ASGARD -FOR ASGARD - Previ. unrel. 1972 heavy acid-rock/proto-prog -Cd

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Previously unreleased heavy acid-rock/proto-prog album from 1972! Asgard (initially known as Osgoode, named after the street where Blue Cheer had their headquarter) was a San Francisco band featuring ace guitar player Bob Hardy (a veteran of many Bay Area bands since the early '60s) and Jake 'Gelon' Lau (Gideon & Power, Mary McCreary, Tribe...) on electric violin and vocals. This is their lost album, registered at Roy Chen Recorders in 1972, now released for the first time.

Perfectly recorded and played, dominated by Bob Hardy's outstanding fuzzy lead guitar and the cool touch of Gelon's Lau electrified violin that recalls UK prog-psych bands like the similar named Asg¾rd or High Tide at times.

Hard to believe that such a pro-recorded, top quality album like this was never released at the time. After playing a celebrated free concert at the Provo Park in Berkeley alongside bands like Mother Cat and Summerhill, the band slowly disintegrated.