Monday, February 9, 2015

Bow Street Runners - 1970 - Bow Street Runners

Bow Street Runners
Bow Street Runners

01. Electric Star - 2:35
02. Watch - 2:12
03. American Talking Blues - 3:48
04. Leaving Grit America - 2:49
05. Another Face - 5:11
06. Eating from a Plastic Hand - 4:06
07. Rock Fish Blues - 2:13
08. Push It Through - 2:04
09. Spunky Monkey - 3:15
10.Steve's Jam - 4:05

The Bow Street Runners
*Steve Darling - Guitar, Vocals
*David Guy - Keyboards, Vocals
*George Graham - Drums, Percussion
*William Simkiss - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
*Frank Hardwick - Bass
*Mike Dees - Guitar

 Sounding like a blend of Jefferson Airplane and the Doors, Bow Street Runners was a Fayetteville, North Carolina-based psychedelic band who released one eponymous album in limited quantities on B.T. Puppy Records in 1970.

While the group was ignored at the time, Bow Street Runners became a collectible item among psychedelic aficionados during the '80s and '90s. Flushed from Fayetteville, North Carolina-where they thought they could remain comfortably obscure-by our release of their only album, the Runners have recently re-surfaced.

Issued in ultra-limited quantity by B.T. Puppy in 1970-and now changing hands for sums more familiar to NASDAQ-this is an other-worldly blend of sweet female blotter acid harmonies, hypnotic Farfisa and high-octane fuzz guitar histrionics.

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