The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band


American psychedelic rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1965. Published their last album as [a=Markley], then disbanded in 1969.

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band was a bizarre combination of three well-heeled teenagers (brothers Dan and Shaun Harris and their school mate Michael Lloyd), and an even wealthier, thirty-something attorney called Bob Markley. Markley secured the group a recording deal with Reprise Records, where they made a series of strange records. While they scored no hits for the label, the band's most famous composition was 'Smell Of Incense', which was covered to great effect by [a=Southwest F.O.B.], among others. The song was composed by Markley with a later addition to the band, guitarist Ron Morgan (who later played with The Electric Prunes and a very early edition of Three Dog Night).