Steve Miller Band: Steve Miller (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Boz Scaggs (guitar, vocals); Lonnie Turner (bass, vocals); Jim Peterman (keyboards); Tim Davis (drums, vocals).
CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE is where it all started for Steve Miller. Originally released in 1968, this debut, chock full of unpredictable acid blues, is very different from the mainstream rock sounds of the '70s that brought Miller fame and fortune. Although few of these songs are ever featured on the radio or performed at Miller's concerts, CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE remains one of Miller's more interesting and challenging releases.
Miller and his band (which included future solo star Boz Scaggs) specialized in the unconventional. All the songs on the album's first half are segued from one to another, while several musical styles are touched upon, such as in the lively rocker "The Beauty of Time Is That It's Snowing," the R&B of "Key to the Highway," and the spacey ballad "In My First Mind."