Week of March 7, 2004

Whalefeathers

Personnel incl.:
Stephe Bacon - Percussion, Tympani, Vocals
Ed Blackmon - Keyboards, Vocals
Michael Jones - Guitar, Vocals
Roger Sauer - Bass, Vocals
Leonard LeBlanc - Bass, Vocals
Mike Wheeler - Guitar, Bass

Albums:
Declare (Nasco 9003) 1970
Whalefeathers (Nasco 9005) 1971

(Declare has had a limited pirate repressing. Whalefeathers was also issued in the UK on Blue Horizon (2431 009) 1971 and in Germany (Vogue 17257) 197?)

CD reissue both albums on one CD: Akarma AK187

45s:
Shaking All Over / Nearing The End (Nasco 006) 1970
It's A Hard Road/Two Feet From My Grave (Nasco 026) 1972

From Cincinnati, Ohio, this outfit used to gig frequently with Westfauster and played a heavy, keyboard-dominated blend of music. Their albums have distinct psychedelic influences and, although both have their moments, are sometimes a bit messy. Both albums are sought-after by collectors.

Lenny LeBlanc went on to become a successful Christian music artist, whilst Mike Wheeler who played with the band in their last two years, went on to work with Grammy-winning Nashville songwriter Mike Reid. Wheeler also led an act called Wheels, who recorded on Boardwalk, with an album produced by Craig Fuller, and who toured with Little Feat in '78. He's also worked more recently with Paul Barrere.

Know Thyself has also appeared on Sixties Archive Vol.8 (CD).

(Vernon Joynson/Max Waller/Clark Faville)

Taken from: Fuzz, Acid & Flowers - American Garage, Psychedelic & Hippie Rock 1964-1975


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