Paper Garden

Paper Garden was New York group who recorded an accomplished album of psychedelic pop in 1968, drawing liberally from the Lovin’ Spoonful and Magical Mystery Tour-era Beatles, as well as the block harmonies of the 1967-era Zombies. Bassist, 12-string guitarist, and singer Joe Arduino; rhythm guitarist, keyboard player, and singer Sandy Napoli (who also played sitar); lead guitarist and singer Paul LoGrande; drummer Jimmy Tirella; and keyboard man John Reich had been playing together all through 1967, building up a solid live show that used the sounds of the Beatles’ Revolver and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band albums as a jumping-off point — they had enough flexibility between them, as multi-instrumentalists, to do very well by the music on-stage, and in addition to their three voices, Arduino, Napoli, and LoGrande were all good songwriters gifted with various levels of talent.