When I first heard Human Expression I thought it was contemporary band with a vintage vibe, however, it is a lost classic. The Human Expression from 1960’s Los Angeles was virtually unknown until the last 10 years. It’s psychedelic garage rock and surf filled with memorable melodies, 60’s backup vocals, jangly guitar rhythms and overdriven guitars. “Calm Me Down” is their masterpiece an angsty rock song with aggressive vocals.
The Human Expression never completed an album but released 3 singles in 1966 and 1967. Their music has been complied into a LP featuring 8 finished songs and several alternate takes and unfinished studio demos. The original singles where near impossible to find until they were recently reissued. The band is having a stronger impact today than it did in the 1960’s and their distinctive sound is being emulated out West.
Article by: Temple Rose