SUGAR BEAR -ST (1972 super rare rural rock/swamp psych) LP

SKU:
25173
$22.00
Width:
12.00 (in)
Height:
0.15 (in)
Depth:
12.00 (in)
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"Some people say when describing this album to think of a cross between Jefferson Airplane and the Byrds, with drops of Santana."

A charming chunk of super rare rural rock/swamp psych from the Sunshine state, c. 1972  released as a private pressing on the Gaff label and later bootlegged by the execrable Radioactive outfit.

Sugar Bear were a four-piece from Florida featuring guitarist John McLaughlin  no, not that one (Mahavishnu John McLaughlin), another one!  Named after the hip American 1970s singing and guitar playing cartoon character.

The album is typically described as a blend of rural rock, and country rock. But hey, the term ''rural rock'' covers quite a lot, from swampy rock n' roll to country rock in the style of The Outlaws or Pure Prairie League.

In this instance, Sugar Bear produced an album of high originality, defying categorization.

This is a record of real depth and intelligence, covering many styles, and with some psychedelic touches to note. There is some slow and some fast material (a blend that is far from unusual), with a few Grateful Dead moves too. Still not sure? Some people say when describing this album to think of a cross between Jefferson Airplane and the Byrds, with drops of Santana. Legitimate 450x copy pressing on black vinyl, with insert.