BOOGIE - In Freak Town (Hendrix/Blue Cheer style power trio) CDGEAR FAB
Unissued recordings by this very LOUD power trio from San Francisco, modeled after Cream, Blue Cheer or The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Includes all their fantastic studio demos from 1968 plus raw & wild live tracks from 1969. Boogie (or The Boogie) was probably the first hard-blues / proto-metal group that emerged from the San Francisco scene.
This power-trio was formed by Barry “The Bee” Bastian (Canned Heat, Lee Michaels...) on guitar/vocals; John Barrett (The Rhythm Dukes) on bass and Fuzzy John Oxendine (Roky Erickson & The Aliens, Jerry Miller Band...) on drums. Comrades of Moby Grape (who even let Boogie use their rehearsal space) and the Sons Of Champlin, they played at all the legendary venues (The Ark, Avalon, Fillmore…) sharing stage with bands like Buffalo Springfield, Quicksilver, Ace Of Cups, Flamin’ Groovies or Country Joe & The Fish. Their explosive show at the Sky River Rock Festival (August, 1968, the first outdoor multi-band Rock Festival held in the United States) to an audience of 150,000 people, is still remembered today.
The reissue tracks are:
STUDIO 1968: 1). In Freak Town 2).To Me 3). Wade In the Water 4) Merchant Of Dreams
LIVE 1969: 5). Prelude To Boogie 6). Chico Smoke El Ropo 7). I’d Hate To Lose You 8). Barritt’s Buddy Boogie
Total time- 50:16