Previously unreleased archival studio/live recordings from 1970-71 by this lost Bay Area band.
A superb cool blend of Acid-Rock, Psychedelia and Brass-Rock with some outstanding guitar leads, Hammond organ and a tight rhythm section.
Stow Lake was a seven piece group (named after the lake in Golden Gate Park) comprised of well-seasoned musicians from the original San Francisco Psychedelic/Fusion scene. Among them, we can find ace guitar player Bob Hardy (previously of Heavy Psych group The Osgoode/Asgard); the tandem of Jeff Ervin (sax, flute) and Jean Hintermann (trumpet), both later on Aura, Bill Whiter’s backing band and Hot Cider (with Dennis Geyer of A.B. Skhy); child prodigy Larry Mallarino on trombone and bass player Dave Dunaway (later of Jazz Fusion band Listen). Not forgetting powerful singer/organist Bob Staley.
Unreleased until now, the recordings contained here were registered at top studios like McCune and Golden State Recorders. Also including are a couple of excellent quality live tracks recorded at the legendary Fillmore West in 1971, showing the band at their peak with an impressive Jamming/Acid-Rock sound.
RIYL: Tower of Power, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Electric Flag, Lighthouse…
Side 1: 1. Flite – 2. Time – 3. Two Hats In One – 4. Goodbye
Side 2: 1. Jam 1 – 2. Truth – 3. MountainsDigital bonus track: Flite (Alternate version)
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