One of the Holy Grails of heavy psychedelia, originally released in 1969 by this Canadian band.
Basement garage-psych meets heavy rock! Echoing vocals, crashing drums, ultra-raw distorted guitar…
Bent Wind formed in Toronto in 1969. Discovered by producer Merv Buchanan while they played at a 12-hour Pop Festival in York, he signed them to his Trend label. A single was soon released, followed by the “Sussex” album in 1969. Titled after the street where the band had a rehearsal space in a building where local hippies and freaks hang out, “Sussex” was released housed in a cover designed by guitar player Gerry Gibas. According to band member Marty Roth, no more than 200 copies were pressed, making one the most sought after psych albums ever.
*Original artwork in hard cardboard sleeve
*Insert with liner notes by Klemen Breznikar (It’s Psychedelic Baby) and photos
“For intense guitar action I never tire of LPs like Bent Wind”
– Paul Major
“One of the last gasps of garage-psychedelia”
– Richie Unterberger (All Music Guide)
“Monstrous heavy psych from Toronto. Great plodding songs and recorded-in-a-barn ambience”
– Wayne Rogers (Twisted Village)
Side 1: 1. Sacred Cows – 2. Riverside – 3. Mistify – 4. Going To The City
Side 2: 1. Look At Love – 2. Hate – 3. Touch of Red – 4. The Lions