Week of August 12, 2007

Heavy Balloon

Fred Adams
Jenny Dean
Mallory Earle
Kirby Helmuth
Wolf James
Michael Jason
Ned Liben
Mighty Baby
Terry Noel
Bobby Nothoff
Christian Osborne
Peter The Piano Player
T. N. Pickoske
Mike Ratti
Bob Rizzo
Senorita Rosetts
T. O. Tupcat
David Tyles

16 Ton, 32,000 Lb. Heavy Balloon (Elephant V Records EVS-104) 1969
Counterfeited on CD (Lyrical Sound Device LSD AZ 5001)
CD: as “32,000 Pound” Walhalla WH 90375, 2006

A New York band. Musically it's rather slow, pedestrian blues, rather than psychedelic. They do not appear to have released any 45s. Among the musicians included were Bobby Notkoff (also in Rockets and Crazy Horse) and Chris Osborne (who played with David Peel and Yoko Ono).

They also have one cut, “Barnyard Blues” on “Magic Carpet Ride” (LP), “Sixties Archive Vol. 8” (CD) and “Lycergic Soap” (LP) compilations.

(Vernon Joynson / Max Waller)

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

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