From 1967, please enjoy L.A. summer of love hoodlums Clear Light and the surprisingly pop-ish opening track from their eponymous (and only) album -- "Black Roses."
These guys were classic also-rans. Produced by Paul Rothschild (of Doors fame or infamy, depending how you look at it), they had a big radio hit with a hilariously over the top rendition of Tom Paxton's paranoid classic "Mr. Blue" and they appeared in the greatest 60s political and counter-cultural satire of them all, Theodore J. Flicker's The President's Analyst. Drummer Dallas Taylor (the band had two drummers) went on to CSN&Y, while lead singer Cliff DeYoung (not heard on this track, but he's the sensitive looking one on the bottom right corner of the album cover) became a very successful actor (the made for TV Sunshine movies, among others).
In any case, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who gleans the song's relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.