WILLIAM PENN FYVE

Swami / Blow My Mind (7″)

7"

GUERSSEN

Cat Nº: GUESSSG006

13,00 

VAT included

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First ever band-sanctioned reissue of this legendary ‘Pebbles’ garage-psych 45 from 1967.

William Penn Fyve aka William Penn & His Pals were a regular presence on the early Bay Area scene, opening for the likes of Jefferson Airplane, Paul Revere & the Raiders and Them. Their line-up included lead singer / organist Gregg Rolie, later of Santana / Journey. In 1966 they recorded their lone single, “Swami” / “Blow My Mind”, for the Thunderbird label. The A-side (written by guitar player Mike Shapiro and famous for being included on “Pebbles-The Acid Gallery”) is early acid-punk with fuzzed-out raga guitars and hilarious lyrics about a guru. The flipside is an energetic garage-punk number with swirling Vox organ and a fuzz rave up á la Yardbirds.

Tracklist:
Side A: 1. Swami
Side B: 1. Blow My Mind

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