Samstag, Mai 06, 2006

Shiva's Headband - 1969 - Take Me To The Mountains
size: 44,4mb
cover included

track list:

1. My Baby 3:27
2. Take Me To The Mountains 3:33
3. Homesick Armadillo Blues 2:38
4. Ripple 3:58
5. Song For Peace 4:30
6. Ebeneezer 2:53
7. North Austin Strut 3:02
8. Come With Me 5:03
9. Good Time 2:58

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. In 1973, the band had an onscreen performance in the film, The Thief Who Came to Dinner, a Houston-based production that starred Ryan O'Neal and Jacqueline Bisset.

In 1999, long-time bandleader Spencer Perskin was voted Austin's “biggest old hippie” at the Eeyore's Birthday Party, an annual Austin rite of spring. In 2005, Spencer Perskin released the recording, Magic Feather again with artwork by Jim Franklin. The band still performs in Austin, using the name Shiva's Headband Experience.
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Hey man - what a surprise to see this Shiva's Headband album posted! When I was in art school at univ of texas Spencer was often a nude model for our classes, which was how I came to hear of his band.
You've got a great blog so far - can't wait to see what else you come up with!
I've heard or read about this band many times, but until now I never had the chance to listen to a whole album.
As a late-sixties fanatic & completist, it was a lack in my knowledge of that era.
So thank you !!!
Very nice & promising blog!
Thanks for leaving your comments. I was really glad to read them. Gives me the staying power of my motivation. I am gonna post another Shiva's Headband album soon, hope you like it as much as you liked this one...
Hello Timo!!!! I was looking for a record of Shiva's Headband, and i was suprised for reach it here man.....
You have a good taste for music fellow, really thanks for posted this treasure here.
I LIKE THIS! Major thank you flung in your direction.
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