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Troyka - ST

Format: LP
Label: Cotillion SD 9020
Year: 1969
Origin: Edmonton, Alberta
Genre: rock, psych
Value of Original Title: $75.00
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Release Type: Albums
Playlist: Alberta, 1960's, Canadian Rock


Side 1

Track Name
Early Morning
Life's O.K.
Burning of The Witch
Rub-a-dub-dub Troyka In A Tub
Troyka Lament

Side 2

Track Name
Troyka Solo
Rolling Down The Back Road
Berry Picking
Dear Margaret (Malgosia)
Go East Young Man Beautiful Pink Eyes
Troyka Finale


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Troyka - ST

Troyka st front




One could say that Troyka’s self-titled 1970 Cotillion album came out of left field, but that wouldn’t quite do it justice. It really belongs on its own planet. Though there are strong elements of hard rock and psych that have made it a favorite among collectors, Troyka’s mad concoction also stirs in elements of folk, traditional Ukrainian music, Polish spoken-word bits, prog and even funk. And in spite of the musical aptitude required to achieve such diversification, the Edmonton, Alberta trio manages to do it all with a sense of humor -- including a few double-entendres underscored by horny gruff vocals. It is, quite simply, a singular achievement in the annals of music history that’s unlikely to ever be remotely imitated, let alone duplicated. After a number of shoddy bootlegs, this first-ever legitimate reissue offers remastered sound from the original tapes and detailed liners by Doug Sheppard of Ugly Things magazine, plus pictures and a bonus track supplied by the band. A cult classic extraordinaire.

Michael Richards: lead vocal, drums & percussion
Robert Edwards: guitars, mandolin & vocals
Ron Lukawitski: bass, 8 string bass, bongos & vocals

Produced by Shel Kagan
Recorded at Round Sound, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


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