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Orang Utan-Orang-Utan-'71 Hard Psych Rock-NEW LP
SOMMOR / LP
SECTION: PSYCHEDELIC, PROGRESSIVE, FOLK > 60's & 70's
Cat. No. : SOMM014
Orang–Utan were in fact a London based band called Hunter, featuring vocalist Terry "Nobby" Clarke (of psych–pop legends Jason Crest), guitar player Mick Clarke, drummer and songwriter Jeff Seopardi and bass player Paul Roberts. They recorded their sole album in 1971 and DeLane Lea studios. In a bizarre twist of events, their producers / managers ran with the tapes to the US, where they placed the album on Bell Records under a new band name: Orang–Utan, without telling any of the band members. A lost classic of blazing, early hard rock with minor psychedelic hangover vibes, a twin–guitar attack, and waves of fuzz/wah, along with powerful vocals. Think Leaf Hound, Budgie, Bang, Sir Lord Baltimore, Hard Stuff...
First ever legit reissue done in co–operation with the original band members.
Insert with liner notes by Jeremy Cargill (Ugly Things / Got Kinda Lost), telling the bizarre story of the band for the first time, and rare photos.
"Quintessentially British hard–rock, transforming the blues in a way American bands rarely did, and with a kind of vocal intensity that compares to Free, Humble Pie et al" – Aaron Milenski (Galactic Ramble)
I Can See Inside Your Head – Slipping Away – Love Queen – Chocolate Piano – If You Leave – Fly Me High – Country Hike – Magic Playground
Orang-Utan – Orang-Utan
Sommor – SOMM014
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
A1 I Can See Inside Your Head 3:15
A2 Slipping Away 6:12
A3 Love Queen 4:31
A4 Chocolate Piano 6:33
B1 If You Leave 5:22
B2 Fly Me Hight 4:38
B3 Country Me 4:20
B4 Magic Playground 3:20
Published By – Whyteleafe Publishing Ltd.
Recorded At – De Lane Lea Studios
Marketed By – Guerssen
Distributed By – Guerssen
Licensed From – Jeff Seopardi
Arranged By – Orang-Utan
Design – Brian Engel
Engineer – Louie Austin*
Illustration – Brian Engel
Liner Notes – Jeremy Cargill
Management – Leslie Rappacioli
Written-By – Jeff Seopardie
First ever official reissue.
Original artwork, insert with liner notes and rare photos.
Special thanks to Dave, John, and the two Leslies and Multiplex Organization.
Thanks to John Kioussis (Rockit Scientist Records) for the loan of the original sleeve.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Text): 4 040824 084356
Barcode (Scanned): 4040824084356