Fifty Foot Hose - Cauldron
Floating somewhere out in the San Francisco Bay, just beyond the likes of Ivory, Jefferson Airplane and the more closely rooted United States of America, lies Fifty Foot Hose. The band, like USofA attempted to fuse electronic experimentation with
psychedelia and jazz influences. The combination often left them woefully off fans' radars; their only single was reportedly played once at a local San Fran radio station before being cast aside. Though the band was signed for this sole album, their lack of critical and commercial acclaim affected the band financially and they eventually disbanded with most of the members going on to make up the original musicians to accompany HAIR. Recently, following a few reissues their electronic experimentation has been recognized for its ingenuity. This is certainly one of the more polarizing releases of the late 60's as the electronic experiments may not necessarily appeal to psych enthusiasts and their bouts with psychedelia weren't exactly for the true avant garde lover. On the other hand I think that the two happen to sit quite nicely alongside each other.

[MP3] Fifty Foot Hose - Rose
[MP3] Fifty Foot Hose - Cauldron

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posted by dissensous at 9:42:00 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting. However, I think there's just a smidge of pretention going into this music

12:49 AM  
Blogger The Green Shroud said...

Thanks, this cool. I've been getting into White Noise's 1969 album 'An Electric Storm,' have you heard it? It's a bit of a mess in places, but has a pretty ground-breaking use of synths.

8:31 AM  
Anonymous mofune said...

wow, "rose" really sounds like a blueprint inspiration for 90's mowax artists skylab/lovetko.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some Fifty Foot Hose members play in Kwisp. The Hose founder, Cork Marchesci, plays his electronics on a few tracks.

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