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Sam Gopal – Escalator (LP Red+ 7”)

33.00  inc. VAT

180 gram Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve reissue of the classic 1969 album featuring Motorhead’s Lemmy.
Packaged with their previously unreleased 7″ single ‘Horse/Back Door Man’ as listed in Record Collector,
Plus Album Download Code.
Something of a classic of psychedelic acid rock, complete with fuzzed guitars, but rooted by its Eastern percussion, the album included one cover, a rocked up version of Donovan’s ‘Season Of The Witch’, whilst a projected single release included a version of Willie Dixon’s ‘Back Door Man’, which managed to be even heavier than the interpretation by the Doors on their first album, released two years earlier.‘You’re Alone Now’, one of the Lemmy-written songs on the album, became quietly influential, acting not only as a forerunner of Hawkwind’s seminal ‘The Watcher’, but having an intro that brings to mind Black Sabbath’s 1970 smash ‘Paranoid’.The album ends with undoubtedly the gentlest song of Lemmy’s career, the rather lovely ‘Yesterlove’, which has Lemmy’s vocal floating gently over a backing of tabla and acoustic guitar.Sadly, despite apparently having all the ingredients in place for success, this incarnation of ‘Sam Gopal’ proved to be no longer-lived than ‘Sam Gopal’s Dream’, and broke up not long after the release of this album.


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

Weight 0.6 kg


SKU: CR01222 Availability: Available on backorder