Cat Nº: OSR096
Born out from the ashes of legendary Florida garage band The Tropics (of “As Time’s Gone” fame), BACCHUS was a powerful psychedelic/hard-rock/boogie power trio influenced by Cream, Hendrix, Allman Brothers et al.
They only released four rare 45s, collected here for the first time.
When Eric Turner (guitarist, vocalist and songwriter), grew into a more progressive form of rock music after a split from The Tropics, he teamed up with fellow Tropics bass player Charlie Souza and drummer Bill Peterson: Bacchus (named after the Roman God of wine) was born.
In 1970 they opened for Cactus and Free and after the good response, they recorded their first 45, the fab hard-rock sounding “Carry My Load”. From there they went on tour with Grand Funk Railroad around the state. After more 45 releases, Bacchus was also the opening act for Lynyrd Skynyrd, BB King, The Outlaws, Redbone, Edgar Winter, and Ted Nugent. They also had the privilege to open a Florida concert for Mahavishnu Orchestra and appeared on the free stage at the Atlanta Pop Festival, just before Grand Funk Railroad on the main stage.
Famous also in the recent years for appearing on one the famous Brown Acid volumes, a vinyl / digital comp of their complete output was long overdue. Here it is.
*Insert with liner notes by Klemen Breznikar (It’s Psychedelic Baby) and rare photos
*Remastered by Tony Reed at HeavyHead Recording Co.
*Digital Download Card
**File under: Hard-Rock, Boogie Rock, Funk Rock, Proto-Metal…**
Side A: A1. Carry My Load – A2. Good time – A3. The Coo – A4. Ya Ya Ya
B1. Hope – B2. We Like To Boogie – B3. A World Behind Time – B4. Celebration