The Music Machine成立于1965年,69年解散,风格早期garage rock和psychedelic,主唱Sean Bonniwell,乐队主要活动在洛杉矶一带,1966年的单曲talk talk比较出名,Sean Bonniwell沙哑的喉咙喊出"My social life's a dud, my name is really mud"让人映像深刻,乐队的全黑打扮以及Sean Bonniwell只戴一只黑手套的怪癖也成为乐队的重要标志
The group came together as The Ragamuffins in 1965, but became The Music Machine in 1966. The single "Talk Talk" was recorded at RCA studios on July 30, 1966.
Their debut album, (Turn On) The Music Machine, was released in 1966 on the Original Sound label. Seven of the twelve tracks were originals, written by Bonniwell. One of these, "Talk Talk," became a Top 20 hit in the U.S. The follow-up single, "The People In Me," peaked at #66. Bonniwell blamed the weak showing of this single on a supposed feud between the band's manager and a top record executive. Four cover songs were included on this release, due to record company pressure.
After a promotional tour of the U.S., the rest of the original line-up, which included Ron Edgar (drums), Mark Landon (guitar), Keith Olsen (bass) and Doug Rhodes (organ), left Bonniwell, due to internal conflicts. In 1967, Music Machine (essentially only Bonniwell at this point) were signed to Warner Bros. and re-named The Bonniwell Music Machine. The name was changed to give more prominence to the band's core member, songwriter and vocalist Sean Bonniwell. A self-titled LP was released that year, made up mostly of previously recorded singles with the original line-up. The recording spawned no big hits, despite the inclusion of a few more pop-oriented songs.
A third album was recorded but never released. In 2000, a Bonniwell Music Machine album called "Ignition" was released on Sundazed Records. This is a collection of songs from the unreleased 1969 album, as well as demo tracks from the band's Raggamuffin days in 1965.
In 2000, Bonniwell wrote about his life and The Music Machine in a biography called "Beyond The Garage," published by the small press publisher Christian Vision.
01. Talk Talk
03. Cherry Cherry
05. Some Other Drum
06. Masculine Intuition
07. People In Me, The
08. See See Rider
10. 96 Tears
11. Come On In
12. Hey, Joe
13. Double Yellow Line
14. Absolutely Positively
15. Eagle Never Hunts The Fly, The
16. I've Loved You