The Cords were a group of Franciscan monks from Pulaski, Wisconsin, who made an album and two great singles for the legendary Cuca label in 1970.
Both singles are reissued here on this double seven-inch vinyl release, packaged in a deluxe gatefold sleeve and sourced from the original master tapes.
"Ghost Power" (famous from its appearance on Back From the Grave) is a wild Farfisa-driven instrumental, as is the deranged "Cords, Inc," while "Trink" and "Waiting Here For You" are excellent mournful garage-pop vocal numbers. Liner notes by Gary E. Myers tell the band's story, and the attractive gatefold cover includes photos of these musical monks in their heyday. (OKtay Records)