The Litter History
In 1966, the original garage rock band, The Litter was formed with Tom Murray as the drummer.  Two albums were made which included their hit “Action Woman.” 1969 brought changes as Tom and other original members Dan Rinaldi and Jim Kane brought Mark Gallagher and Ray Melina on board to record The Litter’s third album, Emerge, on ABC’s Probe label.  The album went gold. The Litter were playing with other heavy hitters like Led Zeppelin, The Who, Cream, Jethro Tull, and many other popular artists of the day.
As the sole survivor of that era’s Litter, Tom Murray decided to make another recording called Future of the Past, released on Blackberry Way Records. Tom enlisted the help of talented and enthusiastic young players, Ronnie Long on vocals, and guitarists Scott Uhl, Danny Masters Gorklo, and Greg Burgess. Tom also called on friends like original Litter guitarist, Zippy Caplan, Larry Wiegand of Crow, Bernie Bomberg of The Surf Dawgs, Jon Romero (Jonnie Sage Records) and the original guitarist of The Revolution, Dez Dickerson, to add their magic to the recordings. This album rocks and is an out-of-the-box vision of where rock was and should be going. IT’s A HAPPENING!
A second Litter album was made for Probe with Sean Jones replacing Melina on lead guitar. About two weeks after the album’s completion, ABC decided to close the recording arm of their business and the album was not released. The Litter became frustrated and the music became darker. After trying more personnel changes, they ultimately disbanded. In 1972, an acetate of some of the second Probe recordings and a 1/4 inch tape of what was commonly referred to as the Wretch tapes were found and released on CD and vinyl.
The Litter has performed with the following bands:
Alice Cooper 
The Allman Brothers 
Amboy Dukes
B.B.King
Blue Cheer
Bob Seger
Boyce and Hart 
Brian Auger and the Trinity 
Brownsville Station
The Byrds
The Buckinghams
Buffalo Springfield 
Canned Heat
Chicago
Chubby Checker 
Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Cream
Creedence Clearwater Revival 
Crow
Delaney and Bonnie (w/Eric Clapton)
Eric Burdon and the Animals 
Eric Burdon's War
Every Mother's Son
Fleetwood Mac (w/Peter Green) 
The Flying Burrito Brothers
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
Genesis
Grand Funk Railroad
The Guess Who
Iggy Pop and the Stooges 
Iron Butterfly
Jefferson Airplane 
The James Gang
Jeff Beck
Jethro Tull 
Joe Cocker 
Johnny Winter 
Led Zeppelin
The Lemon Pipers
The Little Boy Blues
MC5
Minnie Ripperton
The Moody Blues 
Mountain (w/Leslie West) 
The Nazz (Todd Rundgren)
Neil Diamond 
Pink Floyd (w/Syd Barrett) 
Procol Harum
REO Speedwagon
Rod Stewart
The Rotary Connection 
Santana
Savoy Brown
The Shadows of Knight 
Smokestack Lightnin'
Spirit
SRC (Scot Richard Case)
Steppenwolf
The Sunshine Company
Ten Years After
Them
Three Dog Night 
Tommy Bolin (with Zephyr)
Tommy James
The Turtles 
Vanilla Fudge
Velvet Underground
The Who
The Young Rascals
 
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Preview Tracks
1. Something's Coming - 3:29
2. Stay With Me - 3:55
3. Crazy Horse Legend - 3:32
4. For What It's Worth - 3:35
5. Itsnot - 2:45
6. Voids Can Be Filled - 2:53
7. The Mummy's Revenge - 1:51
8. You Can't Feel Love - 3:25
9. Shake Up - 2:43
10. The Miracle - 4:56
11. Just Believe - 4:26
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Future of the Past Lyrics
Something’s Coming
Gotta keep on pushing
Gotta keep on trying
Gotta get ourselves together
So the world can keep surviving
Gotta keep on pushing
Gotta keep on trying

Gotta get ready
Something’s Coming, Something’s Coming
Anticipate
Gotta get ready
Something’s Coming, Something’s Coming
It’s your fate

Gotta get ready
Something’s Coming, Something’s Coming
Don’t Hesitate
Gotta get ready
Something’s Coming, Something’s Coming
It’s too late

Gotta keep on pushing
Gotta keep on trying
Gotta get ourselves together
Tomorrow there’s no denying
Gotta keep on pushing
Gotta keep on trying

Gotta get ready
Something’s Coming, Something’s Coming
Anticipate
Gotta get ready
Something’s Coming, Something’s Coming
It’s your fate

Gotta get ready 
Something’s Coming, Something’s Coming
Don’t Hesitate
Gotta get ready 
Something’s Coming, Something’s Coming
Is it too late?

Yeah!

Whispers: Something’s Coming 
Something’s Coming
Something’s Coming

Yeah!
Yeah!
Stay With Me
Stay with me baby
Stay with me now
Stay with me baby
A little longer

Used to be so good at being alone
Didn’t need anybody
Thought I was strong
You came along
And the walls came tumbling down
Never knew I could feel this way 

Stay with me baby
Stay with me now
Stay with me baby
A little longer
Right here by my side

You do something special for me darling
You make me see the good in the world all around
Nobody else can make me laugh at myself
I never knew love could be this easy

Stay with me baby
Stay with me now
Stay with me baby
A little longer
Right here by my side

I know that nothing can last forever
But for just one minute let time stand still
Lying here in the night
With your loving arms around me
Our hearts beat together
Can’t always wait

Stay with me baby
Stay with me now
Stay with me baby
A little longer
Right here by my side
Stay with me baby
Stay with me now
(Fade)
ITSNOT
You take too long 
Unlike myself
You talk too much
To someone else

You bide your time
I’m done wasting mine
You come at ten
I’m gone at nine

You creep around all the time
Other stuff is on my mind
Jealousy makes you try to bring me down
(While you) Tell tales all over town

This must be love! But it’snot
This must be love! But it’snot
This must be love! But it’s snot

You’re not on my radar map
It’s quite easy avoiding your trap
You keep chasing; I won’t be caught
You think it’s love, but it’snot.

It Snot over
Round and round and round we go
It’snot over
Round and round and round we go
It’snot over
Round and round and round we go
It’snot over
Round and round and round we go
You Can’t Feel Love
Listen!
There’s something on the shelf
Back when tears would bother me
Reflections of myself

Gentle words only
From everybody else
Simply just amazing
To be held by no one else

I keep feeling
There’s a lack of something true
Holding onto dreams
In hopes of reaching you

Is it really real?
Or are we just fools?
Open your heart
That’s all you’ve got to do

Nothing is too hard
When you give up your heart

Loneliness kills a life
Give Love another try

Nothing is too hard
When you give up your heart

You can’t feel love
You can’t feel love
You can’t feel love (lost)
You can’t feel love
You can’t feel love
You can’t feel love (lost)
You can’t feel love
You can’t feel love
You can’t feel love (lost)

Lost Love!
Nothing is too hard
When you give up your heart
Loneliness kills a life
Give love another try

Lost! Lost! Lost! Gone
Just Believe
Sitting here in my room of foam
Wondering why I’m all alone
Everyone here is insane
Everyone here is the same

Inside, I feel dead
Living in my burned out head

Cuckoo

You all think we’re quite insane
We will win your silly games
Yes, we are insane
Oh my, we are insane

Inside, I don’t feel dead
Living in my clearing head

CrossOver
All you’ve gotta do is believe
CrossOver
I ain’t gonna do you no harm

Sitting in your normal world
In my head things twist and twirl
There are ways to ease the pain
You don’t have to stay insane

We know you’re not dead
You’re cured, it’s what they said

CrossOver
Just believe in me now
CrossOver
I ain’t gonna do you no harm

(Laughter, Sigh)
Crazy Horse Legend
Crazy Horse Legend 
Future coming way too fast
Shirtman had a vision
Gonna make his culture last
It stays the same

Feathered Riders
Keep the people safe
As enemy approaches
With their war machines
Women’s hearts are up
Kids staying brave
Crazy Horse got answers
In his dreams

Keep on Fighting
Clear the Way
Crazy Horse Spirit
Lives on today
Keep on Fighting
Clear the Way
Keep on Fighting
Hoka Hey-ey-ey-ey

Crazy Horse Walking
Oglala Strange Man
World keeps on spinning
Skan, Taku Skan Skan
It Stays the same

Shy and quiet
Invisible dance
When lives are threatened
Takes the big chance
Following his vision
Freedom needs a fight
Life’s worth a good death
He’s still right

Keep on Fighting
Clear the Way
Crazy Horse Spirit
Lives on today
For What It’s Worth
There's something happening here 
But what it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

I think it's time we stop
Children, what's that sound?
Everybody look - what's going down?

There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking' their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

It's time we stop
Hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look - what's going down?

What a field day for the heat
[Ten] thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

It's time we stop
Hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look - what's going down?

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
Step out the line, [they] come and take you away
 
We better stop
Hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look - what's going down?

We better stop
Hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look - what's going down?

We better stop
Now, what's that sound?
Everybody look - what's going down?

We better stop
Voids Can Be Filled
I sing a song for all around
Of times when life brings large minds down
Of waiting til the waiting ceases
To help sustain some psychic peace
Four Saddest Clowns
‘Til all of time has been drowned
Of all the good that’s never come
From thoughts elusive dream
You’re right, you’re wrong
You win, you lose
To me it’s all the same

Four Saddest Clowns all around
‘Til all of time has been drowned
Four Saddest Clowns all around
Til all of time has been drowned
Keep your mind wide open
Keep yourself a’floatin’
Voids can be filled in a day
Keep you mind wide open
Keep yourself a’floatin
Voids can be filled in a day
OooOooOoo Hooloo hooloo

I sing a song for all about 
Of times the soul is filled with doubt
When nothing seems to be quite right
And darkness turns out the light
Four Saddest Clowns
‘Til all of time has been drowned

When hearts are healed and broke again 
Yet no one is to blame
You’re up, you’re down
You give, you take
To me it’s all the same

Four Saddest Clowns all around 
‘Til all of time has been drowned
Four Saddest Clowns all around
‘Til all of time has been drowned

Keep your mind wide open 
Keep yourself a’floatin’
Voids can be filled in a day
Keep your mind wide open
Keep yourself a’floatin’
Voids can be filled in a day
Voids can be filled in a day
Voids can be filled in a day
Voids can be filled in a day
Shake Up
I’ve got something on my mind
Think about it all the time

You’ve got something on your mind
See with eyes no longer blind

We’ve got Freedom on our mind
Undo the chains, chains that bind

Everybody open your mind
We gotta heed, heed the signs

Revolution on our mind
We’re not gonna tow the line

Now I wanna clear your mind
Relax, unwind, bump and grind

Na na na. Na na na. Na na.
Ooo.Na na.
Na na
The Miracle
[Smalls: Waiting for a Miracle.]
Queen tried to kill the Smalls
Didn’t quite get them all
Little Warriors grew Ruff n Tuff
They Huff n Stuff, they’ve had enough
[Queen: You really think you can defeat me?]

Smalls no longer bend
Queen’s reign has got to end
They take matters into their own hands
Reclaim their land, take a stand, man to man
(This evil bitch has got to go!)

[Smalls: Smalls March!]
Little ones walk the trail
Goodness must prevail
Use their might against the night
First light starts a righteous fight, a righteous fight!
[Queen: You wanna play with Fire?]

They approach the stone wall
Ferocious soldiers who give their all
No one holds back, there’s no slack
Fear’s all they lack, as they attack!

Queen: This is War!
OEO’s (Battle)
Queen: They’re coming to take me away HaHa
They’re coming to take me away
They’re coming to take me away Haha
They’re coming to take me away
They think they’ll kill me in the fray
And I’m supposed to rot away
But they’re not doing that today
Haha hoho heehee!

No surrender is the cry
Ragged soldiers never die
Stones walls tumble down, so long
She’s done, evil’s gone, Sing a victory song!

Queen: (Scream)
Try to stay out of my way, just try!
My army’s already to fly…Fly!
You wanna die?Now’s the time!
The Small’s power will now be mine
Curses! They’ve stormed the castle gate
My wickedness has sealed my fate (Scream)

[Smalls: Now we have our miracle!]
[Queen: You vaporized me!]

Future of the Past Blue Vinyl
Future of the Past - $24.97*
by The Litter *(plus shipping & handling)
The Litter History
In 1966, the original garage rock band, The Litter was formed with Tom Murray as the drummer.  Two albums were made which included their hit “Action Woman.” 1969 brought changes as Tom and other original members Dan Rinaldi and Jim Kane brought Mark Gallagher and Ray Melina on board to record The Litter’s third album, Emerge, on ABC’s Probe label.  The album went gold. The Litter were playing with other heavy hitters like Led Zeppelin, The Who, Cream, Jethro Tull, and many other popular artists of the day.
A second Litter album was made for Probe with Sean Jones replacing Melina on lead guitar. About two weeks after the album’s completion, ABC decided to close the recording arm of their business and the album was not released. The Litter became frustrated and the music became darker. After trying more personnel changes, they ultimately disbanded. In 1972, an acetate of some of the second Probe recordings and a 1/4 inch tape of what was commonly referred to as the Wretch tapes were found and released on CD and vinyl.
As the sole survivor of that era’s Litter, Tom Murray decided to make another recording called Future of the Past, released on Blackberry Way Records. Tom enlisted the help of talented and enthusiastic young players, Ronnie Long on vocals, and guitarists Scott Uhl, Danny Masters Gorklo, and Greg Burgess. Tom also called on friends like original Litter guitarist, Zippy Caplan, Larry Wiegand of Crow, Bernie Bomberg of The Surf Dawgs, Jon Romero (Jonnie Sage Records) and the original guitarist of The Revolution, Dez Dickerson, to add their magic to the recordings. This album rocks and is an out-of-the-box vision of where rock was and should be going. IT’s A HAPPENING!
Future of the Past Blue Vinyl
Future of the Past - $24.97*
by The Litter *(plus shipping & handling)
The Litter has performed with the following bands:
Alice Cooper 
The Allman Brothers 
Amboy Dukes
B.B.King
Blue Cheer
Bob Seger
Boyce and Hart 
Brian Auger and the Trinity 
Brownsville Station
The Byrds
The Buckinghams
Buffalo Springfield 
Canned Heat
Chicago
Chubby Checker 
Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Cream
Creedence Clearwater Revival 
Crow
Delaney and Bonnie (w/Eric Clapton)
Eric Burdon and the Animals 
Eric Burdon's War
Every Mother's Son
Fleetwood Mac (w/Peter Green) 
The Flying Burrito Brothers
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
Genesis
Grand Funk Railroad
The Guess Who
Iggy Pop and the Stooges 
Iron Butterfly
Jefferson Airplane 
The James Gang
Jeff Beck
Jethro Tull 
Joe Cocker 
Johnny Winter 
Led Zeppelin
The Lemon Pipers
The Little Boy Blues
MC5
Minnie Ripperton
The Moody Blues 
Mountain (w/Leslie West) 
The Nazz (Todd Rundgren)
Neil Diamond 
Pink Floyd (w/Syd Barrett) 
Procol Harum
REO Speedwagon
Rod Stewart
The Rotary Connection 
Santana
Savoy Brown
The Shadows of Knight 
Smokestack Lightnin'
Spirit
SRC (Scot Richard Case)
Steppenwolf
The Sunshine Company
Ten Years After
Them
Three Dog Night 
Tommy Bolin (with Zephyr)
Tommy James
The Turtles 
Vanilla Fudge
Velvet Underground
The Who
The Young Rascals
 
Future of the Past Blue Vinyl
Future of the Past - $24.97*
by The Litter *(plus shipping & handling)
Preview Tracks
1. Something's Coming - 3:29
2. Stay With Me - 3:55
3. Crazy Horse Legend - 3:32
4. For What It's Worth - 3:35
5. Itsnot - 2:45
6. Voids Can Be Filled - 2:53
7. The Mummy's Revenge - 1:51
8. You Can't Feel Love - 3:25
9. Shake Up - 2:43
10. The Miracle - 4:56
11. Just Believe - 4:26
Future of the Past Blue Vinyl
Future of the Past - $24.97*
by The Litter *(plus shipping & handling)
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