United States of America - The United States of America CD (expanded)

SKU 23-ECLEC 2449
Unbelievably cool and avant-garde rock album (recorded in 1967 and released in 1968) by a band who was, imo, one of the three truly avant psychedelic US bands of the time (along with 50 Foot Hose and Silver Apples). The (in)famous Joseph Byrd led and provided keyboards and electronic music, Dorothy Moskowitz sang, Gordon Marron played electronic/ring modulated violin, Rarnd Forbes played fretless bass and Craig Woodson played drums.
If somewhat dated now in parts, the good stuff still raises a chill down my spine. This includes rare photos, new notes by Joseph and Dorothy and 10 bonus tracks. Some are completely inessential, but it does include some very good tracks, including the fascinating and very different 3-song demo that got them signed to Columbia in the first place. Conditionally recommended!
  • LabelEsoteric
  • UPC5013929454941
Your Price $16.00

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