terça-feira, 9 de setembro de 2008

Shadrack Chameleon - Shadrack Chameleon (1973 US Psych Prog Rock)


RARA E LENDÁRIA BANDA PSICODÉLICA QUE FAZIA UM SOM A BASE DE VIOLÕES, GUITARRA ACUSTICA E UM HAMMOND OCASIONAL!! EXCELENTE SONORIDADE E UM VENENO RARO MAS TRANQUILO!! SEM ALUCINAÇÕES!! DEPOIS DOS JAPAS PIRADOS E ACIDOS UMA CALMADINHA NO CÉREBRO É PRECISO!!

Finally re-pressed and now remastered after two years here is the album by this legendary garage band from Humbolt, Iowa. Taken from the original master tapes the one and only self titled album was originally released on IGL in 1970 and only 800 copies were pressed 500 of which were destroyed before it even got released. All former members of the band worked closely with GEAR FAB to realise this great CD which is a god send for those who do not wish to pay up to $500 for an original. Includes one bonus track that was orignally recorded under the name SHADRACK.

Biografia
Shadrack Chameleon was not so much a band as it was a collective of musicians from a couple popular late-60s Iowa rock bands Steve Fox and Randy Berka were close friends growing up in Fort Dodge Iowa in the early 60s where they were inspired to pick up guitars after hearing the Beatles Foxs family moved to Illinois in 1964 but returned three years later to Humboldt near Fort Dodge By this time Berka had started a band with organist Jon Porter drummer Tom Northup and guitarist John Callahan which evolved into Lazy River With Artie Strutzenberg taking over drum chores from Northup and with the addition of Mark Flanagan on bass Lazy River became a popular band playing gigs throughout the region Steve Fox started his own band Crosstown Traffic with mates Dan Dodgen drums John Brandsgard guitar and Doug Sandvig bss By the outset of the 70s internal conflicts ran high in both bands and Callahan Strutzenberg and Flanagan formed Goo taking Brandsgard with them Berka and Porter asked Fox to join them and Shadrack was born In the summer of 1972 the owners of IGL Records in Iowa had heard Shadrack play and were impressed enought to record a single with the band but by 1973 Shadrack was all but over with members going off to college and other pursuits At the end of 1973 various personnel from Lazy Smoke Crosstown Traffic and Shadrack with Steve Fox the constant recorded Shadrack Chameleon on a reel-to-reel tape machine in a studio they had built from an old storage shed Only 300 LPs were released by IGL under the name Shadrack Chameleon the Chameleon added as an afterthought Stanton Swihart All Music Guide

Track Listings
1. I Wonder Why
2. It Was Me
3. Chameleon (I Love You)
4. Long Road to Ole' Miss.
5. Granite Feast
6. That's the Way It's Gotta Be
7. Don't Let It Get You Down
8. Beyond Eternity
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