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The American Breed - Bend Me, Shape Me FLAC album

Performer: The American Breed
Genre: Rock / Soul and Funk music
Title: Bend Me, Shape Me
Country: US
Released: 1968
Style: Pop Rock, Soul, Psychedelic
FLAC version ZIP size: 1721 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1831 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1682 mb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 126

Bend Me, Shape Me" is a song written by Scott English and Larry Weiss. It was first recorded by The Outsiders as a track on their album The Outsiders In in 1966. The best-known version of the song is the 1967 single released by The American Breed that peaked at No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1968, No. 3 in South Africa, and No. 24 in the UK Singles Chart.

Bend Me, Shape Me is the second album from the 1960s jazz–rock group The American Breed, released in February 1968. The album peaked at on Billboard's pop albums chart, and the title song became the group's only Top 10 hit, reaching on Billboard's pop singles chart in February 1968. The album and the single both went gold, and remains the group's biggest selling album to this day. The only other major hit single from this album was "Green Light" (.

Tracklist: 1. Green Light, 2. Don’t It Make You Cry, 3. Mindrocker, 4. Bird, 5. Something You’ve Got, 6. Don’t Make Me Leave You, 7. Bend Me, Shape Me, 8. Before And After, 9. Sometime In The Morning, 10. I’ve Been Tryin’, 11. No Easy Way Down. 5. Something You’ve Got. 6. Don’t Make Me Leave You. 7. Bend Me, Shape Me. 8. Before And After. 9. Sometime In The Morning. 10. I’ve Been Tryin’. 11. More albums from The American Breed: Pumpkin, Powder, Scarlet & Green by The American Breed. Once Again by The American Breed. The American Breed by The American Breed. Lonely Side Of The City by The American Breed. View all albums . About.

Bend Me, Shape Me" used similar lyrics; instead of 'anyway that you want me' it was 'Bend me, shape me, anyway you want me. .Besides "Bend Me, Shape Me" and "Anyway That You Want Me" the group had three other Top 100 records; "Step Out of Your Mind" { in 1967}, "Green Light" { in 1968}, and "Ready, Willing, and Able" { in 1968}. One other track from the album made the Top 100, "Green Light, it peaked at (for 3 weeks) on April 30th, 1968. Dave from Scottsdale, AzThe American Breed added a female singer and changes their name in the early 70's. The singer was Chaka Khan and they became Rufus. Farrah from Elon, NcThis is one of those feel good songs that just makes you smile.

Features Song Lyrics for The American Breed's Bend Me, Shape Me album. 2. Bend Me, Shape Me Lyrics. The American Breed Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. Lyricapsule: The Surfaris Drop ‘Wipe Out’; June 22, 1963. RIFF’d: Nas’ ‘Nasir’. Lyricapsule: The Byrds Drop ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’; June 21, 1965.

1968, American Breed: "Bend Me, Shape Me" . Happy 71st birthday to drummer Lee Graziano American Breed - Bend Me, Shape M. 4 years назад. An updated version by Donna McElroy appeared on the Gumby album in 1989. The song is featured in the 1997 film, Wild America. American Breed's Bend Me Shape Me was later featured in a 2000 TV commercial for Flexon eyeglass frames (revived in 2007), as well as a 2001 TV commercial for Mercedes-Benz station wagons, a 2002 TV commercial for Gap Stretch Jeans, and the 2001 Futurama episode "Bendless Love".

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Green Light
Written-By – Annette Tucker
A2 Don't It Make You Cry
Written-By – Al Ciner
A3 Mindrocker
Written-By – Colley*, Colley*
A4 Bird
Written-By – Al Ciner, Gary Loizzo
A5 Something You've Got
Written-By – Chris Kenner
A6 Don't Make Me Leave You
Written-By – Martin Siegel, Scott English
B1 Bend Me, Shape Me
Written-By – Weiss*, English*
B2 Before And After
Written-By – Van McCoy
B3 Sometime In The Morning
Written-By – Jerry Goffin & Carole King*
B4 I've Been Tryin'
Written-By – Curtis Mayfield
B5 No Easy Way Down
Written-By – Jerry Goffin & Carole King*

Companies, etc.

  • Produced For – Dunwich Productions
  • Mastered At – Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
  • Pressed By – Monarch Record Mfg. Co. – Δ11423
  • Record Company – Dot Records, Inc.


  • Bass, Vocals – Chuck Colbern*
  • Drums, Trumpet, Vocals – Lee Grazanio
  • Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals – Gary Loizzo
  • Producer – Bill Traut
  • Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – Al Ciner


Monarch pressing denoted by (MR) stamp in runouts.

Acta Records, Hollywood 28, California / A Division of Dot Records, Inc.

In side A runout, ᴘs is written above the struck-through sᴘ letters.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Matrixx A on label): LPS 76,637
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix B on label): LPS 76,638
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A ᴘs, LPS 76637, (MR) stamped, rest etched): LS̶P̶PS-76593-1/ LPS 76 637 1 (MR) A2 Δ11423 ᴜʀᴊ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B etched, (MR) stamped): LPS-7̶6̶5̶9̶4̶ 76638 (MR) Δ11423-X

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
A-38003, ST 91448 The American Breed Bend Me, Shape Me ‎(LP, Album, Club) Acta Records, Acta Records A-38003, ST 91448 US 1968
XRLP-6.202 The American Breed Bend Me, Shape Me ‎(LP, Album) RGE, Acta Records, Dot Records XRLP-6.202 Brazil 1968
SDLG 38003 The American Breed Bend Me, Shape Me ‎(LP, Album) Dot Records SDLG 38003 Greece 1968
SDOX 340.824 The American Breed Bend Me, Shape Me ‎(LP, Album) Acta Records SDOX 340.824 France 1968
DOLP-025-S The American Breed Bend Me, Shape Me ‎(LP, Album) Dot Records DOLP-025-S Netherlands 1968