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10 Jan 2017

Calliope “Steamed” 1968 US Psych Rock







Calliope “Steamed” 1968  US Psych Rock
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From Seattle, the driving force behind this short-lived outfit was singer/songwriter Danny O'Keefe. 
The “Steamed” album includes cover versions of “Hello,Hello” (Lee Michaels), “California Dreamin” (with a very good psychedelic guitar solo), Jimmy Bell’s “Hound Dog” (a traditional number), “Like A Rolling Stone” (Bob Dylan), “Nadine” (Chuck Berry) and four originals, two by Goldsmith and two by O'Keefe. 
John Simpson, who was tragically killed in a plane crash in 1973, had previously played with Scott Strong in The Bumps. Paul Goldsmith and Luther Rabb had earlier been in Emergency Exit and Clyde Heaton in The Dimensions. Bassist Luther Rabb later played with Ballin’ Jack. Prior to joining Calliope, Scott Strong also acted as their road manager. 
Calliope’s sole album released in 1968 on Buddah Records (BDS-5023) and is now a very minor collectable. From this album i chose “Hello,Hello” and “California Dreamin”…… 

Members: 

Paul Goldsmith- guitar 
Clyde Heaton- organ 
Danny O'Keefe- bass,vocals 
John Simpson- drums 
Luther Rabb- bass 
Scott Strong- keyboards 

Tracklist 
Hello, Hello 3:05 
California Dreaming 3:40 
Rainmaker’s Daughter 3:10 
Hound Dog 3:00 
Like A Rolling Stone 5:55 
Jimmy Bell 6:25 
I Wanna Thank You 3:50 
Nadine 3:55 
How About You (Clyde’s Tune) 2:30 
Atlas 5:00 

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