I’m writing about a fairly obscure record today. Way back in 1972, this LP was easy to find for under $1 – in practically any used LP bin in the
I did not recognize any members of the band as being from anyplace else. Many years later, I was told that the “Dana” in the ‘special thanks to’ on the back cover of the LP was, in fact, my good friend Dana Madore! I guess this band used to rehearse out near the Sunland / Tujunga area of the
The guys in this band were: James Cahoon Lindsay (vocals and percussion), John Desautels (drums), David Hanson (guitar and vocals), Bill Rhodes (bass) and Wayne Cook (keyboards). A few years ago, I remember googling each and every single one of these guys and finding out that most of them had gone onto other things – like the bands L.A. Jets and 1994. I can’t find it now, but I seem to remember seeing a solo album by James Cahoon Lindsay, but…it was out of NYC, I think. No local distribution, probably.
When looking closer (at the lyrics sheet that was announced on the rear cover of th LP with “Lyrics Within”), I can also find the names Steven Foster, Greg Phifer, and Terry Linvill. Believe it not, there is a Wikipedia listing for both this band and their sole LP!
I’m mentioning all this today because Wounded Bird records has a legit re-issue of this obscure album on CD in 2009! This record definitely falls into the category: I never thought I would see a legit CD of this! I have seen this LP referred to as “
I’ve run into fans of this LP a few times over the years – but mostly I think it’s a “secret”. And as there isn’t a 2nd album – or anything else you can really link it to…it just sort of falls into the cracks of cosmic consciousness and…is…largely forgotten. Until 2009, that is. I heard about the Wounded Bird CD of it from Dana (of course!), so I went in search of it. Yep, it’s real. Wounded Bird strikes again! Better buy a copy of this now, before it is deleted forever. This one ain’t even a footnote in most rock music lexicon listings! But it does sound great, the songs are pretty good, the playing & production are top notch. I wish I could tell you to pick up the next 99 cent copy of this LP that you run across, but I guess that is fairly unlikely in 2009.
LP was Elektra Records EKS-75041, released 1972 (lyrics sheet included). CD is Wounded Bird, released 2009.