The others (minus Olson who left to join the backup band for Jennifer Warnes) decided to continue as Rare Earth and brought in new players: Jerry La Croix (vocals, sax, harmonica, formerly of The Boogie Kings, Edgar Winter's White Trash and Blood, Sweat & Tears), Paul Warren (guitar, backing vocals), Bartholomew ("Frosty") Eugene Smith-Frost (formerly with Sweathog and Lee Michaels, drums), Reggie Mc Bride (ex-Stevie Wonder, bass) and Gabriel Katona (keyboards).The new lineup recorded Back to Earth in 1975 and went back on the road.Ray Monette (guitar) and Mark Olson (keyboards, vocals) joined to replace them.The group's hits from late 1970 to early 1972 were "Born To Wander" (#17), "I Just Want to Celebrate" (#7), and "Hey, Big Brother" (#19). Nevertheless, the band continued to record into the 1990s.
See full summary » After the death of her parents young girl Manuela von Meinhardis is sent to a boarding school where Prussian drill rules the education.Rare Earth had a number of Top 40 hits in 1970–71, including covers of The Temptations' "(I Know) I'm Losing You" (which was used in the documentary video It's Time) and "Get Ready".Each was more successful than The Temptations original, with "Get Ready" being their biggest hit, peaking at #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.This disc sold over one million copies and received a gold record awarded by the Recording Industry Association of America.The group gained a bit of notoriety when it was mentioned dismissively in Gil Scott-Heron's 1970 poem, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised", which included the line, "The theme song [to the revolution] will not be written by Jim Webb, Francis Scott Key, nor sung by Glen Campbell, Tom Jones, Johnny Cash, Engelbert Humperdinck, or the Rare Earth." In 1971 Richards left due to musical differences, and James, weary of the group's increased touring schedule, also departed.
It's a musical and I must admit the songs are not really my cup of tea.