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ARTIST
TITLE
Parable
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SOMM 027CD SOMM 027CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/19/2016

First reissue; licensed from the original band members. Remastered sound. Includes liner notes and photos. Formed in Glasgow in the early '70s, White Light were not an ordinary Xian rock band; influenced by the explosive sound of The Who, the hard blues of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, and even Black Sabbath, their live performances across the country featured heavy rock sounds, howling feedback, phased lighting effects, and commitment to the real enjoyment of rock music. They were formed not to play in churches, but to take the message to the rock generation in loud clubs, halls, and big rock venues. In 1972, they were finalists in a national rock competition organized by Melody Maker magazine. This event encouraged the band to enter the studio for the recording of their first album. The ultra-obscure Parable was originally released as a private pressing in 1974 (it's featured in Hans Pokora's 7001 Record Collector Dreams book with the maximum rarity rating). Housed in a mysterious cover, the music is Xian hard psych straight from the garage with lots of raw fuzz guitar and Vox Continental organ. Combining hard rock with heavy blues and dreamy moments, it features the monster sidelong track "Prodigal," which has to be heard to be believed.