The Misunderstood were a psychedelic group originating from Riverside, California in the mid-1960s. They moved to London in 1966, with the assistance of their manager, John Peel.
In London they released a few singles before disbanding, notably two classic psychedelic tracks: "Children of the Sun" and "I Can Take You to The Sun". Influenced by The Yardbirds, the distinctive feature of their sound was the pedal steel guitar of Glenn Ross Campbell.
In spite of their relatively small output, many musicians consider them to be influential pioneers of the acid style of rock music. Their continuity of personnel was disrupted by the Vietnam draft of lead singer and song writer Rick Brown. Members of The Misunderstood went on to Juicy Lucy and High Tide
The saga of the Misunderstood is one of the most unbelievable, heartbreaking, and unlikely stories in the entire history of rock" --- Creem Magazine, September 2004
"The American Yardbirds" --- Rolling Stone Magazine: September 2004
"If I had to list the ten greatest performances I've seen in my life, one would be The Misunderstood. My god, they were a great band!" --- John Peel Interview 2003
"The Misunderstood were a band of immense talent. Their debut single, I Can Take You to the Sun, stands as one of the most powerful and best psychedelic singles ever released." --- Record Collector Magazine, July 1999
01. Never Had A Girl (Like You Before)
02. Golden Glass
03. I Don´t Want To Discuss It (You´re My Girl)
04. Little Red Rooster
05. (You´re) Tuff Enough
07. Keep On Running
08. I´m Cruising