Tuesday, October 16, 2012

David Peel & The Lower East Side - The American Revolution

David Peel & The Lower East Side - The American Revolution

Elektra EKS-74069, USA, 1970

This is the second album by New York's David Peel & The Lower East Side, a "hippie-rock" band who can probably be likened to the Fugs in terms of subject matter; politics, street vibes and marijuana (indeed, their first album was titled 'Have A Marijuana' (Elektra EKS-74032, 1968)). David Peel befriended John Lennon in the early 70s and Lennon produced their third album 'The Pope Smokes Dope' (Apple SW-3391, 1972). Peel has remained active in music and political movements to date.

I picked this original American pressing up at Vortex. Great condition apart from a lower corner cut to the gate-fold sleeve, this cost me a measly $15, compared to some downtown shops where I have seen it for $30-$40.

Side1 - 1. The Lower East Side 2. The Pledge Of Allegiance 3. Legalize Marijuana 4. Oink, Oink 5. I Want To Get High
Side 2 - 1. I Want To Kill You 2. Girls, Girls, Girls 3. Hey, Mr. Draft Board 4. God

David Peel-vocals/guitar; Billy Joe White-vocals/guitar; Harold C Black-vocals/tambourine -with- Tony Bartoli-drums; Herb Bushler-bass; David Horowitz-organ; Richard Grando-soprano sax

Listen to "I Want To Kill You" here:

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