Label: Elektra - EKL 4030 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Blues Rock, Hard Rock
After initial success, the band signed a contract with large RCA, despite Finley's connection with Elektra producer Paul Rothchildwho would eventually recruit Finley to Rhinoceros. The band struggled to capture their live dynamic in the studio, and eventually relocated to Philadelphia to pursue more original material under the new band name the Jon-Lee Group.
Finley recalls that the band I Need Love - Rhinoceros - Rhinoceros due to production pressure from Secunda and personal differences that were exacerbated by drug taking. The band is currently working on a new album. According to Finley, when the band "listened to the tapes and they sounded just like a rhinoceros. The bass and the drums sounded lumbering and fat. Finley recalls that Elektra Records "had this multi-thousand dollar campaign to make us instant mini-rock stars - you just go through a change, but by living together and jamming together the hype goes away.
Rhinoceros disbanded inYip Yop - Vesica Piscis - Imaginary Film Soundtrack #4 Finley believes that it was precipitated by two poor decisions. Firstly, the move from the West Coast to the East Coast severed the band's roots that lead to instability. Secondly, the band's decision to fire Paul Rothchild, despite Finley's objections, resulted in further instability and ultimately disintegration.
Finley also joined with Michael Quatro, and performed vocals on his album Paintings. InFinley joined four ex-Rhinoceros members to launch the new band Blackstone Rangers which was later shortened to Blackstone after a dispute with a motorcycle gang of the same name.
Shortly after, the group disbanded. In subsequent years, Finley concentrated on studio work and song writing, while increasing his involvement in the Los Angeles choir scene.
Their first I Need Love - Rhinoceros - Rhinoceros contains original material as well as new arrangements of Печаль-Кручина - Облачный Край - Любовь К Жизни songs, including the classic "Blue Skies".
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