"Boston psychedelic band The Tangerine Zoo formed in 1967 in nearby Swansea, MA. In addition to serving as the house band at the local Venus de Milo restaurant, the band also opened for the likes of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Van Morrison, and Deep Purple. Their growing popularity was buoyed by a large fan base in Boston, and in late 1967 signed with the New York City-based Mainstream label. While recording their debut LP, label execs demanded another name change, fearing backlash from the obvious marijuana reference in The Flower Pot moniker; after settling on The Tangerine Zoo, the group released its self-titled debut in early 1968." --All Music Guide.
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