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Illusion – The High Revving Tongues

The track “Illusion” written by lead guitarist Mike Balcombe in the mid sixties, is remembered as an early example of New Zealand psychedelia.

Rain And Tears – High Revving Tongues

This was the group’s second single. “Rain and Tears” began climbing the national charts in New Zealand. After about eight months of performing in various clubs in Sydney “The Tongues” were called home by manager Eldred Stebbing to promote “Rain and Tears” and support its entry into the Loxene Golden Disc Award. “Rain and Tears” climbed to number one on the national pop charts and the band won the group section of the Loxene Gold Disk Awards in 1969.