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Pearls Before Swine – One Nation Underground

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Tom Rapp, an 18 year-old draft resistor and college dropout living in Eau Gallie, Florida, sent a small unsolicited reel of tape to ESP. Bernard Stollman invited him to bring his musicians to New York, where they recorded their acclaimed debut, ‘One Nation Underground’ in 1967. Less than a year later, they released the equally strong follow-up, ‘Balaklava.’ Classics of the genre, which certainly would have seen wider attention had ESP survived past 1968, these recordings are getting a well-deserved second chance, thanks to a thorough remastering, under the supervision of Tom Rapp. Hand numbered 1-1000 limited edition. Free 320 kbps MP3 Download of the album. ”Psychedelic-folk debut from one of the most erudite, literate minds in rock, Thomas D. Rapp (and the first of his ever-changing Swine). Although the songs here lack some cohesion, this is still a stunning piece of work, from the nightmarish sleeve art – the ‘Hell Panel’ from Hieronymus Bosch’s 15th century painting ‘Garden of Delights’ – to the strange yet powerful songs.” – Peter Kurtz, All Music Guide


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