Ithaca - A Game for All Who Know 1973


ITHACA (a Greek island in the Ionian Sea, featured in Homer's Odyssey) is a collaboration between John Ferdinando & Peter Howell, and sweet-voiced female vocalist Lee Menelaus. Ferdinando and Howell worked on several Psych-Folk albums together, although "A Game for All Who Know" (1973) was the only album released under the Ithaca name.

Synanthesia (1969, 2006)

4 stars. Synanthesia’s lone album is one of those forgotten psych folk minor recordings from the late sixties that managed to get released only because of the wide-open landscape of musical expression that existed at the time, but which was fast changing as that decade came to a close. One has to wonder if the band would have had more success if they had released this a couple years prior, or if RCA had gone to any expense at all in promoting the group.

Gomorrha - Trauma 1971


Formed at the end of the 60's, Gomorrha rised from the German progressive rock scene thanks to the help of the producer and sound engineer Conny Plank. The band original line up includes Helmut Pohl (drums) and Eberhard Krietsch (ogan, bass) with Ad Oschel and Ali Claudi at the guitars. They released their first album in 1970. The second recording "trauma" (1971) really marks a new step in the development of Gomorrha's original song. They distinguish with a dense heavy psych rock experience punctuated by organ dominated sequences. It now includes lyrics in English and a lead singer in the name of Peter Otten.

Sugarloaf & Spaceship Earth - A Golden Classics Edition(1974)

Editorial Reviews
Green Eyed Lady made an overnight sensation of Sugarloaf-but their success didn't end overnight. The two albums on this CD also produced the hits Tongue in Cheek and Mother Nature's Wine . And as a bonus track, this release features their 1974 Top 10 hit, Don't Call Us, We'll Call You . 16 tracks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars SPACESHIP EARTH was definitely an overlooked CLASSIC June 26, 1999

Extradition - Hush 1971

Extradition's sole album is highly worthwhile, and often entrancing, folk music that bleeds over into folk-rock and psychedelia, even though there aren't electric guitars and conventional rock drums. While the entirely original songs are at their base much like British folk music in their haunting melodies and somber lyrical tone, they owe far less to traditional British folk than much British folk-rock did, drawing in "acid folk" (though that label didn't exist back then), classical, and even avant-garde influences.