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29 Sep 2016

Demian “ Rock Star Farm” 1974 US Hard Prog Rock

Demian “ Rock Star Farm” 1974  US Hard Prog Rock


Great and completely unknown US hard-progressive from 1974. This is not a better-known Demian group from Texas (popular for their classic, heavy rock LP on ABC Records from 1971, ex-Bubble Puppy), but completely different band which recorded their album…in Austin!
This privately pressed and now very rare concept album was issued in 1974 by local Starbust label. It contains an excellent and quite eloquent rock opera, with trippy organ work and very fine and strong vocals similar to early David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop,  little bit of Peter Hammill’s dramatic way, and the theatrical approach of Arthur Brown. Musically, they encapsulate the aspects of Zappa’s styles, and sometimes they sound  like “The Doors meets early Bloodrock”.
It´s an amazing record, with plenty of great hooks, and unusual psychedelic sounds and solid, hard rock music with a distinct, progressive tones. It´s a really hard to believe that this excellent LP was never reissued before! ….
“A non-Texas group which recorded their album in Austin” Thats all what i got from them by goooogling. I listened to that album and very enjoyed it, it have great Guitar Vocals and Keyboards and great songs then its a great Private Released LP released on label Starburst…..


Shahe Skinner — vocals
Alanson Clark — guitar
Lloyd Harper – bass
Craig Terrill — keyboards
William Lynd – drums, percussion


01. Prologue To The Dream – 1:01
02. Hot Ride And The Prayer – 2:58
03. Time Warp – 0:19
04. Nucleus Shane – 3:05
05. We Want The Witch Dead – 1:15
06. Where’s My General? – 2:46
07. The C’zar – 0:58
08. The General/Leigh Ashford – 5:35
09. Snake Head – 4:28
10. Acid Queen – 2:28
11. No Mirrors Tonight – 1:58
12. Leechers At The Fairground – 3:21
13. Rock Star Farm – 3:52

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