(later became Rites of Spring)
l-r.: Daily Vandergrif drums, Mike Melton bass, Ronnie Melton keyboards, Mike Pair guitar, Ron Parr guitar, and Mike Gunnels vocals
The Hard Times recorded one 45 on the Ultimate label, "Losing You" backed with the excellent "You Couldn't Love Me".
The folky "Why (?)" was released in October, 1966, with the much harder edged "Comin' On Back To Me" on the flip. Both songs were written by Michael Gunnels and Ronald Parr. The band promoted the record on the national TV show, Where the Action Is.