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The Glass Bottle – “I Ain’t Got Time Anymore”

The Glass BottleIntroduction to The Glass Bottle

The Glass Bottle was a now-defunct contemporary rock and pop group who rose fleetingly in the music scene with “I Ain’t Got Time Anymore,” a Top 40 hit in 1971. Fronted by Gary Criss and co-produced by Dickie Goodman, who had once an advertising deal with a firm which was struggling to save the glass industry in the face of the soda pop consumers favoring plastic bottles. After “I Ain’t Got Time Anymore” and another charting single “The Girl Who Loved Me When,” the group split and shunned into obscurity.

 

Who was The Glass Bottle?

Best remembered by their hit song “I Ain’t Got Time Anymore,” The Glass Bottle was a contemporary rock and pop group who gained attention during the 70’s music era. The one-hit-wonder band was led by Gary Criss (born in New Brunswick, New Jersey) who was later known as a disco singer.

 

 

 

“I Ain’t Got Time Anymore” — The Glass Bottle’s only hit

Recorded and released on Avco Embassy Records in June 1971, “I Ain’t Got Time Anymore” was The Glass Bottle’s lone charting hit. The B-side song made to the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 at #36 in 1971. In the midst of the song’s success, the song was also included on the original motion picture soundtrack of 1970 film People Next Door where the band contributed several songs like”Mama, Don’t You Wait Up For Me,” “Maxie Leaves Home (Mama Don’t You Wait Up For Me)” and “The End Title: People Next Door”) The OST was also distributed by Avco Embassy Records.

The band tried to duplicate the success of “I Ain’t Got Time Anymore” with the another single “The Girl who Loved Me When” but it failed to chart and the group split afterwards. The Glass Bottle is now considered a one-hit wonder.

 

Later years

Former front man Criss pursued a solo career after The Glass Bottle by releasing a handful of disco hits. He later left the music to pursue an antique automobile business.

 

The Glass Bottle’s discography (may be impartial)

Avco Embassy Records

(1970)

  • A: Sorry Suzanne
  • B: Velvet

(1970, promo only)

  • A: Sorry Suzanne
  • B: Sorry Suzanne

(1970)

  • A: Love For Living [Mono]
  • B: Love For Living [Stereo]

(May 1970)

  • A: Love For Living
  • B: The First Time

(Sep 1970)

  • A: Mama, Don’t You Wait Up For Me (Wonderwheel)
  • B: Mama, Don’t You Wait Up For Me (Wonderwheel)

(Jun 1971)

  • A: Things
  • B: I Ain’t Got Time Anymore

(Jun 1971)

  • A: I Ain’t Got Time Anymore
  • B: The First Time

(Nov 1971)

The Glass Bottle Featuring Gary Criss

  • A: The Girl Who Loved Me When
  • B: Because She’s Mine Again

(Nov 1971, promo only)

  • A: The Girl Who Loved Me When [Mono]
  • B: The Girl Who Loved Me When [Stereo]

(May 1972, promo only)

The Glass Bottle featuring Gary Criss

  • A: Don’t It Make You Feel So Good [Mono]
  • B: Don’t It Make You Feel So Good [Stereo]

(May 1972)

The Glass Bottle featuring Gary Criss

  • A: Don’t It Make You Feel So Good
  • B: I Love You More (Than You Love Me)

 

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