Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Cosmic Evolution –Evil Woman/ Mississippi Woman

The Cosmic Evolution –Evil Woman/ Mississippi Woman –Grass Records 63-01 (1972 US)

Out of Loachapoka (current population 199) these good old Alabama freaks deliver a cracking woman themed double-sider. For sheer dumbness the B side edges it for me. Based on a Heavied up Frankie Lee Sims via Groovies Married Woman backdrop, The Cosmic Evolution convey their crotch felt ode to the next state’s talent… “Mississippi Woman –What a Love Machine, Mississippi Woman –Don't you know what I mean…” Priceless
The A side is more “organ” driven…with a more direct lineage to late 60s Heavy Psych. Evil Woman is a top draw rocker featuring a fine array of grunts and top fuzz guitar licks.

Any info on these guys?

Hear a full version of Mississippi Woman

Hear a full version of Evil Woman


Cosmic Evolution said...

The Cosmic Evolution was a garage rock band founded in the late 60s and early 70s in Tallassee, Alabama.

In 1971 the band released a 45: Evil Woman and Mississippi Woman on Grass records recorded at FAME studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

The Cosmic Evolution made the Big Bam Top forty in 1971 and were the first and only local band to do so.

The band toured extensively throughout Southeast on their bus. Notable performances include: The Big Bam Easter Egg Hunt in '71, the Birmingham Fair, and their Birmingham Civic Center performance alongside Alice Cooper, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and many other great bands of the time. They also appeared on live televised regional broadcasts.

Other notable venues and performances include: Fugee's and Shepard's Purse, both in Auburn, AL; Eufaula Beach Club in Eufaula, AL; a beautiful Opry house in Guntersville, AL; Craig Air Force base in Selma, AL where they played for military service members, and too many National Guard Armories to list.

They also played many college venues and private events including: post-sporting events shows, recreation center shows and dances all over Alabama in Troy, Monroeville, Greenville, Demopolis, Alex City, Butler, Evergreen, and Opp.

Band Members
James Hood: Vocals & keyboard
Donnie Harris: lead guitar
John Funderburk: bass guitar
Joe Caldwell: drums
Dexter Graham: rhythm guitar & backing vocal

Mona King said...

Cosmic Evolution is a band originally formed by my late husband, James DEXTER Graham, rhythm guitarist & backup vocals; with Donnie Harris on lead guitar; John Funderburk on bass; Joe Caldwell on drums & James Hood on keyboards & lead vocals. The only record recorded was "Evil Woman" with "Mississippi Woman"; recorded at Fame Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. They played all over the Southeast during 1970 thru 1972 when the band broke up. Their only recording made it into Billboard magazine!

Anonymous said...

Robin, you've written the wrong date for this one, it's actually from 1971.
It's right there on the label, 11-23-71; November 23rd 1971.
I've often wondered why our American cousins adopted that method of writing the date whilst the rest of the globe continues to record it correctly.
Having said that, that's just one very minor entry in the lengthy list of things that i wonder about concerning the bizarre things the 'septics' do.
Nice record BTW.
Best wishes,

Robin Wills said...

Thanks for pointing that out. I didn't spot the obvious, but the info I had was from Billboard, that had the release as 72...