MORGEN – Morgen
Format: BLACK LP / Ltd. SPLATTER LP
Label: GUERSSEN RECORDS
Release date: OCTOBER, 21st
SPLATTER LP EDITION LIMITED TO 305 HAND-NUMBERED COPIES
US heavy psych masterpiece from 1969. Powerful sound and recording with thunderous drums, piercing fuzz guitars and the incredible vocals of Steve Morgen.
Formed as Morgen’s Dreame Spectrum in 1967 in NY, Morgen were one the first bands signed to ABC’s offshoot Probe Records (home also of Soft Machine in the US).
Fuelled by the chemistry between ace guitar player Murray Shiffrin and creative songwriter/singer Steve Morgen, they recorded their self-titled album in 1968 but, much to the band’s dismay and frustration, it wasn’t released until December 1969. Morgen included seven impressive tracks, all of them written by Steve Morgen. You can hear subtle influences of Hendrix, Stones, Who, Doors or Donovan but Morgen’s sound is clearly a beast of its own kind. The mysterious gatefold cover featured Edvard Munch’s iconic 1893 composition The Scream on the front. Welcome to the Void!
*Original gatefold artwork.
*Repro of the elusive poster insert.
*New color insert with cool photos and detailed liner notes by Mike Stax (Ugly Things)
*Audiophile restoration / remastering by Ezra Lesser.
“Every psych fan on the planet wants this LP in their collection”
– Aaron Milenski (Acid Archives)
“…an extraordinarily powerful record that skates the edges of madness with its fearlessly impassioned vocals, dynamic musicianship and compelling songwriting”
– Mike Stax (Ugly Things)
A1. Welcome To The Void – A2. Of Dreams – A3. Beggin’ Your Pardon (Miss Joan) – A4. Eternity In Between
B1. Purple – B2. She’s The Nitetime – B3. Love