If Lowlands had a supergroup, Sage was surely it. Bill Swicegood stripped Gary Bailey and Coy Fuller from Boot Hill, took Jim Hamman from Brandy, and slotted Patti Swicegood in on lead vocals. His switch from electric piano to synthesizer sealed his stylistic left-turn away from Lowlands' harder, bluesier sound. After Sage tracked "Gift To Every Man" and "Drive My Car" in May 1972, the next logical step was to issue them on 45. Despite their inaugural single's flop, Sage continued to show up day in and day out, recording “Everyday is Saturday,” “I Found My Music,” and "Let Me Live," all of which were immediately shelved when Bill Swicegood jumped ship for Robin Hood Studios.

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