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Euclid - Heavy Equipment CD

Label: Lion (de)
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Euclid - Heavy Equipment CD. Reissue of little known classic hard rock psychedelic record originally released on the Flying Dutchman label in 1970. Holy hell that first track is a real winner clocking in at over 11 minutes and blasting forth with real monster heavy riffs at the 3/4 way mark! The whole album is a pretty solid hard rocker too with loud drums, bass and guitars! This was something I had wanted to reissue myself someday, but it looks like someone beat me to it! One of these guys originally played with Beatles-psych legends Lazy Smoke (another classic). Digipak.

"Jay and Gary Leavitt, along with Bobby Herne, made their first musical rumblings in 1966 as the Cobras, releasing the New England garage classic "I Wanna Be Your Lover"/"Instant Heartache". Fast-forward to 1970 and the brothers, joined by Ralph Mazotta (ex-Lazy Smoke) and Harold Perino Jr. (aka "Maris"), transformed into the hard psychedelic aggro Euclid, signed to Bob Thiele's Flying Dutchman subsidiary Amsterdam and were one of the few (only?) "rock" releases on either label (a notable exception being the rare Minx soundtrack by The Cyrkle). Herne, manning the producer's chair (a role he would later repeat for The Shaggs' Philosophy Of The World LP), created a "bad trip" spiked with backwards tape effects, darkly-phased vocals, all instruments set to "pummel" and an album title certainly eligible for the "truth in advertising" award! Tread carefully dear listener, as Gary, Bobby, Maris and Bob have all passed on due to various circumstances over the years..."

 

Track Listing:

  1. Shadows of Life
  2. On the Way
  3. Bye Bye Baby
  4. Gimme Some Lovin'
  5. First Time Last Time
  6. Lazy Livin'
  7. 97 Days
  8. She's Gone
  9. It's All Over Now

Features

Format:
CD
Discs:
1
Manufacturer:
Lion (de)
Orig Year:
1970
Country of Origin:
USA

Reviews

This Maine - based group contained the Leavitt brothers who had previously led the Cobras and Ralph Mazzota from Lazy Smoke. Pedigree aside, this is a powerful and inventive psychedelic heavy rock album(!) that stands on its own as a great work. With its backwards bits and oddly-effected vocals, the album, which was produced by Bobby Hearne, stands with one foot in the 1960s and one in the 1970s - leaning into the tracks with a heavy - handed metallic attitude. The album is recommended but has not been reissued yet, so it may be difficult to obtain. Gary Leavitt was killed in 1975, which effectively ended the band - a popular live attraction in the Northeast through 1974. Jay Leavitt still performs with his group Bluesberry Jam in the Maine area.

Not five stars, i will give it a ten !!!! Amazing heavy psych. Every track is a winner.
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