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ARTIST
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Warning in the Sky
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LP

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OSR 037LP OSR 037LP
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RELEASE DATE
7/10/2015

Sabattis were an underground hard rock band from New York formed in 1968 by Jim Marvin (guitar and lead vocals), Gary Culotta (keyboard and vocals), Larry Wegman (drums), and Rocky Kaler (bass). Influenced by bands like Deep Purple, Mountain, and Grand Funk, they gigged around town playing lots of psychedelic clubs and venues. In 1970, they recorded a demo with the intention of securing a record deal, but the deal never came. The demo tape was in fact a fully finished album recorded and engineered by a friend of the band, Mick Gauzaski, who, despite using a homemade studio, managed to obtain a real pro sound -- no wonder Gauzaski has since won multiple Grammys. The Sabattis demo remained unreleased until 2011 when Jargon Records discovered the tapes and put out a CD edition with the band's involvement. This is the first vinyl release of Warning in the Sky, remastered from the original tapes, featuring a new cover design, and including an insert with rare photos and liner notes by Klemen Breznikar (It's Psychedelic Baby!). Sabbatis's sound is powerful heavy-psych with swirling Hammond organ and hard guitar, bringing to mind other obscure acts like Jungle.