Five Pound Grin

David Doran: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Malcolm McCassy: Bass guitar, Vocals | Mike Lawson: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Willie Kellogg: Drums

Genre: Rock

RIYL: Pale Fire, Brain Police, Gravedigger V, the Misfits, Glory, the Deep Six, the Nomads, Orfuns, Framework, the Crawdaddys, the Other Four, the Survivors

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Influences: The Byrds, Cream, Jefferson Airplane, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Steppenwolf, Buffalo Springfield


Five Pound Grin (previously known as the Survivors) was a 1960s garage rock band known for playing teenage dances and schools before graduating to local rock clubs. Members included David Doran (vocals, guitar), Malcolm McCassy (vocals, bass), Mike Lawson (vocals, guitar), and Willie Kellogg (drums).

They released two singles, including "Never Hurt Again" (written by Doran and McCassy) which resurfaced on the latterday compilation The Incredible Expanding Universe of Brain Shadows Volumes One & Two.

The group later evolved into Pale Fire, which released two singles in 1968 on the Lyrics' label Feather Records. Pale Fire re-recorded and re-released "Never Hurt Again" b/w "Eye Girl," featuring a lineup with Malcolm McCassy (bass, vocals), David Doran (guitar, vocals), Bob Yerian (guitar), and Bruce Morse (drums).


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