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Uther Pendragon – San Francisco Earthquake (3LP)

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A treasure trove of previously unreleased West Coast guitar psychedelia, 1966-1975.
This is the incredible story of Uther Pendragon: a lost psychedelic band from San Francisco whose music has remained buried until now.
Formed in the Bay Area in 1966 as a teen garage group called Blue Fever, Uther Pendragon lasted from 1966 until 1978. During that time, the band went through different names and phases, as their music evolved from garage to psychedelia to hard-rock: they were known as Blue Fever, Timne, Hodological Mandala, Mandala, Kodiac, Justus, Pendragon…but the core of the band remained always the same: Mark Lightcap (rhythm guitar, vocals), Bruce Marelich (lead guitar, vocals) and Martin Espinosa (bass, vocals) who after finding their ultimate drummer on Mike Beers, finally settled on the Uther Pendragon name in the early 70s.
Culled from the band’s vast archive of tapes, “San Francisco Earthquake” includes their unknown until now 7” acetate from 1967 (fab garage-psych in the vein of Human Expression or Music Machine); never released ’66-‘69 tracks including a groundbreaking, moody psycher from 1966; a prev. unreleased demo tape from 1969 recorded at Pacific Recording – an incredible document for any lover of early SF garage-psych (think Oxford Circle, Savage Resurrection, Moby Grape…) and many tracks recorded at their home studio in Palo Alto. We’re talking 100% unadulterated West Coast guitar psych and hard-rock which recall QMS and even Kurihara-era White Heaven.

Genre

Progressive Rock (60s-70s), Psychedelic Rock (60s-70s), Rock/Pop 60s-70s

Weight 1.1 kg
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Catalogue Number: GUESS146UPC: 4040824085704 SKU: CR02559 Availability: Available on backorder