Bend Me, Shape Me (album)

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Studio album by The American Breed
Released 1968
Recorded Universal Recording Corporation, Chicago, Illinois
Genre Pop, rock
Length 29:42
Label Acta
Producer Bill Traut

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 #99 on Billboard’s pop albums chart, and the title song became the group’s only Top 10 hit, reaching #5 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” (#39).

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. “Green Light” Annette Tucker, Nancy Mantz 2:15
2. “Don’t It Make You Cry” Al Ciner 3:10
3. “Mindrocker” Keith Colley, Linda Colley 2:38
4. “Bird” Al Ciner, Gary Loizzo 2:39
5. “Something You’ve Got” Chris Kenner 2:47
6. “Don’t Make Me Leave You” Martin Siegel, Scott English 2:18
7. “Bend Me, Shape Me” Larry Weiss, Scott English 2:25
8. “Before and After” Van McCoy 2:45
9. “Sometime in the Morning” Gerry Goffin, Carole King 2:20
10. “I’ve Been Tryin'” Curtis Mayfield 3:05
11. “No Easy Way Down” Gerry Goffin, Carole King