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ARTIST
TITLE
Smack
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SHAD 145CD SHAD 145CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/31/2012

Recorded in late July early August 1968 In Lawrence, Kansas. The four Smack members were all summer scholarship music and arts students attending Kansas University (KU) in Lawrence, Kansas. All music tracks were cut live -- only over-dubbed lead vocals and background vocals. That year there were some 2,800 summer students attending a 6 week summer arts scholarship session -- 1,800 females and 900 males. Smack was born and played a gig several weeks later and the next thing you know, they were all "stars" of the campus. Someone from the university arranged for them to go in and record an album. An original Smack LP is rare as gold dust. We have only seen two copies for sale the past 15 years for massive money. The music features great cover versions played with extra-heavy fuzz guitar, vocals, bass and drums. The versions of the Cream and Hendrix songs are especially killer. The whole album (very well-produced) has a one-of-a-kind psychedelic feel. There are not many cover albums which give you another perspective on those known songs. This album does, for sure.