Shiva's Headband - 1970 - Take Me to the Mountains

Shiva’s Headband, an early Texas psychedelic rock band, formed in Austin in 1967. The group was the house band at the Vulcan Gas Co., a late 1960s Austin nightclub. The band is credited with a significant role in the founding of the Armadillo World Headquarters, and was the first band to perform there. Throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, the band played with touring acts such as Spirit, Steppenwolf, ZZ Top, Janis Joplin, Canned Heat, and Steve Miller. Austin psychedelic bands contemporary to Shiva's Headband included the 13th Floor Elevators and Conqueroo.

Shiva's Headband's Capitol Records album, Take Me To The Mountains, produced by bandleader Spencer Perskin with Fred Catero, became the first record released nationally by an Austin-based rock band. The album cover featured artwork by Jim Franklin.
They were big part of a psychedelic scene in the heart of Texas and built a large following of loyal fans all over the state . The also partnered with the group to open the legendary Armadillo World Headquarters and were the first band to play there. Ultimately, they signed with Capitol and released this first LP, produced by band leader Spencer Perskin with Fred Catero. Vinyl versions have been commanding big bucks on the collector's markets, but this CD makes it available to everyone in the digital age.
01. My Baby 3:30
02. Take Me To The Mountains 3:34
03. Homesick Armadillo Blues 2:38
04. Ripple 3:56
05. Song For Peace 4:31
06. Ebeneezer 2:55
07. North Austin Strut 3:02
08. Come With Me 5:05
09. Good Time 2:59
10. Kaleidoscoptic 3:31
11. Lose The Blues 2:47
12. Lose The Blues (Live) 4:56
13. Hi Love (Live) 17:13

KENNY PARKER - bs, gtr, vcls
SPENCER PERSKIN - violin, gtr, hrmnca, recorder, vcls
SUSAN PERSKIN - perc, keyb'ds, vcls
SHAWN SIEGEL - keyb'ds, vcls



Konrad Useo said...

Decryption key is missing. A fine post, otherwise.

progger ears said...

I apologize, decryption key was not complete!
that is now solved,
thank you for having brought this to my mind!
have a nice listening ;-)

kobilica said...

THank you so much...

Konrad Useo said...

All works fine, now. Many thanks. I quite enjoyed the album. Thanks for the introduction.