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Thundermother - No Red Rowan (1971)

Here's another group I wish I knew more about - info on the web is scarce. This collection of tracks by the studio group Thundermother (reissued by Kissing Spell records) was apparently recorded in 1970-1971 in Wakefield, England and engineered and produced by Mike Levon. It collects their contributions to Astral Navigations, Gagalactyca, Loose Routes I and II.

"David J. Smith (formerly of David John and the Mood) co-produced and sang on some tracks of an "ad hoc" group (i. e. they were a studio creation) called Thundermother during 1969. This band shared one lp with Lightyears Away called "Astral Navigations" (Holyground 1971). Thundermother's contribution was recorded over one weekend."

Does anyone have any more info on these guys? This is good stuff - grab it if you're into the riff-heavy, distorted side of psych. Please enjoy...

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8 comments:

Stuart Shea said...

Crotchbat moves toward creating a blog only of groups with Thunder in their name!
This is solid rock. Thank you!

psychfan said...

Thanks for this excellent gem! Another rare find with great sounds. I'm listening to it now and loving it!

the rocker said...

wow glad i came across this tonight
cause this shits hard n heavy i love it thanks

eyeeatmusic said...

Im gonna have to dig around for this on ebay now~Awesome

ogmonster420 said...

Another fine post,Crotchbat.
Thanks. \m/

Norm said...

One of many great issues from Holyground..this is my favorite. Mike Levon is stll active with the label and is planning a CD+DVD release called "The Last Goodbye."

micksguitar said...

great lp.fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!thanx.

Rose Levon said...

This CD and many similar can be bought from the Holyground website www.holyground.co.uk
Thanks