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$50.00

Merryweather, Neil - Space Rangers

Format: LP
Label: Mercury SRM 1-1007 (USA)
Year: 1974
Origin: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Genre: rock, psych, blues
Keyword: 
Value of Original Title: $50.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: 1970's, Manitoba, Canadian Rock

Tracks

Side 1

Track Name
Hollywood Boulevard
Step in the Right Direction
Eight Miles High
King of Mars
Neon Man

Side 2

Track Name
Sunshine Superman
Road to Hades
High Latitude Hide ‘N Seek
Escape
Sole Survivor

Photos

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Information/Write-up

Neil Merryweather had been kicking around the LA scene for some time during the early seventies playing his super fuzzed out psychedelic guitar work to a lot of projcts including Heavy Crusier and Mama Lion to name but two of them. By this time he had built a repuation as a fine guitarist working the Hendrix niche ala Frank Marino, Peter Kaukonen, Robin Trower and Randy Hansen. This was the first of two solo albums and showcase Merryweather in full-on heavy psych mood - the songs are influenced by space travel and far-out sci-fi themes based around the invasion and destruction of the earth by, surprise-surprise, space invaders. In fact, both albums are conceptual along the same lines as Billy Thrope's 'Children Of The Sun' opus released a few years later. Natch the music is full-on heavy psych with superb heavy progressive leanings and lashings of brilliant lead guitar. Great tracks including two well chosen covers , that's 'Donovan's 'Sunshine Superman' and the Byrds 'Eight Miles High'.

Neil Merryweather: bass and vocals
Tim McGovern: drums
Timo Laine: guitar
Michael “Jeep” Willis: guitar
Robert Silvert: chamberlain and synthesizer
Edgemont: synth patches

Produced by Neil Merryweather
Engineers: Rick Heenan, Hugh Davis, Chuck Johnson, Roger Dollarhide
Album Design: Neil Merryweather
Photography: Herbert Worthington III

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