First track It Is Not Meant To Be rides in on a wave of third-eye guitar jangle and magic carpet bass, the band playing with the sort of empathic intelligence that’s made Dungen a wonder of the retro-rocking world.
This album was released in 1968 and was a major hit in the UK and US. The first side is a suite of songs that are concerned with the general theme of ‘fire'; they are totally unique and portray Arthur’s incredible voice at its very best.
The crunchy, pumping rocker “End of the Line,” where Green, Thompson, and company move into Led Zeppelin territory very effectively (you can just imagine them switching gear into “Black Dog” in a jam to this song on-stage), with a killer performance by Rich Stevers on the drums.
This classic song was written by original band member Denny Klawson (real name Dann Klawon) originally getting a release on Canadian-American in late ’66. By the time Roulette Records picked up ‘It’s Cold Outside’ for national release Denny Klawson had left the band.