichet, AllMusic

Bill Hay: vocals, harp
Barry Rowden: drums
Bob Rowden: guitar
Ken Wain: organ

Later members:
Gary Connor: bass
Joe Conroy: guitar
Barry Forrester: guitar
Chris Huntley: bass
Tom Keeling: keyboards
Brian Kelly: bass
Larry Kovich: guitar
Jim McGillvary: drums
Sharlene "Sonny": tambourine
Barry Simpson: keyboards
Spenser Sulton: keyboards
Danny Tapanella: guitar
Lou Wade: drums
Ken Warren: keyboards
John Webber: drums
Dave Whiting: drums

Photo: left to right: Ken Wain (LB), Rob Rowden (LF), William Hay (RB), Barry Rowden (RF)

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