Released projects on CD

RD CD 8  West Coast Natural Gas - Two's A Pair
First ever release of this killer Westcoast psychedelic monster that took many years to be completed!!!
West Coast Natural Gas began life in 1965 in Seattle. In early 1967 they went to San Francisco to work for a local music manager named Matthew Katz.
Katz was the original manager for Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape and later It’s a Beautiful Day.
He talked West Coast Natural Gas into signing a contract with him but they didn’t realize at the time, being young and stupid. that basically they signed over everything to him.
They went to the studio and recorded some original tunes: A Favor, Go Run and Play, The Jumping Frog, Hashish, Water or Wine, Beyond This Place, and Two’s A Pair.
In early 1968 the band broke up and went back to Seattle. Katz released a single – Go Run and Play / A Favor on his S.F. Sound label under the name West Coast Natural Gas.
Later he released a compilation album - the first San Francisco Sound sampler - called “Fifth Pipe Dream”.
The four songs mentioned before, Water or Wine, Hashish, Beyond This Place and Two’s A Pair were the ones recorded by WCNG and relabeled by Katz as Indian Puddin’ and Pipe.
This superb release includes all the above mentioned songs, plus others from acetates.
As a big surprise another four never before heard songs recorded 1966 in a local Seattle Recording Studio before they went to San Francisco are included.

This CD contains no bonus tracks

RD CD 7  Fox - San Francisco Sessions
An unreleased album from this post "DAY BLINDNESS" band, recorded in 1969/70. This album is a heavy bluesy psychedelic masterpiece of the highest order. It is virtually the second "DAY BLINDNESS" album with slight personal changes, but musically in a more heavy psychedelic direction. The lead guitarist Gary Pihl is well known today for being the guitar player of BOSTON. Here he plays an amazing psychedelic guitar and it reminds us in parts of the mighty MARIANI's "Perpetuum Mobile" album. Superb bass guitar by Johnny V. Vernazza and crazy drums by Roy Garcia, who later went to play with the legendary band GOLD (of Rockadelic Records fame!). Only one 45 single was ever released of those fantastic sessions on "Studio 10", and the single is mega rare these days. A treasure lost at the time which we are very pleased to present to you today!!!

This CD contains two long bonus tracks (ca. 20 minutes)

RD CD 6 New Age - All Around 

(Pat Kilroy, Susan Graubard, Jeffrey Stewart)



This is what can be called one of the major sensations in the raga influenced “Psychedelic/Acid Folk” field. Also some of the earliest recordings in this genre and hitherto unreleased.

After the release of the "Light of Day" album in 1966 the now legendary Pat Kilroy and Susan Graubard went on with playing and creating music together. What you hear on this album is what they recorded for Warner Brothers in the summer of 1967, a true groundbreaking adventure of the highest order. They expanded in the direction they started in 1966 and the result is far beyond and superior to everything I heard from that time period before in this musical style except for Tim Buckley. No wonder that it didn't come out at that time because those recordings were for sure far too adventurous for Warner Brothers and also for almost other leading music companies at the time. Incredible - and I mean INCREDIBLE raga influenced Psychedelic/Acid Folk with some of the best songwriting I know of with monstrous lyrics and deep lead vocals. Also a wide range of instruments were played like incredible raga-esque acoustic guitar, electric bass, Spanish cowbells, bell tree, silver flute, bamboo flutes, viola, tamboura, conga drums, tables, acoustic and electric bass and tambourine. Pat Kilroy sadly died of Hodgkin’s disease in December of 1967 at a very young age. If this record had a proper release at the time, it would be a major classic and a milestone today in the psychedelic history book.

This CD-Release contains six superb never before released Bonus-Tracks recorded at Warner Brothers Studios and KPFA-FM Radio Station during 1967. 

Be ready for an incredible musical trip along with an amazing, long and very intense story behind.


RD CD 5  Mad Dog - Dawn Of The Seventh Sun


Basically the same release as RD 12 with an additional track that Morgan Cavett and Howard Leese composed in 1970 as soundtrack for a (to my knowledge) unreleased movie.

Comes with the story of the band.

 

RD CD 4  Freedom Highway - Made in '68


It first came out on this label on vinyl (RD 9, see the comment there) and now on CD with a different cover and three bonus tracks. Comes with a story. 

Richi Ray Harris located another copy of the original master tape where all 13 songs were usable except of only 10 that were on the LP. 

RD CD 3  Spike-Drivers - Folk-rocking psychedelic innovation from the Motor City in the mid 60's

It first came out on this label on vinyl (RD 10, see the comment there) and now on CD with the same cover and four bonus tracks. Comes with a story.

RD CD 2  Transatlantic Railroad - Express to Oblivion


It first came out on this label on vinyl (RD 8, see the comment there) and now on CD with the same cover and two bonus tracks. Comes with a story.

RD CD 1  Tina & David Meltzer - Green Morning


This is the album that was supposed to come out on Capitol Records in 1970 but was shelved due to management changing. It first came out on this label on vinyl (RD 5) and now on CD with a different front and back cover but with the same songs. (See the comment under RD 5)