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ARTIST
TITLE
Guitar Star
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
OKF 011LP OKF 011LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/30/2014

"First time vinyl reissue of the Outsider, Real People, proto-punk fuzz of Ron Warren Ganderton's debut under the Sound Ceremony name, Guitar Star, replete with more mellow modes than later offerings. During the late 1970s multi-instrumentalist Ganderton (guitar, harmonica, keyboards and piano) along with a rotating cast of accompanists (including future members of the Pretenders, late period progressive rockers Quasar, and Subway Sect) created a hard to narrowly define, small catalog of sounds praised by private-press hunters, esoteric appreciators and 'out of time' searchers. Ganderton's output holds echoes of monotone mavens like proto-punks Jonathan Richman and Lou Reed, similarities to cult-raved acts such as Armand Schaubroeck and Kenneth Higney, and carries a loose influence of the 'talking blues' tradition while maintaining a uniqueness and singularity laced with '60s fuzz, primitive and skittering rhythms, and alternately confrontational and heart-on-sleeve topicality -- thusly eking out its own sonic territory with a population of one. To put it down succinctly, just like a period advertisement did, Ron Warren Ganderton is, 'One of rock's individuals.' Insert with detailed liner notes from Jeremy Cargill (Ugly Things / Got Kinda Lost), plus rare photos."