Σάββατο, 7 Ιουνίου 2008

Mandrake Memorial – Medium 1969 (Original LP/EP Label: Poppy 40003)


Craig Anderton - guitar/modulator - formerly with The Flowers of Evil (University of Pennsylvania).
Michael Kac - keyboards/vocals - formerly with Philadelphia-based band Cat's Cradle.
Randy Monaco - bass/vocals - d. late-1970s - formerly with NYC-based band The Novae Police.
Kevin Lally - drums - formerly with NYC-based band The Novae Police.



Mandrake Memorial – Medium
Originally released: 1968


Track listing:
Snake Charmer, Witness the End/Celebration, Other Side, Last Number, After Pascal, Smokescreen, Barnaby


Anyone who lived in Philadelphia in the late '60s would remember the Mandrake Memorial well. They opened for many of the star rock bands who passed through the city, and in terms of local popularity, they were probably only second to the Nazz. Outside of Philadelphia, they were scarcely known whatsoever, though they did manage to produce some fine second-division psychedelia. As vocalists they were adequate, but they were accomplished players and interesting writers, dressing their solid melodies with liberal jazz and Middle Eastern influences. Guitarist Craig Anderton became a noted music technology writer, contributing to magazines such as Electronic Musician. ~ Richie Unterberger, (All Music Guide)
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