Friday, 11 June 2010

Sam Gopal - Escalator 1968

Yep, that handsome brute on the far left
is Lemmy. Pre "Rocking Vicars" and
Hawkwind, Sam Gopal - song writer
and bongo player, gathered a band to
play his music.

Mr Lemmy was drafted in to sing and play
lead guitar. This album is a fine example of
psych rock and hippy lyrics that hold together
really well + Lemmy is playing some shit hot
leads. It's just a shame that there was no
drummer pounding away behind the songs.

There is also a song "The Dark Lord" that
would later turn up in Hawkwind and
Motorhead as "The Watcher".

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