The Painted Ship kicked out two records in their brief career. Today we spin their first record, released in December of 1966 on London Records.
Little White Lies gets the A-Side and it is a humdinger of a song. It turns the lying cheating no good lover story around. In this approach our singer, William Hay, admits that he is a lying, cheating, no-good scoundrel. Cool guitar work, hushed whispers of "white lies" makes this a unique song. We love the end of the song as our protagonist seems to really enjoy his rogue role.
The flip-side is Frustration. Another cool number with some squeaky Vox Continental organ backing up Hay's understated approach.