Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What pill? Oh, THAT pill...

Great, interesting cover design here, I would say. Definitely a standout. In short, they were a Canadian satirical music group in the 60s and early 70s, apparently controversial at times, which is no surprise considering this album was released in 1967.

More info on The Brothers-in-Law here.

This is their story from the back cover.


  1. I'm Alec Somerville, I wrote the words for that LP and 5 more in the 1960's, This particular LP cover was a 'best of' really at that time and made for the US market. We did others aftyer that, I wrote the lyrics for all of them, some music, and arranged other trad. music. I was a lotta fun. We were controversial, too, in the 1960's - it was another generation, so were we, but we busted out. We were also good cops.

    1. Hey, thanks for the interesting comments...and the fun! :) I have "The Brothers -in-Law Strike Again!" as well. I'll have to ask my mother if she knows about you guys. She was around 17 when "The Pill" this album was released.

      I know another music-making cop; he works in California. His fellow officers know he makes music, but I don't think they realize he's such a good player and arranger. It's not like he keeps a guitar in the squad car or at the precinct. Haha.


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