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Cal Rock & Roll-Homegrown-'82 US psychedelic hard–rock-NEW LP

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Cal Rock & Roll ‎– Homegrown
Out-Sider ‎– OSR046
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered

Cal Rock & Roll-Homegrown-'82 US psychedelic hard–rock-NEW LP



Cat. No. : OSR046
Totally under the radar US private pressing from 1982.

60s/70s influenced psychedelic hard–rock full of distorted guitar and freaky synths with some mellowed–out folky moments.

File next to other psych misfits such like T Kail, D.R. Hooker, Marcus, Michael Angelo...

Cal – also known as "Cal Rock&Roll" – was a band formed in the mid–70s in New York by some veteran musicians from the club scene: Larry Calabrese on guitar & vocals, Andy Barone on bass, Jerry Joly on drums / vocals and Jeffrey Gaer on keyboards. Famous for their powerful live shows – one of their stellar moments was opening for Leslie West & Mountain – , Cal secured a faithful fan base, especially among the biker crowd.

In 1980, they recorded their only album: "Homegrown". As the title suggests, it was self–produced by the band and recorded by Larry at his 8–track home studio. But unlike other similar private albums, there’s nothing amateur here. This is a perfectly recorded & played effort, featuring well crafted songs. There’s lot of loud distorted guitar, Hammond, analogue synths and some Doors influence on the vocals, especially on the lysergic "Couragous Cat".

"Homegrown" was released in 1982 in a edition of 2000 copies, most of which were discarded due to pressing faults. Also, the album mastered at lower speed. Soon after, Larry met Todd Rundgren at a recording studio and he expressed interest in the band and some of their songs. Famous record label Sugarhill were also interested in adding Cal to their roster but nothing came of it in the end. So "Homegrown" vanished into obscurity until some original copies were discovered by psych dealers and collectors in the 90s.

First ever legit reissue

Insert with detailed liner notes and rare photos

Remastered sound with corrected pitch / speed.

"...Despite the 1982 release date, this upstate NY album feels like vintage 70s stoner music, it’s mostly mild hardrock with some psych and prog moves..."
Aaron Milenski (Acid Archives)

Key to my heart – Rock & Ride – Hard day – What’s going on – State of mind – Today (Instrumental) – Couragous Cat – Today – Movin’ on down – Party party – Young & Angry

02 Jun 2016
Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock


A1     Key To My Heart

    Lyrics By – Larry 'Cal'abreseMusic By – Andy Barone

A2     Rock & Ride

    Lyrics By – Jerry Joly, Larry 'Cal'abreseMusic By – Larry 'Cal'abrese

A3     Hard Day

    Written-By – Larry 'Cal'abrese

A4     What's Going On

    Written-By – Larry 'Cal'abrese

A5     State Of Mind

    Written-By – Larry 'Cal'abrese

A6     Today (Instrumental)

    Written-By – Larry 'Cal'abrese

B1     Couragous Cat

    Written-By – Larry 'Cal'abrese

B2     Today

    Written-By – Larry 'Cal'abrese

B3     Movin' On Down

    Written-By – Larry 'Cal'abrese

B4     Party Party

    Written-By – Larry 'Cal'abrese

B5     Young & Angry

    Written-By – Larry 'Cal'abrese

Companies, etc.

    Produced At – Cal Sound Studio
    Engineered At – Cal Sound Studio
    Licensed From – Larry Calabrese
    Marketed By – Guerssen Records
    Distributed By – Guerssen Records
    Remastered At – Vacuum Mastering
    Lacquer Cut At – Vacuum Mastering


    Arranged By – Cal Rock And Roll*
    Bass – Andy Barone
    Drums, Vocals, Cover – Jerry Joly
    Engineer, Guitar, Producer, Vocals – Larry 'Cal'abrese
    Keyboards – Jeff Gaer
    Remastered By, Lacquer Cut By – Javier Roldón
    Vocals – Beth Calabrese (tracks: B5), Denise Chillemi (tracks: B2)

First legit reissue.

Insert with detailed liner notes and rare photos.

Digitally remastered from vinyl (master tape was not in working condition). Made in the EEC.

No etchings or markings in runout.

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